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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announces resignation

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announced Wednesday morning that he is stepping down from the department and seeking medical retirement. The abrupt resignation came moments before a scheduled news conference with Jordan and former New York City and Los Angeles Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, which was quickly canceled. Bratton was set to present a crime reduction plan that was a part of a $250,000 contract that brought in a six-member consultant panel in late January. In a letter to OPD…

This Weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of April 19-21 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments! Friday, April 19 MOCHA at the Library 3 – 5 p.m. Elmhurst Library Branch, 538 9th Street, Oakland A teaching artist will be on hand at the library for an art lesson. Guerilla Performance Group 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland A weekly event for teens. More information here. Friday…

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