Boathouse workers say facilities have sustained significant damage over the past month from vandalism and burglaries.
An independent report released Monday criticized the Oakland Police Department for its slow response to the social media scandal that resulted in 9 officers being disciplined.
An outside investigation discovered that a recently fired OPD officer set up an Instagram account that made fun of police reforms, and nine other officers are being disciplined for similar behavior.
James Ramsey is accused of committing a hate crime against Carl Chan, but the public defender says that’s a false allegation.
The council’s “term sheet” rejects major taxpayer subsidies for the A’s project and calls for community benefits. A’s President Dave Kaval cast doubt on the plan.
The California Highway Patrol and attorney general failed in their bid to keep secret the names of officers Eric Hulbert, Donald Saputa, and Richard Henderson.
During the pandemic, people flocked to the lake, tensions grew, and Oaklanders sought ways to make our parks more welcoming and equitable.
City councilmembers say civilian-led public safety programs and investments in housing, jobs, and the arts will grow over time, eventually leading to smaller police budgets.
The City Council will vote tomorrow on Oakland’s next two-year budget—including police spending—days after a mass shooting at Lake Merritt.
Councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas and Carroll Fife rallied hundreds Tuesday evening to support their vision for public safety in Oakland.