PredPol claims its software can map where future crimes are likely to occur and reduce crime by double digits. But critics, including some law enforcement officials, say there's no evidence that it works.
According to city staffers and a recent lawsuit, Oakland may have trouble collecting millions in tax revenues next year. In addition, documents show that a top tax collections official violated city law.
For years, Dan Borenstein, an influential columnist and editorial page writer for the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times, has claimed that public employee pensions are strangling local governments. The problem is: He's wrong.