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Oakland Police Department Assistant Chief David Downing awarded the graduation certificate to a graduate of Cantonese Language Citizen Police Academy. Photo by Tian Chenwei

30 Oakland residents graduate from OPD’s Cantonese Language Citizen Police Academy

Thirty Cantonese-speaking Oakland residents graduated from a five-week Oakland Police Department (OPD) Cantonese Language Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday evening, when they received their certificate from OPD Assistant Chief David Downing.
An Huynh and Susan Nguyen, 16, inspect the Chinese Garden Park in Oakland to survey for existing problems as part of Love Your Parks Day community innitiation on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The survey ratings are charted and comments are evaluated for an end of the year report given to the Oakland City Council and a powerpoint is presented to the Public Works Committee. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Volunteers survey Oakland’s parks, amidst ongoing challenges

On Saturday, volunteers and park stewards gathered for the 11th annual Love Your Parks Day, conducting a survey to inspect the conditions of more than 110 Oakland parks.
The event featured a "Solutionaries" panel. From left to right: featured Jose Corona; Chris Chatmon (OUSD); Deanna VanBuren (Forum Design Studio); Lance Coleman (ZooLabs).

Community members and leaders discuss future of Oakland at Impact Hub

Community members and leaders gathered at Impact Hub Oakland Tuesday night for a discussion about the future of Oakland and the idea of cultural prosperity. The event is a part of Co-Creating the Future of...
Posters advertise the Drug Take Back event, which was held at the Alameda County Family Justice Center on Sept. 27.
Photo by Nicole A. West

Oaklanders surrender heaps of drugs to feds in Drug Take-Back Day

The sidewalk at Telegraph and 27th Avenue was lined with signs reading, “Got Drugs?” and, “¿Tiene drogas?” The bilingual placards marked the site of the nation’s ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, where the U.S....
Supervisor Chan presented an award of gratitude to Peter Lee at a ceremony Wednesday.

Covered California enrollments are on the rise, but challenges remain

The number of uninsured California residents has dropped from 22 percent to 11 percent. But challenges remain for the Affordable Care Act, especially for families with mixed immigration status.
Peter Y. Liu, 33 is a Chinese immigrant entrepreneur who served in the US army and  grew up in Fruitvale. He is a mayoral candidate in Oakland.

Mayoral candidate: Peter Liu

When he turned 23, Army veteran Peter Y. Liu came home from Iraq and found that there wasn’t a job waiting for him in his military specialty, journalism.  The largest metropolitan newspapers on the West...
Mayor Jean Quan greets acting superintendent Dr. Gary Yee before the unveiling of the plaque in honor of Caroline Chin Yee.

School building dedicated to longtime elementary educator

Caroline Chin Yee, a veteran Oakland educator who died earlier this year, was honored with Wednesday's dedication of an education annex at the school she attended as a child and served as principal.