Cities Vie for New Recruits Amid Policing Shortage
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California cities have been grappling with a shortage of police officers for years now. To boost recruits, some cities are offering higher pay and attractive bonuses.

Brittany Maldonado 09/12/2023 - 4:18 AM
Granicus Announces Finalists for Digital Government Awards

Leading government software provider Granicus has released a list of finalists for its 13th annual Digital Government Awards.

Brittany Maldonado 08/31/2023 - 8:36 AM
Jennifer Ott to Serve as Alameda City Manager

Alameda has named local government veteran Jennifer Ott as its next city manager. Ott’s appointment will be approved at the City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting.

Brittany M. 11/29/2022 - 12:47 PM
Californians Helped the State Avoid Blackouts Tuesday. Why Did Some Bay Cities Cut the Power?

“There was apparently some level of confusion between their dispatchers and our dispatchers,” said Elliot Mainzer, chief executive of the ISO. 

Brittany M. 09/08/2022 - 3:04 AM
California Hate Crimes Surge to Highest Level Since 9/11

Hate crimes increased for the third consecutive year in California in 2021.

Brittany M. 06/30/2022 - 6:44 AM
Why some counties are exempt from the state's mask mandate

The state announced exemptions to its new indoor mask mandate last week that will allow people in some Bay Area counties to ditch face coverings in certain spaces.

Brittany M. 12/21/2021 - 6:08 AM
County Supervisor Struck and Killed by Motorist in Alameda
City and county leaders have offered their condolences after the tragic death of Supervisor Wilma Chan.
Brittany M. 11/04/2021 - 9:33 AM
Alameda Releases Secret Tape Recording at Center of 2018 Controversy

The City of Alameda has finally released the transcript and recording at the center of a controversy involving members of the city council and former city manager Jill Keimach in 2017 and 2018.

Brittany M. 11/21/2019 - 5:08 AM