East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”

1/9/18 By HARRY HARRIS OAKLAND — When it comes to violent crime, the city is “considerably safer” than it was five years ago, thanks to a combination of police strategies and community involvement, city leaders said Tuesday, optimistic that the trend can be sustained. The message was delivered at a city hall news conference by Mayor … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”

SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”

By Jill Tucker 11/17/17 LeAna Powell considered buying life insurance for her first-born son because she had seen too many black males killed in Oakland and didn’t want to be among the countless mothers she knew who struggled to pay for a funeral. It never occurred to her to plan for his college education, his future … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”

CBS KPIX: “Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Rent Rooms to Homeless”

OAKLAND (KPIX) — Mayor Libby Schaaf raised a few eyebrows during her State of the City address when she encouraged Oakland residents to rent out extra bedrooms and spare units to a homeless person. “People are getting creative and this one way people are trying to make a dent to end homelessness,” says Daniel Cooperman, … Continue reading CBS KPIX: “Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Rent Rooms to Homeless”

FOX KTVU: “Oakland mayor proposes navigation center for city’s homeless population”

KTVU 9/26/17 OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is asking the City Council to approve an outdoor navigation center that she said would move homeless people from encampments into temporary shelter as they wait for permanent housing. Schaaf said the site, which she hopes would be set up before the rainy season begins and would … Continue reading FOX KTVU: “Oakland mayor proposes navigation center for city’s homeless population”