Alameda County News

NY State Police to begin deploying drones

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:26
A drone operated by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office flies during a demonstration of a search and rescue operation on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review <b>Alameda County</b> Gun Store Ban

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:30
WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Attorneys for three civil rights advocacy organizations and three individuals have filed a petition seeking United State Supreme Court review of a controversial 2017 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld an Alameda County, California law ...

Raiders will play Seahawks in London next season

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:54
Oakland hasn't exactly packed the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the gills, and owner Mark Davis has willingly traded a true home game for an international one. This will be the 12th season the NFL has played across the pond. COMING TO LONDON IN 2018 @Seahawks vs @RAIDERS at ...

Pursuit ends in San Leandro crash, suspect in custody

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:45
ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - A pursuit ended in San Leandro on Thursday morning in a crash, and the suspect was on the loose but is now in custody. According to Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly the incident began at 6:30 a.m. before a suspect crashed into another vehicle ...

Responding to the Federal Immigration Chief&#39;s Threats Against All of Us

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:52
Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan was elected in 2008 to serve as Oakland's citywide Councilmember; she was re-elected in 2016. She also serves on the Board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and as the Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission ...

Hayward area happenings: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, bike meeting

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:22
Community meetings on Alameda County's bicycle and pedestrian master plan are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. The plan is intended to help improve bicycle and pedestrian safety; increase access to work, school, shopping, recreation, and transit; and encourage more walking and biking.

Majority Rules?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:30
Bob Coomber, who won one seat, received 28.76% (18,153) of the votes and Bob Carling, who won the second set, received 19.69% (12,427) of the votes. The two sitting councilmembers received a cumulative total of 17,400 votes. Now Livermore had, according to the Alameda County Registrars Office ...

Oakland&#39;s Ban on Coal Exports Headed for Federal Trial

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:38
He cited reports by the California Air Resources Board and the Alameda County Public Health Department. “Breathing clean air should not be a privilege for the few, but a right for all,” Becerra tweeted on Monday. “Unfortunately, in Oakland, people of color would have to bear the brunt of the pollution ...

News Source

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:37
Were it not for The Independent I wouldn't have known about the Alameda County supervisors proposing a half-cent Alameda County sales tax increase initiative for the June 2018 ballot nor the monthly 95-cent proposed state sales tax on our water bills nor the 21% Dublin city council pay increase from ...

Dates Announced for 2018 <b>County</b> Fair

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:52
to Summer next June as Alameda County Fair opens for its 2018 season with extended live horse racing dates. The Fair will run 18 total days from Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 8. Live horse racing will start on opening day, June 15, 2018 for three extra race days over previous Fair seasons.

Redevelopment of Daughtrey&#39;s building in Castro Valley gets OK

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:07
The building's previous developer, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate, ended its deal to redevelop and buy the building from Alameda County in January 2016 after the Castro Valley MAC rejected a proposal to have Lost Worlds Adventures of Livermore build a 25,000-square-foot indoor playground ...

East Bay health group names gay CMO

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:03
A gay man with years of experience fighting HIV/AIDS has become the chief medical officer for Alameda Alliance for Health, a managed care health plan that works to provide affordable services in Alameda County. Dr. Steve O'Brien, 55, will lead patient-centered medical care and service coordination ...

Fair Managers Embrace Diversity

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:22
WFA officers for 2018 include Cliff Munson, Siskiyou Golden Fair, Yreka, Calif., treasurer; Judy Carrico, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, Calif., VP; and Patricia Conklin, Dixon (Calif.) May Fair, president. Conklin invited everyone to mark their calendars for the WFA 2018 Feature Fair Tour at the ...

Second Amendment Foundation to SCOTUS: Right to Acquire Guns a Prerequisite to Bearing Them

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:15
On January 9, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review a decision from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld Alameda County's zoning policies against gun stores. SAF is joined by the California Association ...

<b>County</b> completes adaptive signals installation along <b>Alameda</b>

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:52
"Adaptive signals along the Alameda Boulevard corridor, from Second Street to Cottonwood Drive, will read, respond and adapt to real-time traffic patterns," said Lonnie Talbert, vice chair of the Bernalillo County Commission. "Drivers will experience up to a 40 percent savings in their daily travel time; ...

Human remains found in East Bay warehouse identified as missing Uber driver

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:56
On June 24, 2017, police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies were called to the warehouse by workers there who had discovered what appeared to be human remains. Following a search of the warehouse by the sheriff's K-9's, staff from the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office retrieved several ...

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8-10, 2018 including to Department of Water ...

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:48
Nemeth was environmental and public affairs director at the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District from 2005 to 2009 and community affairs manager at Jones and Stokes from 2003 to 2005. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree in public administration from the ...

Governor appoints new chief at California&#39;s troubled water agency

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:19
Nemeth, 47, has a background in water and public affairs, having worked as a project manager for the state's Bay Delta Conservation Plan and environmental and public affairs director for the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. Her appointment comes with the addition of two ...

US Sen. Kamala Harris Named to Senate Judiciary Committee

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:05
“I look forward to the chance to continue to provide a voice for our most vulnerable communities, work on issues I've handled since my earliest days in the Alameda County District Attorney's office, and defend California in the face of this administration's repeated attacks on our values," Harris said in a ...

Head of state water agency resigns, new chief appointed

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:03
The former head of the water agency, Grant Davis, announced Tuesday that he would be returning to his old job as general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency. A statement from Davis did not mention problems at the Department of Water Resources, only that his “home and passion” are in ...

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