Alameda Co. Sheriff faces state audit over jail conditions, spending

State auditors are will examine spending and conditions at Alameda County jails after local officials' “refusal” to open an audit into the sheriff’s department, despite multiple calls for stronger oversight from local legislators and inmates’ rights activists.

Oakland landlord rents deplorable properties for decades

In Oakland, a longtime landlord has had a history of dilapidated and dangerous properties and the city has failed to adequately follow-up. As a result, many people and families are living in deplorable conditions including mold, lead, rodents and safety hazards.

Delivery workers sue over lack of independence, pay & benefits

Delivery workers are suing Linn Star Transfer Inc. claiming they're misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees and receive no minimum wage, no overtime and no coverage of business-related expenses despite having little control of their loads, schedules or routes.