OAKLAND (KCBS) – The crowds that turned out for First Friday in Oakland found tighter rules and a smaller event, following the murder of an 18-year-old student near last month’s festival.
Oakland city officials prohibited wine from being served in art galleries. There was also no beer garden and fewer music stages at a street fair which encompassed five blocks of Telegraph Avenue rather than ten.
The city scaled back the monthly event after 18-year-old Kiante Campbell was killed in February. Two moments of silence memorializing Campbell were scheduled at 7:30 p.m. and as the event was to close at 9 p.m.