Toxic lead levels are dangerously high in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, which has the highest level of contamination in California and are worse than in Flint, Michigan, according to a national report recently published by Reuters.
Alameda County has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund to enable its approximately 9,600 employees and people in the community to voluntarily donate funds to benefit the victims of the tragic fire late Friday at a [...]
Holding San Francisco to its promise of remaining a sanctuary city for its immigrant residents, immigrant rights organizations and the Public Defender’s Office are asking the city to fund increased legal services to provide representation [...]
Cities across the country have announced defiantly that they will remain “sanctuary cities” for their undocumented residents, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cut all federal funding to cities that do so. &nb
Immigrant rights activists introduced a resolution to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, demanding that the county uphold due process for immigrants and undocumented residents who are arrested and sent to county jail.
Community members are angry over what they are calling unjust treatment of Gigi Crowder, who is being terminated from her job after serving the African American and other ethnic communities as the Ethnic Services Manager [...]
Four women who sued Alameda County over unhygienic and humiliating conditions at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin reached a $130,000 settlement with the county on August 1.
Thousands of low-income Alameda County families will no longer pay juvenile probation and public defender fees. On July 12, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the assessment and collection on [...]
Naturalization applications received by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services received 249,730 applications for naturalization between January and March of 2016, up 28 percent over the same period in 2015.
At least 250 community members and faith leaders packed Imani Community Church in Oakland on Thursday June 9, where they received public commitments from members of the the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to establish, [...]