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Alameda County

Fire burns near the 2700 block of Pineridge Road, in the area of Lake Chabot Road, June 13, 2013. (CBS)

3 Separate Vegetation Fires Contained Across Bay Area

Alameda County fire crews were fighting a vegetation fire near Lake Chabot Regional Park that was burning up a ridge toward homes. Meanwhile, firefighters in Santa Clara County were battling another fire that destroyed a house near the Uvas Reservoir before spreading to nearby vegetation.

06/13/2013

An illustration of REACH Ashland Youth Center in Alameda County. (REACH Ashland Youth Center)

Alameda County Youth Center Opens After Decade-Long Effort

The state-of-the-art REACH Ashland Youth Center celebrated its grand opening Wednesday afternoon after a decade-long, youth-driven effort to improve the neighborhood.

05/22/2013

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Red Flag Warning In Effect For Hills In East Bay, South Bay

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.

04/30/2013

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent. (CBS)

Alameda County Sheriff Urged To Stop Immigration Holds

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.

04/24/2013

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Alameda County Receives Grant To Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it has received a $1.5 million grant to reduce its backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.

03/27/2013

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Alameda County Waste Management Workers Stage Brief Strike

Hundreds of Waste Management employees at cities throughout Alameda County went on strike this morning to protest what they claim is a violation of federal labor laws and abuse of employee rights.

03/15/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Alameda County Supes Committee Take No Action On Drone Proposal

The committee made no decision on whether the program, proposed by Sheriff Greg Ahern, would move forward.

02/14/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Sheriff To Make Pitch For Alameda County Drones

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern will present his plan to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

02/13/2013

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Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Alameda County

With the new year, Alameda County joins other parts of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose, and San Mateo, that have already established similar ordinances.

01/01/2013

Bags of groceries in shopping cart (AP)

Alameda County Joins Plastic Bag Ban

Starting January 1, 2013, grocery stores and many other retailers in Alameda County will no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout.

12/29/2012

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