Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined next year's highly-anticipated state Senate race on Tuesday. Her announcement came on the first day of Pride Month. But Mei's ugly history when it comes to the LGBTQIA community is leading Alameda County Democratic Party activists to urge its members not to support candidates who have discriminated against the LGBTQIA … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

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 2022, but also Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. JoAnn Walker, a member of the … Continue reading Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

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 and candidates in this fall election to pledge they will not accept contributions from the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems call on candidates to pledge they will not accept money from the sheriff, related police unions

‘Our sovereignty is being infringed’: Alameda contemplates litigation against sheriff’s curfew

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 the legality of the countywide curfew Ahern order on Monday afternoon. But it was the … Continue reading ‘Our sovereignty is being infringed’: Alameda contemplates litigation against sheriff’s curfew

Alameda County declares countywide curfew, Berkeley mayor pushes back

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 morning, which are set to run through June 8, the county order ends on June … Continue reading Alameda County declares countywide curfew, Berkeley mayor pushes back

Ahern’s funding request for more deputies is now $106 million a year

UPDATE: Ahern's proposal is again postponed, but for a different reason.

Sheriff Ahern is asking county for $255 million to hire 370 new employees

UPDATE from Tuesday's Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Undersheriff said Oakland PD stood them up at Moms 4 Housing eviction

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 Oakland Police Department? Lucia told the board that the sheriff's office had been in discussion … Continue reading Undersheriff said Oakland PD stood them up at Moms 4 Housing eviction

ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

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. The March primary campaign is Alameda County's marquee race. It features a seat on the … Continue reading ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

Sheriff Ahern is getting a $3 million chopper

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 the "state-of-the-art public safety mission equipment to serve the citizens of Alameda County." It includes … Continue reading Sheriff Ahern is getting a $3 million chopper

5 observations on the ALCO grand jury’s deferential view of law enforcement

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 emergency preparedness training event if a gunman stormed tomorrow's proceedings. Chuck Moore, a Castro Valley … Continue reading Miley’s CV MAC appointee says Urban Shield critics would change their minds if a gunman walked into Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

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.

Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party. After the primary, the furor only grew after it became apparent that O'Malley, following her … Continue reading Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 7: Ahem, Sheriff Ahern

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 strange case of an once-prospective Alameda City Council candidate takes another turn. I take a … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 7: Ahem, Sheriff Ahern