Coronavirus Update: Oakland Launches Relief Fund For Vulnerable Residents, First RespondersOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday announced the launch of an emergency relief fund to serve the city's most vulnerable residents and first responders during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Officials Say Grand Princess Evacuation Will Take Days, Describe Coronavirus ResponseA site at the Port of Oakland is being prepared for the arrival of the quarantined Grand Princess cruise ship and evacuations of passengers anticipated to start Monday will take two to three days, Gov. Gavin Newsom said
Fired Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Calls For Department Of Justice InvestigationFired Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was fighting back against her sudden termination Monday, telling KPIX 5 she feels blindsided and wants a Department of Justice investigation into the city's actions.
In Wake of Kirkpatrick's Surprise Dismissal, Search for New OPD Chief BeginsThe search is on for the next police chief in the city of Oakland even as questions surrounding the Thursday-night firing of Chief Anne Kirkpatrick linger.
Sudden Firing Of Oakland's Police Chief Stirs Questions, ConfusionOn Friday, questions continued to swirl around Thursday night's decision by Oakland's police commission and Mayor Libby Schaaf to fire the police chief without providing any concrete reason for the dismissal.
Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Fired; Police Commission Lost Trust In Her LeadershipOakland mayor Libby Schaaf said trust between the police commission and the chief was "irrevocably broken" and keeping Kirkpatrick in her job would prevent the city from moving forward.
In State of the City Speech, Oakland Mayor Schaaf Says Tackling Homelessness a PriorityMayor Libby Schaaf made tackling homelessness a priority in her state of the city address Friday.
Bay Area Mayors Call For PG&E To Become Publicly Owned UtilityMayors from the Bay Area to Sacramento are campaigning to turn PG&E into a publicly owned utility.
East Oakland Homeless Encampment To Get ReprieveThe mayor of Oakland will give residents of a massive homeless camp in East Oakland a two-week reprieve after outcry from homeless advocates over plans to demolish the encampment this week.
Oakland Commission Recommends $1,000 Fine Against Schaaf For Campaign ViolationThe Oakland Public Ethics Commission recommended at its meeting Monday night that Mayor Libby Schaaf be fined $1,000 for violating contribution limits during her campaign to be re-elected in 2018.
Report: Oakland Is Home To Over Half Of Alameda County's Rising Homeless PopulationThe numbers are in: 8,022 people in Alameda County are homeless and more than half of them live in Oakland.
West Oakland Neighbors Shocked By City-Sanctioned Homeless CampA "sanctioned" homeless encampment in Oakland--with unsheltered people pitching their tents in a permitted place with basic amenities--is creating controversy.
Oakland Work Crews Stage 3-Week Pothole Repair BlitzCity crews in Oakland are working to tackle a massive backlog of pothole repairs.
Gov. Newsom Announces Homelessness Task Force In Oakland VisitGov. Gavin Newsom came to Oakland on Tuesday to announce the creation of a task force to help address California's homelessness crisis.
Gov. Newsom Outlines Fire Break Projects Where Cities, Wildlands MeetThe spectre of another destructive fire season in California and the Bay Area brought Gov. Gavin Newsom to the East Bay Tuesday to promote his fire prevention plan.