Wednesday’s Newsletter: Nadia’s book; Alameda County supports Newsom

Nadia Davis, the now ex-wife of former state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, has written a memoir detailing some of the personal struggles that led to her precipitous fall as an Alameda County supervisor nearly a decade ago. Pre-orders for the book, titled Home Is Within You, are set to begin later this month, according to … Continue reading Wednesday’s Newsletter: Nadia’s book; Alameda County supports Newsom

Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

The severe winter covid-19 surge in the East Bay may have hit its peak, said an Alameda County public health official this week. "I think we might be through the worst," Alameda County Interim Public Health Officer Nicholas Moss said on Tuesday. Moss, however, added there is not yet enough evidence clearly showing the surge … Continue reading Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Camp Sweeney may be red-tagged because of crumbling infrastructure

Camp Wilmont Sweeney, the juvenile-detention facility in San Leandro long criticized for its deteriorating physical condition, may soon be shut down, county officials said this week. The 60-year-old facility, operated by the Alameda County Probation Department, is riddled with cracks in its infrastructure and may be red-tagged, said Willie Hopkins, the director of the Alameda … Continue reading Camp Sweeney may be red-tagged because of crumbling infrastructure

Post-covid, might virtual public participation at Alameda County supervisors meetings be permanent?

The pandemic has sent all government meetings to the virtual realm, but once the pandemic is behind us public speakers may be allowed to continue participation in Alameda County Board of Supervisors meetings from home. Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle made the query during a special meeting on Tuesday as the board was receiving public … Continue reading Post-covid, might virtual public participation at Alameda County supervisors meetings be permanent?

Progress on ‘expensive’ Alameda County tiny homes project is on target

A 29-unit tiny homes project on the grounds of Fairmont Hospital in unincorporated Alameda County remains on schedule to qualify for $3.9 million in federal CARES Act funding, county officials said on Tuesday. When asked by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson if the county will miss a Dec. 20 deadline set by the federal government, … Continue reading Progress on ‘expensive’ Alameda County tiny homes project is on target

That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

In a bitterly fought campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat this fall, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei laid all her chips on Vinnie Bacon. But, Bacon fell well short of defeating Dublin Mayor David Haubert earlier this month. It didn't take long for Mei to jump ship to the supervisor-elect's camp. … Continue reading That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is by far the most stable elected body in the East Bay. But after 24 years at the helm of the Tri-Valley and Fremont District 1, Supervisor Scott Haggerty is retiring. This year mark the first time the general region has seen a competitive race for supervisor since Haggerty … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future development at the Coliseum. The team is currently in negotiations with Oakland to buy the … Continue reading Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

Strike is imminent as unions, Alameda Health System, and county supes trade barbs

With 3,000 nurses and health care workers at Alameda Health System hospitals less than 24 hours from a five-day strike, Alameda County supervisors attempted on Tuesday to move both sides toward a last-minute agreement. But after several hours of testimony, nurses and other health care employees at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, and Alameda … Continue reading Strike is imminent as unions, Alameda Health System, and county supes trade barbs

Carson, Miley to urge for apology, reparations for slavery

More than nine years ago, a resolution by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that called for national reconciliation and reparations due to centuries of slavery in the U.S. feels eerily prescient to the state of the country in 2020. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors will move to reaffirm the landmark June 7, … Continue reading Carson, Miley to urge for apology, reparations for slavery

ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert has raised more than $430,000 in contribution this year, according to campaign finance reports released this week. Haubert, the mayor of Dublin, also holds a sizable cash reserve of more than three times larger than his opponent, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon. Haubert raised $195,016 during the reporting … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

ALCO supe candidate Vinnie Bacon sent threatening voicemail to Sikh Democrat

Alameda County supervisor candidate Vinnie Bacon sent a voicemail over the weekend to a prominent member of Fremont's Sikh-American community threatening to end his participation in the local Democratic Party due to his support for Bacon's opponent this fall, David Haubert. Audio of Bacon's voicemail to Fremont small businessowner Tejinder "T.J." Dhami, obtained by the … Continue reading ALCO supe candidate Vinnie Bacon sent threatening voicemail to Sikh Democrat

Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

Dublin Mayor David Haubert opened the first public debate last month with Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon in the race for the open District 1 seat on the powerful Alameda County Board of Supervisors by striking a friendly tone. Haubert is well-known in the district’s Tri-Valley half, but less so in Fremont. “I love Fremont,” Haubert … Continue reading Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

Alameda County supervisors end summer session by approving a flurry of covid-19 relief programs

Alameda County supervisors wrapped up business prior to their month-long August recess with a number of items intended to help residents cope with the coronavirus, including a pilot program to offer a stipend to those recuperating from the virus, and a limited renters assistance program. A tiny home program in unincorporated Alameda County for unsheltered … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors end summer session by approving a flurry of covid-19 relief programs