City of Oakland

Police at the scene of a triple shooting in Oakland that left 1 dead and 2 hospitalized in April. (CBS)

Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief Says

While daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent – who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.

11/21/2013

Striking Oakland City Workers rally and march in front of city hall, July 1, 2013.

Oakland City Services Halted As Employees Hold 1-Day Strike

Most city of Oakland services were stopped Monday because of a one-day strike by unions representing 2,470 city employees.

07/01/2013

Eastbound Lanes of New Bay Bridge

New Bay Bridge Span May Improve Oakland’s Image

It’s been called the step-child of the mighty Bay Bridge: the East Bay span sees no crowds of tourists taking snapshots, but they may remember the segment that failed.

02/03/2013

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Court Monitor ‘Dismayed’ By Lack Of Progress In OPD Reform

A court-appointed monitor has told a federal judge that the Oakland Police Department has shown a disturbing decline in progress in carrying out reforms mandated in the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.

10/16/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Likely To Survive Recall Push

Embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears likely to survive a pair of recall efforts which have been aimed at her for much of the past year.

05/09/2012

Occupy Protesters Call For Blockage Of Mulitiple West Coast Ports

Phil Matier: Occupy Oakland Still Costing City Plenty

The City of Oakland, of course, doesn’t have much money to spare for these costs – which weren’t a part of the budget.

01/23/2012

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