For years, Alameda County progressive have sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to not only unseat Ahern in… Read More ›
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Last week, the San Leandro City Council approved the appointment of Guillermo Elenes to its planning and zoning adjustment commission. But after dozens of social media posts by Elenes using an acronym for the phrase “All Cops Are Bastards” later… Read More ›
San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates
Up to 16 inmates from San Quentin State Prison have been hospitalized in Alameda County hospitals, Health Care Services Agency Director Coleen Chawla said on Tuesday. As of Monday, there were 8-9 of those who remain hospitalized following a major… Read More ›
Alameda County Dems call on candidates to pledge they will not accept money from the sheriff, related police unions
A call from the statewide Democratic Party to rid itself of political contributions from police unions is filtering down to the local level. The Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday that calls on elected officials… 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 ›
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 ›
UPDATE: Ahern’s proposal is again postponed, but for a different reason.
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 ›
UPDATE from Tuesday’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.
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 ›
-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 ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan had a seemingly innocuous question for Rich Lucia, the Alameda County undersheriff. Why were Alameda County sheriff’s deputies deployed to evict the members of the Moms 4 Housing coalition last Tuesday morning, and not the… Read More ›
The next person to represent District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be a current elected officials from either Fremont or Dublin. The four-person field was set Wednesday, although the list of candidates had solidified months ago…. 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 ›
A homeless encampment of more than 40 individuals under the freeway in Castro Valley will soon be cleared by CalTrans workers. In the aftermath, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley foresees a scattering of homeless individuals the unincorporated areas that he… Read More ›
People dying at Santa Rita Jail. Seems fine, says Alameda County grand jury.
Miley’s CV MAC appointee says Urban Shield critics would change their minds if a gunman walked into Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting
In advance of Tuesday’s likely contentious Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on the future of Urban Shield, a member of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council said Monday that dissenting supervisors might think differently about eliminating or downgrading the… Read More ›
Also: Alameda County Fire Department wants a drone policy.
It’s the most disconcerting, yet wacky Steve Tavares Is Angry podcast yet. As more allegations against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office pile up in just the last few days, why does Sheriff Ahern continually escape scrutiny? In The Breakdown, the… Read More ›
The Most Interesting Man in San Leandro readies another run for mayor
EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth
ALAMEDA COUNTY – Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). –SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL– The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early… Read More ›
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!
The mailer in support of O’Malley includes a few Tri-Valley mayors who are not even Democrats.