Articles Tagged With ‘Oakland’




Up to 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

At least nine people were killed and 25 are missing after a fire raced through a warehouse where a concert was being held in Oakland on Friday night. When firefighters arrived at the warehouse at... (Continue reading)

Police transparency bill dies in California Legislature

As multiple police scandals swirl around Northern California, including an Oakland sex scandal that has infected several Bay Area agencies, there is little hope citizens and journalists in the state will obtain access to officer... (Continue reading)

Third Oakland police chief out amid sex and race scandals

Amid sex and race scandals, Oakland’s third chief of police was fired or resigned in just eight days as an investigation into officer misdeeds leads to more revelations. Last year, Oakland police officer Brendan O’Brien... (Continue reading)

Bay Area law enforcement tangled in sex scandal

The daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher, who began working as a prostitute at age 12, says she had sex with 24 current and former officers from five cities. Oakland’s police chief resigned last week... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria officers in standoff with Oakland homicide suspect

A homicide suspect from Oakland turned up in Santa Maria Friday morning and then barricaded himself in a vehicle. Police responded by closing roads and conducting evacuations. [KSBY] At 4:45 a.m., the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Plainclothes cop points gun at California protesters

An undercover policeman pulled a gun on protestors highlighted the clashes between demonstrators and officers in Oakland on Wednesday night. [Huffington Post] Protesters have demonstrated all week in Oakland and Berkeley, rallying against recent grand... (Continue reading)

PG&E to save the Oakland gnomes

Pacific Gas & Electric says it will not remove gnomes from its Oakland power poles until it secures new homes for the little creatures. Hand painted gnomes on six-inch brown wooden boards have appeared all... (Continue reading)

PG&E threatens to blast population of gnomes

Pacific Gas & Electric is threatening to exterminate gnome dwellings in Oakland. [SF Gate] The frequent presence of little men with pointy, red hats and large, white beards helps keep Oakland residents’ minds off crime... (Continue reading)