San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates

Up to 16 inmates from San Quentin State Prison have been hospitalized in Alameda County hospitals, Health Care Services Agency Director Coleen Chawla said on Tuesday. As of Monday, there were 8-9 of those who remain hospitalized following a major outbreak of covid-19 at the state prison in Marin. In addition, between 15-18 San Quentin … Continue reading San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates

Chan on funding to hire deputies

The $106 million doesn’t exist.-Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan on why she voted Tuesday against a request by the Sheriffs Department for $106 million annually over three years to hire more deputies.

Alameda County approves $85 million sale of Coliseum site to the A’s

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics at a special meeting on Monday for $85 million paid over six years. The Board of Supervisors have for years voiced a strong appetite for "getting out of the stadium business," as some of … Continue reading Alameda County approves $85 million sale of Coliseum site to the A’s

After once raising the possibility of retirement, Miley is running for re-election next year

During a re-election campaign in 2016 that, in hindsight, only appeared difficult, Alameda County Supervisor said he would likely not run again in 2020 for the District 4 seat he has securely held for nearly two decades. In an interview last week, Miley said he's reversing his past declaration and, instead, will seek another four-year … Continue reading After once raising the possibility of retirement, Miley is running for re-election next year

State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County's likely fiscal year budget shortfall will be additionally impacted by the state's decision to begin asking municipalities to shoulder more of the costs for in-home health services.Last week, Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi told the Board of Supervisors its early budget estimate to be released on Wednesday will reflect $40 million in … Continue reading State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts

A mailer from Pleasanton Families for SupervisorNate Miley, an IE supporting his re-election. ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Earlier this month, a mysterious independent expenditures committee named “Pleasanton Families for Supervisor Nate Miley" surfaced without much funding or activity. However, campaign finance reports for the Independent Expenditure Committee, not yet easily accessible to the … Continue reading Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts

Parker opens a new front: Releases website, mailer attacking Miley’s record

A mailer released Friday by Parker's campaigncharges Miley with a cozy relationship with Corizon, the county's prison health care provider.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Things just got real in Alameda County's under-the-radar Board of Supervisors race following the release Thursday of a scathing website from Bryan Parker’s campaign asserting incumbent Nate Miley’s uses his … Continue reading Parker opens a new front: Releases website, mailer attacking Miley’s record

Nancy Skinner nears $1.1 million in cash reserves; Nate Miley’s supervisorial campaign in the red

State Senate candidate Nancy Skinner raisedmore than $277,000 during the past six months.SD9 ALCOD4 CAMPAIGN FINANCE |Former Assemblymember Nancy Skinner of Berkeley reported that she has nearly $1.1 million in cash reserves in her state Senate campaign account, which is more than ten times what her main opponent Sandré Swanson, has in total cash on … Continue reading Nancy Skinner nears $1.1 million in cash reserves; Nate Miley’s supervisorial campaign in the red

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 29-30

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS/Sept 29, 9:30 a.m.Surveillance upgrade; OK for chopper landingSTINGRAY UPGRADE The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is asking the Board of Supervisors to approve an allocation of $113,419 for an upgrade to its controversial Electronic Surveillance Telephone Tracking Technology, more commonly refer to as Stringray. The device, manufactured by Harris Corporation, mimics a … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 29-30

Alameda County drug take-back program may get a look from U.S. Supreme Court

Alameda County Supervisor Nate MileyALAMEDA COUNTY | Groups representing a number of pharmaceutical companies asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2012 ordinance passed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that calls for drug companies to pay for a drug take-back program.The Wall Street Journal reported Monday the pharmaceutical trade groups filed a brief … Continue reading Alameda County drug take-back program may get a look from U.S. Supreme Court

Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority did not vote on a proposed 10-year lease scheduled for early Friday morning to keep the Athletics at their current location a following a move by Oakland City Council to bar its two members from participating. The absence of Councilmembers Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, … Continue reading Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

Joe Lacob: A Sterling Example of the Rich Stealing from the Poor in Alameda County

The amount of outstanding debt Warriorsowner Joe Lacob owes Alameda County isalmost the same as its fiscal budget shortfall.ALAMEDA COUNTY | BUDGET | Starting next week, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will begin deliberations on a $2.8 billion fiscal budget. Over the past five years, charting the roller coaster of red ink at the … Continue reading Joe Lacob: A Sterling Example of the Rich Stealing from the Poor in Alameda County

Holding office in Alameda County: It’s a good gig, if you can get it

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern isrunning unopposed this June.PHOTO/Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY | Patrick O'Connell — like most Alameda County politicians — has run unopposed each time he's been up for reelection to his longtime post as county controller/auditor/clerk recorder. And most East Bay political observers expected him to once again run unchallenged this year. But … Continue reading Holding office in Alameda County: It’s a good gig, if you can get it

Supervisor Keith Carson’s Personal, Expletive-Filled Plea For Mental Health

Supervisor Keith CarsonALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | No other elected official in the East Bay comports himself in the manner of a statesman than Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. He is pensive listener who typically responds with measured, sometimes lengthy silloloquys. Yet, during an uncommonly passionate Board of Supervisors meeting Tueday, Carson's personal struggles … Continue reading Supervisor Keith Carson’s Personal, Expletive-Filled Plea For Mental Health