A 29-unit tiny homes project on the grounds of Fairmont Hospital in unincorporated Alameda County remains on schedule to qualify for $3.9 million in federal CARES Act funding, county officials said on Tuesday. When asked by Alameda County Supervisor Keith… Read More ›
Delvecchio Finely, the CEO of the Alameda Health System, resigned in a surprise special closed session on Tuesday night. Finley, who has lead the beleaguered health care system since August 2015, offered his resignation at Tuesday night’s Alameda Health System… Read More ›
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 ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will ask residents already struggling during a pandemic and economic downturn to give more to fund essential services after voting Tuesday to place a countywide half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. The… Read More ›
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 ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said sports fans in the county and Bay Area should not expect to be attending sporting events anytime soon. “I don’t think we’re going to be going to football games or Warriors games in the… 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 ›
Alameda County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium gives relief only for renters in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, but could possibly later extend to all cities in the county… Read More ›
The Eden Health District Board of Director’s search for a new full-time chief executive officer came down to two candidates well versed in East Bay politics. The board unanimously chose to offer a contract to Mark Friedman, a former El… 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 ›
Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez’s bid for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors received the endorsement of perhaps its most labor-friendly member last week as the campaign to replace retiring District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty heads into the final stretch… 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 ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has served the past seven years as the lone female voice on the rough and tumble Board of Supervisors. On Thursday, Chan issued her support for the candidate who is currently the lone woman in… 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.
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… Read More ›
Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.
Federal workers are still in the hole financially, said Supervisor Haggerty. Plus, the government shutdown could resume on Feb. 15.
Thousands of East Bay residents have generously donated food and services for struggling federal workers who have not received a paycheck during the 35-day government shutdown. With reports of federal workers turning to food pantries, the Alameda County Board of… Read More ›
The Rowell Ranch Rodeo has long been an annual tradition in Castro Valley and surrounding areas. But local animal rights activists say some of the rodeo’s events, such as “mutton busting,” which allow young children to ride sheep similar to… Read More ›
A Trump administration proposed rule change that would greatly affect immigrants in California and elsewhere is being met by opposition from East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and other Alameda County officials. On the first day of the new legislative calendar… Read More ›
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: Sept 28-Oct 4—TRUTH Act hearing with sheriff, probation; More problems for ALAMEDA’s Site A; OAKLAND’s public bank study; HAYWARD declares shelter crisis
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Special board meeting, Monday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE –TRUTH ACT HEARING– Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s TRUTH Act bill, signed into law two years ago, is the subject of a special meeting held by Alameda County Supervisor… Read More ›
“One of my ideas as mayor, we should Annex San Lorenzo!” Dan Dillman announced on Facebook last week.
The county’s polling for another Measure A provided little certainty that it might be successful in November
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors sided with appellants Tuesday by denying an extension of a conditional-use permit for the only oil-producing wells in the county. The pair of oil wells located in rural unincorporated Livermore, and operated by… Read More ›
Last month, Alameda County’s Measure A childcare and early education sales tax increase failed by just 0.47 percent at the ballot box. A comeback in the fall appears likely.