Tuesday night’s Oakland Public Safety Committee meeting revealed that the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is still struggling to hire officers who live in Oakland, despite new recruitment efforts, and that the majority of last year’s $500,000 traffic safety grant went towards paying officers to work overtime to police traffic violations.
Two-year-old Maxine Santiago reached toward an empty turtle shell, then pointed to a picture of a Red Ear Slider turtle at a booth for the East Bay Regional Park District, indicating that she’d matched the animal to its shell.
The 11th annual Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square this weekend drew in thousands of people with an appetite. Food trucks, environmental advocacy booths, and stalls serving locally-sourced food and drink fed a steady crowd hungry for new flavors. Eat Real is a food festival where lines become masses, and sensory overload is, above all, driven by the nose—between the yeasty pungency of beer, smoky slow-cooked southern-style barbeque, and the thickness of frying oil. Among the dozens of vendors…
Tarana Burke’s talk on sexual abuse and domestic violence in the AAPI and African American communities highlighted the 2nd #ImReady conference.
Bay Area mayors challenge one another over which city can turn out the most volunteers and clean up the most trash in an event to raise awareness about illegal dumping.
For years, the Kwik Way drive-thru on Lake Park Avenue has been in limbo, as businesses come and go. Now, it will turned into affordable housing.