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BBQ Like Oakland Firefighters Do – With Community Feel

July 3, 2012 | 11:12 am

BBQ Like Oakland Firefighters Do – With Community Feel

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About 2,500 people are expected to show up at the Oakland Coliseum ahead of the A’s game against the Mariners this Saturday, for the 2nd annual Bay Area BBQ Championship. The charity fundraiser, which benefits foster youth, will feature both pro and amateur cook-offs,  and a third category called People’s Choice. “Big” Tom Pierce of […]

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Oakland Names Howard Jordan as Permanent Police Chief; San Jose’s Teresa Reed is New Fire Chief

February 1, 2012 | 11:13 am

Oakland Names Howard Jordan as Permanent Police Chief; San Jose’s Teresa Reed is New Fire Chief

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(Bay City News) Oakland city officials today named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis. Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana also named Teresa Reed, as the city’s new fire chief. Reed is currently an assistant chief for the San Jose Fire Department. Quan had tapped […]

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October 18, 2011 | 3:35 pm

Oakland Firestorm Anniversary: City’s Interim Chief Recalls Hard Decisions, Act of Selflessness

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As part of KQED’s coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Oakland firestorm, Rachel Dornhelm talked to Mark Hoffman, currently the city’s Interim Fire Chief who in 1991 was a lieutenant on the front lines. The conversation occurred just above Hillcrest School in the Oakland Hills last Tuesday, on the corner of Margurite and Hermosa, […]

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