Crime

Ella Baker Center Co-Founders Van Jones and Diana Frappier announce the inaugural Founders Award.

Community members celebrate The Ella Baker Center’s 20th anniversary

Last Thursday residents gathered to celebrate the Ella Baker Center's 20th Anniversary, present awards and discuss future plans to continue rebuilding communities of color in Oakland.
Pamela Price and Charles Bonner, attorneys for Celeste Guap, hold a press conference in front of Oakland City Hall, Sept. 15, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Beale)

Key witness in police scandal returns to Bay Area, ready to sue, her lawyers say

The teenager at the center of a sexual exploitation scandal involving multiple police departments has returned to the Bay Area, according to her attorneys. At a press conference Thursday morning, civil rights attorneys Charles Bonner...
Seven officers will be charged with crimes relating to the Celeste Guap case—as soon as Guap gets out of Florida jail. Photo by Rosa Furneaux.

Key witness against OPD officers may be released soon, allowing DA to file charges

The Alameda County District Attorney can proceed with charges against seven Bay Area officers involved in the “Celeste Guap” case as soon as Guap is released from a Florida jail—something a Florida prosecutor said “could...
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Tales of Two Cities Episode 7: Loss

In this week’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast, hosts Brad Bailey and Matt Beagle will be discussing loss, and stories about people moving on when something or someone important is taken away....
A mosaic hanging at the Alameda County Family Justice Center.

Anti-violence organization serves deaf community survivors

Any deaf visitors will be directed to DeafHope, which focuses specifically on providing services to victims of domestic violence in that community. “We just feel like there really is a need,” says Aracelia Aguilar, an...
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Men Creating Peace works to reduce domestic violence in Alameda County

Men Creating Peace (MCP) is one of the few domestic violence organizations in Alameda County specifically geared towards men. Founded in 2009, the organization aims to help men who’ve been involved in violent acts adopt...
Oakland's holiday tree at Jack London Square. Photo by Peter Bittner.

Oakland North’s 2015 year in review — our top stories

2015 brought another group of student reporters to Oakland North, and they covered the daily news of a changing city: The rising cost of rent and concerns about gentrification, the debate over raising the minimum wage,...
Alameda County Superior Court. Photo by Alicia Vargas.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to stop requiring female inmates to take pregnancy tests

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to stop requiring female inmates who are arrested and booked into Alameda County jails to take pregnancy tests. This agreement, reached on October 28, comes as an out-of-court...
Lieutenant Brandon Wehrly  addresses the Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee.

Oakland Public Safety Committee discusses how to spend its $1 million gun tracing budget

Department officials believe that, with more personnel and better equipment, they will be able to streamline their workflow and stay on top of which guns need to be traced.