On even the most rainy nights, there are homeless shelter beds available. Why do they go empty?
The Oaklandside followed the unarmed emergency responders to see their groundbreaking program at work on the streets.
Plus: The council will vote on a police department hiring plan and hear a report on redlining in West Oakland.
Small business owners and others called on Oakland police, BART, and city officials to do more about crime in the neighborhood.