Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown’s Biweekly Newsletter

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News and Updates from
Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown

In this issue:

NOVEMBER 4: Community Celebration Renaming Madison Park to Wilma Chan Park 

Recipe4Health Highlighted at the White House 

ALL IN Featured in No Kid Hungry’s Best Practices Newsletter 

Alameda County Workforce Development Board Funding Opportunities 

Small Business Supports from Alameda County’s Economic and Civic Development Department 

Register to Vote Today! 

Dig Deep Farms Pumpkin Patch 

Upcoming Community Events

Every Month is Pride Month Series

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Resources in Alameda County

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan (1949-2021)

Community Resources

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California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services

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Phone: 510.278.0367
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Dear District 3 Community, 

It is an honor to carry on the legacy of my boss, mentor, and friend, the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. As our Office continues her extraordinary work, I look forward to sharing our progress, highlighting the County’s work, and sharing community events, resources, and opportunities in my Biweekly Newsletter. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns that you may have regarding the District or Alameda County. I am here to serve you. 


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Dave Brown
Alameda County Supervisor, Third District 

NOVEMBER 4: Community Celebration Renaming Madison Park to Wilma Chan Park 

I invite you to join me, Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, and Asian Health Services on Friday, November 4th to celebrate the renaming of Madison Park in Oakland’s Chinatown to Wilma Chan Park! Join us for a celebration of Supervisor Chan’s legacy and contributions to Oakland and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  

Community Celebration Renaming Madison Park to Wilma Chan Park 
Friday, November 4, 2022 
12:00 – 1:30 PM 

Wilma Chan Park 
810 Jackson St.
Oakland, CA

The event is outdoors, free, and open to the public.  

In addition to honoring Supervisor Chan, this ribbon cutting event will debut significant park improvements such as new signage, lighting, and playground upgrades, and celebrate with cultural performances from community partners.   

Recipe4Health Highlighted at the White House 

I am proud to share that Recipe4Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Chen, recently represented Alameda County during a panel discussion at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Chen highlighted the launch of Alameda County’s award-winning Recipe4Health initiative and the importance of healthy food access, physical activity, enhanced nutrition, and food security. Recipe4Health, formerly Food as Medicine, began as an initiative under ALL IN Alameda County and is now part of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency’s (HCSA) community health services. Supervisor Chan was a driving force behind Recipe4Health’s expansion throughout Alameda County and a champion for this innovative food and health care justice initiative.  

Recipe4Health is a medically-supportive food and nutrition service provider under CalAIM’s Community Support program that prescribes patients nutrient-dense produce and connects them to local support groups.  

ALL IN Featured in National Initiatives 

I am excited to share that ALL IN Alameda County was featured in No Kid Hungry’s Best Practices Newsletter! In this article, Dr. Larissa Estes-White, Director of ALL IN Alameda County, highlights ALL IN’s successful partnerships between government and the community to reduce food insecurity and advance equitable systems changes in Alameda County.  

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. 

Alameda County Workforce Development Board Funding Opportunities 

The Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB) recently issued three Solicitation for Proposals funding opportunities for experienced providers to establish innovative workforce development, employment, career education, and training services for residents in the unincorporated areas of Ashland and Cherryland in Alameda County. Bid proposals are due by Friday, October 28, 2022. For updates regarding these solicitations, please check 

Please contact Irene Wu at 510-259-3884 or by email for more information. 

Small Business Supports from Alameda County’s Economic and Civic Development Department 

The Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department (ECD) is accepting applications for their Façade Improvement Program (FIP) until October 31, 2022!  

Businesses located in unincorporated Alameda County can receive up to a $40,000 (with no cash match) or up to $80,000 with a 50% cash match. Exterior building improvements include signage, window and door systems, paint, lighting, landscaping and awnings. Apply online today:  

ECD, in partnership with the East Bay Small Business Development Center, is also offering a FREE online series on launching and building a successful food business (products, restaurants, cafes).  

Fundamental Food Entrepreneurship Training Academy 
November 10 - December 20, 2022
(Tuesdays & Thursdays only)

Space is limited. Register online today. 

Register to Vote Today! 

Yesterday, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) began mailing Vote by Mail ballots for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Every registered voter in Alameda County will receive a Vote by Mail ballot, and I encourage eligible community members to register to vote and cast their ballot on or before November 8th 

You can register to vote online or by using a paper voter registration application. You can pick up a paper application at the following locations: 

  • ROV Offices (1225 Fallon Street, Room G1 (in the basement), Oakland, CA) 
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices 
  • U.S. post offices 
  • Your local public library 

Your voter registration application must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the ROV office by Monday, October 24, 2022. To request a paper voter registration application be mailed to you, please call the Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or (800) 345-VOTE(8683). 

For more information registering to vote, please visit the Alameda County ROV’s Register to Vote webpage.  

Dig Deep Farms Pumpkin Patch 

Dig Deep Farms (DDF) is hosting a Pumpkin Patch every weekend in October at Ardenwood Farms. Join DDF for carving and decorating pumpkins, food and drinks, games, crafts, and more! 

DDF Pumpkin Patch
October 8 – 31, 2022
(Saturdays and Sundays only)
10AM – 4PM

Ardenwood Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA 

Admission: $2 per person 12 years or older and $1 per person under the age of 12.

DDF needs volunteers for the Pumpkin Patch: sign up to volunteer and DDF will provide food, beverages, and a pumpkin of your choice!  

Questions? Email Sasha Shankar at Dig Deep Farms at

Every Month is Pride Month Event Series

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The San Lorenzo Library is hosting seven Every Month is Pride Month Events from October 2022 through December 2022!

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 3PM-5PM: No Straight Lines Screening and Q&A with Justin Hall. No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. Justin Hall is an Associate Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar, a filmmaker, and a pioneer historian of LGBTQ comics. This event will be held in-person at the San Lorenzo Library in the Greenhouse Community Room (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA). Space is limited - RSVP online today to reserve a seat. 
  • October 9 – 22, 2022: No Straight Lines will also be available for screening via the San Lorenzo Library. Please visit the San Lorenzo Library Events page for the separate screening link. 
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7PM-8PM: TherActivist Expression of Transgender Diversity. Join activist and Trans educator, Dana “TherActivist” Johnson for a celebration of the diversity of the trans community and unpacking the meaning of gender identity. This event will include education about Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and a “call to action” for allies. Event registration page and additional details are forthcoming. 
  • Sunday, November 20, 2022 (time TBD): Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial. Parivar Bay Area will lead a memorial event and healing circle in recognition and in memory of the transgender individuals lost to violence this past year. Event registration page and additional details are forthcoming. 
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 6PM-8PM: Pride Needle Time. The San Lorenzo Library is dedicating one of its November Needle Time Program events to a Pride needlepoint project. Event registration page is forthcoming. 
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 1PM-5PM: Bay Area Legal Aid Name Change Clinic. Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys will host a clinic to assist individuals with legally changing their names. Event registration page and additional information are forthcoming. 
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2PM-4PM: Children's Pride Needle Time. This Pride Needle Time will offer a needlepoint project for children to complete.  

As the San Lorenzo Library continues to plan the Every Month is Pride Month series, events will be posted on the San Lorenzo Library events calendar. Please check back regularly for updates. 

For more information, please contact Molly Hitchings, the San Lorenzo Library's Adult Services Librarian, at or 510-284-0640.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Saturday, November 5th from 6PM-9PM: Parivar’s Annual Diwali Gathering. Diwali is the festival of lights that is celebrated in the South Asian diaspora across many regions, faiths & communities. This event will be in-person at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St, STE 290, Oakland, CA 94607) in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood. 
  • Monday, November 28th at 9:30AM: Alameda County Board of Supervisors Health Committee's Future of the Health Care Safety Net Series. The focus of this hearing will be on homelessness. Committee meetings are available to watch via Zoom. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, December 8th from 6PM-7:30PM: Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown’s Fall 2022 County Update. I invite you to join me at my Fall County Update to learn more about ongoing and upcoming programs and projects in the Unincorporated Area. This event will be held in-person at the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Community Hall (377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA). 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 14th from 5:30PM-7:00PM: Annual District 3 Community Holiday Celebration. Come celebrate the District 3 community and welcome the holiday season! Additional details forthcoming. This event will be outdoors and held rain or shine – please plan accordingly.  

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Resources in Alameda County

State, county, and other health care partners are offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout Alameda County. Visit ACPHD's COVID-19 vaccine page for more information.

Testing is free and available to anyone with or without symptoms at all community testing sites in Alameda County. You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at any of these locations.

For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page.

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

Our Office remembers the late Supervisor Wilma Chan as a champion of community, a fierce leader, and a trusted colleague. Ware honored to have been her staff – the Chan Clan – and for the opportunity to continue her life’s work. Here are a few ways to remember and pay tribute to Wilma: 

Community Resources

Alameda County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now offering FREE tax preparation services through Monday, April 18, 2022. Appointments are mandatory and can be made online. A cell phone number or email address is required to make an appointment.

Food Access Resources in Alameda County (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Housing and Homelessness Resources in Alameda County (PDF)

Resources for Immigrant Communities (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Alameda County Board and Commission Applications (webpage)

Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) COVID-19 information and resources.

CA Notify: Receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to your smartphone. CA Notify website.   

Trybe: Offers food, basic supplies, and COVID-19 testing. Visit their COVID-19 resources page for more information.

National Immigration Law Center’s FAQs on Immigrants’ Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Public Comment Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings: Information on how to participate in public comment is available on the LIVE! Broadcasts page on the Board of Supervisors' website.

ADA Accessibility: If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the Clerk of the Board at or call (510) 208-4949.