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Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Kaila Mathis, DeAlaundria Gardner, and Justin Shiu,
Contributors

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro

Gunfire shut down an Oakland City Hall meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and all meetings were cancelled for the evening as police set up barricades around the one block crime scene. The Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency and Economic Development Committee was nearly an hour into a meeting ...

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

Controversy continues for local police

Controversy continues for local police

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

One of the most dangerous cities in America still does not have a police chief. It’s been nearly three weeks since an Oakland Police Chief has resigned, stepped down or was fired. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf appointed City Administrator Sabrina Landreth as acting overseer of the department until an inve...

Police brutality exposed at forum

Police brutality exposed at forum

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

A forum focused on police brutality drew citizens who shared testimonies of their personal experiences at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oakland on Feb 11. The Coalition for Police Accountability hosted the forum to invite the community to speak on their experiences with police brutal...

Policía añade más oficiales

Policía añade más oficiales

Por Louis LaVenture, Editor de deportes

December 3, 2015


Filed under Spanish

Recientemente, para la ciudad de Oakland, y el alcalde Libby Schaaf, ha sido una prioridad agregar más oficiales al departamento de policías. Por segundo año consecutivo, el Departamento de Policía de Oakland (OPD) celebró la graduación de 35 nuevos oficiales el 30 de octubre. En 2010, OPD des...

Arrest made in shooting death of East Bay muralist

Arrest made in shooting death of East Bay muralist

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department announced they made an arrest in connection to the Sept. 29 shooting of East Bay artist Antonio Ramos. Twenty-year-old Marquise Holloway was arrested at his mother’s residence in Stockton on Nov. 20. Then on Nov. 24, he was charged with one count of murder, two coun...

Oakland Police add officers, increase community involvement

Oakland Police add officers,  increase community involvement

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

In recent years, it has been a priority for the City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf to add more police to the department. For the second consecutive year Oakland did just that, when the Oakland Police Department held a graduation for 35 new officers on Oct. 30. In 2010, OPD had massive layoffs and thei...

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