Mental health is almost never brought up as a subject of conversation in Black America – certainly not in urban communities like Oakland where shootings and bursts of domestic violence are often leading stories on [...]
A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
By Courtney Thomas, student at Laney College Oakland has become a very dangerous place to live. There are shootings happening every day, and every time you turn around someone is getting killed. Although I have [...]
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 [...]