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Mayor Jean Quan

OXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: First year student Tom Partington peruses the books in Blackwell bookshop as Oxford University commences its academic year on October 8, 2009 in Oxford, England. Oxford University has a student population in excess of 20,000 taken from over 140 countries around the world. The University is made up of 38 independent, self-governing colleges, three of which: University College, Balliol College, and Merton College, were established by the 13th century. According to the QS/Times Higher Education rankings, Oxford has slipped down the international league table from fourth to a joint fifth place with Imperial College London. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oakland Kicks Off Campaign To Improve Literacy Among Children

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.

06/17/2013

West Oakland Youth Center. (CBS)

$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To Budget

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.

05/31/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Has Nation’s Highest Robbery Rate, FBI Data Shows

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.

05/08/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Employees Voice Concerns About New Budget

Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.

05/01/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Monitor Says City Making Slight Improvement In Reforms

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.

04/30/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Quan Says CHP To Expand Patrols In Oakland

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.

04/22/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves v Golden State Warriors

Warriors Fans In Oakland Celebrate Team’s Journey To NBA Playoffs

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.

04/18/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Say Homicides, Gang-Related Shootings Down Compared To 2012

The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police.

04/08/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Graduates Its First Academy Class Since 2008

In a major step to improve low staffing levels, on Friday the Oakland Police Department graduated its first academy since 2008.

03/22/2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: A Mayoral Tale Of Two Cities

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.

03/11/2013

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