The federal public emergency ended May 11, but most coverage will continue in the Bay Area and throughout the state through Nov. 12.
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Bay Area residents can get money to pay for recent storm damage. Here’s how
FEMA will open disaster recovery centers in Oakland and Dublin on Feb. 10 for Alameda County residents to apply for storm funds in person.
14 residents evacuated from mudslides in Berkeley-Oakland Hills
Seven homes in the area of The Spiral at Middlefield Road have been evacuated, and one home has been red-tagged. Other mudslides closed roads on the Clark Kerr campus and in the Claremont Hills.
Repeal of Roe v. Wade prompts protests across Bay Area
From downtown Oakland to Berkeley and San Francisco, protests are planned after the Supreme Court ended nearly 50 years of abortion rights.
A ‘shattering blow’: East Bay leaders react to Supreme Court Roe v. Wade draft
California has strong abortion protections, but 23 states may ban it if the decision becomes final.
Nurses in Oakland, Berkeley join statewide Sutter Health strike
After long months in the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses say hospitals are short-staffed and under-resourced.
Report: 800 homeless people died in Alameda County in 3 years
The main causes of death were overdoses and medical conditions, many “preventable.”
Volunteers conduct long-awaited homeless count in Oakland, Berkeley
The pandemic likely worsened the homelessness crisis, but a crucial population count was delayed until now.
Having problems ordering your free rapid COVID-19 tests from USPS?
Roommates, large families, and live-work residents have encountered some challenges accessing tests from the federal government.
A pledge to ‘give meaning to every homeless death’ at Alameda County memorial
According to a forthcoming report, more than 800 unhoused people died in the county over a three-year period, significantly higher than previous estimates.
Omicron is surging in the Bay Area. Experts say Oakland has the tools to stay safe
Doctors say Bay Area cases are rising quickly due to the omicron and delta variants, but this time, residents have added protection from vaccines and boosters, masks and social distancing.
More than 1,000 homeless people in Oakland and Berkeley are getting money from Caltrans
A lawsuit settlement required payback for property destroyed during encampment sweeps. Hear from unhoused people who’ve gotten funds this week, and learn how to collect yours.
Bay Area health officers recommend mask use indoors amid rising COVID-19 cases
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.
Scarred but resilient: Telegraph Avenue emerges from the pandemic
Lines around the block for cupcakes and a boom year for a flower shop, but a shoe shop for the stars is calling it quits, one of several COVID-19 casualties.
Oakland enters yellow COVID-19 tier, one week shy of state reopening
It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
East Bay water officials declare drought, ask residents to conserve
The Bay Area is experiencing the second-driest year in the water district’s history.
‘Social bubbles are now popped’; Bay Area closes outdoor dining, sets strict rules amid COVID-19 surge
The new guidelines prohibit gatherings with people outside of your household through Jan. 4.
Alameda County could get new COVID-19 stay-at-home orders if regional ICU capacity drops below 15%
Alameda County, which is in the Bay Area region of the new guidelines, currently has about 30% ICU capacity.
Indoor dining closed again in Alameda County due to COVID-19 surge
After three short weeks, indoor dining is once again closed in Oakland as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases and Alameda County returns to the purple tier.
Alameda County freezes new openings in Oakland, Berkeley due to worsening COVID-19 conditions
Businesses that are currently open indoors, like personal care services and restaurants, can continue, but there won’t be further expansions in any sector.