Oakland, CA— At a press conference on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, California Department of Justice Chief of the Bureau of Investigations Kent Shaw, and Mayor Jean Quan broke the news that charges had been filed in the July 17, 2013 murder of Alaysha Carradine. more »
Oakland’s City Administrator today received the final results of an audit she requested from City Auditor Courtney Ruby’s office to look into the City’s Workers’ Compensation contract. When she arrived in Oakland two years ago, City Administrator Deanna J. Santana requested that the City Auditor’s Office conduct an internal audit of the City’s risk management program. Separately she also requested several investigations regarding certain aspects of this program. more »
Today, the City of Oakland officially launched “RecordTrac,” a new web application to help the City manage and track incoming public record requests. RecordTrac, http://records.oaklandnet.com, improves transparency, allows users to track progress of their request and saves staff resources through more efficient request handling. more »
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Chief of the Bureau of Investigations Department of Justice Kent Shaw and Mayor Jean Quan will be discussing new developments in the homicide investigation of Alaysha Carradine at a 9:30 AM press conference. more »
Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland – in partnership with the Oakland Athletics – will host the “A’s Oaktober Rally,” a public celebration to cheer on the 2013 MLB American League West Champions as they head to the playoffs. The free festivities will take place on Tuesday, October 1, starting at 5 p.m. in Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. more »
On September 20, the Oakland Police Department held a graduation ceremony for the 167th Oakland Police Academy at the Scottish Rite Center. The academy concluded with 36 officers successfully completing the six-month course. more »
Thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in Oakland’s 18th annual Creek to Bay Day event, part of the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Creek to Bay Day takes place at Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary and creeks throughout the City, providing volunteers an opportunity to beautify Oakland’s waterways. Activities include removing litter, weeding invasive plants and planting California native species.
WHAT: Oakland’s Creek to Bay Day, volunteer creek cleanup & beautification event: Rain or Shine!
WHERE: 36 locations throughout Oakland
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
WHO: Community volunteers more »
The City of Oakland is innovating with an experimental design on 40th Street: green color in the travel lane to help bicyclists and motorists share the road. The project seeks to improve access for bicyclists between MacArthur BART, Piedmont Avenue commercial district, Emeryville, and the new bicycle/pedestrian path from 40th Street/Shellmound Road to the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
The experiment features shared roadway bicycle markings (sharrows) highlighted by green color located in the travel lane. While green color is now approved for standard use in dedicated bike lanes, the 40th Street project is innovative for using green color in a lane shared by both motorists and bicyclists. Such experiments require approval by state and federal regulators. Oakland Public Works is conducting the experiment with the Federal Highway Administration and California Traffic Control Devices Committee. more »