No Jailhouse Rock For State Inmates, Brown Vetoes Bonta’s Condom Bill

LEGISLATURE | A bill that would have created a pilot program for distributing free condoms to inmates in California state prisons was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The controversial legislation authored by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta intended to protect inmates against the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS; and the general public after prisoners served out … Continue reading No Jailhouse Rock For State Inmates, Brown Vetoes Bonta’s Condom Bill

Bonta Bill To Distribute Condoms In Prisons Passes Assembly Committee

ASSEMBLY | There is no law on the books against dropping soap in a prison shower. But, Oakland Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s bill that would allow non-profits to distribute condoms in state prisons passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee this week.Bonta says prisoners are 8-10 times more likely to be infected by HIV/AIDS than the general … Continue reading Bonta Bill To Distribute Condoms In Prisons Passes Assembly Committee

Swalwell Leads Way To Protect LGBT Communities In…Ukraine(?)

CONGRESS 15 | Rep. Eric Swalwell’s first chance to grandstand did not take place in the East Bay, but in faraway Ukraine. Swalwell, along with Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), David Cicilline and over three dozen Democrats sent a letter to the Ukrainian parliament protesting two discriminatory pieces of legislation against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender … Continue reading Swalwell Leads Way To Protect LGBT Communities In…Ukraine(?)

Workers Who Help AIDS Patients Say County Has Not Been Paid Them In Months

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BOARD OF SUPERVISORSMay 15, 2012 | Last December, the Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration held its annual awards dinner. The theme of the ceremony was “Getting to Zero.” Ironically, some of its employees on Tuesday complained to the Board of Supervisors saying over the past three months, zero has been the amount on … Continue reading Workers Who Help AIDS Patients Say County Has Not Been Paid Them In Months

County Funds Renovation Of Alameda’s Islander Motel For Persons With AIDS

BOS ROUNDUPNov. 22, 2011 | The dank, often seedy rooms of the Islander Motel in Alameda will soon become a 61-studio housing project aimed at low-income occupants with a portion of the units set aside for people with HIV/AIDS. The project was approved Tuesday by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.The renovation of the unadorned and … Continue reading County Funds Renovation Of Alameda’s Islander Motel For Persons With AIDS