Police in Oakland want to drop the city’s ShotSpotter program—a gunshot detection system—calling it expensive and redundant, despite calls from residents in high-crime neighborhoods to keep it.
The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee decided not to proceed with a controversial proposal for a city-wide youth curfew on Wednesday night. It was the third time that such a measure has been defeated in the last several years.
The California Wellness Foundation presented their annual California Peace Prize on October 10, 2013, to some of the state’s unsung heroes who have done tremendous work to promote peace and prevent violence.
An Oakland city councilman is proposing a youth curfew as a way to reduce crime, but also as a prevention and protection measure for youth.
Oakland police held a community meeting in the city’s Grand Lake neighborhood Wednesday to try to reassure merchants and residents in the wake of a double murder at a Wingstop restaurant Monday night and a recent surge in street robberies.
The Oakland Police Department is about to lose some precious backup as the California Highway Patrol’s “Operation Impact” is set to end Thursday.
An Oakland City Council member has asked the City Attorney to declare a state of emergency in the wake of this past week’s shootings of two police officers and an 8-year-old girl.
There was a changing of the guard at the Oakland City Council Monday with three new members being sworn in and Councilwoman Pat Kernighan being elected as the council’s new president.