“Highsidin’” grew out of the nonprofit Gamehead’s work to bring racial and economic diversity to game development
OPD quietly shut down its license plate reader system in February, but officials are pushing for more cameras.
Residents often look to their neighborhoods’ elected representatives to “clean up the streets.” Here’s how city councilmembers can—and can’t—affect public safety in their districts.
District Attorney Pamela Price defended and explained her public safety philosophy during an emotional town hall that drew hundreds.
Oakland’s police chief and chief of violence prevention outlined the city’s strategies for dealing with gun violence.
Price was elected on a reform platform last November. Her critics say she’s too lenient.
The Oakland baker’s close friends say she would want accountability and healing that doesn’t involve prison.
Many of the 200 people attending a District 1 public safety forum lashed out at city officials.
Angel’s family and friends noted her history as an activist opposed to “putting public resources into policing, incarceration, or other state violence that perpetuates the cycles of violence that resulted in this tragedy.”
The Department of Violence Prevention “mini-grants” are for small nonprofits and individuals leading community healing initiatives. The deadline to apply is Nov. 3.
Business groups aren’t satisfied with the city’s current efforts to reduce crime and bring pre-pandemic vibrancy back to downtown.
A bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom regulates the recycling of catalytic converters to prevent thefts, a problem that’s been rampant in the East Bay.