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Alameda County

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

Vocal Opposition Delays Funding Of Alameda County Sheriff’s Drone

The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.

12/04/2012

Protesters rally for International Worker's Day outside the Alameda County Court House on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Demonstrators have called for nation-wide May Day strikes to protest economic inequality and political corruption. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Injured During Oakland Occupy Suing Alameda County For Abuse

An Iraq War veteran who was seriously hurt during a police raid on an Occupy Oakland encampment last year is suing Alameda County for abuse during his 18 hours in jail.

11/27/2012

A California polling place

Bay Area Election Officials Estimate Lower Turnout Than 2008

Bay Area counties are projecting strong voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential election, however numbers are expected to be below those from the 2008 race.

11/08/2012

(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Newcomer Swalwell Unseats Longtime East Bay Lawmaker Stark

Voters in the newly redrawn 15th Congressional District tossed out Rep. Pete Stark on Tuesday in favor of a more moderate Democrat, Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell.

11/07/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Alameda County Registrar Reassures Voters After Reports Of Polling Issues

A number of registered voters reported having issues with voting Tuesday morning in Oakland, but officials said their ballots will most likely still be counted.

11/06/2012

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Alameda County May Reduce Charges To Avoid Mandatory Deportations

A new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid mandatory deportation.

11/01/2012

waiter, waitress, restaurant worker, dining

KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat – Part 1

Health inspectors have shut down three high-profile restaurants this year in San Francisco while at least 40 more eateries have been closed by officials in the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

10/22/2012

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Alameda County Sheriff Seeks Drone To Fight Crime

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to become one of the handful of local law enforcement agencies that have received federal clearance to use unmanned aerial drones to fight crime.

10/19/2012

Nadia Lockyer's arrest photo. (Orange County District Attorney's Office)

Ex-Alameda Co. Supe Facing Drug Charges Regains Child Visitation

The estranged wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has regained visitation rights with her 9-year-old son while she’s facing charges of drug possession and child endangerment.

09/10/2012

Nadia Lockyer's arrest photo. (Orange County District Attorney's Office)

Ex-Alameda County Supervisor Lockyer Arrested For Drugs, Child Abuse

Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer is facing drug and child endangerment charges following an arrest in Orange County last week.

09/05/2012

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