Hayward residents who are not able to access unemployment benefits can apply for a $500 grant from the city’s relief fund. The Hayward City Council approved the grants Tuesday night as part of a $400,000 total allocation to the Hayward… 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 ›
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.
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 ›
The staging area that leads to the popular Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont will stay closed through May 4 while East Bay Regional Park District workers clean up garbage and a bathroom left ransacked by residents escaping home confinement… 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 ›
Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie is upset about a proposal to delay an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for up to one year because of the impacts of covid-19. The city council will discuss the proposal… 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 grandmother of Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño died from covid-19 on Monday night, he announced. “Grandma Emma Patiño’s journey on this Earth ended and she went to Heaven to be with the Lord. No more suffering. No more worries…. Read More ›
Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño’s 85-year-old grandmother is infected with covid-19, he told constituents in a Facebook Live video on Saturday morning. Patiño’s grandmother is a resident at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward, which is the site… Read More ›
Alameda city staff is proposing a delay in raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for one year due to the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic on local businesses. The move would follow Hayward, which voted last Tuesday… Read More ›
Workers earning a minimum wage in Hayward will not receive a previously promised $2 an hour raise for, at least, another six months, the Hayward City Council decided on Tuesday. A majority of the council, some voicing regret for delaying… Read More ›
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.
The academic school year in Alameda County will continue at home, not in the physical classroom. Alameda County Superintendent Karen Monroe said Tuesday that public schools will not reopen for the remainder of the current school year due to the… Read More ›
At a time when the federal government is putting cash in the hands of Americans in order to prop up a national economy wrecked by covid-19, the Hayward City Council is poised on Tuesday night to take some out of… Read More ›
The Eden Health District Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 100,000 new medical masks on Wednesday, in addition, to helping fund three proposed covid-19 mobile testing sites in Alameda County. “We’re going to end up being the lightning rod… Read More ›
Hayward city officials reported Wednesday that the first week of free COVID-19 testing found 130 new cases of the virus. The site located at the Hayward Fire Station on Huntwood Avenue tested 1,254 people last week. The rate of infection… Read More ›
Taking part with my neighbors in the @CityofAlameda community #clap to show our appreciation to our families, friends, frontline health care & grocery workers and all who are helping to keep us healthy & safe! Reply with 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/fTwUVUiWZy —… 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.
COVID-19: Hayward moves to protect renters. ‘I’m a little disappointed this doesn’t cover all people’
-Coronavirus news briefs from Hayward
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 ›
Since the coronavirus outbreak took full force last week, Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas said he’s received numerous phone calls from small business owners in Hayward who are extremely worried about the dramatic loss in revenue due to the coronavirus, and… 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 ›
East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta coauthored landmark legislation two years ago to abolish California’s money bail system. In the past, criminal suspects who could not afford to pay bail while awaiting trial were held in jail. Many who can’t afford… Read More ›