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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

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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

California Peace Prize recipient George Galvis. (California Wellness Foundation)

Community Corner: Former Juvenile Delinquent Receives California Peace Prize

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.

10/20/2013

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Phil Matier: Oakland Curfew Proposed To Combat Crime, Keep Youth Safe

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.

09/23/2013

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Oakland Police Hold Community Meeting In Wake Of Restaurant Double Murder

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/03/2013

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Fewer Officers To Patrol Oakland As CHP’s ‘Operation Impact’ Ends

The Oakland Police Department is about to lose some precious backup as the California Highway Patrol’s “Operation Impact” is set to end Thursday.

01/30/2013

Police said an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on 65th Avenue in East Oakland on January 28, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Councilmember Seeks State of Emergency After Girl, Officers Shot

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.

01/29/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Elects New President As New Members Take Office

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.

01/07/2013