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 ›
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.
UPDATE from Tuesday’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.
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 ›
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 ›
Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.
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…. Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
Barbara Lee is unopposed, but has five official write-in candidates, including popular Oakland adult store owner
Despite all the talk, there is no qualified write-in candidate to protest Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern’s re-election.
The mailer in support of O’Malley includes a few Tri-Valley mayors who are not even Democrats.
Some suspicious campaign finance filings by IEs backing Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley is raising the question of whether dark money has entered the race.