Oakland, CA —For the last 22 years, Ms. Maryann Mitchell of the Oakland Police
Department’s Identification Section has been giving to Oakland Families who are
less fortunate and in need during the holidays.
Oakland, CA —On Monday, November 19, 2012, Oakland Police Officers arrested
three suspects in connection with two armed robberies that had occurred within
minutes of each other in North Oakland.
Oakland, CA —On Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in
the 9800 block of Bancroft Avenue, the Oakland Police Department’s Police
Activities League-PAL program continues its holiday tradition of providing
Oakland, CA —On November 9, 2012, Oakland Police arrested a man in
connection with two Craigslist armed robberies. The Alameda County District
Attorney's Office charged Cas Black, 19, of Oakland, with two counts of armed
robbery. Police believe Black is also related to a string of similar robberies that
occurred between August 22 and October 22, 2012.
Oakland, CA — On November 15, 2012, at 9:00PM, an off duty Oakland Police
officer was dining at a San Francisco restaurant with his wife celebrating her
birthday, when he observed one of Oakland’s most wanted criminal offenders,
Ronnie Flenaugh, enter the restaurant.
In the spirit of the holidays and to stimulate shopping in Oakland’s commercial districts in support of local merchants, the City of Oakland will offer free parking every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday which is November 23.
The City of Oakland will close its administrative offices on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving 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 holidays or business closures.
During this time of giving thanks, the City of Oakland’s Department of Human Services, Communities United Committee, Community Action Partnership and the Emergency Food Providers Committee is hosting their annual city-wide event to feed seniors and those who are homeless and/or low income: The 21st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.
Sandbags Available to Residents & Businesses – Volunteers Needed
In preparation for the start of the rainy season, the Oakland Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures to prepare for wet weather. Annually, Public Works crews remove debris from storm drains, inlets, culverts, creeks and drainage structures in preparation for the winter months. Crews are also prepared to address other storm-related issues. In addition, there are opportunities available for volunteers to assist during the rainy season (see below).
Beginning November 15, 2012, a maximum of 20 sandbags and 50 feet of plastic sheeting (per household/business) will be available for pickup at the City’s Municipal Service Center and the Public Works Drainage Division facility. See addresses and hours below. Proof of Oakland residency is required to obtain sandbags and sheeting.
Oakland Fire Stations will join in storm preparations for our community by distributing sandbags to residents. A limit of five sandbags (per household) will be available for pickup at the Fire Stations. Please see below for addresses and distribution hours.
During the winter months, just before an expected rain event, Public Works may extend service hours to make sandbags and plastic sheeting available to residents and businesses to help them protect their properties from weather-related damage.