From the Oakland Tribune:

The city will hire back 10 of the 80 officers laid off in July, Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday. In the wake of some strong statements made by Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts last week in which he called on the city to better support its officers, Quan said she had taken an aggressive approach to finding room in the budget to bring back the laid off officers as well as improving the departments suite of patrol cars, radios and computers.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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