With 3,000 nurses and health care workers at Alameda Health System hospitals less than 24 hours from a five-day strike, Alameda County supervisors attempted on Tuesday to move both sides toward a last-minute agreement. But after several hours of testimony,… Read More ›
More than nine years ago, a resolution by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that called for national reconciliation and reparations due to centuries of slavery in the U.S. feels eerily prescient to the state of the country in 2020…. Read More ›
Alameda County supervisors wrapped up business prior to their month-long August recess with a number of items intended to help residents cope with the coronavirus, including a pilot program to offer a stipend to those recuperating from the virus, and… Read More ›
Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county’s public health order, but… Read More ›
Please stop trying to lecture me about Black Lives Matter.-Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who is Black, responding to public speakers during a Board of Supervisor meeting on July 28.
Alameda County supervisors gave their support to an application asking the state for a variance that will allow outdoor dining to resume, perhaps within this week. If approved by the state, the variance will also allow the struggling Oakland Zoo… Read More ›
A countywide moratorium on evictions triggered by the pandemic and enacted in late April was backdated to Mar. 24, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday. During the same meeting, county supervisors also extended the same moratorium, set… Read More ›
The Oakland Zoo is bleeding money and at risk of closure if it does not reopen soon, its executive vice president said. The Oakland Zoo, which has been closed since the covid-19 shelter in place was ordered in mid-March, is… Read More ›
Alameda County officials are in the early stages of proposing a ballot measure for November to increase its sales tax by a half-cent in order to fund solutions for reducing the region’s growing homelessness crisis. The issue of homelessness in… Read More ›
Covid-19 is hitting unincorporated Alameda County hard and local MACs haven’t met since pandemic started
Residents in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County often describe a sense of being an afterthought for county leaders. The resentment was furthered this month when some in unincorporated areas called for Alameda County health officials to provide detailed information… Read More ›
A countywide moratorium on covid-19 evictions approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors last month now covers all types of evictions. The amended ordinance, unanimously approved on Tuesday afternoon, will remain for the next 90 days. Alameda County renters… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will investigate allegations made by hospital workers that Alameda Health System hospitals were unprepared for the pandemic and have failed to protect employees during the covid-19 crisis, they said this week. In addition, Alameda… Read More ›
UPDATE from Tuesday’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The longest-tenured members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors both won re-election after posting dominating victories Tuesday night. District 4 Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley won 68.04 percent of the vote, according to early returns updates Monday night. Oakland… Read More ›
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The Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol, and flavored e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance, a second and final reading of which was approved Tuesday afternoon, also requires tobacco… 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 ›
Some believe change at the helm of the Alameda County District Attorney’s office could be coming in the next few years. And Alameda County prosecutors, the only group of public-sector attorneys not represented by a union, made a move Tuesday… Read More ›
Mutton-busting is no longer allowed at Castro Valley’s Rowell Ranch after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the rodeo event in which young children ride sheep like a bronco. Animal rights advocates have long argued the event and others… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley told a neighborhood group in Cherryland earlier this month that they should consider a proposal, in its early stages, for Hayward city officials to study the feasibility of annexing their incorporated area. “I’m not opposed… 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 ›
“I feel very disrespected,” Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan told her collegue on the board, Nate Miley, after he pushed for antoher postponement of a vote on a project in her district.
Oakland’s lawsuit against NFL gets a second Hail Mary attempt; Councilman wants to ‘apply’ for a team
The construction of a nearly $2 billion football stadium in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders hit a snag earlier this year when the trusses for its roof did not properly fit. Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed by the city of… Read More ›
A new policy instituted by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley last fall to rotate the chair of his appointed Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council was intended to appease community concerns that one controversial member was consolidating power. But the gesture… Read More ›
During a re-election campaign in 2016 that, in hindsight, only appeared difficult, Alameda County Supervisor said he would likely not run again in 2020 for the District 4 seat he has securely held for nearly two decades. In an interview… Read More ›
Alameda County deputy probation officer Tojo Thomas is perhaps best known as the former candidate who made his opponent, county Supervisor Nate Miley, lose his cool. Voters in the 2012 supervisorial race, however, overwhelmingly supported the incumbent over Thomas. Four… Read More ›
Did the Castro Valley MAC undermine a 199-unit affordable housing project before it was even proposed?
A proposed 199-unit affordable housing and retail project that may be the largest in Castro Valley’s history is meeting resistance from the unincorporated area’s de-facto municipal government even though an official application has yet to be filed with the Alameda… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will reconsider a direction its planning committee made to staff last January to create a draft ordinance banning “mutton busting,” a rodeo act that includes young children riding sheep that is akin to bullriding…. Read More ›
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.