The Oakland Public Library is very excited to announce that 17-year-old Sophie Elkin has been selected as the City of Oakland’s 2014 Youth Poet Laureate. Ms. Elkin was raised in Oakland and attended Oakland School for the Arts. more »
Oakland, CA – Last night a group of demonstrators marched through the streets of Oakland. The Oakland Police Department maintained visibility while facilitating the march and providing traffic control for the planned demonstration. A majority of the crowd was committed to nonviolence. more »
To better manage the City of Oakland’s parking supply, Oakland Public Works is launching a pilot project for demand-based pricing program for on-street parking in Montclair Village. On August 18, 2014, the City will formally kick-off the new Montclair Flexible Parking District (adopted by the City Council on October 15, 2013) to help motorists find a parking spot faster, make it easier to visit the businesses in Montclair Village. more »
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 »