Mayor Quan responds to dismissal of compliance director – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoA federal judge has terminated the contract of a compliance director appointed by the court to oversee reforms in the Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson … Read More

Jason Kane Anderson Is Oakland Green Party Candidate For Mayor

Jason Kane Anderson is the Oakland Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Oakland according to Don Macleay, the head of the organization, and in a conversation we had this morning. … Read More

Oakland’s ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ At Large In Honda, Grey, 6HDX632

Oakland, has so many robberies and burglaries, that it was just a matter of time before we had a white male and female team get into the act, and that’s … Read More

Oakland Police Say Armed Robbery Suspect Took Selfie On Victim’s Phone – CBS Local

CBS LocalOakland Police accuse this man of robbing a woman on the 2100 block of East 28th Street and took a picture of himself on the victim’s cellphone on August … Read More

Will the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Rebuild Oakland’s Police Department?

On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 114 Montecito, Make Oakland Better Now! will sponsor a public forum, “Can Oakland Afford to Be Safe?,” featuring Chief of … Read More

Can Oakland Afford to Be Safe? MOBN! to Host Forum

Make Oakland Better Now! believes that the top priority for the new budget should be restoring, and growing, the Oakland Police Department in order to make Oaklanders safe.   In this light, we are proud … Read More

Erica Maskaleris: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Turns Blind Eye To Missing Woman

Erica Maskaleris, the 31-year-old woman who founded the tech consulting company Geekosystems, has been missing for one solid week now, as of this writing. The news that the jogger was … Read More

Thomas C. Frazier: Oakland Police Compliance Director Called Racist Police Chief In Baltimore

On Monday, Thomas C. Frazier was appointed “Compliance Director” by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. In this position, Mr. Frazier will have complete authority over the Oakland Police Department, including … Read More

Rebecca D. Kaplan, Art Murmur Shooting: Oakland City Council President Statement

Rebecca D. Kaplan, the Oakland City Council’s At Large representative and new President Pro Tem has sent this statement on the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Shooting that occurred almost … Read More

Oakland Police Arrest Suspect In First Friday Shooting

The City of Oakland’s Communications Department has released a statement that the Oakland Police have arrested a single suspect in the Art Murmur / First Friday Shooting. Here’s the statement: … Read More

Oakland Art Murmur Shooting: Mayor Quan’s Statement

In the wake of the Oakland Art Murmur / First Friday Shooting of last Friday night, February 1st, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has issued this statement: We are deeply saddened … Read More

Come to Tonight’s City Council Meeting – Make Oakland Better Now!

Oaklanders who follow City Hall know that four public safety proposals are coming before the City Council tonight at its 5:30 meeting, as Council decides whether to: Authorize a temporary … Read More

City Of Oakland: Oakland Police “Flawed Response” To Occupy Oakland Oct 25th Protest

The City Of Oakland admits what many have known for months, and almost cost Oakland Mayor Jean Quan her job, a successful recall effort would have given her one of … Read More

Occupy Oakland Arrestees Tortured In Jail; Oakland “Y” Hosts Protestor Escape

According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those … Read More

Occupy Oakland: Protestors And Police Gather For Viral Video Shoot

Frankly, this blogger’s not sure what the value of these Occupy Oakland protests are, except as yet another viral video opportunity for protestors armed with cameras, camcorders, and camcorder-equipped smartphones. … Read More

Oakland – Anthony Batts, Police Chief, Resigns; Russo, Schaaf React

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Batts announced his resignation today at a 3 PM PST press conference at Oakland’s City Hall. Batts said he was stepping down because of a … Read More