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West Oakland Youth Center. (CBS)

$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To Budget

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.


Detectives searched California Waste Solutions in Oakland on May 8, 2013 after a human skull was found by workers at the facility. (CBS)

Human Head Discovered At Recycling Yard In Oakland

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human head found at an Oakland recycling yard Wednesday morning.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Several Suspects Arrested In West Oakland Raid

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 Quan Honors 22 Community Youth Intervention Programs

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city must continue with its systematic approach to fighting violence that involves prevention, intervention and law enforcement.


Police surround the covered body of a woman shot dead on the 1600 block of 12th Street in Oakland, March 26, 2013. (CBS)

Woman Shot Dead Outside Oakland Market; Suspect Sought

Police were searching for a man who shot and killed a woman outside a West Oakland market Tuesday morning, Oakland police said.



Oakland Drug Dealer Found Guilty Of Murdering Friend

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.


Authorities on the scene of a fatal shooting on the 9400 block of Hillside Street in Oakland on January 11, 2013. It was the fourth homicide in a six-hour span. (CBS)

Oakland Police Link 4 Recent Murders To Several Rival Groups

The number of homicides in Oakland for 2013 more than doubled Friday. Police have linked the string of murders to several rival groups


Authorities on the scene of a fatal shooting on the 9400 block of Hillside Street in Oakland on January 11, 2013. It was the fourth homicide in a six-hour span. (CBS)

4 People Fatally Shot In Oakland In Six-Hour Span

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.


bikes on rack

West Oakland Shop Hosts Bike Givaway In Honor Of Slain Baby

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.


The bomb squad was called to a home on the 900 block of 37th Avenue in Oakland on December 26, 2012, after 5.5 pounds of TNT was found. (CBS)

Bomb Squad Removes World War II-Era Explosives From Oakland Home

The Alameda County sheriff’s bomb squad has safely removed old explosives that a resident had stored at his home in the 900 block of 37th Street near West Oakland, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J. D. Nelson said.





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