News & Announcements
Get Locally Organically Produced Fruits and Vegetables Delivered
Dig Deep Farms CSA (community supported agriculture) provides a weekly assortment of vibrant organically produced fruits and veggies that they carefully grow on our own farms, assemble from their network of small local farms.
Ashland & Cherryland FamFest 2015(256KB)
Join us for a fun-packed event with a 5k run/walk/roll,
exciting activities, live music & delicious food. Come be a part
of the biggest event EVER for Ashland & Cherryland! Visit ACFamFest.org for more information.
Ashland Cherryland Food Policy Council Vacant Land Survey Report(786KB)
ACFPC celebrated the release of their Vacant Land Survey Report. The Council's Vacant Land Survey Report is a community-based assessment of California State Assembly Bill AB 551: Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones.
Oakland Hosts Warriors Parade, First Time Since 1975
The success of the Golden State Warriors...have provided a golden spotlight on this city. The resilience and tremendous potential of Oakland are emblematic of the Warriors' victory. Go, Warriors! Go, Oakland! - Nate Miley
Supreme Court: Big Pharma must pay for prescription drug disposal in Alameda County
A groundbreaking law that forces the pharmaceutical industry to pay for collection and disposal of unused drugs passed its final court test, and the Alameda County officials who originated the concept predicted it will now spread across the country.
Now Accepting Nominations for the Tri-Valley Air Quality Impact Award(748KB)
Are you or someone you know doing something good for air quality in the Tri-Valley? The TVAQIA recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations making strides to improve local air quality through innovative projects and programs.
Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015(483KB)
Use technology to improve your local government. Tap into your community pride and your activist spirit, bring your ideas and your technological know-how and take the Challenge on April 25 at James Logan High School in Union City.
Retirement Party for Bob Swanson(171KB)
Join us in celebrating Bob Swanson's 14 years of service to Castro Valley and Alameda County. Bob's retirement party will be on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge. Click on link for more information.
Invitation to Apply for the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Steering Committee
Alameda County is launching a county-wide Steering Committee for the proposed CCA program. The Committee will advise the Board of Supervisors and Community Development Agency staff during the formation process on key aspects of the program's development.
Free Lead Paint Repair Funds(510KB)
If you own a pre-1978 home or apartment building you may be eligible for funds and technical assistance to reduce lead hazards at your property.
Prop 47 Frequently Asked Questions(195KB)
On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that reduces some felonies to misdemeanors. There are many questions asked by the public. A FAQ was developed to answer those questions.
My Word: Must consider all options, but we must strike a deal(157KB)
By Nate Miley, guest commentary. As Alameda County continues to learn more about stadium proposals and developments of our major sports teams, options facing our community leaders crystallize.
Public Art Proposals for the New Cherryland Fire Station(145KB)
New public art proposals are now available for public comment. Comments will be accepted through February 16, 2015. Submit feedback at http://goo.gl/forms/evvovvm9ec
Seeking Applicants for the Castro Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee(2613KB)
Individuals appointed will serve as a advisory committee to the Director of Public Works on the Alameda County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan within the Castro Valley community.
Cash for College Workshops
Any high school senior with a 2.0 GPA, and who meets certain requirements and completes a Cal Grant application by March 2, 2015, may receive up to $12,192 in grants. Visit calgrants.org to find a free workshop near you to help fill out the application.