Tag Archives: Mayor Quan

Judge orders stricter oversight for Oakland Police Department

Following a federal judge’s decision on Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department must now relinquish some of its executive powers to the monitor in charge of overseeing court-ordered reforms within the department.
The Oakland Police Department welcomed new officers Monday morning for the first time since the 2008 layoffs after being awarded $10 million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.

For the first time in nearly four years, OPD adds new police officers to its ranks

The Oakland Police Department welcomed ten new officers Monday morning, for the first time since the 2008 layoffs, after being awarded $10 million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.
ABAG map of "soft story" buildings in Oakland. Courtesy of ABAG.

Is Oakland ready for its next big earthquake?

Oakland is overdue for a major earthquake. The Hayward Fault, which runs along Highway 13 at the foot of the Oakland hills and streams through the Oakland Zoo and Mills College, has produced a significant...
Ray Thrower, general manager of ABC Security, asks the Oakland city council to award the a city contract to his company.

Council approves transit village plans, addresses possible parcel tax

Nothing brings people out to a city council meeting quite like the prospect of losing business—or gaining property taxes. With Oakland city contracts, development deals, and the prospect of a new parcel tax up for...