A recent bump in new covid-19 cases in Alameda County over the past week pushed the overall number of total cases over 3,000. Sixty-four new cases reported on Wednesday, puts Alameda County at 3,049 covid-19 infections since the first two… Read More ›
It will be extremely difficult to reach 1,200 hotel beds.–Willie Hopkins, Alameda County General Services Agency director, last Tuesday, telling the Board of Supervisors that the goal of housing the unsheltered in hotels during the pandemic is uncertain because some… Read More ›
Alameda County’s baseline budget shortfall of $72 million is likely somewhere closer to $140 million, and possibly larger, county officials said on Tuesday. Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi warned the Board of Supervisors will need to deal with the abrupt… Read More ›
A surge in new covid-19 cases in Alameda County could peak sometime in August, while models suggest relaxing the county’s shelter in place orders will likely result in increased spread of the infection. “I think we need to manage our… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved a $106 million request by the sheriffs department to fund the hiring of up to 265 new deputies during a lengthy meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The narrow, 3-2 decision, was decided by Supervisor… Read More ›
Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules.–Elon Musk, Tesla founder, tweeting on Monday that he was reopening the Fremont factory in violation of the county’s shelter in place order.
Oral arguments in the California Supreme Court began last Tuesday in a case filed by the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Alameda County union that represents another battle in the war between public employee unions, their pensions, versus local municipalities. With… Read More ›
Tesla founder Elon Musk has tussled with Alameda County officials in an effort to reopen its sprawling Fremont plant on several occasions since a shelter in place was ordered in March. A plan to resume work on Friday afternoon was… Read More ›
Alameda County officials are in the early stages of proposing a ballot measure for November to increase its sales tax by a half-cent in order to fund solutions for reducing the region’s growing homelessness crisis. The issue of homelessness in… Read More ›
The forecast for Alameda County’s short-term fiscal health will come into focus this week and it could be sobering news for those who depend greatly on the county’s safety net services. County supervisors will learn at a budget workshop session… Read More ›
UPDATE: Ahern’s proposal is again postponed, but for a different reason.
Covid-19 is hitting unincorporated Alameda County hard and local MACs haven’t met since pandemic started
Residents in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County often describe a sense of being an afterthought for county leaders. The resentment was furthered this month when some in unincorporated areas called for Alameda County health officials to provide detailed information… Read More ›
A countywide moratorium on covid-19 evictions approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors last month now covers all types of evictions. The amended ordinance, unanimously approved on Tuesday afternoon, will remain for the next 90 days. Alameda County renters… Read More ›
The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Alameda County now tops 1,000, according to the Alameda County Public Health Office. Alameda County has 1,007 confirmed cases of covid-19, along with 39 deaths, according to the county’s covid-19 statistics released… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said sports fans in the county and Bay Area should not expect to be attending sporting events anytime soon. “I don’t think we’re going to be going to football games or Warriors games in the… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will investigate allegations made by hospital workers that Alameda Health System hospitals were unprepared for the pandemic and have failed to protect employees during the covid-19 crisis, they said this week. In addition, Alameda… Read More ›
Alameda County homeowners are well aware the deadline for their second installment of property taxes is coming soon. But with the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic tailspin hitting the region and country, the Alameda County treasurer/tax collector announced Tuesday that… Read More ›
ALCO advances payments to non-profits; Union says hotel owner is profiteering; Oakland passes moratorium
Coronavirus news briefs from Alameda County and Oakland.
Allegations of poor sanitary conditions and, specifically, a lack of soap at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin have been made in recent weeks. Activists worry the conditions at the jail, which houses roughly 2,200 inmates, could exacerbate the possibility… Read More ›
Alameda County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium gives relief only for renters in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, but could possibly later extend to all cities in the county… Read More ›
-Coronavirus news briefs from Alameda County: >>Influx of patients has not yet materialized. >>ALCO Sheriff’s deputies not issuing citations. >>Hayward testing site could be model for others. Alameda County has only 112 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but the numbers… Read More ›
With staggering numbers of homeless individuals in Oakland and across Alameda County, and a shelter in place order issued last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday morning are likely… Read More ›
Six ballot measures in Alameda County, primarily involving school parcel taxes and school bonds, are at or near the cusp of thresholds needed for passage. But with only provisional ballots remaining to be counted, as of Tuesday afternoon, time is… Read More ›
Clarence Ford was incarcerated in a juvenile detention center as a youth in 2006. It didn’t change his behavior. By the age of 20, he was jailed in an out-of-state prison. After serving his time, Ford returned to the Bay… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan had a seemingly innocuous question for Rich Lucia, the Alameda County undersheriff. Why were Alameda County sheriff’s deputies deployed to evict the members of the Moms 4 Housing coalition last Tuesday morning, and not the… Read More ›
Elected officials from Alameda, Oakland, and Albany, citing the growing climate change crisis, urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to ban oil and gas production in the state during a press conference Wednesday at the steps of Alameda City Hall. “I want… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol, and flavored e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance, a second and final reading of which was approved Tuesday afternoon, also requires tobacco… Read More ›
Party endorsement could affect at least three races in the March primary.