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West Oakland

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers stand on the platform at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Police Bump Up Presence, Offer Escorts For Holiday Shoppers In SF, Oakland

Bay Area Rapid Transit riders can expect to see more police officers in stations, and on trains starting Thursday.


Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Device In Oakland Shopping Center

A suspicious device prompted the shutdown of a shopping center in West Oakland for a couple of hours this evening before investigators could determine that the device was harmless.


Hiram Lawrence

Oakland Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Toddler’s Death

A 17-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge stemming from a shooting incident in West Oakland last year that claimed the life of a 23-month-old boy who was an innocent bystander.


Jefferson Award winner Milad Yazdanpanah (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Founds Nonprofit To Teach Oakland’s Youth Life Skills

A West Oakland program makes sure to open its doors every Saturday afternoon to young people, rain or shine, holiday or not, and even when disaster strikes. And that’s because this week’s Jefferson Award winner never fails to show.


Godfrey Jamal Jackson, 27, is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old MiAndrew Rachel on September 6, 2012. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Police Standoff Ends With Murder Suspect Evading Capture

A murder suspect believed to have been inside a West Oakland home that was surrounded by police Monday was not found after a SWAT team searched the residence, a police spokeswoman said.


Oakland police officers check for evidence at the spot where a Jaguar crashed into a tree at 12th and Adeline in Oakland, September 27, 2012. (CBS)

Suspect Arrested After Police Swarm West Oakland Neighborhood

A search of a West Oakland neighborhood for a suspect considered armed and dangerous has ended, and the suspect has been taken into custody, an Oakland police spokeswoman said.


Police on the scene of a standoff on the 1400 block of 12th Street in West Oakland on September 13, 2012. (CBS)

Burglary Suspect At Large Following West Oakland Standoff

Oakland police have called off a search and standoff at a West Oakland residence for an armed burglary suspect Thursday afternoon.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

3 People Injured In Two Separate Oakland Shootings

Three victims were injured in two separate Oakland shootings Wednesday night, an Oakland police officer said.


Students arrive at Saint Andrew Private School in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland District Cuts Ties To Controversial School, FBI Gets Involved

The Oakland Unified School District said it is severing financial ties with a private school in Oakland suspected of collecting your tax dollars for students that don’t exist.


Saint Andrew Private School in Oakland. (CBS)

BART Targets Panhandling Oakland School Students

A joint CBS 5 and California Watch investigation into an Oakland school that sends students out panhandling at BART stations has prompted the transit agency to take action.