Successful gang interventions and an improving economy are among changes Oakland city officials are attributing for a dip in violent crime.
The police department is working with the community to better involve them in policing the city.
While San Jose city leaders held a “study session” on the growing number of crimes in the city, police unions took to a local neighborhood, offering concerned residents crime fighting tips.
There are growing concerns following yet another homicide in the city on Tuesday night, the 31st so far this year.
The victim, 21-year-old Victor Mendoza, was gunned down in what police call a gang-related shooting.
In this KCBS Cover Story, Jeffrey Schaub reports that a youth center is hoping to provide some shelter and guidance for the neighborhood’s youth.
San Francisco police arrested 68 people on Wednesday in a citywide sweep targeting people on parole or probation who had outstanding warrants.
The man accused of murdering five people in San Francisco on Friday was set to be deported from the U.S. in 2006 but ended up staying after Vietnamese authorities failed to provide travel documents for him.
Two people were killed in separate shootings in East Oakland early Sunday morning, an Oakland police officer said.
Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.