Peter Hegarty, East Bay Times

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East Bay Times

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Peter:

Coronavirus: Fund for those financially hit hard open in Alameda

“Alameda Strong” will help renters, non-profits, small businesses → Read More

East Bay city may ask voters to OK hotel tax increase

Measure would call for setting the tax at up to 14 percent → Read More

East Bay city may ask voters to OK hotel tax increase

Measure would call for setting the tax at up to 14 percent → Read More

Alameda: Outside investigator to look into black man arrested after dancing in street

Arrest prompted a demonstration outside the Alameda police station last month → Read More

Cornonavirus: Alameda County extends ban on evictions

OAKLAND — Some renters struggling to make ends meet amid the coronavirus pandemic got some good news Tuesday, when Alameda County supervisors extended a moratorium on evictions. The moratorium now runs until Sept. 30. It is intended to protect people from ending up on the street because of the pandemic. “So many people have lost jobs,” Supervisor Wilma Chan said during an interview Wednesday.… → Read More

Alameda to review what kind of calls get a police response

Among the items that likely will be on the table are what’s being called “unbundling” current police services, or creating a system where patrol officers only will respond to crim… → Read More

Longtime Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele fought for children, mental health, the poor

HAYWARD — Gail Steele stood just 5 feet 3 inches tall, but her unwavering advocacy for children and those most vulnerable in the community made her a towering figure in East Bay politics. The former Hayward city councilwoman and longtime member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors died Friday at home with her family near her side. She was 83. “It’s a really big loss for our community,”… → Read More

Video: Vandal targets LGBTQ center in Oakland

Multiple windows broken in what staff consider a hate crime → Read More

Search underway for boater missing in the Delta

The sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit was dispatched Friday after the man had reportedly gone into the water at Indian Slough in Discovery Bay. → Read More

Fremont: Graffiti being investigated as a hate crime

The incident marks the third occasion since February that officers have taken reports about graffiti depicting racist and offensive terms. → Read More

San Leandro: Family of man killed by police say he was wrongly portrayed, wants answers

Family and friends gathered outside police department on Friday → Read More

East Bay college district cuts ties with sheriff’s department

The Peralta Community College District has decided that deputies with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office should no longer patrol its campuses. → Read More

Oakland: McDonald’s restaurant to remain closed

OAKLAND — A state judge has ordered a McDonald’s on Telegraph Avenue to stay closed until the court decides whether to order the owner to improve his health safety practices amid the coronavirus. Workers sued the owner last week over an outbreak that they say affected 35 people, including one employee’s 10-month-old baby. The restaurant has been closed since May 26, when workers went on strike.… → Read More

Oakland’s 911 center failings put people at risk, grand jury finds

The Alameda County Grand Jury is calling for the Oakland police dispatch center to reach state standards → Read More

Hayward’s Main Street to get a makeover

Plan includes making having just two traffiic lanes → Read More

Alameda County reopens a little more, but some businesses and customers still a little wary

Changes in county rules part of a phased reopening → Read More

Ranked choice voting? Albany residents will decide this November

Voters will decided in November on ranked choice voting → Read More

San Leandro council heeds demands, votes 4-3 to defund police department

Dozens of people addressed the City Council on Monday → Read More

Video: Black woman claims misteatment during East Bay traffic stop

San Leandro releases police video of the interaction with officers → Read More

Alameda puts the brakes on police chief’s decision to halt response to mental health calls

Police chief suggested officers would no longer respond to the cases → Read More