Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department investigators are asking citizens to help identify two men believed to be responsible for the homicide of Jose Esparza, which occurred on August 28, 2011 at approximately 12:55 PM. Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction in this case.
The Oakland Public Works Agency is sponsoring its annual
rose pruning demonstration at the Morcom Rose Garden at 700 Jean Street
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 (rain or shine). This
event is in collaboration with the Friends of the Morcom Rose Garden and the
East Bay Rose Society. The public is invited to learn rose pruning techniques
from Master Rosarians. Assistance in other tasks such as mulching and
weeding will also be needed.
Oakland ranked as the 5th most desirable destination to visit this year in “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” The story appeared in the Travel section of The New York Times on January 8, 2012. Oakland placed between #4 London and #6 Tokyo in the coveted list and was the highest ranked North American city.
On January 7, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. protesters gathered at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and
marched through the downtown streets of Oakland. During the march, protesters
broke patrol vehicle windows, vandalized a media van, threw bottles at the police,
and lit an object on fire at the intersection of 8th Street and Washington Street.
The Oakland Police Department has learned that an assembly is planned to take
place on Saturday, January 7th, beginning at 8:00p.m.with a march to occur
afterward along an unplanned and unknown route from Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
Oakland, CA —On January 4, 2012, the Oakland Police
Department informed protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza they would have to remove all
items such as displays, tables, large umbrellas and teepee that were set up. At 11:00 pm Public Works arrived with a truck to remove items with the assistance of
OPD to ensure the safety of Public Works. The protesters were again asked to remove
the items, but refused. Police arrested 12 protesters.
Oakland, CA — On December 29, 2011 at approximately 4:38 p.m., the Oakland
Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Webster Street on a report of
citizens chasing a robbery suspect. The victim and citizens informed the officers
that the suspect had approached the victim from behind as she closed the trunk of
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department Investigators released this sketch of a
person they believe to be responsible for the attempted kidnapping that occurred on
December 26, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Arrowhead drive