The City of Oakland invites residents and business owners to roll up their sleeves and dig into planning and designing Downtown’s future. From October 20-27, the project team will lead an open house and design “charrette” to develop the first preliminary draft of “Plan Downtown” with hands-on involvement from the public. more »
Hundreds of participants are expected at the Oakland ShakeOut to Celebrate ADA event on Thursday, October 15. The annual ShakeOut drill provides an opportunity for everyone to practice what to do when an earthquake occurs. It will feature an inclusionary earthquake preparedness fair and a speaker program with emergency preparedness experts and disability/access and functional needs advocates. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has been awarded a $290,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement activity and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. OPD will use the funding as part of the City of Oakland’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. more »
The Oakland Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau will host a Fire Safety Day on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Lake Merritt Garden Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to teach 300 to 400 invited Oakland schoolchildren the importance of fire prevention and safety. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Department Homicide Investigators have released the name and photo of the suspect who is wanted in the fatal shooting of an ice cream vendor.
Investigators have released this photo of wanted suspect Joevan Lopez, whom they believe is responsible for fatally shooting ice cream vendor Jasvir Singh, 45, on October 3, 2015 at 4:31 PM in the 9300 block of Peach Street. more »
City leaders approved on Tuesday night an agreement with Oakland’s trash and compost service provider to reduce compost rates for businesses and restore a discount program for low-income seniors. more »
The City of Oakland is delighted to welcome Code for America for its annual Code for America Summit in Oakland, California at the Oakland Marriott City Center. The summit is expected to draw more than 1,300 government officials and civic technologists from around the country to discuss and delight in the latest developments in government innovation. more »
Oakland, CA — On September 26, 2015 from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Oakland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Officer Jon Low will be facilitating the program at OPD.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. more »