The Oakland Police Department is slipping in its efforts to make substantive progress on court-ordered reforms, 11 years after the City of Oakland agreed to accept federal oversight of OPD to settle a lawsuit against [...]
An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
Highway 37 from Highway 80 to Highway 29 has been renamed the Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot Memorial Highway, in memory of the officer who was killed in the line of duty in November 2011.
Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, according to a new report. The study released in the journal Crime & Delinquency analyzed [...]
The City of Oakland has authorized paying an Army veteran $645,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the man was severely beaten by police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.
Andrew Lopez, driver of the Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a utility pole and burst in flames on New Years Eve, is recovering from his injuries.
Over 200 community members joined the family and relatives of Oscar Grant for a vigil Wednesday to commemorate the Jan. 1, 2009 killing of the 22-year-old father who was on his way home after a [...]
A Vallejo resident was recently victimized in a phone scam in which the perpetrator claimed to be calling from the police department to warn residents to be aware of such calls.The caller then threatened to [...]