The much needed rain has arrived in Oakland, which means that there will be no Oakland First Fridays event this week on Friday, February 7th. The Oakland First Fridays event will return on March 7th and will feature a wide range of artists, crafters,
musicians, artisan food vendors, and more. The combination of the Oakland First Fridays street festival,
open-house art galleries, restaurants, bars and music venues, creates a happening nightlife destination
in Oakland. more »
The City of Oakland announced a new Adopt a Drain website that empowers smart phone and computer users to adopt City storm drains. The Oakland Public Works Agency, partnering with local volunteer technologists from OpenOakland, developed the website app to help volunteers adopt drains and help prevent flooding by keep their storm drains clean and clear.
To adopt one or more of the City’s more than 10,000 storm drains, volunteers can visit adoptadrainoakland.com, enter an address and choose the drain(s) they would like to adopt in that geographic area. Adopters can alert the City of maintenance needs at the onset, allowing the City to respond rapidly and preempt damaging and costly flooding. more »
Oakland, CA – On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Oakland Police officers received a call regarding a stabbing in the 600 block of 31st Street.
Officers located one male adult, suffering from a fatal stab wound. Emergency medical services pronounced him deceased at the scene. more »
Oakland, CA – As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and the community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Frank Bonifacio, PIO. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday January 24, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office announced the conviction of Remon McDaniel, 38, of first-degree murder for the 2012 homicide of Isaac White. On January 4, 2012, Isaac White was fatally shot outside of his home. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a lewd act that occurred in the 2800 block of International Boulevard, at Think Now Elementary School.
On January 24, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM, the victim, who is a 6-year-old female, was approached by a stranger while she was on the school campus. The stranger grabbed her and touched her in an inappropriate manner. The victim struggled and was able to get away and alert an adult. more »
Oakland, CA — On January 29, 2014, at about 2:15 PM, Mario Toliver Jr.
accompanied by family members walked into the Oakland Police Department and
turned himself in to authorities.
Toliver was wanted in connection with the homicide of a family member that
occurred January 23, 2014, in the 800 block of Franklin Street. more »
The City of Oakland will host a community meeting to gather input on design elements for Latham Square on Thursday, January 30. The meeting will be held at the AIA East Bay offices at 1405 Clay Street from 6 to 8 p.m.
Following the project go-ahead by Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, January 7, the City is seeking public input on design elements for Latham Square including:
• Hardscaping/Surface Materials
• Historic Fountain Reuse
Public input from this meeting, along with input from previous community meetings and policy set by City Council, will guide the final design. A follow-up community meeting will be held after engineering analysis and detailed design to present the final design drawings prior to constructing the new Latham Square. more »
The City of Oakland will host a community meeting to gather input on design elements for Latham Square on Thursday, January 30. The meeting will be held at the AIA East Bay offices at 1405 Clay Street from 6 to 8 p.m. more »
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Department investigators released this photo of the vehicle that fled the scene last night. The vehicle, silver or gray in color, is a newer model SUV, possibly a Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle is described as having red and white paper plates. Investigators are requesting assistance in locating the driver and other passengers of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.ary 21, 2014, at 9:00 PM, in the 5200 block of Wentworth
Avenue, two uniformed California Highway Patrol officers, in a fully marked unit
along with a police K-9, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a newer model
Toyota SUV. more »