Contra Costa Times
Oakland police improve social media skills: For officers, Twitter a bold new front
On April 4, people in Oakland may have come across the following message on the popular social network Twitter: "Thanks @davcron for being my 1k follower.
Oakland police report drop in crime citywide
Police Chief Sean Whent says Oakland has seen a 15 percent reduction in so-called Part 1 crimes so far this year is down compared to the same period last year.
Inside Bay Area
Blackwell leaves Oakland for San Francisco job
In the latest upheaval at City Hall, Fred Blackwell announced Wednesday that he is resigning as Oakland city administrator just one month after being handed the job.
The Kansas City Star
Sources: Chiefs sign free-agent defensive tackle Cory Grissom
Officials from the Kansas City Zoo and the city parks department are scheduled to meet Thursday with Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte and Police Chief Darryl Forté to discuss options to forestall future incidents after Tuesday’s violence at a free day at the zoo for residents in Clay and Jackson counties.
Recruiting Firm's Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search
OAKLAND - Oakland's search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.