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 hotel owners believe the shelter in place will be lifted quicker than expected.
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.
Low-income people will be most hurt by the economy and most hurt by the virus. We need to make them a priority.-State Sen. Nancy Skinner at a town hall this month with Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
Until there is medical science that can cure the cases, I think this will continue for awhile.-Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said last week when asked about the duration of the county's shelter in place order.
I have missed going to coffee shops and my masala tea in Fremont.-Rep. Ro Khanna answering a constituent's question during a virtual town hall on Thursday about the first thing he'll do when social distancing orders are lifted.

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Confirmed cases in Alameda County: 3,515. Deaths: 97, as of June 2.



A Chabot College non-profit has distributed $93,000 in aid to student affected by covid-19, whille raising a total of $193,000.

State parks will reopen 144 of the system’s parking lots by Friday.

OAKLAND          1,267          289.8***
HAYWARD            660           409.9
EDEN AREA**      223           322.5
FREMONT             177             75.4
SAN LEANDRO    157           173.1
UNION CITY         129           170.5
CASTRO VALLEY 119           182.3
NEWARK               103           209.4
BERKELEY              96             77.1
PLEASANTON        62             76.3
LIVERMORE           54             58.7
ALAMEDA               51             63.7
DUBLIN                   27              41.4
FAIRVIEW               15           139.9
PIEDMONT             13            112.7
EMERYVILLE         10              83.3

ALBANY                <10
SUNOL                       0
OTHERS                 336+

*As of Tuesday, June 2.
**Eden Area includes unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo.
***Rate per 100,000 residents.


Rents are doing down in the South Bay, but not so much in Alameda County, especially Oakland where rent are up by almost 5%

Between May 28-30, Alameda County saw its number of covid-19 cases skyrocket by 100 each day.