Noel Gallo

A construction guard in East Oakland armed with a shotgun in response to a spike in crimes in the area. (CBS)

Hispanic Males Targeted In Oakland Robberies On ‘Mexican Friday’

A stretch of International Boulevard in Oakland has seen a dramatic spike in crime targeting Hispanic males on what’s been dubbed “Mexican Friday.”

11/19/2014

Jed Lowrie #8 and Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on July 7, 2014 in Oakland. Lowrie and Donaldson scored on a two-run rbi double hit by Alberto Callaspo #7. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

City Councilman: ‘We’re Very Close To The A’s Leaving Oakland’

Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A’s because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.

07/08/2014

Pacific Pinball Museum

Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling Laws

The Oakland City Council’s public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city’s decades-old ban on pinball machines.

06/20/2014

Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada. (CBS)

Nevada Brothel Owner Looks At Lawsuit After Oakland Billboard Taken Down

The owner of a Nevada brothel may file a lawsuit against the City of Oakland after his billboard promoting one of his establishments was taken down after complaints from city leaders and neighbors.

06/11/2014

A billboard along I-580 in Oakland advertising the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada. (CBS)

Oakland Billboard Advertising Nevada ‘Bunny Ranch’ Taken Down

A sign on an Oakland billboard advertising a brothel in Nevada was taken down this week, following complaints from a city leader and concerned parents.

06/10/2014

A billboard along I-580 in Oakland advertising the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada. (CBS)

Billboard Advertising Nevada ‘Bunny Ranch’ Leaves East Bay Parents Concerned

Drivers in the East Bay may be taken by surprise by a billboard advertising a Nevada brothel.

06/05/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

Police at a triple shooting scene on Hunter Avenue in Oakland (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Want To Scrap ‘Ineffective’ ShotSpotter System

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.

03/14/2014

Oakland Police generic

Oakland City Council Strikes Down Youth Curfew Proposal

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.

11/13/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 55,771 other followers