Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Sabrina Landreth announced the resignation of Sean Whent as Oakland Police Chief and the appointment of Ben Fairow as Interim Chief of Police, on loan from BART while the City conducts a national recruitment for a new police chief. more »
Today, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the
establishment of the City of Oakland’s first Department of Transportation
(DOT). Mayor Schaaf also announced that the transition to the new department
will be led by Jeff Tumlin, a transportation consultant and Principal and Director of Strategy with Nelson/Nygaard. more »
The Oakland Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. Routine traffic patrols will focus efforts in trouble spots while special targeted operations will be deployed to focus on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. more »
June 7, 2016, the 88th Annual Oakland Police Department Safety Patrol Pass in Review will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Church of Latter-day Saints Temple (“the Mormon Temple”), 4770 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602.
Dignitary speakers will include OPD Deputy Chief David Downing, OPD Chaplain Rufus Watkins, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Council Member Noel Gallo, Schools Police Chief Jeff Godown, and Marianne Campbell, AAA Vice President of Communications and Public Outreach. Lieutenant Dave Elzey, Traffic Operations commander, will preside as master of ceremonies. OPD Crossing Guards will be honored for their dedicated service providing traffic and pedestrian safety to the Oakland Unified School District. more »
On Saturday, June 11, the Original Scraper Bike Team - in collaboration with Bike East Bay and Oakland Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch - will unveil the first youth-led bike repair shop for the community. Informally known as “The Shed,” it will be a facility where the community can learn how to repair, tune-up and decorate their bicycles in original scraper-bike style every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The Shed is located outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library, at 6833 International Blvd. in East Oakland. more »
Oakland, CA — Today, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM, the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section will be available to discuss the unsolved murder of Ernesto Lora. They are requesting assistance from the community to help solve this case. more »
Oakland Public Works Department completed the City’s newest recreation facility and park at the Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center and Golden Gate Park in North Oakland. Serving over 95,000 enrolled participants and over one million drop-in users annually throughout the City, Oakland Parks & Recreation Department welcomes and encourages the community to participate in the exciting programs, camps, and classes at this beautiful new center in which this North Oakland neighborhood was intimately involved in designing and supporting. more »
The Oakland Public Library has reading, fun, and adventure for children, teens, and adults this summer. For kids and adults, the library is offering its annual Summer Reading, with various incentives designed to get people reading and visiting the library. Teens can participate in the Teen Summer Passport, a fun program that encourages teens to earn digital badges and engage with their community while visiting cultural spots around the Bay Area. Summer Reading and the Passport program begin June 11 and conclude on August 6. more »
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11:00 AM, the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and friends, held a press conference in the 3000 block of Richmond Boulevard to discuss the murder of Brian Bole.
A reward has been offered. more »
From Tuesday, May 24 to Friday, May 27, Oakland Unite hosted the Oakland Street Outreach Spring Training. The four-day training was held at Oakland’s City Hall. The Oakland Street Outreach Workers from community-based organizations Youth ALIVE!, Oakland California Youth Outreach, and Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (B.O.S.S.) attended this training that focused on team and capacity building. more »