Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Friday, February 5, 2010

Community Happenings!

Maynard Institute Will Train Local Citizen Journalist
The Oakland Applicants should be from all walks of life, be West Oakland residents, and be familiar with the community. Tribune and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education are partnering on a citizen journalist program in West Oakland that will open a media center in a branch library, and train residents in reporting, writing and photographing for the newspaper's community correspondents program.

Applicants should be from all walks of life, be West Oakland residents, and be familiar with the community.

When: Saturday, February 6th, 2010; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The West Oakland branch of the Oakland Public Library; 1801 Adeline St .

(510) 273-0210 (Media Center direct line)

Refreshments will be served.

Sports marketing and event management company Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) will serve as the official Medical Provider of the inaugural Oakland Running Festival. An estimated 75 medical personnel will provide coverage throughout the course’s seven medical stops. Click here for more information

Capt. Toribio reports: Good Work and Crime Tips

Good Work by OPD

Your officers continue to do outstanding work. Here are some recent examples:

• On Friday, February 5th, Officers Roberto Ruiz and Christopher Peters made a car stop in the 1900 block of Castro St. for traffic violations. The occupants were arrested for warrants and possession of drugs; one of the occupants was found in possession of a loaded gun.

• On Tuesday, February 2nd, Officers John Keating and Sor Yang responded to a robbery in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. The victim was robbed at knifepoint by two suspects. The officers began checking the area and subsequently arrested one of the suspects. Within hours, our criminal investigators were able to identify where the second suspect lived and arrested him.

• On Monday, February 1st, Officer Scott Bezner and his squad served a search warrant in the 1200 block of 34th St. Several adults were arrested. Drugs and a shotgun were recovered as evidence.

• On Thursday, January 28th, Officers Matt Komoda and Billy Moore were on routine patrol in West Oakland when they recognized a suspect wanted for kidnapping and sexual assault. The suspect was arrested without incident.

• On Tuesday, January 26th, Officers Tony Banks, Jr. and DeSean Spencer were on routine patrol in downtown Oakland. They recognized a suspect wanted for armed robbery in Berkeley. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody.

Crime Tips

• Residential Burglaries: Don’t make it easy for the burglars.

  •  Please lock your doors and windows. Our analysis of residential burglaries indicates a significant number of entries are made through unlocked doors and windows.
  • Also, keep the area around your residence free of clutter or objects that burglars can conceal themselves with or use to climb into your house.
• Robberies: Street level robberies are crimes of opportunity. Robbers look for citizens who are not paying attention and can be easily victimized. Pay attention to your surroundings and don’t be distracted (by talking on cell phone, using iPODs and other small electronics, etc.). The Crime Prevention Services and Self-Protection: Avoid Becoming a Crime Victim pages provide excellent personal safety tips. You can also download our personal safety brochure for more tips.

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