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Alameda County issues weeklong nightly curfew to quell unrest

Order applies to all cities and unincorporated communities in county

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office issued a countywide curfew on Monday that goes in effect starting 8 p.m. following several nights of civil unrest across the Bay Area.

Alameda County residents are ordered to remain inside their homes between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day until June 5, with the exception of emergency first responders, media, people experiencing homelessness, those seeking medical care, and people traveling to or from work.

Protesters marched onto Interstate 680 and halted traffic during the afternoon commute through Walnut Creek on June 1. (Video courtesy of Paul Smith)

Teri Yan, spokesperson for the city of Pleasanton, said the Pleasanton Police Department "will handle any violators on a case-by-case basis," and that "anyone who does not fall under the 4 categories outlined in the order is subject to arrest."

"Due to recent events across the nation, combined with local threats of looting and protests, the Pleasanton Police Department has additional staffing available to ensure our community is safe," Yan told the Weekly. "We are closely monitoring activities around the Bay Area and we want to assure our community members that we are here to help them."

Police again blocked off entrance roads to the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton to ward off potential looters. At 10 p.m., Pleasanton PD reported on Twitter, "Curfew order is IN EFFECT until 5 am and roadways near Stoneridge Mall remain closed. We did not see any civil unrest and have additional staffing roaming the city. We're here to help our community and are aware of the peaceful protest planned for Friday."

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The city of Pleasanton on Monday also postponed its regular City Council meeting from Tuesday night until June 16, citing the curfew as its reason.

Sgt. Steven Goard with the Livermore Police Department confirmed that "our agency has activated our entire police force" as a precautionary measure for Monday evening but did not provide any other details.

Protestors gathered to demonstrate in Dublin on Monday afternoon but the event was otherwise peaceful. Dublin police did not respond to request for comment but are presumed to have an increased presence as well Monday night.

Commuters heading north through the San Ramon Valley would have noticed traffic on I-680 coming to a halt starting just before 6 p.m. Monday after a group of protesters walked onto the freeway and took it over. Law enforcement used reportedly tear gas and other means to clear the crowd off the freeway, according to resident accounts on social media.

The town of Danville and city of Walnut Creek have also instituted their own curfews. Walnut Creek officials have ordered citizens to stay inside, starting at 6 p.m. Monday night until 5 a.m. Tuesday, and Danville residents are to remain indoors nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through June 4.

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"Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout Town," Danville officials said. "We are aware of the threats that have been made on social media. We ask residents to only use 9-1-1 for reporting of emergencies."

Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston, as of 5:15 p.m. Monday, had encouraged people to stay in their homes overnight Monday but held off on ordering a mandatory curfew.

"Please be assured law enforcement throughout the county is working together and has brought in additional resources to address incidences of civil unrest," Livingston said. "Please note that some cities have implemented their own curfews and residents should check their city’s website for updates. Please try to avoid calling for non-emergency police services until tomorrow if possible."

Livingston said all county residents should remain indoors from 8 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday "due to continuing civil unrest, ongoing disturbances and sporadic looting of businesses."

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Alameda County issues weeklong nightly curfew to quell unrest

Order applies to all cities and unincorporated communities in county

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Jun 1, 2020, 5:11 pm
Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2020, 10:55 pm

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office issued a countywide curfew on Monday that goes in effect starting 8 p.m. following several nights of civil unrest across the Bay Area.

Alameda County residents are ordered to remain inside their homes between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day until June 5, with the exception of emergency first responders, media, people experiencing homelessness, those seeking medical care, and people traveling to or from work.

Teri Yan, spokesperson for the city of Pleasanton, said the Pleasanton Police Department "will handle any violators on a case-by-case basis," and that "anyone who does not fall under the 4 categories outlined in the order is subject to arrest."

"Due to recent events across the nation, combined with local threats of looting and protests, the Pleasanton Police Department has additional staffing available to ensure our community is safe," Yan told the Weekly. "We are closely monitoring activities around the Bay Area and we want to assure our community members that we are here to help them."

Police again blocked off entrance roads to the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton to ward off potential looters. At 10 p.m., Pleasanton PD reported on Twitter, "Curfew order is IN EFFECT until 5 am and roadways near Stoneridge Mall remain closed. We did not see any civil unrest and have additional staffing roaming the city. We're here to help our community and are aware of the peaceful protest planned for Friday."

The city of Pleasanton on Monday also postponed its regular City Council meeting from Tuesday night until June 16, citing the curfew as its reason.

Sgt. Steven Goard with the Livermore Police Department confirmed that "our agency has activated our entire police force" as a precautionary measure for Monday evening but did not provide any other details.

Protestors gathered to demonstrate in Dublin on Monday afternoon but the event was otherwise peaceful. Dublin police did not respond to request for comment but are presumed to have an increased presence as well Monday night.

Commuters heading north through the San Ramon Valley would have noticed traffic on I-680 coming to a halt starting just before 6 p.m. Monday after a group of protesters walked onto the freeway and took it over. Law enforcement used reportedly tear gas and other means to clear the crowd off the freeway, according to resident accounts on social media.

The town of Danville and city of Walnut Creek have also instituted their own curfews. Walnut Creek officials have ordered citizens to stay inside, starting at 6 p.m. Monday night until 5 a.m. Tuesday, and Danville residents are to remain indoors nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through June 4.

"Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout Town," Danville officials said. "We are aware of the threats that have been made on social media. We ask residents to only use 9-1-1 for reporting of emergencies."

Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston, as of 5:15 p.m. Monday, had encouraged people to stay in their homes overnight Monday but held off on ordering a mandatory curfew.

"Please be assured law enforcement throughout the county is working together and has brought in additional resources to address incidences of civil unrest," Livingston said. "Please note that some cities have implemented their own curfews and residents should check their city’s website for updates. Please try to avoid calling for non-emergency police services until tomorrow if possible."

Livingston said all county residents should remain indoors from 8 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday "due to continuing civil unrest, ongoing disturbances and sporadic looting of businesses."

Comments

Karl
Birdland
on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:50 pm
Karl, Birdland
on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:50 pm
17 people like this

Just great....,start to be able get out and now this crap......


No Name
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:09 pm
No Name, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:09 pm
13 people like this

I’m ready!!!
#colt


Karl
Birdland
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Karl, Birdland
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm
20 people like this

Violence, hostile acts, looting are not going to solve the racial issues in this country.

It didn’t happen as a result of the race riots in the 60’s and it won’t solve them now......


Olorin
Val Vista
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm
Olorin, Val Vista
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm
21 people like this

The hell with that curfew, I'm putting my garbage can out anyway!


No Name
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm
No Name, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm
2 people like this

I’m ready!!!
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DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:24 am
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:24 am
31 people like this

"UNREST"??

These are RIOTS, Pleasanton Weekly!!

Stop jerking around with soft words and call it what it is.

We can see with our own eyes!

Geez....

Dan


DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:43 am
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:43 am
29 people like this

In Scott Adams periscope yesterday he brought up a good point.

Scott said that this was one of those times when the WHOLE COUNTRY lined up and agreed that an injustice had been carried out. Then look what happened? Those in ANTIFA and BLM over-sold the agreement and went ahead and f'd it up by RIOTING and LOOTING and HARMING innocents.

All that good-will was thrown away in a blink of an eye.
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urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:38 am
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:38 am
15 people like this

Dan -

Believe it or not, everything in the world is not a liberal conspiracy. And I was not aware that political parties owned cities... interesting perspective.

Please get the help you clearly need.


DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:37 am
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:37 am
24 people like this

Owned = run.

Now you're just being obtuse and avoiding the topic. Typical.

No liberal conspiracy here. It's the Democrats that have blood on their hands, not the Republicans. You guys can't run Cities, you can't run States and you sure as heck can't run the Federal Government.

We've all seen it with our naked eyes, dude. Out in the open.

Best and worst cities. Spot the Democrat-run cities.

Web Link

When the white liberal establishment loses a prominent Black Communist, you KNOW the Democrats are finished.

The gates are opening...and the citizens are restless.

Dan


urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:58 am
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:58 am
6 people like this

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urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:02 am
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:02 am
6 people like this

And last I checked, cities are owned by the public rather than politicians. Your view that political parties "own" cities is pretty telling about your world view.


Where is the President?
Downtown
on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:33 am
Where is the President?, Downtown
on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:33 am
5 people like this

We need a voice of leadership in these times. Where is it? No national address from the President. No official statement from the President. No leadership from the President......

WHY?


Grumpy
Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:05 am
Grumpy, Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:05 am
Like this comment

BLM?


Grumpy
Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:06 am
Grumpy, Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:06 am
1 person likes this

Why is everything always a conspiracy on here?


urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:13 am
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:13 am
4 people like this

There was a national address by the president. He quoted a segregationist bigot with "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."


Pleasanton Parent
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:39 am
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:39 am
1 person likes this

I agree with those calling the President to the floor, the response has been poor and leadership is needed.

What I don't understand is why those of you that have an incessant hate for him are expecting anything different. No matter what he does, you won't support it. So in essence you've lost your ability to have any influence. Yet you continue to challenge him.....why haven't your turned your call to action to our more reachable elected officials? Where is Swalwell, where is Kamala Harris? At least Newsom and Pelosi are making strides (I don't agree with them, but there is action).

These other two elected officials are no better than Trump in this regard, arguably Kamala has direct contribution to the problem.

All I see from them are "clap backs" to Trump's tweets. These two are no better than any other keyboard activist - and they are actually in positions of influence to do something about it.


DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
21 people like this

" No national address from the President."

Ummmm...he addressed the nation yesterday and about 6 times before that. He's said demonstrably that what happened to Floyd was a travesty and injustice at least all of those 6-7 times!

What the hell else do you want him to do?

Well, he told the States Governors (you know, the ones IN CHARGE of the response) to get tougher on stemming the loss of life and property or he would use Federal powers to do it. You know what the Blue State Governors (you know, the States with the cities that are being destroyed) said in response? "Tough [removed], Trump!"

You people have the nerve to get on this board and criticize Trump for the over 50[removed] years of white liberal democrat/communist politicians and NGO's for ruling/owning/running and RUINING these cities and the Black American communities that live within them??!!

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He's done EVERYTHING legally within his power thus far and you have the stupidity to tell us he hasn't addressed this properly?

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urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm
5 people like this

Yeah, that communist liberal Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (Republican). And that leftie Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (Republican). Don't even get me started on the blue as blue can be Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (Republican). The stalinist Governor of Florida Ron Desantis (Republican) can't keep his people in line either!

These leftie communist governors really need to get a grip on the protests in their cities.

Get a grip Dan.


DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm
10 people like this

"the response has been poor and leadership is needed."

(removed) he is literally bound by the law in his response.

It's the State GOVERNORS and City MAYORS that have the responsibility to quell the violence and, for the most part, have sat back and watch life and property get destroyed.

If the Governors request federal help, ONLY THEN, can Trump do anything.

Guess what? They're not requesting. Why? Because they have idiots they know will bash Trump of the perceived lack of activity. In other words: POLITICS.

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They want to talk about anything other than their being 100% completely RESPONSIBLE for the dynamics in the inner-cities and within the Democrat party.

Done with them.

Dan


DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm
4 people like this

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DKHSK
Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm
DKHSK, Bridle Creek
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm
4 people like this

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urmomz
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm
urmomz, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm
4 people like this

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