When it comes to public safety, Oakland deserves and needs the best. Whether it’s strengthening
the police force, improving community partnerships, or bolstering prevention strategies we use to
fight crime, the bottom line remains the same: we must always work toward and demand the
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day national holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.
Oakland, CA — This week the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged
Lamar Eric Webster, 21, with one count of murder and two counts of attempted
murder in connection with the homicide of Eddiebo Rodriguez, age 20, that
occurred on January 11, 2013, in the 3400 block of West Street.
Oakland, CA — On January 11, 2013 the City of Oakland experienced a devastating four homicides within the span of six hours. This morning, Police Chief Howard Jordan, Mayor Jean Quan, City Administrator Deanna Santana, Council Member Pat Kernighan, Council Member Noel Gallo and Mrs. Lorrain Taylor, who heads “1000 Mothers Against Violence,” stood together against this recent spate of violence.
On January 11, 2013 the City of Oakland experienced a devastating four homicides within the span of six hours. This morning, Police Chief Howard Jordan, Mayor Jean Quan, City Administrator Deanna Santana, Council Member Pat Kernighan, Council Member Noel Gallo and Mrs. Lorrain Taylor, who heads “1000 Mothers Against Violence,” stood together against this recent spate of violence.
The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jenna M. Whitman as a new Commissioner on its seven-member board. Ms. Whitman is an attorney with the Alameda County Superior Court, where she advises judges on law and motion matters in civil litigation. She is a graduate of Yale College and received her law degree from Georgetown University.
In conjunction with Oakland Restaurant Week, the City of Oakland’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development is sponsoring a lively panel discussion on Oakland’s food and beverage history featuring some of its most successful entrepreneurs on Friday, January 18, from 3 - 5 p.m. at Oakland City Hall. Free and open to the public, the discussion will center on Oakland’s role in California agribusiness and its evolution in food processing and specialty food production.
On Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 11:46 PM, a male and female victim reported
that as they left an establishment in the 2800 block of Ettie Street, they were
approached by two strangers who were both armed with handguns. The suspects
reportedly hit the male knocking him to the ground, where he lay unconscious.
Both suspects robbed the victims of their personal property. The suspects then
sexually assaulted the female victim. After the sexual assault, the suspects fled the
scene on foot.
On December 21, 2012, at 8:30 AM, Oakland Officers were conducting crime
prevention patrol in the 1900 block of Pleasant Valley Road, when they were
flagged down by a victim who reported he had just been robbed of his iPhone. The
victim provided a description of the suspect and direction the suspect fled with the