The Oaktown Spice Shop, at 530 Grand Avenue across from Lake Merritt, is gearing up for Thanksgiving with holiday spice blends and gift boxes…
California voters passed Proposition 35 by 81 percent, but there is little agreement among law enforcement agencies, legal experts and sex workers about how the initiative will affect the sex industry, especially with regard to the owners of indoor places of work like brothels, escort services and massage parlors.
In a federal court document filed Thursday, city officials rejected a motion by local attorneys for a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department, pushing instead for the creation of two new positions that would monitor the department’s progress in enacting the last 10 of 51 reforms ordered by a federal judge in 2003.
In the Oakland Police Department’s latest attempt to deal with shrinking resources and fewer staff, Oakland police officers are now getting some help from the CHP to enforce traffic laws.
The woman accused of killing Hayward nursing student Michelle Le was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday afternoon in Alameda County Superior Court. Le’s former friend, Giselle Esteban, 28, will receive 25 years to life in prison, said prosecutor Butch Ford, deputy district attorney for Alameda County
A man trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills visited several businesses along Telegraph Avenue last week, according to reports from Temescal merchants.
This story was last updated at 5:44 pm. A two-hour safety lockdown at Holy Names ended early Thursday afternoon after reports that a man with a gun had been on campus. No such person was found, police said. The Oakland Police Department responded at 10:30 Thursday morning to reports of a man who a witness said had a waist holster with a gun in it. Some witnesses had a conversation with the suspect and described him as “disheveled,” according to…
The Oakland Police Department has slid backward in its nearly decade-long effort to comply with court ordered reforms, the independent monitor of the department wrote in a quarterly report released Monday.
Armed with green forms listing license plate numbers, car models and driver descriptions, residents of the San Antonio neighborhood aim to do what billboards and tow trucks could not—reduce prostitution in their community.
Standing before a well-worn banner reading “Justice for Alan Blueford,” on Friday attorneys for the family criticized the heavily redacted Oakland Police Department crime report released October 2 that details the 18-year-old’s death.
After a week in which five homicides were reported within an 18-hour period, Oakland police touted new crime-fighting programs and several successful arrests in other cases at a press conference Thursday morning at police headquarters.
The Blueford family, friends and members of the Justice for Alan Blueford coalition gathered Saturday to speak out about the officer-involved shooting death of the 18-year-old Skyline High School senior in May.
Chants rang out along East 15th Street Friday evening as residents waved signs declaring “No crime, no robbery, no prostitution!” and “We need safe neighborhoods!”