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Oakland Mayor and OPD Chief Discuss Police Cams on CNN

  In an interview last weekend on CNN, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Libby Schaaf weighed in on growing national demands for police to wear body cameras in the wake of incessant reports [...]
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OPD Must Seek Ways to Avoid Deadly Force, Says Federal Monitor Black and Latino motorists and pedestrians stopped and searched disproportionately

  Independent Monitor Robert Warshaw, federal Judge Thelton Henderson’s representative in Oakland, is putting a spotlight on police shootings in cases that may be “by the book” and “legally defensible” but result in injuries and [...]
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jessie Mae Brown, 87, of Oakland, who attends Allen Temple Baptist Church and has hosted a National Night Out event in her community for 32 years.

Oakland Celebrates 32nd Annual National Night Out Ella Baker Center Hosts Alternative “Night for Safety and Liberation”

  By Post Staff   Oakland neighbors held at least 560 block parties Tuesday evening, part of National Night Out, a popular and growing annual celebration in neighborhoods and cities across the country.
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Congresswoman Barbara speak at recent event

400 High Tech Jobs Available Through New Obama Program

  President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.