A new Chinatown business group, formed in the wake of #StopAAPIHate, donated the unmanned aerial vehicles since OPD can’t buy its own.
Lateefah Simon, one of the BART board’s most vocal advocates for overhauling police, said she moved to a new home following threats related to that work.
Just 10% of Oakland officers live in Oakland. New data sheds light on staffing progress and challenges.
A stretch of 14th Street now pays tribute to the Oakland native, killed in 2007 for a story he was working on.
Former Alameda Councilmember Lena Tam and former Oakland school board director David Kakishiba are also running in the June 7 primary election.
And the developers behind a proposed apartment tower on E. 12th Street want yet another extension.
The city has installed 10 new high-quality camera systems in unnamed spots around town to discourage people who dump debris.
Shop owners questioned AG Rob Bonta, Chief LeRonne Armstrong, and councilmembers Sheng Thao and Noel Gallo about longstanding problems like property crime, and the recent spike in shootings.
It was an “imperfect” process resulting in an “imperfect” map, but new lines are set for Districts 1 through 7 until 2030.
The Oakland police department has shown it can investigate these cases quickly and thoroughly, two reforms required after a lawsuit.
After hearing concerns about toxic cleanup, rail safety, and nearby neighborhoods, and excitement about jobs and baseball, members voted 6-2 to approve a critical survey.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the project’s environmental impact report—a crucial step in the decision process.
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.
Russo submitted his resignation last week but will remain on the job until the summer to allow a smooth transition.
And the council wants the governor to dig into the state budget to prevent Oakland school closures.
Alameda County’s jail and sheriff’s office will be reformed under the supervision of a law firm, court-appointed mental health experts, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
The City Attorney announced a tentative deal that would keep Oakland’s coal ban in place, but allow development of part of the former Army Base.
A look at campaign finance records for 2021. Oakland’s election day is Nov. 8, while the county holds a June primary for district attorney, sheriff races.
A federal judge reduced the sentence because there was insufficient proof Amer Alhaggagi intended to harm the U.S. government.
Councilmembers will also hear a report on the state of firehouses, and vote to accept grants to reduce a backlog of OPD cases.