Alameda County

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors named a dozen new members of the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame March 19. Among the inductees was Alameda resident and longtime Golden Gate Audubon Society member Leora Feeney. She was chosen among the “outstanding women who have made significant contributions to the county” — in Feeney’s case, to the county’s natural environment.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced modifications to the California 2020-2021 athletic sports calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic on July 20.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will not pursue a resisting arrest charge against Mali Watkins, according to a letter sent to Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri on July 10.

The Alameda County Civil Grand Jury report includes Alameda Health System, which operates local hospital 

The health organization that operates Alameda Hospital is in dire financial health. This according to the Alameda County’s 2019-2020 Civil Grand Jury report.  

In the report, which was released last month, AHS’ audited financial statements from June 30, 2019 show AHS having a negative net worth of $300.6 million. AHS’s internal budget documents report AHS having a cash deficit of approximately $144 million in fiscal year 2020. 

The Alameda County Registrar of Voter’s Office released another update of the March 3 Presidential Primary Election results on Monday, March 9. The Registrar and the Secretary of State’s offices have received 100 percent of the votes cast, but the final tally of votes is still to be determined. 

Nominations are being accepted for the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, honoring extraordinary women who make a difference in the community. Honorees will be celebrated at the 27th annual Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame luncheon and awards ceremony in the spring, co-hosted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women.

Beginning this Saturday, June 22, all calls made from 510 area code numbers will only be completed if the caller dials “1”, plus the 510 area code, then the seven-digit number. This is a result of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adding area code 341 to the 510 area code region that encompasses the majority of Alameda County and the western portion of Contra Costa County. 

 

A man pled no contest to seven counts of first-degree murder and three counts of premeditated murder Tuesday, May 2, for the killing of seven people at Oikos University in Oakland five years ago. 

 

The county has a need for qualified residents to serve as community watchdogs. Alameda County civil grand jurors examine the operations of local government agencies and investigate citizen complaints. Alameda residents are encouraged to apply. 

 

The state of California treats the Superior Court of Alameda County as a “donor” court. This means that the state can divert large portions of the court’s ongoing funding and any “new” money to other courts that the state considers more under-resourced. As a result the Superior Court of Alameda County began fiscal year 2016-2017 with a budget deficit that surpasses $5 million.

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