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…

Watchdog Groups Confront Oakland Police Compliance Director

Today a group of activists affiliated with Oakland’s PUEBLO and the Ella Baker Center tried to meet with Oakland Police Department NSA Compliance Director Tom Frazier. Angered by his decision…

Was Downtown Oakland Attack On Joshua Daniels From City Worker?

Joshua Daniels is a name you know if you, for whatever reason, follow the Twitter hashtags #Oakland and #OakMtg. He posts there on what seems to be an every-other-day basis.…

Oakland Wing Stop Restaurant Homicide Suspects Arrested

The new Oakland Wing Stop Restaurant on Lake Park was the scene of a crime that was too close to home for this video-blogger. Fortunately, the homicide suspects were caught…

City Council to Consider Adopting Budget and Amendments Tonight

Tonight, beginning sometime after 6:30pm, the Oakland City Council is expected to adopt the fiscal year 2013-2015 budget (item #9).  The importance of the budget can hardly be understated: this…

WILLIAM BRATTON TO BE NAMED OAKLAND’S POLICE CHIEF

FOLKS, THIS IS AN APRIL FOOL JOKE! William Bratton Will Be Named Oakland’s Police Chief. A good, well-placed City Hall Source and friend has told this vlogger exclusively that William…

Trestle Glenn Robber Sought By Oakland Police Department

This is a press release on what this blogger calls the Trestle Glenn Robber issued by the Oakland Police Department: Oakland Police Need Help From the Public Oakland, CA —…

Oakland Mayor Quan Supports William Bratton OPD Contract

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan issued a letter than may or may not bee seen or cared about as Oakland ponders Lance Armstrong and Manti T’eo. Mayor Quan is making public…

Oakland’s City Council Must Adopt The Bratton – Wasserman OPD Proposal

A Make Oakland Better Blog Entry Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will vote on whether to forward to Council a proposal to add…

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…

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…

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 Lake Merritt / Adams Point Plagued By Fake Cal Trans Intruder

This is a message that appeared on the Adams Point Yahoo Message Board: I have lived in Adams Point for 13 years. I reported suspicous activity Friday morning to the…

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.…

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…

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 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…

Oakland Robbery In Adams Point, Car Break-Ins At Trader Joe’s / Walgreens

A simple email making the Internet rounds characterizes just how dangerous the really nice area of Adams Point can be, and the adjacent neighborhood of China Hill, where the Trader…

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,…