East Bay mystery writers Terry Shames and Jonnie Jacobs will read from, and discuss, their latest work on Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. at Oakland Public Library’s Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd. more »
Oakland, CA – On Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014, Oakland Animal Services will take part in the fifth annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days. During this nationwide event, sponsored by Maddie’s Fund, dog and cat adoptions will be free to qualified homes. This year’s event will feature special activities including face painting, bake sale, live music, and gift bags for adopting families. more »
On Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014, Oakland Animal Services will take part in the fifth annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days. During this nationwide event, sponsored by Maddie’s Fund, dog and cat adoptions will be free to qualified homes. This year’s event will feature special activities including face painting, bake sale, live music, and gift bags for adopting families. more »
Oakland, CA — The Avoid the 21 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to stop and arrest drunk or drugged drivers and to heighten awareness of the deadly combination that alcohol, drugs, and driving can have on this first holiday weekend of the summer season. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has plans in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday closure. more »
Oakland Public Works announces 3,800 new Smart Parking Meters will installed starting Monday, May 19, 2014, providing more convenient parking options for the public in retail and commercial areas throughout Oakland.
There are a total of 7,800 parking meter spaces across the City, 4,000 of which are handled by the multiple-space payment kiosks that will remain in place. The 3,800 on-street, single- (or double-headed) meter spaces are all scheduled to be converted to Smart Parking Meters by July 31, 2014. This includes approximately 700-725 old, broken or missing meters, as well as new meters in commercial districts as approved by the City Council. more »
The City of Oakland released a staff report recommending a package of franchise contracts for Zero Waste Services to enhance Oakland’s green leadership and divert waste from landfills, including expanded collection of recycling, organics and garbage for Oakland residents and businesses. The report will be considered by the City Council at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014. more »
The Oakland Fire Department wishes to inform its residents that the summer fire season has already arrived. Residents residing within the Oakland Hills Wildland Urban Interface area are reminded that the California Fire Code requires that all residential properties achieve and maintain minimum 30-foot defensible space zones around their homes. more »
Join us this week as Oakland Public Works participates with thousands of other organizations across North America in honoring the 54th annual National Public Works Week. The purpose of the week is to energize and inform the public of the important contributions of public works to their daily lives, including – putting in bike lanes, paving roads, providing recycling services, building and maintaining fire houses, libraries, recreation and senior centers – all fundamental to our shared quality of life.
The 2014 Public Works Week theme – Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow – recognizes that the work each and every staff person in Oakland Public Works does today contributes to a sustainable and vibrant Oakland tomorrow. more »