Oakland Cracks Down on Large Gatherings at Lake MerrittOakland has banned food trucks and street parking around Lake Merritt after seeing large crowds there on previous weekends.
Oakland City Council Votes To Advance Discussions Of Ballot Measure To Strenghten Police CommissionThe Oakland City Council began the process this week of placing a ballot measure on the November ballot that, if approved, would bolster the independence of the commission that conducts oversight on the Oakland Police Department.
Coronavirus Update: Infection Statistics Provide Sense Of Urgency As Free, Walk-Up Testing Opens In OaklandA free, walk-up COVID-19 testing center opened in Oakland this week, another step to get more people in vulnerable communities tested.
Coronavirus Update: Oakland Launches 'Operation HomeBase' To Provide Trailers For Homeless, Medically-VulnerableOakland has launched a program to provide trailers and services for homeless and medically vulnerable people so they can pre-emptively isolate to avoid contracting the coronavirus.
Oakland Schools, Libraries, Senior and Rec Centers Close as Community Hunkers DownWith public schools now closed in Oakland, city officials announced that they are also temporarily closing all public library locations and recreation centers starting Monday.
Moms 4 Housing Group Reaches Deal For Purchase Of Oakland Home Where Homeless Squatters EvictedThe activist group which supported the occupation of a vacant home in Oakland by homeless mothers has reached an agreement with the property owner and the city of Oakland for the purchase of the property.
Trash-Talking Bay Area Cities Battle for Top Turnout on Coastal Cleanup DayThousands of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose residents participated in the "Battle for the Bay," a friendly competition between the cities over which one could recruit the most volunteers to clean up trash Saturday.
City of Oakland Launches Ambitious $100 Million Street Paving EffortOakland mayor Libby Schaaf and other city officials launched an ambitious three-year, $100 million street repaving effort called "The Great Pave" on Thursday that focuses on local neighborhood streets and historically underserved neighborhoods.
Ethics Commission Recommends Oakland Mayor Pay Fine, Return Campaign ContributionsInvestigators for the Oakland Public Ethics Commission recommend that Mayor Schaaf forfeit $2,400 in contributions to the city's general fund and pay a $600 penalty.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Puts 2 NBA Finals Game 6 Tickets Up For Charity AuctionOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has taken two tickets to watch Thursday's NBA Finals Game 6 from the city of Oakland's suite at Oracle Arena and put them up for auction to raise money for the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
Oakland City Council Holds Long Hearing On Budget, But Postpones ActionThe Oakland City Council held a marathon special meeting on Monday night on the city's budget for the next two fiscal years, but didn't take any action on the subject.