Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: March 26th - April 9th, 2021

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March 26th - April 9th, 2021

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Need A COVID19 Test? Food? Childcare?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map.

Alameda County COVID19 Testing, Food Distribution, and Social Services Map

Oaklandside's COVID Q&A: Find timely information and ask questions!

Oaklandside Q&A

Safe and reliable COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available in California to more and more people. But it can be difficult to find out where and how to get a shot. Vaccinate CA calls hospitals and pharmacies daily to track their vaccine availability and their processes for getting one. Click on the graphic below to get started!

Not sure if you're eligible? Find out.

Vaccinate CA

COVID19 Updates From Health Care Services Agency

For the most up-to-date information from Health Care Services visit the front page of the Alameda County Health Department website: https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page?


An Update from Health Care Services: As of April 8, 2021

Alameda County completed its first week in the Orange Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. We observed a small increase in our case and test positivity rates during the past week, but our COVID-19 metrics are still within the Orange Tier range. This serves as a reminder that this pandemic is not over. Please continue to wear a mask and keep your distance even if you are fully vaccinated. Doing so will help protect those who have not been vaccinated yet. It will also help reduce the likelihood of another surge which is occurring in other states around the country. 






We continue to make progress with vaccinating our residents including people who are currently unhoused, have low mobility, or are homebound. This week we also reduced age and employment-based barriers for people who live in high-impact areas, in alignment with state guidance to prioritize vaccination for communities that have faced the highest rates of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. Many of our essential, frontline workers and their families live in these priority zip codes and often in crowded or multigenerational households. This approach helps us reach our equity goals and serve communities that have borne a disproportionate burden.


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of April 7, over 980,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Alameda County, and nearly 394,000 residents are fully vaccinated representing 30% of residents age 16 and older. Vaccine supply to Alameda County continues to lag behind the expanded number of residents now eligible within the state framework.

If you have not done so, please complete the vaccine notification form to be notified when it's your turn. While not everyone will be able to get an appointment right away, we anticipate increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks and will have additional appointments on an ongoing basis.​ We also encourage you to check with your health care provider to ask if they have appointments available. Or you can visit Vaccinate.CA to identify additional vaccine sites around Alameda County.

Oakland Coliseum Vaccine Site to Be Extended

Alameda and Contra Costa County will partner with the State to extend the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site. Under the agreement announced April 6, the two counties will continue serving their respective residents. Personnel and equipment currently at the Coliseum will remain in place for the next four weeks. Perhaps most importantly, the State will continue providing half of the weekly vaccines for the site while the remaining half will come from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. This site is expected to deliver up to 6,000 vaccines per day.

We thank all our elected officials and community partners who advocated for an extension of services after it was announced that the site would close on April 11. This extension allows us to complete transition feasibility planning without disrupting service to our community while a vital role in vaccinating our residents.

To sign up for an appointment at the Coliseum, please visit myturn.ca.gov. New appointments will be open every evening.

To read the full Health Care Services newsletter please visit: https://covid-19.acgov.org/response.page?.

Enforcement of Illegal Dumping Pilot Results in Multiple Arrests, Citations

My collaborative efforts to combat illegal dumping are showing incredible results!

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Alameda County District Attorney's office - an integral partner in manifesting the Enforcement part of the Three E's approach to end illegal dumping - initiated an operation that also involved the DA's Environmental Crimes Unit, the Oakland Police Department, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oakland Public Works. The results speak for themselves:

  • Officers caught a business and an individual in two separate incidents of illegal dumping and also issued citations for previously investigated dumping activity resulting in a total of 8 citations.
  • Officers also conducted two warrant arrests for misdemeanor illegal dumping, both of whom were cited to appear in court.
  • Police also arrested one suspect on charges of felony receipt of stolen property, and at least 16 additional citations were issued by police.
  • The Oakland Public Works Department issued at least 9 administrative citations for activity related to illegal dumping and two notices for inadequate garbage services.

This is a powerful testament to the years of groundwork spent engaging residents in East Oakland, local businesses, and various public service agencies in the name of combating illegal dumping comprehensively. Illegal dumping is a scourge on our communities, and difficult to contain and prevent due to many overlapping contributing factors. This operation was a big step towards lasting change!

Read the full press release put out by DA O'Malley's office here.

DA Nancy O'Malley To Kick Off the Statewide Illegal Dumping Conference

Illegal Dumping

I'm thrilled to announce that Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley will be the opening keynote speaker for the Inaugural Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping!

Nancy is a core collaborator in the effort to address illegal dumping using my "Three E's" strategy (Education, Eradication, Enforcement), and has been a valuable partner in our pilot program in East Oakland.

Don't miss the chance to hear from her, and other leaders on how to address illegal dumping with best practices! This FREE virtual conference will take place over three days between April 21-23, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

More information can be found on the Eventbrite page including registration and contact information.

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata


Don't miss the latest installment of The People's Health Briefing. In it, Roots Community Health Center CEO and founder Dr. Noha Aboelata breaks down the impact of COVID19 on Alameda County, Oakland and East Oakland in particular.

This week's episode features critical Covid updates aimed at cutting through the noise and bringing residents of Oakland and beyond useful and factual information.

View all installments of "The People's Health Briefing" here in the "All Videos" section.

To learn more about Roots Community Health Center, visit their website.

2nd Annual Homeowners Expo Hosted By Assessor Phong La

Homeowners Expo

Alameda County Assessor Phong La is hosting the 2nd annual Homeowners Expo on Wednesday April 24th at 12pm.

Last year’s Expo brought 200+ community members together to hear about resources and programs available to them. This year they have another great lineup of speakers to not only share resources for homeowners, but also for folks looking to buy their first home.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share valuable information and connect with organizations who can assist with the refinancing process, seek loans for home upgrades or kickstart their homeownership journey. Register here.

District 4 Community Covid Testing Sites


Acts Full Gospel Church
1034 66th Avenue., Oakland, CA 94621
Tuesday and Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Drive Thru or Walk up accepted 
No appointment necessary
Pre-register here

CORE and Allen Temple Baptist Church 
8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm 
Register here

Lifelong Medical Care
Foothill Square
10700 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Wednesdays: 9:30am - 3pm
Closed on Monday, January 18th and Monday, February 15th
By appointment only
Register here

Lifelong Medical Care
Eastmont Mall
7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30am – 3pm
Closed on Monday, January 18th and Monday, February 15th
By appointment only
Register here

Native American Health Center
Parking Lot
3050 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601
Monday, Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Walk-ups are accepted until capacity has been met
  • Identification is required for all adults 18 years and older
  • Legal parent or guardian must accompany children between the ages of 1-12 years old
  • Test results take 48-72 hours to return

Register here
Language assistance available at 211

Roots Community Health Center 
9925 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94603
Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Appointments are preferred but not required!
Register here or email admin@rootsclinic.org

UNINCORPORATED AREA: Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, Fairview & Hayward Acres

La Familia
Cherryland Testing Center
20095 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94541
Monday-Friday: 9am - 3pm
Testing will be closed February 15
Register here
Call (510) 571-9191 for assistance

La Familia 
and Eden United Church of Christ

21455 Birch St, Hayward, CA 94541
Thursdays: 1pm - 6pm; 
Fridays: 3:00pm – 7:00pm;
Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Testing will be closed on February 4, 5 and 6
Register here
Call (510) 571-9191 for assistance


Axis Community Health
4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Register here


















Covid Testing Sites Oakland

UMOJA Health Covid Testing and Vaccine Event

UMOJA Testing & Vaccine

Ashland Cherryland Covid Vaccine Site

Hayward Adult Vaccine POD

The Hayward Adult School Vaccine Community POD is successfully up and running with outstanding results in reaching the surrounding community and getting Ashland and Cherryland closer to community immUNITY.

My longtime staffer and legendary community organizer, Claudia Albano, is pictured here with key stakeholders from Eden Church, My Eden Voice!, RCD Housing, Padres Unidos, La Familia, and Alameda County Health Care Services. Big thank you to everyone involved in setting up this invaluable community service!

Check out vaccination hours and more information on the flyers below.

Ashland Cherryland Test Site

Ashland Cherryland Site

Senior Advocacy & Activities


Elder Justice

Join Elder Justice at Their Next FREE Web Event! 

Elder Health Care Abuse: Fraud and Scam Prevention April 15, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST 

In the April Lunch & Learn Session, Health Care Fraud and Prevention expert, Micki Nozaki, will be joining the session to take a closer look at scams, fraud, and prevention. Micki is the director of Senior Medicare Patrol, a Health Care Fraud Prevention and Education Program from the non-profit California Health Advocates.

Join in to learn the latest information on COVID-19 scams, how to spots scammers and fraud schemes, and what steps to take to report this type of abuse to help protect those you serve.

Register here.

Spring Activities

HARD spring & summer programs

Looking for fun virtual and in-person activities for the whole family like art, dance, and sports classes? Look no further than Hayward Area Recreation District's Spring and Summer programs! Find more information including online registration here

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Exercise Your Right to Be Heard!

BOS 2021

Most Tuesdays, the Board of Supervisors holds a Regular Meeting during which the public is allowed to speak to the Board on items not on the agenda starting at or around 9:30am for the time being. (Please note that the BOS meetings do not start at a set time! More information appears closer to the meeting date and time, but be prepared to wait for it to begin.)

Agenda items in particular represent decisions made about our communities, and while we might not always agree on the best path forward, I am fond of saying that reasonable people will disagree and also that I get some of my best ideas from my constituency base. I am honored to serve on the Board as a County Supervisor and take the ideas, concerns, and feedback of the public very seriously.

Please, consider tuning into these meeting and encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. We are stronger as a County when we are connected to one another, and engaged with the civic process.

The meeting calendar, including links to the agenda when it is available, can be found here.

The links to the livestream broadcast of the meetings, including a Zoom link in the event that Granicus is experiencing technical difficulties, can be found here.