Following the Great Recession that opened the decade, economic inequality festered throughout the decade.
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… Read More ›
After enjoying more than two years of retirement from serving as CEO of Central Alameda County’s Eden Health District, Dev Mahadevan is back. The district named Mahadevan as interim CEO on Wednesday. Mahdevan spent nine years as the district’s CEO… Read More ›
When the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the governing board that oversees operations of the Oakland Coliseum complex, was seeking out the tech firm RingCentral about becoming the stadium’s new naming rights partner, JPA Executive Director Scott McKibben illegally asked the… Read More ›
At a meeting of the Eden Health District that had an almost surreal fly-on-the-wall feel, its Board of Directors quarreled Wednesday evening over the proposed pay and limited work hours contained in a proposed contract for former Eden Hospital administrator… Read More ›
A group of 22 California mayors and five county supervisors representing more than 5 million residents want PG&E to become a public co-op. A letter from the growing number of civic leaders was sent Monday to the California Public Utilities Commission urging them to consider the idea of a customer-owned public utility. The argue the […]
Some believe change at the helm of the Alameda County District Attorney’s office could be coming in the next few years. And Alameda County prosecutors, the only group of public-sector attorneys not represented by a union, made a move Tuesday… Read More ›
Mutton-busting is no longer allowed at Castro Valley’s Rowell Ranch after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the rodeo event in which young children ride sheep like a bronco. Animal rights advocates have long argued the event and others… Read More ›
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern received approval to purchase a helicopter worth $2.9 million. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved funding for the Bell 505 JetRanger X on Tuesday morning. The five-seatbchopper is billed by sheriff’s department as containing… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley told a neighborhood group in Cherryland earlier this month that they should consider a proposal, in its early stages, for Hayward city officials to study the feasibility of annexing their incorporated area. “I’m not opposed… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has served the past seven years as the lone female voice on the rough and tumble Board of Supervisors. On Thursday, Chan issued her support for the candidate who is currently the lone woman in… Read More ›
The Oakland City Council is asking the city administration to iron out its differences with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who are proposing to sell their half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. “In the interest of… Read More ›
Kaiser Permanente and labor unions representing 80,000 health care workers in seven states, including 4,900 in the East Bay, agreed Wednesday morning to a tentative contract agreement. For Kaiser employees represented by the coalition of unions in California, the new… Read More ›
In a chilling social media post Wednesday night, former Alameda County supervisor Nadia Lockyer accused her husband, former state attorney general Bill Lockyer, of raping her. Nadia Lockyer, who now lives in Long Beach, also appeared suicidal, writing on Facebook,… Read More ›
A seemingly old media dilemma forced the Trump administration to remove a citizenship question from being printed on the upcoming U.S. Census form. A deadline for the company tasked with printing 1 billion Census forms in time for the fall… Read More ›
People dying at Santa Rita Jail. Seems fine, says Alameda County grand jury.
You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election
One of the most sought after seats in Alameda County politics is now up-for-grabs. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Haggerty has served portions of… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty wants to begin the process of amending the county’s flag display policy to include the rainbow LGBT Pride flag, but while that’s being done, raise the flag over county buildings this month to observe Pride… Read More ›
The uncertain future of Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital, a safety net hospital serving a large number of Southern Alameda County’s Medi-Cal and uninsured residents, has vexed county and city officials for years. But the resolve for continually propping up the… Read More ›
The Alameda County Librarian is asking the Board of Supervisors to write off late fees for more than 78,000 library card-carrying county residents. The total amount of uncollected fees is $2.3 million. The county library system receives about $450,000 in… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will reconsider a direction its planning committee made to staff last January to create a draft ordinance banning “mutton busting,” a rodeo act that includes young children riding sheep that is akin to bullriding…. Read More ›
Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.
A nearly five-year legal fight between Alameda County and a property owner he believes anti-government signage he placed along Interstate 580 constitutes free speech took a strange turn Tuesday afternoon. Before the Board of Supervisors voted to deny an appeal… Read More ›
A similar bill failed in each of the last two years, but a change in the governor’s office is buoying proponent’s spirits.
Federal workers are still in the hole financially, said Supervisor Haggerty. Plus, the government shutdown could resume on Feb. 15.
The Rowell Ranch Rodeo has long been an annual tradition in Castro Valley and surrounding areas. But local animal rights activists say some of the rodeo’s events, such as “mutton busting,” which allow young children to ride sheep similar to… Read More ›
If all goes well, the new A’s ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.
The ACAP saga hamstrung Alameda County officials like Supervisor Nate Miley for appearing to have neglected to monitor the struggling agency tasked with helping the poor.
The county’s polling for another Measure A provided little certainty that it might be successful in November