Interim City Administrator Henry Gardner has appointed Victoria Salinas as Chief Resilience Officer, a new position created to lead city-wide resilience-building efforts to help Oakland prepare for, withstand and bounce back from catastrophic events and chronic stresses. As Chief Resilience Officer, Ms. Salinas will report directly to the City Administrator and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive resilience strategy for Oakland. more »
Oakland, CA – On August 12, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Joseph Bontempo, 53, of Oakland with the murder of his wife, Laurie Wolfe, 57, who died July 6, 2014. The Oakland Police Department arrested Bontempo on August 12, 2014 after the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau determined that Wolfe’s injuries were caused by blunt-force trauma. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is again requesting assistance from the media and the public in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver who is responsible for killing a pedestrian.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:34 AM in the Temescal district of North Oakland, William Hoch Jr., 68, of Oakland was crossing the street . . . more »
Zero Waste team member, Mark Gagliardi received a prestigious award last week at the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) conference in San Jose. Mark is a Senior Recycling Specialist in the Environmental Services Division of Oakland Public Works.
The CRRA Board of Directors chose Mr. Gagliardi for the 2014 Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the CRRA community through his work with the Recyclers Global Warming Council (RGWC). The RGWC is a technical council of CRRA that was chartered in 2007, and has sponsored informational sessions at every CRRA conference since. more »
It just got easier for Oakland homeowners to tackle rising energy costs and water scarcity while helping to grow local jobs. Homeowners throughout Alameda County now have access to an innovative new type of financing through CaliforniaFIRST, to help them afford home energy and water efficiency projects along with renewable energy investments. more »
Mayor Jean Quan, Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Reed will gather with over 130 Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and other City and County employees in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:30 pm and then fan out to neighborhoods throughout the City of Oakland to visit the near record setting number of 625 block parties taking place around the City. more »
Oakland, CA – On August 3, 2014, at 3:57 AM, while in the area of 55th and Fairfax Avenues uniformed Oakland Police officers, driving a fully marked black and white patrol car attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle. The vehicle was wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and pistol whipping that occurred on July 12, 2014, at 2:25 PM, in the 4700 block of MacArthur Boulevard. The wanted vehicle was a 2001 Volvo C 70, silver in color. more »
It’s fun for the entire family as the Oakland Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Challenge finishes up with its 10th annual Summer Reading celebration at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday, August 3, from 12 to 4 p.m. The party will take place in the Museum Gardens, 1000 Oak Street, just two blocks from the Main Library. more »
Mayor Jean Quan, Vice Mayor Larry Reid and Councilmember Noel Gallo will ask tonight that the City of Oakland commit to aiding the humanitarian relief effort for unaccompanied children who have immigrated to the United States, in keeping with the spirit of Oakland’s status as a Sanctuary City. more »