A federal crime task force conducted parole and probation compliance checks at a public housing complex in West Oakland Friday morning, a FBI spokesman said.
A $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human head found at an Oakland recycling yard Wednesday morning.
Several suspects were arrested and drugs and illegal weapons were seized in a raid at a residence near the Acorn housing project in West Oakland early Friday, Oakland police said.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city must continue with its systematic approach to fighting violence that involves prevention, intervention and law enforcement.
Police were searching for a man who shot and killed a woman outside a West Oakland market Tuesday morning, Oakland police said.
An Oakland drug dealer who claimed that he was acting in self-defense was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a friend the friend’s home in West Oakland in September 2011.
The number of homicides in Oakland for 2013 more than doubled Friday. Police have linked the string of murders to several rival groups
The shootings spanned different neighborhoods in Oakland, from West Oakland to deep East Oakland and all took place within a span of about six hours starting Friday afternoon.
A West Oakland bicycle shop was giving away dozens of bicycles Saturday afternoon to neighborhood children in honor of the birthday of a baby who died after he was shot in West Oakland more than a year ago.