Oakland Taco Truck Vendors To Hire Private Security GuardsArmed security guards will soon be hired to protect taco truck vendors and push cart operators in East Oakland, a group representing the merchants announced Monday.
Oakland City Council Avoids Vote On Port Closure In Raucous MeetingA divided Oakland City council failed to take action on a resolution against future Occupy protests at the city's port. The proposal would have supported police using any legal means to keep the port open during demonstrations.
City Council Members: Remove Occupy Oakland EncampmentAbout 30 shouting Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a news conference in which four City Council members and business leaders called for the immediate removal of the encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Oakland Council Member Calls Parcel Tax Measure 'Too Vague'Voting begins Monday in a special election-by-mail to decide if Oakland homeowners should pay an extra $80 a year for a parcel tax one City Councilmember is vehemently against.
Budget Cuts Mean Oakland Police Recovering Fewer Guns Off The StreetsLayoffs and budget cuts have hurt the department in their efforts to get the deadly weapons off the streets and out of the hand of criminals.
Push For Oakland Curfew, More Gang Injunctions After 3-Year-Old's Shooting DeathOakland's City Council president is among two councilmen calling for a curfew for teenagers and an expansion of the city's gang injunction efforts in the wake of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.
Funeral Held For 3-Year-Old Oakland Shooting VictimA private funeral was held Tuesday morning for 3-year-old Carlos Nava at an East Oakland church near where the toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting last week.
East Bay Officials Want ICE Business Audits StoppedEast Bay leaders are appealing to the Obama administration to stop the so-called "silent raids," which have led to hundreds of firings across the country.

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