Denny’s at 601 Hegenberger
Starbucks at Hegenberger Road and Edgewater Drive
Starbucks on 98th Avenue
Black Bear Diner at 405 Hegenberger Road
Raising Cane’s also shut down indoor dining at its Oakland location. Blue Shield and Clorox have hired private security to protect workers. Kaiser Permanente issued a memo last month urging employees to stay inside the building during lunch time for their own safety.
Mayor Sheng Thao, who is facing a recall effort, vowed to address public safety concerns in a statement.
"It is outrageous that criminal gangs and groups continue to harm Oakland residents and businesses. I join Oaklanders in demanding more prevention, enforcement, and accountability for the criminal groups inflicting harm upon our community.”
Thao said she had increased police presence and employed technology to deter criminals around the airport last year, resulting in a 40% reduction in crime in that area.
“The surge in public safety resources has led to a reduction in property crimes along the Hegenberger Corridor. However, more is necessary and I will be working with regional and state leaders to protect this tourist gateway into Oakland."
As Oakland struggles with a surge in criminal activity, it is also approaching one year without a permanent police chief.