OPD Teen Sex Scandal Puts Police Academy On Hold, Delays Plan To Hire New OfficersThe sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department will make it difficult, if not impossible for the city's mayor to keep a campaign promise to make the city safer.
$7M Lawsuit Filed After Alleged Assault By Oakland City CouncilwomanFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a lawsuit against the city of Oakland and Councilwoman Desley Brooks over an alleged assault last year.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.
Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address RacismOakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.
Oakland City Council Votes Not To Censure Desley Brooks Over Improper Hiring Allegations The Oakland City Council voted to not censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks Thursday night for allegedly interfering with the construction and operation of two city recreation centers in her district in East Oakland.
Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury ReportThe Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.
Grand Jury Calls Oakland Teen Center Project 'A Complete Fiasco'The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process "a complete fiasco."
$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To BudgetA $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.
Auditor Says Oakland Lawmakers Interfered With Contract Bidding ProcessOakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.
Oakland Extends Agreement With CHP To Deploy Extra OfficersThe Oakland City Council approved spending $162,000 for two more months of the extra patrols.
Cash-Strapped Oakland Wants Out Of Costly Bond Deal With Goldman Sachs Oakland is currently paying $4 million a year in interest to Goldman Sachs for bonds at a locked-in rate that has them overpaying by millions compared current rates. City officials have said that needs to change.
Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

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