Oakland, CA – Through animal foundation Maddie’s Fund, OAS will be taking part in the second special Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon this weekend (June 4th and 5th), making dog and cat adoptions free to qualified homes—FREE—and, better yet, earning the shelter from $500 to $1,500 for each successful adoption.
Oakland, CA – At approximately 3:00am, officers responded to the 3800 block of
Wilton Avenue to investigate reports of a home invasion robbery and sexual
assault. According to witnesses, the 38 year old female victim was awaken by the
dog barking and went to investigate when she was confronted by the suspect who
Oakland, CA – Oakland Animal Services (OAS), a Division of the Oakland Police Department, will again be taking part in the Maddie’s Matchmaker Adopt-a-thon on Saturday, June 4th, and Sunday, June 5th.
In a time of financial cut backs and reductions, Oakland Head Start is going strong even after four decades. Each of the 1,374 children served annually learn, explore and develop at their own pace. Parents, staff and volunteers work to develop and implement curricula to serve each child. A celebration of 40 years of success will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011.
Oakland, CA – On May 19, 2011, Oakland Police successfully carried out a weapons investigation which netted two assault weapons and the arrest of Joseph Coombs, an individual who is listed on the Gang Injunction court order.
Oakland, CA – As families across California plan for upcoming spring travel, there’s not much you can do to control the cost of filling up the gas tank, but you can avoid a costly ticket by making sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt. Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Oakland Police Department will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 23 – June 5.
On Wednesday May 18, 2011 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Oakland Police
Officers received credible information that a violent crime was going to take place. At the scene,
an armed man fled into a nearby yard while the
other confronted officers and was shot. The third occupant of the vehicle was also
shot during a confrontation with officers. Medical aid was provided; however, both
of the suspects died from their injuries.
Pedestrians in five Oakland neighborhoods may have noticed a series of bronze markers embedded in city sidewalks during April 2011. These new Watershed Markers identify the location of a buried creek or underground culvert that is part of Oakland’s extensive watershed system. Designed by Wowhaus, each installation is a series of five markers arranged like stepping stones.
Oakland Public Works Agency joins thousands of other cities this week in honor of the 51st annual celebration of National Public Works Week in America. Public Works Week is a special opportunity to educate and inform the public about the essential role public works plays in the maintenance and stewardship of the City, contributing to the quality of community life. The purpose of the week is to bring attention to the work of public works and to honor employees who care for the infrastructure day in and day out.