The California Wellness Foundation presented their annual California Peace Prize on October 10, 2013, to some of the state’s unsung heroes who have done tremendous work to promote peace and prevent violence.
A judge has approved a second gang injunction in Oakland—this one in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
The controversial topic of gang injunctions was expected to be up for debate again Tuesday before Oakland City Council’s public safety committee.
A state appeals court has upheld an Alameda County Superior Court judge’s injunction restricting the activities of 15 alleged members of the North Side Oakland gang within a section of the northern part of the city.
A judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday against five alleged Norteno gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale district but delayed a ruling on 35 other reputed members.
The legality and the effectiveness of gang injunctions are being tested in Oakland. Around 40 gang members have been named in a proposed injunction that covers the city’s Fruitvale district.
Oakland police arrested a man, who was listed in a gang injunction, during a weapons investigation Thursday, police said.
Oakland officials have agreed to continue supporting the city’s gang injunctions.
Oakland City Attorney John Russo announced Wednesday that he will leave his post on June 13 to became Alameda’s city manager.
The Oakland City Attorney’s Office, which has filed lawsuits against two gangs in the city, still plans to file a lawsuit against a third gang at some point in the near future, a spokesman said Tuesday.