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| Press Release

Oakland Police Department’s 177th Basic Recruit Academy Graduation

Today, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., 11 members of the Oakland Police Department’s 177th Basic Recruit Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center.


| Press Release

#OYACgivesback Youth-Led Project Grants Available

The City of Oakland Human Services Department’s Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC) is excited to release the second cycle of the #OYACgivesback Youth-to-Youth Mini-Grant Application: Supporting Community Resiliency and Healing for Oakland.


| Press Release

Holiday Giving to Support Unsheltered Oakland Neighbors

During this season of holiday giving, the plight of our unsheltered neighbors is likely in the hearts and minds of Oaklanders, many of whom will make charitable donations and contributions of various kinds to reduce the suffering of those on our streets.


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Presentation of The Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Ms. Wendy Jackson at “In the Name of Love”

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 7:00-9:30 pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA 94612, Ms. Wendy Jackson will be
presented with the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love”, the 16th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an extensive civic and cultural event that pays homage through music, to one of the greatest
humanitarians of our time


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Stay Safe During New Year’s Eve Celebrations: No Celebratory Gunfire and Avoid Illegal Fireworks

The Oakland Police Department encourages everyone to celebrate this New Year’s Eve safely and not participate in celebratory gunfire and avoid illegal fireworks.


| Press Release

City of Oakland Presents IFPTE, Local 21 with City’s Last, Best, and Final Offer

This afternoon the City of Oakland’s bargaining team formallypresented International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 (L21) the City’s Last, Best, and Final Offer (LBFO)


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U-Visa Certifications: If You Have Been Denied U-Visa Certification During The Application Process, We Encourage You To Resubmit Your Application To The Oakland Police Department

During the week of January 15, 2018, the Alameda County public
defender brought to the attention of the Oakland Police Department two cases of
U-Visa certifications that were improperly denied. Upon learning this, OPD
immediately conducted an internal audit, reviewing U-Visa certifications starting
from 2007, the first year the visas were made available. 


| Press Release

Media Announcement: Additional PIO Joins the OPD Media Team

As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and our community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Felicia Aisthorpe, PIO.


| Press Release

Draft Version of City of Oakland Cultural Plan available for Community Review, Feedback

Following an extensive community engagement process, the City of Oakland has released a draft of “Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development

Plan.” Oaklanders are encouraged to review the draft and provide feedback by April 13, 2018.


| Press Release

Street Closures Planned on Sunday, March 25, for Oakland Marathon’s New 2018 Course

Oakland, CA — The City of Oakland today announced the temporary street closures
and parking restrictions in effect for the Oakland Marathon which takes place on
Sunday, March 25, 2018. The 26.2-mile marathon, which starts at 7 a.m., takes a new
course through town from the starting point at Eastshore Park on the corner of
MacArthur Boulevard and Lakeshore Avenue. The course will take runners through
downtown, West Oakland and Northgate. The new course also takes runners around
Lake Merritt, past the Port of Oakland’s terminals and on a portion of the Bay Bridge
Trail.