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City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
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Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Returns to Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Innovative Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org will help generate up to $1 million for local public school teachers and students   Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the fifth annual launch of its Fuel Your School [...]
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Police Union Letter Raises Questions about Public Safety, Say Mayoral Candidates

An open letter from the head of the Oakland police officers’ union criticizing city leaders for their handling of recent protests is raising questions about how officers will ensure public safety while at the same [...]
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City to Rezone School Headquarters Property for Residential Housing

Plans are moving forward to lease or sell the Oakland Unified School District property at Second Avenue near the estuary – which currently house the Dewey Academy high school campus and the district’s former administration [...]
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Community Members Call for “Sustainable” Police Reforms

A coalition of police accountability activists is considering its next steps, while still smarting from city council members’ refusal to place a community-backed measure on the November ballot to create a police oversight commission.