Firefighters in Oakland battled a four-alarm blaze that burned three homes near Mills College Thursday evening.
A man has died after suffering critical injuries from an overnight fire in Oakland’s Maxwell Park neighborhood according to fire officials.
Oakland police took an armed suspect into custody after a brief search that forced the evacuation of an elementary school in East Oakland’s Maxwell Park neighborhood Wednesday morning.
Oakland’s school board was set to meet Wednesday to consider a proposal by Superintendent Tony Smith to close five elementary schools to save $2.2 million a year and use those funds to improve other schools.
The Oakland Unified School District released a list of schools they would like to close in the first step toward a multi-million dollar consolidation plan.