SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — Following a weekend of protests, rioting and looting across the Bay Area and the country, Alameda County on Monday became the latest local government to issue a curfew for its residents.
Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern issued the curfew order for the entire county beginning Monday at 8:00 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m. The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors.
The move by Alameda County comes after the cities of Oakland, Orinda, Hayward and Union City Monday became the latest Bay Area cities to announce curfews due to the civil unrest and looting over the killing of a George Floyd by Minneapolis police last week.
“It looks like it’s going to be a repeat of the last three nights,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said. “Early reports coming in are that there are going problems.”
Exceptions to the curfews are first responders, health care providers, people seeing urgent medical care, people going to and from work, people who are unsheltered, and members of the media, authorities said.
Current curfews in place around the Bay Area:
- Alameda County (all cities): 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., until further notice
- Antioch: 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., until June 2
- Berkeley: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until June 3
- Danville: 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., until further notice
- Lafayette: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., until June 2
- Oakland: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- Orinda: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- Pleasant Hill: 7 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., until further notice
- San Francisco: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- San Jose: 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- San Leandro: 6 p.m. until 5 a.m., until June 8
- Santa Clara: 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- Santa Rosa: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until June 4
- Union City: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., until further notice
- Walnut Creek: 6 p.m. until 5 a.m., until June 8
In Contra Costa County, Sheriff David Livingston issued a statement Monday encouraging residents to stay indoors from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. but did not issue a countywide curfew order, adding that status was subject to change.
Livingston noted that some Contra Costa cities have implemented their own curfews and residents should check their city’s website for updates.
Also on Monday, Walnut Creek, police moved up the time of the curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. San Leandro’s curfew also starts at 6 p.m.; the earliest starting times in the Bay Area in the two cities in which looting was rampant.
Pleasant Hill moved up its curfew start time from 9:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the Town of Danville also moved up the start time of its curfew from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m.
San Leandro Police encourage businesses to take inventory of losses prior to calling the Police Department or filing a report online. People can call the San Leandro police dispatch line at (510) 577-2730, ext. 1, and should only call 911 if there is an emergency.
The San Leandro Police Department has an online reporting website for businesses to use.