Oakland Police say they’ve made multiple arrests in connection with a pair of unrelated shootings on Monday that wounded two young children.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is looking into getting a staff or volunteer driver after her involvement in a West Oakland car crash Sunday where witnesses say she ran a red light and was talking on her cell phone.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was involved in a car crash Sunday after witnesses say she ran a red light while possibly talking on her cell phone.
Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.
Mayor Jean Quan said she was using a navigation app after a photo surfaced of the mayor checking her phone while she was behind the wheel.
Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday proposed a revised budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that calls for spending more money on public safety, including adding an additional police academy that could begin as early as October.
A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.
The city hopes to fix thousands of potholes over the next several weeks, part of an annual blitz to fix the streets of Oakland.
Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.