Supervisor Nate Miley, for now, tables plan for sheriff to operate Ashland Youth Center

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley,right, at a meeting in San Lorenzo last month.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAfter a series of community meetings showing a building consensus among local residents in opposition to a plan for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to operate the Ashland REACH Youth Center, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley decided Wednesday night to … Continue reading Supervisor Nate Miley, for now, tables plan for sheriff to operate Ashland Youth Center

As embattled ALCO Sheriff Ahern runs unopposed, critics search for a write-in candidate

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahernat a town hall last summer in Haywardwhere he faced considerable criticism.ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF--ELECTION 2018--Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern has long dismayed East Bay progressives because of his deference to ICE, his support of Urban Shield, and instances of abuse by his deputies, among many gripes.But despite being the target of … Continue reading As embattled ALCO Sheriff Ahern runs unopposed, critics search for a write-in candidate

Alameda County Supe Nate Miley wants Sheriff’s Office to operate Ashland Youth Center

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley,seated right, listening to public speakersWednesday night who are concerned about his plans for the Ashland Youth Center.ALAMEDA COUNTYA strong dose of distrust toward the Alameda County Sheriff's Department and a lack of transparency is fueling opposition to a proposal by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley to transfer oversight of the Ashland … Continue reading Alameda County Supe Nate Miley wants Sheriff’s Office to operate Ashland Youth Center

2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part IV – Oct-Dec: Oakland Strikes

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSAs fall began to bleed into winter, everything seemed to go wrong for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. The unions were already nipping at her heels with a campaign-style website  portraying her leadership in dire tones. An August raid by ICE agents in West Oakland, is later found to have been aided by … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part IV – Oct-Dec: Oakland Strikes

2017 Year in East Bay Political Quotes. ‘Let’s kick Trump’s ass!’

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICS"My friends’ first question is not why am I running for DA. The first question is 'have you lost your mind?'--Oakland attorney Pamela Price, in June, announcing her candidacy to challenge Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in 2018. Indeed, Price faces an uphill battle, but her early fundraising numbers … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Political Quotes. ‘Let’s kick Trump’s ass!’

In a reversal, Alameda County approves adult-use cannabis sales in unincorporated areas

Tuesday's resolution will allow AlamedaCounty's two medical cannabis dispensariesto seek state licenses for adult-use.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSUnincorporated Alameda County's two medical cannabis dispensaries would be financially impacted if not allowed to sell recreational cannabis starting next month, said the Alameda County's Director of Community Development.A majority of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday, … Continue reading In a reversal, Alameda County approves adult-use cannabis sales in unincorporated areas

How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

The Peralta Community College Board ofTrustees delivered a strong blow last weekto the A's plan for a new ballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDIn the early 2000s, a young and talented Oakland Athletics ball club appeared on the cusp of clearing a long pesky obstacle by finally upending the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Up to 2-0 … Continue reading How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Oakland Councilmember Lynette GibsonMcElhaney, center, speaking at Thursday'sColiseum JPA meeting at Oracle Arena.COLISEUM JPAOakland and Alameda County representatives on the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority showed keen interest Thursday for revisiting the idea of the county selling its interests in the stadium complex to the city.In the midst of running negotiations in recent years with … Continue reading Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

COLISEUM JPAWhen it comes to the Oakland Athletics' plan for building a new ballpark near Laney College, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said he just wanted to put out in public what some have recently speculated about in private."I'm just hoping the A's don't do a bait-and-switch," Miley said during a retreat Thursday morning for … Continue reading Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

ALCO begins process of issuing $580 million Measure A1 affordable housing bonds

ALAMEDA COUNTYThe serious lack of affordable housing in the East Bay was clearly apparent to voters in Alameda County last year with approval of Measure A1, a $580 million general obligation bond to help foster new ownership of affordable housing and units for renters.On Tuesday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors formally approved the issuance … Continue reading ALCO begins process of issuing $580 million Measure A1 affordable housing bonds

Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

COLISEUM JPAA fan-generated proposal to sue the Raiders and the National Football League over the team's move to Las Vegas took a significant hit Friday after Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority declined to participate in the lawsuit.The plan took a hit after Oakland officials on the governing Coliseum JPA board said the city would not expend … Continue reading Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

Calls for elected representation are stirring once again in unincorporated Castro Valley

Alameda County Superivsor Nate Miley, right,along with Castro Valley Matters PresidentMichael Kusiak, at an Eden Area LivabilityInitiative meeting Thursday in San Lorenzo.CASTRO VALLEYA group of Castro Valley residents are once again advocating not for incorporation, at least not just yet, but some semblance of self-determination in the form of electing members to the town’s quasi-govervance … Continue reading Calls for elected representation are stirring once again in unincorporated Castro Valley

Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahernand Supervisor Nate Miley.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAlameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has long been one of the typically progressive Board of Supervisors' must ardent supporters of the sheriff's office and Urban Shield, the disaster training and weapons expo held annually in Pleasanton.The morning after the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in … Continue reading Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

Noel Gallo pledges council district funds to support citizen-led lawsuit against Raiders

Godfather Griz, representing Forever Oakland,addresses the Coliseum JPA Friday morningat Oracle Arena in Oakland.OAKLAND COLISEUM JPAWhile some Coliseum Joint Powers Authority commissioners appeared less than enthused about a fan base seemingly grasping again at a long-gone straw to keep the Raiders in the East Bay via a lawsuit, Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo says he will … Continue reading Noel Gallo pledges council district funds to support citizen-led lawsuit against Raiders

Coliseum JPA weighs support for fan-led strategy to sue Raiders

A potential lawsuit against the Raiders andthe NFL may lack legal standing withoutsupport of a government entity like the JPA.OAKLAND COLISEUM JPAThe Oakland Raiders are gone to Las Vegas, at least, in 2-3 years, but a legal strategy hatched by some fans to keep the team or its logo and colors in the East Bay, … Continue reading Coliseum JPA weighs support for fan-led strategy to sue Raiders