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In Alameda County, Leaving Jail Doesn’t Have to Mean Losing Health Care

May 19, 2014 | 1:20 pm

In Alameda County, Leaving Jail Doesn’t Have to Mean Losing Health Care

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Under the Obamacare Medi-Cal expansion, many more former inmates can get insured after leaving jail. …read more

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Alameda, Fresno, Riverside Counties Hit with Lawsuits for Prison Conditions

March 19, 2013 | 9:49 am

Alameda, Fresno, Riverside Counties Hit with Lawsuits for Prison Conditions

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Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has spent billions of dollars and endured years of federal lawsuits to improve conditions in its state prisons, but the problems it has been trying to correct are now trickling down to local governments as county jails deal with thousands of additional inmates. Law firms advocating […]

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Alameda County Sheriff Explains Drone Request

December 4, 2012 | 7:02 pm

Alameda County Sheriff Explains Drone Request

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The Alameda County Board of Supervisors was set to consider a request from Sheriff Gregory Ahern to approve the purchase of a drone for his department on Tuesday morning. But at the last minute, the sheriff voluntarily pulled the request from the agenda. Ahern says his decision to push the discussion to next month has nothing […]

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Alameda County Ballot Measure Back on Track?

November 26, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Alameda County Ballot Measure Back on Track?

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So you thought the elections were over? Not just yet. Backers of a measure to fund transportation in Alameda County on Monday formally reserved the right to request a recount of ballots. Measure B1 calls for an increased sales tax and bonds to help pay for improvement to roads, bicycle routes, bus service and an […]

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November 16, 2010 | 3:03 pm

Alameda County Elects First Transgender Judge

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From the San Francisco Chronicle: Victoria Kolakowski declared victory Monday in a tightly contested race for Alameda County Superior Court, making her what is believed to be the nation’s first transgender judge. In the final, uncertified tally, Kolakowski defeated John Creighton by 51 to 48 percent, the Alameda County registrar of voters said. She received […]

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