Hayward Councilmember Francisco Zermeño apologized for diminishing the Black Lives Matter movement by previously using derivatives of the phrase, such as Latino Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter. The statement was made through social media accounts connected with Zermeño’s re-election… Read More ›
George Floyd protests
For some Alamedans, the absurdity of a black man being arrested by local police for dancing and exercising in the street called for a healthy dose of mockery towards law enforcement’s actions. Hundreds of Alamedans danced to Prince, Whitney Houston,… Read More ›
A viral video of a black man being detained by Alameda Police officers while exercising is gaining the attention of city officials and the public in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. Four Alameda police officers restrained Mali… Read More ›
Alameda officials took steps to defy Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s five-day countywide curfew on Tuesday night when they decided against extending the city’s two-day curfew past Wednesday morning. The council went further by directing its city attorney to study… Read More ›
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was jeered by protesters on Tuesday after she refused to take a symbolic knee in support of police accountability. Mei, along with Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen, and two police captains, attempted to address the group,… Read More ›
I don’t want to have any more curfews than we need.–San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay on Monday night hoping the city’s nighttime curfew can be lifted prior to the June 8 end date.
On a day when several East Bay cities announced nighttime curfews following a weekend of unrest, Alameda County declared a countywide curfew set to begin at 8 p.m. on Monday night. As opposed to some local curfews initiated on Monday… Read More ›
ALSO: Fremont institutes nighttime curfew, will close roads around auto mall.
The nationwide protests that began with the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer reached the suburbs of San Leandro on Sunday. During a day with very little organized protests in San Leandro, looters attempted to ransack Bayfair Mall… Read More ›