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What's happening in the East Bay: Oct. 21

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Good Morning, it's October 21. Below is a look at some of the most relevant and recent updates to the municipal, legal and criminal departments of the two major East Bay counties.

Alameda County

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Alameda County looking to fill several positions

Alameda County is looking to fill several positions, including one as Housing and Community Development Manager.

Nothing in life is free, except COVID tests and vaccinations!

The City of Oakland is offering free COVID vaccination and testing at Frank Ogawa Plaza, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 30. No appointment is needed

Remembering the Tunnel Fire

Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley fire. What started as a grass fire quickly swept through the hills above the Caldecott Tunnel, eventually destroying over 3,500 homes and forcing the evacuation of roughly 10,000 people. The fire also claimed the lives of more than two dozen people.

In remembrance of the fatal fire, The Oaklanside produced a 30-minute podcast featuring interviews with witnesses, archival sound and analysis of what policies have changed over the past three decades.

Contra Costa County

(Courtesy of Contra Costa County)

Federal rent assistance for Contra Costa County tenants

Contra Costa County allocates federal funds for tenants who can't make rent. This comes roughly a month after the county ended its ban on evictions.

Are you an East Bay EMT? UCSF is looking for you!

The University of California, San Francisco is looking for emergency service providers in a research study regarding Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in pre-hospital visits. The 12-18 minute survey will ask participating EMTs and paramedics about their use and interpretation of POLST.

Free and fair jobs for all!

Dozens of local and international employers will participate in a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel, located at 45 John Glenn Drive, in Concord.

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