Activist Priest Calls on Oakland to Do More to Reduce CrimeFather Aidan McAleenan, pastor of St. Columba Church, a North Oakland Catholic church known for social activism, said the city could be doing more to expand its central crime-fighting strategy, Operation Ceasefire.
Oakland Homicide Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since 1999Oakland’s homicide rate is at its lowest level since 1999. The city’s end-of-year crime report shows that there were 68 homicides in Oakland in 2018.
Newsom Condemns Use Of Tear Gas On Border: 'We Will Not Stand For This'Gov.-Elect Gavin Newsom has condemned the use of tear gas by U.S. agents on migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego over the weekend.
Oakland Mayor Schaaf Holds Considerable Lead Over OpponentsAs of early Wednesday morning, Oakland's mayor Libby Schaaf wasn't claiming victory, but she held a considerable lead over her opponents.
Oakland Mayor Announces $9 Million Program To Prevent HomelessnessAs the region’s pricey housing market forces more residents to camp on city streets and huddle under freeways, Oakland Monday unveiled a $9 million initiative to help those on the verge of losing a roof over their heads.
Oakland Mayor To Discuss Equity In The City After Report Gives Low Score Oakland has a lot of room for improvement to bring equity to residents, according to a report that the mayor will discuss in a public forum this evening.
Mayors Pledge Support For Bridge Toll Hike On June BallotThe mayors of the three largest Bay Area cities on Monday announced their support for a regional measure that aims to help solve the Bay Area’s traffic woes by raising tolls by as much as $3 on the region’s seven bridges.
Oakland To House More Homeless With Tuff Shed Program ExpansionThe city of Oakland is expanding its Tuff Shed program for the homeless.
Mayor Schaaf Says Councilwoman Dubbed 'Trump of Oakland' Must GoOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf claims Councilmember Desley Brooks has "been nicknamed the Donald Trump of Oakland...has engaged in unethical and abusive behavior" and "infected the civility of the council chambers."
DOJ Seeks Information On Oakland's Sanctuary PolicyU.S. Department of Justice expresses concern that Oakland's sanctuary city policy may violate a federal law that bars local governments from preventing their employees from communicating with federal immigration agents.
Emails Reveal New Details About Oakland Mayor's ICE Raid WarningOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf refuses to say how she learned about the ICE raids, but emails show us who she was talking to before she made her big announcement.
Senator Kamala Harris Expresses Support For Oakland Mayor Libby SchaafSenator Kamala Harris expressed her support for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's decision to warn the community about coming immigration raids.