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 »
A new federal grant will bring 10 additional police officers to Oakland neighborhoods, the latest in a series of new investments to rebuild the Oakland Police Department. The new grant is the third awarded to Oakland from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office. A grant of $4.5 million will fund 10 officers for three years and is the highest COPS award to any city in California. 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. more »
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Investigators have released this sketch of the
person they believe to be responsible for the homicide of Alaysha Carradine, 8
years old, of Oakland, that occurred on July 17, 2013, at 11:18 PM. more »
Oakland, CA — On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the Oakland Police Department released a survey to gauge community perception regarding how well the Department is doing. The Oakland Police Department is dedicated to enhancing public safety through community policing strategies. The brief survey will provide useful feedback regarding the success of current efforts. more »