The Oakland Public Library is offering qualified residents the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. more »
For the last 45 years of its 116-year history, the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate has been transformed into an Edwardian holiday masterpiece for A Holiday Tradition. On Saturdays and Sundays from December 5 to December 20, the estate will again transport visitors to a turn-of-the-20th-century holiday wonderland in the 16,224-square-foot mansion and sprawling 50-acre estate. more »
Oakland, CA — In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the
Oakland Police Department Ceasefire Team and 14 Bay Area law enforcement
agencies served 20 search warrants.
Fourteen warrants were served in Oakland. Other warrants were served in Antioch,
Dublin, Sacramento, San Lorenzo, Stockton, and Tracy. The warrants were issued
for crimes such as double homicide (September 2015), shooting, robbery, and weapons violations. more »
Oakland, CA — On Monday, November 23, 2015, Oakland Police Department
Homicide Investigators announced that an arrest had been made in connection with
the September 29, 2015 murder of muralist Antonio Ramos.
Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and has charged Marquise Holloway with murder and multiple counts of robbery. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
On Monday, November 16, 2015 the City of Oakland opened its winter shelter at the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 675 23rd Street, Oakland, 94612, (510) 285-7757. The shelter operates 7-days a week until Friday, April 15, 2016. The shelter’s capacity is up to 55 beds for North County homeless singles in adult men and women (no minors). The shelter beds are secured through a voucher system only. Referral agencies should be contacted for information about vouchers. Shelter doors open to clients with vouchers by 6PM each evening and closes by 8AM every morning. more »
The holidays are a joyous time for most. It’s also a time to focus on the needs of those less fortunate. The City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Communities United Committee, Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership and the Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee are pleased to announce our annual city-wide event to feed seniors and those who are homeless and/or low income: The 24th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607. more »
Oakland, CA — The Thanksgiving Food Project (“turkey basket giveaway”)
begins delivery today. Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Golden State Warrior
Jason Thompson will be personally making deliveries to some of the beneficiaries
of the Thanksgiving Food Project, a holiday charity that has been overseen by Ms.
Maryann Mitchell of OPD for 25 years. It’s still not too late to donate to
www.oaklandpolicefoundation.org. more »
Oakland, CA – Today, Oakland Parks & Recreation Director Audree V. Jones Taylor joined Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington, Councilmember Noel Gallo, Director of Housing & Community Development Michele Byrd, Oakland Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown and local community leaders to break ground on revitalizations to Curt Flood field. The $7.1 million project to renovate the Curt Flood Sports Complex includes upgrading the turf field, resurfacing two basketball courts and installing field lights. more »
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 27. more »