Livermore Links is a hyperlocal Livermore news blog dedicated to the Tri-Valley’s largest city, the home of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Altamont Pass, the World's Fastest Rodeo, some of the oldest wineries in the state, and the longest burning lightbulb ever. Livermore Links is run by Livermore residents, for Livermore residents. Comment away and use Livermore Links as a place to connect with other residents of your hometown. We can be reached via email at livermorenews[at]yahoo[dot]com with your news tips, press releases, questions, or general comments. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!
Oakland Crimespotting is an interactive map of crimes in Oakland, CA, and a better way of understanding crime in cities. This project is not affiliated with the City of Oakland or the Oakland Police Department, but we do use data published on CrimeWatch, the City’s community crime mapping website. There are several things to do here: Explore maps, browse crime reports by day and by type, and sign up to receive e-mail alerts and RSS feeds for crime reports in your neighborhood. Information about site updates and new features can be found on our blog, blog.crimespotting.org.
Blog documenting the impacts of violence in Oakland. Created by Scott Johnson, who is the Oakland Tribune's Violence Reporting Fellow, an investigative position funded by the California Endowment. Johnson will be with the Tribune for a full year, reporting on a wide range of issues, including those related to the impacts of violence on the mental health of Oakland residents.
Oakland North is a news project of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. With support from the Ford Foundation, graduate student reporters at the School are creating focused news outlets to concentrate on different parts of the Bay Area. Our goals are to improve local coverage, experiment with online and digital media, and listen to you–about the stories and features that most interest you, the issues that concern you, the information services you want, and the reporting you’d like to see undertaken in your own community.
Oakland North is staffed this fall by the reporting students of Cynthia Gorney and Kara Platoni, both journalists who have lived in Oakland for years. You can click here for bios of all 18 students.
We hope to keep Oakland North a source of news and community conversation, and we welcome all comments, corrections and suggestions. Please check out our sibling news outlet across the bay, Mission Local, covering San Francisco’s Mission district; and look for the launch this fall of the new Richmond Confidential.
We all take seriously our Ford Foundation mandate, which is to explore new ways to give communities back the coverage they’re losing as regional newspapers shrink–and also to be inventive about what digital journalism can do for all of us in the future. We’re learning new ways of telling stories in sound pictures, in cellphone dispatches, and in other forms of back-and-forth still under development.
This site is a collaborative effort of the men and women of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association along with neighborhood and community leaders from around San Jose who care about the safety of our neighborhoods. The views expressed on this site are those of the authors and should not necessarily be construed as the opinion of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, the San Jose Police Department, or the City of San Jose.
Contributors to Protect San Jose include:
* George Beattie, President, SJPOA
* Jerry Brown, CA Attorney General
* Helen Chapman, Neighborhood leader
* Jim Cogan, President, Crime Stoppers Silicon Valley
* Pete Constant, San Jose City Councilmember
* Christian Hemingway, Former SJ City Council chief of staff and professional mediator
* Kathleen Flynn, Professional mediator and community activist
* Chris Kelly, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer
* Bobby Lopez, Immediate Past President, SJPOA
* Joseph McNamara, Former San Jose Chief of Police
* Ed Rast, Neighborhood leader
* Alberto Torrico, CA Assembly Majority Leader
* Jim Unland, Vice President, SJPOA
* and the men and women of the San Jose Police Department
With a grant of $500,000 from the Ford Foundation to develop digital news sites, student reporters with the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley are covering neglected Bay Area Communities during core reporting classes. The funding also allows the school to hire two full-time multimedia instructors to teach multimedia skills during the reporting classes and oversee the development of these news websites. The Bay Area communities, increasingly ignored by the local news industry, are the focus of our “hyperlocal” websites.