The Oakland Police Department says it’s on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivered her last State of The City Address Thursday before facing voters in her re-election effort this fall.
Jean Quan’s 10,000 resident plan, part of her re-election campaign, would include thousands of new housing units in the city.
Oakland’s assistant city administrator has been named to replace City Administrator Deanna Santana effective noon on Tuesday in a sudden announcement by Mayor Jean Quan Tuesday afternoon.
Oakland business leaders are moving ahead with plans for a waterfront baseball stadium downtown and they have the support of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan but not necessarily that of the Oakland A’s.
A group trying to keep the A’s in Oakland has been lobbying for a stadium on the waterfront, saying it is taking the next steps toward making that dream a reality.
Officials in the East Bay are expressing concerns over plans to build a sports and entertainment center at the site of the Oakland Coliseum.
Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers on Monday to run for mayor in 2014 with reducing police response times and creating jobs as part of her platform.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has said repeatedly that the kids of Oakland need things to do that keep them off the street, so why is a brand-new youth center is sitting empty?
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Police Chief Sean Whent and community leaders said Wednesday that they hope a gun buyback event planned for next month will take a significant number of guns off of the city’s streets.