Fired Oakland Police Chief, City Councilman Call For End To Federal Oversight Of DepartmentRecently fired Oakland police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and City Councilman Noel Gallo are both calling for a change in the 17-year-long federal oversight of the city’s Police Department.
Oakland Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms In Response To Mental Health CrisisOakland city leaders have voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and one city councilmember says the move will help Oakland tackle other serious issues.
Oakland's 'Tuff Sheds' Not Tough Enough In Battle Against HomelessnessOn Monday, KPIX 5 asked Oakland city leaders if the Tuff Sheds, which are supposed to help the homeless, are doing enough to remedy the city's homeless problem.
Converted Warehouses Lifeblood Of Oakland Art SceneMayor Libby Schaaf has vowed to come up with a plan to preserve and protect artist live/work spaces in Oakland in the wake of the deadly Ghost Ship fire.
Small Business Fuming As Oakland City Council Exempts Walgreens From Living Wage LawOakland boutique owners were shocked to learn City Council members voted to open a Walgreens across the street and the mega-retailer will only have to pay workers $12.25 an hour, not $14.10.
Caught On Camera: Pedestrian Hit In East Oakland IntersectionThe surveillance video is tough to watch but the incident it shows is all-too-common: a hit-and-run collision at the dangerous intersection at Fruitvale and East 17th Street in Oakland.
Oakland Protests Have Law Enforcement Officials Worried For Their SafetyOakland councilman Noel Gallo said police officers, CHP officers and county sheriff's deputies have called him to say they are concerned for their safety during the recent protests.
Hispanic Males Targeted In Oakland Robberies On 'Mexican Friday'A stretch of International Boulevard in Oakland has seen a dramatic spike in crime targeting Hispanic males on what’s been dubbed “Mexican Friday.”
City Councilman: ‘We’re Very Close To The A’s Leaving Oakland’Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A's because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.
Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling LawsThe Oakland City Council's public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city's decades-old ban on pinball machines.
Nevada Brothel Owner Looks At Lawsuit After Oakland Billboard Taken DownThe owner of a Nevada brothel may file a lawsuit against the City of Oakland after his billboard promoting one of his establishments was taken down after complaints from city leaders and neighbors.
Oakland Billboard Advertising Nevada ‘Bunny Ranch’ Taken DownA sign on an Oakland billboard advertising a brothel in Nevada was taken down this week, following complaints from a city leader and concerned parents.
Billboard Advertising Nevada 'Bunny Ranch' Leaves East Bay Parents ConcernedDrivers in the East Bay may be taken by surprise by a billboard advertising a Nevada brothel.
Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing LevelsLibby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For PoliceWhile more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.