Mayor Jean Quan
Mayor Jean Quan on Monday kicked off “Oakland Reads 2020,” a seven-year literacy campaign that aims to improve literacy among the city’s schoolchildren.
A $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.
As Oakland prepares to hear from law enforcement expert Bill Bratton about his recommendations to fight crime, new FBI numbers show the city has the highest robbery rate in the country.
Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.
An independent monitor says the Oakland Police Department is making a “slight improvement” in meeting reforms that were mandated in the settlement of a police brutality lawsuit a decade ago.
Two days after Oakland’s contract with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office ended, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday that the California Highway Patrol has agreed to extend and expand its patrols in her city.
A rally was held at the Oakland City Center on Thursday as a sendoff to the Golden State Warriors, as they begin their run in the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets.
The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.
In a major step to improve low staffing levels, on Friday the Oakland Police Department graduated its first academy since 2008.
While low approval ratings plague Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, it doesn’t appear she’ll be going anywhere. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is leading his city in a period of rapid expansion.