Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Sunday, December 16th, 2012, at an
undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00
a.m. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the
number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows
that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well publicized
checkpoints are conducted often enough.
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department has been awarded a new $55,000.00
traffic safety grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant is for an
anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. The
Oakland Police Department is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both
enforcement and education.
Oakland, CA — Bella Vista/San Antonio District residents, together with the
Oakland Police Department and other city officials plan to join hundreds of local residents for a holiday safety fair. The fair is aimed at improving safety and preventing crime during the holidays and will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Bella Vista Elementary School.
Oakland, CA — On November 26, 2012 at about 4:00 PM, the Oakland Police
Department Communications Division received a 911 from the driver of a vehicle
who told the dispatcher that a passenger in a vehicle was pointing a firearm at her
and her husband while they were driving in the area of High Street and Foothill
Since 2009, the City of Oakland has engaged the public in a planning process to guide future transit-oriented development within a half-mile radius of the Lake Merritt BART station. An open house is slated from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on December 15, 2012, at Laney College’s Student Center, 900 Fallon Street. The open house will focus on the proposals for improvements to streets and open space and land use guidelines for new development within the Planning Area that are included in the Draft Station Area Plan, as well as possible funding and implementation mechanisms to achieve these improvements. These draft proposals were crafted based on community input gathered at previous meetings.
In preparation for the coming rain, the Oakland Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures. 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. During the rainy season, a maximum of 20 sandbags and 50 feet of plastic sheeting (per household/business) will be available for pickup. In addition, there are opportunities available for volunteers to assist during the rainy season.
Sandbags Available to Residents & Businesses
In preparation for the coming rain, the Oakland Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures. 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.
During the rainy season, 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.
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.
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.