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The Energy Group

​The City's Energy Group reduces electricity and natural gas use and greenhouse gas emissions from City facilities through advancing energy conservation, efficiency and solar power generation.

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center unveiled

Kaiser Permanente announced on June 17, 2019, plans to construct a new headquarters — The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center — in Oakland, bringing together staff currently in multiple locations, reducing annual operating costs, and benefitting the city that has been its home since 1945.

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center unveiled

Kaiser Permanente announced on June 17, 2019, plans to construct a new headquarters — The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center — in Oakland, bringing together staff currently in multiple locations, reducing annual operating costs, and benefitting the city that has been its home since 1945.

Tips for Volunteer Day Photo Documentation

We encourage you to take photos and videos at your volunteer projects. Before & after, and action photos are a great way to document and share the hard work of you and the volunteers. We collect photos from all the projects for photo slideshows for city‐wide cleanups (like this one from Earth Day), volunteer appreciation, and promotion of future volunteer events.

Tour 1 - Old Oakland Walking Tour

Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad! Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries. Visit the historic Washington Inn, G.B. Ratto & Co. International Grocers, Swans Marketplace and the “Friends of the Library” bookstore.

Tour 2 - City Center Walking Tour

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center building.

Tour 3 - Uptown to the Lake Walking Tour

A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt.

Tour 4 - Preservation Park Walking Tour

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses -- now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces -- in a beautiful garden setting.

Tour 5 - Chinatown Walking Tour

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

Tour 6 - Waterfront Walking Tour

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Tour 7 - Churches & Temples Walking Tour

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai.

Tour 8 - New Era | New Politics Walking Tour

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California.

Traffic Collision Reports

Oakland Police Department motor vehicle collision reports can be purchased on-line, in person or by mail.

Traffic Collision Reports

Oakland Police Department motor vehicle collision reports can be purchased on-line, in person or by mail.

Traffic Signs and Markings

​ We contribute to the public's safety. We install, repair and replace traffic signs, poles and street markings on Oakland's public roads.