Oakland police have made arrests in two different sexual assault and human trafficking cases, both of which involved juvenile victims.
An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.
A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that it will seek the death penalty for the man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old girl during a sleepover at an East Oakland home last July.
Two masked men who tried to rob a bank in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood Wednesday morning were foiled by a quick-thinking employee who locked them out, police said.
A man in his 20s shot in a West Oakland neighborhood Wednesday morning died in an ambulance on his way to the hospital, according to police.
An investigation is underway after a teenage girl reported being kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning in Oakland, and then dropped off near Piedmont and Ashby Avenues in Berkeley.
Anti-trafficking advocates and Bay Area prosecutors and congresspersons said Tuesday that airports are an important new front in combating human trafficking and rescuing victims.
Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.
A 24-year-old man was arrested for sexual battery against a woman on Thursday morning near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, police said.