Showdown Over Police Resources As Oakland's Chinatown Sees Spike In Violent RobberiesResidents and businesses in Oakland's Chinatown say their neighborhood is under siege from increasingly violent robberies, but the response has turned into a showdown over police resources as the city faces a massive budget deficit.
Project Home: Amid California Homelessness Crisis, Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Fund ProgramsA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by create a permanent funding stream for homeless programs.
COVID Cuts: Oakland Announces $29M In Immediate Spending Cuts; Police, Fire Not SparedOfficials in Oakland announced the city is implementing nearly $30 million in immediate spending cuts, as the city projects a budget deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to soar.
Controversial Rules on Oakland Homeless Encampments Unanimously ApprovedOakland City Council unanimously approved new rules that prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches as the city copes with a recent spike in its homeless population.
City Auditor Says Oakland Fire Department Slow to Reform After Ghost ShipA new report found that the Oakland Fire Department made limited progress on recommended reforms nearly four years after the Ghost Ship fire killed 36 people at a warehouse in Oakland.
Former OPD Chief Sues Oakland, Alleges Retaliation for Reporting CorruptionFormer Oakland police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was fired in February in retaliation for exposing corruption and abuse of power by the city's Police Commission. 
Joshua Pawlik Shooting: Report Criticizes Oakland Mayor Schaaf, Former OPD Chief KirkpatrickA newly-released report criticizes Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and former police chief Anne Kirkpatrick over the fatal police shooting of Joshua Pawlik.
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Mayor Schaaf Launching Universal Basic Income Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Oakland ResidentsLow-income Oakland residents may be getting some much-needed cash every month to help make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oakland Police Investigating Effigy Found Hanging By Lake Merritt As Hate CrimePolice in Oakland confirmed on Thursday afternoon that they are investigating an effigy found hanging from a tree near Lake Merritt with an American flag as a hate crime.