Adoptable Pet of the Week: Arlo

Arlo is an exceptionally handsome 1-year-old white Labrador Retriever
mix who will bring energy, enthusiasm and love to his
new family. This medium-size four-legged citizen of Oakland arrived
at the shelter in late September, and now Arlo really could use a
good home.

EPA pulls tugboat from depths of Oakland Estuary

There’s something in the water in Oakland.

But thanks to several local, state and federal agencies, it’s being cleaned up. On Monday, a 105-foot tugboat, nicknamed “Captain Al,” emerged from the depths of the Oakland Estuary where it had been resting – and rusting – for over a decade.

Urban Shield trains first responders, draws fire over weapons show

“Urban Shield is the largest full-scale exercise in the nation,” said Sgt. J.D. Nelson, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) public information officer. The event was created by ACSO seven years ago and has grown each year. This year, Nelson estimates that more than 5,000 people participated from across the state, country and world.