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

East Bay nears a nurses strike

What will stop this strike is a fair contract.-John Pearson, a SEIU Local 1021 representatives for nurses and health care workers at Alameda Health System who are prepared to begin a five-day strike this Wednesday.

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

Alameda CTC moves $400 million from failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink

The Alameda County Transportation Commission approved the transfer of $400 million in funding once earmarked for the failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink, a proposed rail project that would connect the Tri-Valley to San Joaquin County. “It’s time to move ahead. Let’s make this happen,” Dublin Mayor David Haubert said. The expenditure is nowhere … Continue reading Alameda CTC moves $400 million from failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink

Nancy O’Malley finally charges a police officer for manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley charged a San Leandro police officer who fatally shot Steven Taylor, a Black man inside a Walmart last April, with voluntary manslaughter. It is the first time O'Malley's office has filed such charges against a police officer in Alameda County since becoming district attorney in 2010. San Leandro police … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley finally charges a police officer for manslaughter

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

Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

Biden chooses Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, as his running mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris, an East Bay native, as his running mate. "I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate," Biden tweeted on Tuesday … Continue reading Biden chooses Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, as his running mate

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

Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county's public health order, but no sooner than 60 days after Dec. 31, 2020. The request was first made by … Continue reading Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Miley on BLM

Please stop trying to lecture me about Black Lives Matter.-Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who is Black, responding to public speakers during a Board of Supervisor meeting on July 28.

Alameda County tops 10,000 total covid-19 cases; Oakland exceeds 4,000

A spike in new coronavirus cases in Alameda County over the past month led to an inauspicious milestone on Friday after the number of residents testing positive surpassed 10,000 on Friday. Alameda County is the first in the Bay Area to pass the threshold. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 10,214 Alameda County residents have … Continue reading Alameda County tops 10,000 total covid-19 cases; Oakland exceeds 4,000

Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax measure for the November ballot

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will ask residents already struggling during a pandemic and economic downturn to give more to fund essential services after voting Tuesday to place a countywide half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. The ballot measure, introduced by Supervisor Wilma Chan, was unanimously supported by the board. A second … Continue reading Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax measure for the November ballot