Oakland City Council Approves Bratton Contract At 2:17 AM

Arlington, VA – Thanks to Sean Maher, from the City Of Oakland’s press information office, this media release has the details behind last night’s Oakland City Council meeting and the…

City Of Oakland Committee Approves William Bratton Contract; Bad Move

The City of Oakland’s Public Safety Committee has approved the contract to hire the controversial William Bratton in a special consultant role, helping, but not replacing Howard Jordan, the current…

Is Chief William Bratton The Answer For Oakland’s Police? MOBN

Oakland is bringing in William Bratton as a public safety consultant.  Bratton made his name nationally as New York City police commissioner. During and after his tenure, New York significantly increased police…

Oakland News: Oakland A’s At Top 2012 Stories, NYE Tips

Oakland News is back but this may not be the last one of 2012 just yet. As this blog is made, this blogger’s visiting his mother in Chicago. Christmas was…

Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Called Homophobe By LGBT Club

Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s in hot water over a campaign approach that overstepped the bounds of appropriate taste in his battle for the current At-Large City Council seat…

Occupy Oakland One Year Anniversary Live Stream

On October 25th, 2011, a giant downtown Oakland protest at 14th and Broadway turned ugly as Oakland Police and law enforcement officials clashed. The result was that Scott Olsen, a…

Four Years From Now In Oakland – Mario Juarez

At the end of my first term I ,Mario Juarez, running for Oakland District Five Councilmember,hope we have a safer city. I believe that Oakland’s biggest challenge is crime. Our…

A Safer City; A Safer Oakland

A Safer City; A Safer Oakland Our campaign for Oakland City Council has focused on improving Public Safety, Creating Jobs and Smart Growth and Restoring Essential Neighborhood Services. Some people…

Occupy Oakland: 1,127 Complaints Against Oakland Police

In a press release sent today, moments ago, the City of Oakland reports that there have been 1,127 total complaints related to the Oakland Police and Occupy Oakland. That’s not…

Alan Blueford Murder Could Alter Oakland Politics

Was Alan Blueford killed by the Oakland Police? There’s a small, but growing, group of people who say the Skyline High School student was. But chances are you’re reading this…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan, City Attorney Race, Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Police

In this Oakland News this blogger has a lot to say, some of it may not make certain people happy, but turning 50 turns on switches in people, and that…

Oakland Police Draw Guns In Public To “Detain” Unarmed Black Man

Oakland Police are in trouble again. This video was posted on July 31st on YouTube, and captures an incident that happened in front of Awaken Cafe near 15th and Broadway.…

Jane Brunner Gets Oakland Police Endorsement For City Attorney

A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association.…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Invites Councilmembers To Mua For Drinks; Budget Items

Oakland Mayor Quan tried for a Kumbaya moment Thursday June 28th, and got it, to a degree. And that after a Wednesday July 27th press conference that went badly off…

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…

Pat Kernighan: Occupy Oakland Targets Oakland Councilmember

Pat Kernighan, the Oakland District Two Councilmember who has, in this blogger’s view, ably served the people of her area for three terms. However, and even with that, Councilmember Kernighan…

Oakland Police Hold Open House Friday, May 4th

Another step in the Oakland Police Departments work to rebuild its relationship with the Oakland Community – and this is a good one. Read from Oakland Local: Meet Oakland Police…

Oakland School Shooting: One L Goh “Cooperative”

UPDATE: There may be a question on if the photo is of One L Goh, which I got from a TV news broadcast. More later. The words “Oakland School Shooting”…

Oaksterdam Univ, Richard Lee’s Home Raided By Feds In Oakland

Chaos. While Oakland Police and Oakland City Officials were dealing with one crisis over in East Oakland, the death of six college students at the hands of an ex-student of…

Oakland’s Deanna Santana’s Insensitive Remark To Question About Homeless

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana made a statement that, had I been her communications representative, I’d step in to clean up, and then give her a private tongue-lashing for doing.…

Oakland CVS Pharmacy, Police Search For Armed Gunman This Morning

This from an email: Alert: Police perimeter- 5100 Block of Broadway, CVS Pharmacy. Armed Gunman believed to be inside; all employees evacuated Nixle Users, The below Twitter messages were sent…

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan On Police Redeployment

[caption id="attachment_16537" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan"][/caption]Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland cal...

Oakland Police Chief Jordan Talks Problem Solving-Officer Redeployment

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland calls “Problem Solving Officers”, wrote “a letter to…

Oakland Police Surround, Threaten To Taser, Autistic Teen

Oakland, CA – This happened just before I entered Gold’ Gym last night and at about 7:45 PM from reports. From the statements, and now accounts on Facebook, a teenager…

Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers

You read that correctly: “Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers” I recently purchased an Apple iPad for my Mom, with an eye toward buying her an Apple…

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…

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.…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall – Ken Pratt Rips Quan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing two things: a recall signature gathering process and the wrath of Oaklander Ken Pratt. This blogger literally ran into Mr. Pratt at last night’s…

Occupy Oakland Website Down As Of 11:23 PM PDT

For some reason, the website at the URL http://www.occupyoakland.org – the online home of the Occupy Oakland movement – is down. To be more specific, this blogger discovered that not…

Oakland Mayor Quan Walks Occupy Oakland After Eviction

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was just captured on camera walking Frank Ogawa Plaza in the wake of the eviction of Occupy Oakland, tends and protestors. The live stream (as of…

Occupy Oakland Eviction Underway – Live Stream

This is a live stream of the City of Oakland Police action in the eviction of Occupy Oakland, one that started just about 20 minutes ago. Upcoming video will show…

Occupy Oakland Live Stream On UStream.tv

A video blogger named OakFoSho is running an Occupy Oakland Live Stream now, today, Saturday November 12, 2011. He’s covering the activities of the day, even as the encampment at…

Oakland Police Association Tells Occupy Oakland To Leave, Mayor Blasted On Twitter

In an amusing blog post (and for its pure hubris), The Oakland Police Association has stated in a new blog that it’s time for Occupy Oakland to go. Frankly, releasing…

Police In Oakland Shoot Occupy Oakland Video Blogger

If the video above doesn’t upset you, you’re not human. On the night of the day of the Occupy Oakland General Strike, Scott Campbell, a 30 year old video blogger,…

Oakland News: Jesse LaGreca At Occupy Oakland; OPD Confused

A bit of catching up to do on Oakland News, so here we go. Occupy Oakland Occupy Oakland continues to “occupy” the collective minds of Oakland and much of America,…