Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a charter amendment on the November ballot. The measure would create a public safety oversight commission to assume most of the authority over the [...]
The City of Oakland has agreed to $110,000 settlement in police shooting death of Alan Blueford, 18-year-old man who was preparing to graduate from Skyline High School at the time of his death.
By Wilson Riles Jr. This Mayoral election ought to galvanize community understanding of the best way to utilize taxpayer dollars to achieve a significant crime and violence reduction. Businesses and residents need honesty and clarity [...]
The public is invited to attend an afternoon of music, food and friends to support the first annual Donors 4 Peace Fundraiser on Saturday, May 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Jack London [...]
Stockton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying people who are “persons of interest” in a fatal shooting of Francisco Sanchez, 30, at the City Centre Stadium 16 movie theater on April 25.
BART has paid $175,000 in damages to settle a federal lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009.The men – brothers Nigel and Jack [...]
Mayor Jean Quan announced Tuesday that interim chief Sean Whent will become the new chief of the Oakland Police Department Whent has served as the interim chief since Howard Jordan resigned last May for medical [...]
By Supervisor London Breed A few months ago, an 18-year-old woman—a 5-foot, 110-pound young girl really—was walking to her friend’s house on Eddy Street. It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when in broad daylight, [...]
By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News Many people alive today are still recovering from wounds suffered during South Africa’s chaotic transition to democracy 20 years ago this month, Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes said Tuesday.At a [...]
Award winning sociologist Dr. Victor Rios came home to Oakland this past weekend to speak about the importance of not giving up on our youth. His message was about the transformative power of treating young [...]