The public is invited to celebrate community connections through art with the unveiling of a mural painted by local artist Tarika Lewis. The unveiling takes place on Thursday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at Verdese Carter Park, located at 9600 Sunnyside Street between 98th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday, October 30, 2015, at 10:00 AM, 35 members of the 172nd Oakland Police Recruit Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent was joined on stage by Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, Deputy Chief David Downing, Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw, Deputy Chief John Lois, Oakland Police Officers Association representative Sergeant Bryan Hubbard, Personnel Resources & Training Division Commander Captain Drennon Lindsey and Training Section staff: Lieutenant Sekou Millington, Sergeant Mary Guttormson, Recruit Training Officers Luke Sincerny and Rob Romero. more »
The Sentence Unseen: Celebrating Resilience, an exhibit at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO), bears witness to the unrecognized impacts of incarceration – the sentence levied on children and families when a loved one is imprisoned. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department would like to announce the arrest of three suspects who have been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in connection with an attempted robbery and homicide that occurred on October 23, 2015. more »
Oakland’s Measure FF, a voter-enacted ballot measure passed in November 2014, provides annual increases to Oakland’s Minimum Wage based on the local Consumer Price Index (CPI). Effective January 1, 2016, the rate rises 30¢, from $12.25 to $12.55. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a sexual assault that occurred on October 15, 2015.
On that date, at about 2:00 AM, a female victim reported that while she was walking in the 1200 block of 82nd Avenue, she was approached from behind by a stranger who pulled her to the ground. more »
Oakland, CA — Today, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the launch of the Safe Housing Inspection Program, a proactive effort to address the regional affordability crisis impacting Oakland renters. more »
Mayor Libby Schaaf, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, Police Chief Sean Whent, East Bay Regional Parks District General Manager Robert Doyle, Ken Benson of the Oakland Firesafe Council and local community members gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Firestorm, an event that remains one of the worst fire disasters in our nation’s history. more »