Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.
That amount represents an increase of $86.7 million, or 3.2 percent, over the current fiscal year, and closes a funding gap of $67.1 million.
One person has been killed and another was hospitalized after a house fire in Union City Tuesday afternoon, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said.
Two reputed gang members were convicted Monday of first-degree murder and other charges for a shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.
Alameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill — with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is now responding to an American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) lawsuit challenging its policy of mandatory pregnancy tests for all female detainees under the age of 60.
The City of Oakland has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with the family of an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by police during a foot chase in East Oakland.
Alameda County voters approved four of the five tax measures that were on the ballot in Tuesday’s election.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office over a policy requiring all women booked into Alameda County jails who are younger than 60 to submit to a pregnancy test.
Federal officials are monitoring polling places in Alameda County and Napa County during Tuesday’s election to ensure the elections are in compliance with federal voting rights statutes, including the Voting Rights Act.