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Oakland City Council

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

A security camera. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Put Off Decision On Controversial Surveillance Center

Oakland official have delayed a vote on hiring a contractor for a controversial surveillance system in the city.

02/19/2014

Dana King

Former KPIX Anchor Dana King Running For Oakland City Council Seat

She has taken out papers to run in November for the open seat vacated by the retiring Pat Kernighan.

02/05/2014

Lee Weathersby III

Fatal Shooting Of Oakland 13-Year-Old Boy Renews Curfew Debate

13-year-old Lee Weathersby III was shot on his way home on New Year’s Eve. His family believes it was a case of mistaken identity.

01/02/2014

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland City Councilwoman To Run For Mayor In 2014

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers on Monday to run for mayor in 2014 with reducing police response times and creating jobs as part of her platform.

12/02/2013

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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

(CBS)

Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew

The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will consider a curfew proposal for the city’s youth on Tuesday night. The proposal—the third in the last several years—comes as 11 minors have been killed in gun violence this year.

11/12/2013

Mortgage-holders line up for a NACA modification event in San Jose (CBS)

Mortgage Restructuring Specialists Helping Underwater Oakland Residents This Weekend

Oakland city leaders are encouraging residents to take part in a free five-day event starting Thursday aimed at helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.

10/17/2013

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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

(CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland City Council Approves Surveillance Center

The decision to accept $2.2 million in federal dollars for the Domain Awareness Center was met with plenty of resistance, as protesters shouted “shame, shame” following the approval.

07/31/2013

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