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Alameda County

(CBS SF)

Westbound I-580 Lanes Reopen In Livermore After Big Rig Crash Spills Bananas, Causes Major Delays

All lanes of westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore have reopened after a big-rig carrying about 45,000 pounds of bananas and other fruit overturned earlier Monday.

07/28/2014

Running of the Bulls at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Hundreds Of Thrill-Seekers Run With The Bulls In Pleasanton

Try to imagine forty 1500 pound bulls barreling at you at 30 miles per hour.

07/26/2014

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Apartment Fire Displaces More A Dozen Residents In San Lorenzo

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in San Lorenzo that left more than a dozen people displaced Sunday night likely started as an electrical fire

07/21/2014

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San Mateo County Approves Transferring Inmates From Overcrowded Jail To Alameda County

San Mateo County has approved spending $3 million to transfer inmates across The Bay to relieve jail overcrowding to Alameda County, where there’s more room.

07/11/2014

Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every Year

Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.

07/11/2014

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Alameda County Supervisors Approve $2.8 Billion Budget

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.

06/27/2014

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1 Killed, 1 Hospitalized In Union City House Fire

One person has been killed and another was hospitalized after a house fire in Union City Tuesday afternoon, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said.

06/24/2014

Oakland shooting victim Carlos Fernandez Nava (Nava Family)

Reputed Gang Members Guilty Of Murdering 3-Year-Old Oakland Boy

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.

06/23/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Alameda County Leaders Pressure Lawmakers To Make Kill Switch Mandatory On Cell Phones

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.

06/19/2014

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Alameda Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Responds To ACLU’s Mandatory Pregnancy Test Lawsuit

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.

06/06/2014

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