ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee represents the party in one of the most diverse and progressive areas in the entire country. Yet among its large ranks of elected officials, their surrogates, and elected committee members, there is only one African American woman on the committee -- Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price. Furthermore, there … Continue reading ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

Alameda County fire chief is retiring

Alameda County Fire Chief David Rocha will retire at the end of this year, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced last week. But not entirely. Rocha, however, will stay with department and serve as interim fire chief, Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler said. Rocha's retirement was discussed in closed session during a special Alameda … Continue reading Alameda County fire chief is retiring

ALCO Fire holiday card incident underscores department’s lack of diversity

A holiday card created by Alameda County firefighters depicting people in tradition Chinese attire created a fire storm of criticism from local leaders, activists, and elected officials last week, but the incident also underscores a woeful lack of diversity within the Alameda County Fire Department. In a statement last week, Assemblymemer Rob Bonta, asserted 77 … Continue reading ALCO Fire holiday card incident underscores department’s lack of diversity

Expecting Alameda councilmember demands an area at City Hall for breast-feeding mothers

Alameda City Hall is one of the least modern centers of local government in the East Bay. The building lacks basic amenities and, for employees, particularly women, the lack of a dedicated room for breast-feeding is likely illegal. In a council referral scheduled for Tuesday night, Alameda Councilmember Malia Vella, who is pregnant, is calling … Continue reading Expecting Alameda councilmember demands an area at City Hall for breast-feeding mothers