At one hot spot for illegal dumping in East Oakland, someone rolled by in a stolen dump truck, lifting the bed and emptying the full load without stopping. During another incident not far away, a dumper who had piled garbage onto a tarp in the back of a pickup fastened the tarp to a pole, then slammed on the gas pedal. Oakland, a city long plagued by illegal dumping, has been especially trashed over the past year, thanks to a…
State and county agencies have stepped in to keep thee Oakland Coliseum COVID-19 vaccination site open.
COVID-19 infections have largely remained stable despite rising case numbers in the Bay Area, according to the latest data published by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). At the time of writing, two people in custody have tested positive, while 11 others are symptomatic and are awaiting test results. The sheriff’s office has implemented a number of measures designed to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the jail since the start of the pandemic. Compared to other detention…
Alameda County restrictions moved back to the purple tier — the most restrictive tier — after COVID-19 cases increased by 48% in Alameda county week over week, according to data from the California Public Health Department. Governor Gavin Newsom announced 40 counties in total will move to the purple tier, placing the vast majority of Californians under the strictest COVID-19 regulations as defined by the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening plan. “We are seeing community spread broadly now…
Oakland residents await the enforcement of the city’s recently adopted encampment management policy.
In Oakland, several healthcare providers are reporting that, at the current pace, they’ll likely vaccinate fewer patients than last year.
Just how seriously are candidates for District 3 city council elections taking the air pollution problem in West Oakland?
Mental Health First Oakland is a new alternative to calling 911 for mental health emergencies.
Nurses and healthcare workers at Highland Hospital in Oakland, joined by nurses at two other hospitals in Alameda county, will go on strike for five days beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7 to protest what they’re calling unfair labor practices by the Alameda Health System (AHS) management.