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 28. Motorists should note time limits posted on the meter or kiosk (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours or 5 hours). The program will also provide free parking at four city-owned garages and four City-owned lots equipped with meters. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, 35 members of the 169th Oakland Police Recruit Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent was joined by Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Henry Garner, his command and Training staff. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department realizes that this holiday weekend will be busy with many planned events. Our priority is public safety; therefore, we have increased staffing citywide. We are also directing resources to prevent illegal car stunts and dangerous driving. We want to ensure that everyone has a safe weekend. more »
Sandbags Available to Residents & Businesses
In preparation for the coming season, Public Works is taking proactive measures to get ready for wet weather. Annually, crews remove debris from storm drains, inlets, culverts, creeks and drainage structures in preparation for the winter months. There are also opportunities for volunteers to assist during the rainy season. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, 35 members of the 170th Oakland Police Recruit Academy will graduate at the Scottish Rite Center.
The diversity of Oakland is reflected in the class with many of the graduates speaking a second language, including Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. Fifteen class members are college graduates more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent, along with homicide investigators will be available to discuss the recent arrest of the suspect responsible for the death of Perla Avina who was shot and killed on October 26, 2014, just after 12:30 PM, in the 500 block of 98th Avenue. more »
The external evaluation firm for Measure Y, Resource
Development Associates (RDA), is completing their latest evaluation assessing program participant data across the entire span of the initiative. Participants of Measure Y service programs have consistently shown greater reductions in arrests
and convictions over the life of the Measure. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Department Homicide Investigators are requesting assistance from the community regarding a homicide that occurred yesterday, of 30 year old Perla Avina, who was shot and killed.
On October 26, 2014, just after 12:30 PM, victim Avina, who was a passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound in the 400-600 block of 98th Avenue, was shot. more »