Alameda County News

Update: 2 Injured, 4 Displaced By House Fire

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:56
Two people were injured and four displaced by a fire at a Newark home this afternoon, Alameda County Fire Department officials said. Firefighters responded at 2:30 p.m. to a house fire in the 35900 block of Anjou Place. Firefighters kept the one-alarm fire to the structure of origin. Two occupants of the ...

Seattle panel urges 'head tax' to fund help for homeless

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:45
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle task force is recommending the City Council adopt a $75 million-per-year "head tax" on high-grossing businesses to help address homelessness. The Seattle Times reports the panel set up by the council reached consensus during their meeting Thursday after about two ...

Pamela Price for <b>Alameda County</b> DA

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:13
Pamela A. Price is a highly qualified candidate for the role of District Attorney for Alameda County, and she will make sure that immigrants, black and brown men get fair treatment by the DAs office, she will make sure that police will not be given preferential treatment but will be treated like any other ...

Police reports

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:48
An Oakland resident was arrested for an outstanding $15,000 misdemeanor warrant out Alameda County on Chess Drive, it was reported at 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. San Carlos. advertisement. Shoplifting. An unknown person stole $1,357 worth of items from a retailer and fled on El Camino Real, ...

<b>Alameda County</b> Receives Highest-Possible Credit Rating

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 05:11
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Standard and Poor's Global Ratings announced this week that it has upgraded Alameda County's credit to the highest-possible AAA rating, county officials said. The announcement by S&P came as the other two of the “Big 3” rating agencies — Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors ...

S&amp;P upgrades <b>Alameda County&#39;s</b> credit rating to AAA

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 05:03
By Bay City News Service. Standard and Poor's Global Ratings announced this week that it has upgraded Alameda County's credit to the highest-possible AAA rating, county officials said today. The announcement by S&P came as the other two of the "Big 3" rating agencies - Fitch Ratings and Moody's ...

General Caregiver Support Group in <b>Alameda County</b>

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:25
Join FCA for an ongoing monthly support group for family caregivers on the third Wednesday of each month. To register and for more information: Please contact Amanda Hartrey, LMFT, Family Caregiver Alliance at 415-434-3388 ext. 334 or email [email protected]. Please call to register before going to ...

Groundbreaking Held For Housing Project At Fruitvale Bart Station

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:00
Funding for the development is coming from the city, the state, Alameda County, the Oakland Housing Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the California Municipal Finance Authority, MUFG Union Bank, Citi and U.S. Bank. Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, whose district ...

New Hold Slips Coming Soon!

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 02:09
Alameda County Library is bringing you new and improved hold slips beginning March 5, 2018. The newly designed hold slips protect your privacy and are easier to find. Find Your Holds with Simplicity and Privacy in Mind. The new hold slip format is: First Four Letters of Last Name; First Two Letters of ...

Party guests served wild boar meat get rare infection

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:52
Time reports that 12 people were sickened with trichinellosis, an infection that can result in fevers, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. The outbreak was first noticed by the CDC after a hospital physician notified the Alameda County Public Health Department of a patient diagnosed with the parasite ...

49ers, Raiders have eye-opening history when drafting next to each other

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:07
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 13: Safety Michael Huff #24 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after making an interception against the Dallas Cowboys during the preseason game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 13, 2009 in Oakland, California. Huff was the Raiders' first pick in the 2006 ...

What you need to know now about the (crowded) Assembly District 15 race

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:07
District 15 includes Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont in Alameda County, and El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Richmond and San Pablo in Contra Costa County. With such a crowded field, we bring you a short primer on some of the key issues. The primary will be held ...

Union City Votes to Divert Sales Tax Funds from Transit, Bike/Ped to New 4-Lane Highway

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:26
Union City's plan will next be taken up by the Alameda County Transportation Commission at their March meeting. The commission has its own reasons to approve this plan, which includes Union City agreeing to take on all fiscal responsibility for the project, allowing ACTC to wash their hands of it.

5 ways US tariffs on steel and aluminum could affect American consumers

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:03
American consumers could end up paying higher costs from President Donald Trump's vow to impose tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum. The plan, expected to be formalized with final details next week, could help U.S. steel and aluminum producers that have long ...

Charges Dropped against UC Berkeley Employee Arrested During Demonstration

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:24
Charges Dropped against UC Berkeley Employee Arrested During Demonstration. Daniel Montes (BCN). Thursday March 01, 2018 - 02:09:00 PM. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has dropped charges against a University of California at Berkeley employee arrested last month during a ...

Raiders lose coin toss, own No. 10 overall draft pick

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:21
An Oakland Raiders helmet sits on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum field before the game against the against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @HeidiFang. By Michael Gehlken / Las Vegas Review-Journal. March 2 ...

Letter: Public trust tested by plan to shift Dumbarton Bridge funds to the East-West Connector in ...

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:07
Regarding Alameda County's proposed shift of Dumbarton Bridge funds to the East-West Connector in Union City (“A detour for transit hub?” Page A1, Feb. 27), it should be emphasized that this is a matter of accountability and public trust. Each transportation measure contains a list of projects to be ...

Letter: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf stood tall against Trump&#39;s bullying tactics

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:37
Emma Paulino with Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership talks at a press conference held by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at Fruitvale Village in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group). By Letters From Our Readers |. PUBLISHED: ...

Grant Money Will Improve Safe Routes To School

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:33
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – The Alameda County Public Works Agency has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong pedestrian and bicycle safety program to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Public Works Agency will use the funding as ...

DA Rules Police Shooting Of Pregnant Teen &#39;Unintended And Tragic&#39;

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:36
FREMONT (CBS SF) — An investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office that took almost a full year has concluded that two Fremont officers were justified when they fatally shot a 16-year-old girl during their attempt to arrest an armed robbery suspect in Hayward last year. Deputy District ...

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