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| News Update

Mayor Schaaf, OPD, Department of Violence Prevention and Community Address Steady Decline in Violent Crime

Oakland city officials and community members gathered on January 9, 2018 to announce a steady decline in the city’s violent crime rate over the past five years

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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.

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Measure KK Funds Put Oakland on Path to 17K/17K Goal

Allocation of bond funds provides new affordable housing and alleviates homelessness

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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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| News Update

#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.

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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.

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| News Update

Oakland Police Department to Conduct 11th Operation Motor Santa

The Oakland Police Department Traffic Operation Section will conduct its annual Motor Santa Operation to provide toys to children (12 and under) throughout the City of Oakland.

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Two City Employee Labor Groups Ratify Tentative Agreements for Two-year Contract

This afternoon, the City received notice that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW, Local 1245) and the Confidential Management Employees Association (CMEA) have ratified their tentative agreements with the City.

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Oakland’s Minimum Wage Goes Up January 1, 2018

Rate goes up 37¢, from $12.86 to $13.23 based on the local Consumer Price Index

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