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Alameda County (California)

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Top Alameda County (California) Articles

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  • State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'

    State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'
    You'd think that with half the state charred -- and wildfires seemingly getting worse every year -- a top priority in Sacramento would be to improve California's firefighting capability. But it hasn't even been on the Legislature's agenda. Gov. Arnold...
  • Neverland rides deliver thrills in a new setting

    Neverland rides deliver thrills in a new setting
    Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour. The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
  • What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?

    What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?
    Today's question: California's prisons and jails are chronically overcrowded; how much of that is related to drug offenses? How much prison and jail overcrowding, if any, would be relieved by Proposition 5? Previously, Kreit and Cooley debated whether...
  • Pirkle Jones, California photographer, dies at 95

    Pirkle Jones, California photographer, dies at 95
    Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...
  • For squirrels gone wild, city plans a turnoff

    For squirrels gone wild, city plans a turnoff
    Afraid that a population explosion among squirrels in a city park could pose a public health risk, Santa Monica officials are ready to try a proven method of dealing with the problem: birth control shots. Plans call for squirrels in Palisades Park to...
  • Juvenile prison system needs reform, lawyers say

    Three years after state officials promised to fix California's troubled juvenile prisons, advocates for incarcerated youths are urging a judge to appoint a receiver to take over a system they say remains tragically broken. The plea came in a filing...
  • Yes on Measure R

    Los Angeles is as famous for its traffic congestion as it is for its sunsets and palm trees, and it has paid a steep price, in smog and gridlock, for its love affair with cars. Belated attempts to devise a functional public transit system have run up...
  • Ruben Salazar remembered

    Today the United States Postal Service adds Ruben Salazar to its honor role of American journalists by issuing a first-class Salazar postage stamp. But the former Times columnist had left his mark long before his death during the 1970 Chicano Moratorium...
  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

     
    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of...
  • For state GOP, November may be the cruelest month

    In a city where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces criticism for not being liberal enough, California Republicans gathered this weekend to repair deep divides over how to appeal to an electorate that continues to trend away from the steady diet of...
  • Amber Alert Cancelled: Toddler Found Safe

    SAN LEANDRO -- Police say they have found the subject of a statewide Amber Alert. The child is safe and her father is in custody. The Amber Alert was issued across California for a 22-month-old girl taken a knifepoint from her mother in San Leandro....
  • Judge Orders Halt to Furloughs, Governor to Appeal

    Judge Orders Halt to Furloughs, Governor to Appeal
    California's DMV offices may soon be back open for business on Fridays. An Alameda County judge today said he plans to order an end to furloughs for 68 state agencies, including the DMV, Caltrans, the Employee Development Department, and the state...