Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Alamada County breathes a sigh of relief after citizenship question is dropped from Census

A seemingly old media dilemma forced the Trump administration to remove a citizenship question from being printed on the upcoming U.S. Census form. A deadline for the company tasked with printing 1 billion Census forms in time for the fall was this week. The announcement elicited a sigh of relief from officials in Alameda County … Continue reading Alamada County breathes a sigh of relief after citizenship question is dropped from Census

‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues

The uncertain future of Hayward's St. Rose Hospital, a safety net hospital serving a large number of Southern Alameda County's Medi-Cal and uninsured residents, has vexed county and city officials for years. But the resolve for continually propping up the struggling hospital is beginning to show serious signs of fraying. During an Alameda County Board … Continue reading ‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues

After hours of debate, future of Urban Shield, disaster training remains uncertain

Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.