At one hot spot for illegal dumping in East Oakland, someone rolled by in a stolen dump truck, lifting the bed and emptying the full load without stopping. During another incident not far away, a dumper who had piled garbage onto a tarp in the back of a pickup fastened the tarp to a pole, then slammed on the gas pedal. Oakland, a city long plagued by illegal dumping, has been especially trashed over the past year, thanks to a…
While protests were cited as a key reason for high police overtime costs last year, several other factors escalated those costs.
Oakland recently released a draft of its environmental impact study on the proposed site of the new baseball stadium where the A’s will make their home.
The Oakland Police Commission announced four finalists under consideration for the role of Oakland’s next Chief of Police. The position has remained open since Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was fired by Mayor Libby Schaaf last February.
The measure represents a turning point for the Oakland Police Commission, the civilian body that oversees the Oakland Police Department.
Mental Health First Oakland is a new alternative to calling 911 for mental health emergencies.
Commissioner Tara Anderson described the policy as “one of the most progressive use of force policies in the country.” But some advocates say the policy does not go far enough to change the department’s practices.