Youth Uprising

Olis Simmons (right) shares a laugh with Ronald Easley. (CBS)

East Oakland’s Youth Uprising Transforms Lives For Future Leaders

In an East Oakland neighborhood, where some are even too scared to drive, there is a woman who has helped thousands of young people turn their lives around.


Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.


A man jumps off of a moving car in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police, CHP Cracking Down On Sideshows

Oakland police interim Chief Sean Whent and community partners held a news conference Monday afternoon to announce strategies to address sideshow activity in the city.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Nonprofits Awarded $1.4M In Grants Aimed At Reducing Violence

Five Oakland nonprofits will share $1.4 million in job creation grants with an eye toward reducing street violence.


15-year-old Hadari Askari (right) was fatally shot in Oakland on July 10, 2012. (CBS)

New Shooting Near Oakland Site Where Teenage Boy Gunned Down

Police were investigating whether gunshots fired on Leona Creek Drive in Oakland on Wednesday night are related to a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy in the same neighborhood the night before.


15-year-old Hadari Askari (right) was fatally shot in Oakland on July 10, 2012. (CBS)

Teen Killed In Oakland Shooting Had Hopes Of Becoming Firefighter

An aspiring firefighter had his life cut short after being gunned down in East Oakland Tuesday night.



Man Accused In San Leandro Killing Arrested In Mississippi

A 20-year-old man who worked at a well-known Oakland nonprofit has been arrested in Mississippi in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in unincorporated San Leandro in March, an Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–09/22/2010

Oakland Braces for Mehserle Verdict

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)- Several recreation centers will be open in Oakland after a verdict is announced at the murder trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.