A widely supported plan to distribute $63 million emerges from tensions around whether one West Oakland project is jumping ahead of the line.
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The entire Oakland City Council is making road safety a budget priority this year
In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”
3 Oakland leaders announce runs for federal and state offices
Barbara Lee, Lateefah Simon, and Dan Kalb each recently announced their campaigns for the 2024 election.
Recount of Oakland mayor’s race is dead in the water
The registrar of voters says there’s no reason to doubt the election results, and no legal path forward for a reexamination of ballots for the Nov. 8 election.
Oakland students are helping to reimagine the Coliseum site
The African American Sports and Entertainment Group will be incorporating ideas from students in Castlemont High’s urban design academy into its development plan.
Oakland ransomware hackers dumped gigabytes of sensitive city files on the web
City employees’ personal information, whistleblower files, police investigations, banking information, included in criminal leak.
Ransomware hackers stole city of Oakland files, plan to leak sensitive data
Oakland officials acknowledged Friday that an ongoing ransomware attack involves the theft of city records.
What is a ransomware attack? An expert explains.
As Oakland struggles to get systems online, we asked a cybersecurity expert about what makes cities vulnerable, and who’s often behind the attacks.
Oakland City Council is returning to in-person meetings
City Hall reopens this week. Here’s what to know.
Survey: 63% of Oaklanders disapprove of the job city government is doing
Most residents say homelessness and violent crime should remain top budget priorities.
Violence during a West Oakland homeless camp’s closure highlights dire stakes and lack of trust
A chaotic scene in West Oakland that left a city councilmember’s partner accused of assault reveals dangerous gaps in coordination during high-stakes events.
As Oakland braces for winter storms, ransomware attack has partially downed 311 system
The city’s call center for non-emergency services, OAK311, is experiencing an outage.
Ransomware attack: some city of Oakland services are back online while recovery work continues
The city remains tight-lipped about the cyber attack.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong fired by Mayor Sheng Thao
Thao said she lost confidence in Armstrong, who minimized misconduct by officers and criticized OPD’s federal court monitor.
Ransomware attack causes Oakland to declare local state of emergency
A cyberattack that began Feb. 8 has taken several of the city’s non-emergency systems offline.
Fire or keep Oakland’s police chief? Read the confidential report yourself
Oakland’s mayor and police commission are considering the case against OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong. We’re publishing a key secret document.
Oakland police commission to create a ‘discipline committee’ in bid to take control of Chief Armstrong case
The commission expressed frustration with being sidelined in investigations of misconduct that threaten to derail OPD’s reform program.
Confidential files shed more light on turmoil behind Oakland police chief’s leave
Records leaked to The Oaklandside reveal that a sergeant who avoided punishment in a hit-and-run case earned nearly $500,000 in 2021, including overtime for special Chinatown patrols.
‘This was a hard-fought victory’: Oakland formally announces agreement for Coliseum development
The city reconfirmed its negotiation agreement with African American Sports and Entertainment Group (AASEG), a Black-led development team with dreams of bringing a WNBA franchise to the Town.
Oakland installs parking meters at Lake Merritt amid gentrification concerns
Questions of accessibility and gentrification surround the new project