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In this episode of the Local News: Discussion with Sheriff Greg Ahern with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office about crime, homelessness and other Castro Valley related topics with questions and interactive chat from listeners.

Tonight’s topics include: Let’s talk fireworks

  • Introduction to our host, Robert Souza
  • Little note about what this radio show is about
  • Community chat roll call and introductions
  • New Castro Valley News magazine hitting the streets in two week!
  • Special links to our past magazines shared here:
  • Support hyper-local, independent and of-the-moment news!
  • Fireworks … the third rail … of local conversations within our new site
  • Robert comes down on the side of not liking fireworks because of his dogs difficulty with it all
  • There was a side show in Oakland that night with 300+ cars. OPD was tied up working that space and did very little fireworks oversight as they were tied up
  • Robert talks about years past in the area and how fireworks used to be shared.
  • Local numbers were tied up with messages or busy because law enforcement was overwhelmed
  • Local reporting on their experiences of the night and how they perceived the night
  • Sharing of statistics of the night from local offices, medical crews, and fires
  • Discussion of the ‘middle finger’ attitude that seems to be vibing from people who support fireworks
  • Recollections about what a ride along is like and how every person is encouraged to try it out and learn about that world
  • Mid-way Giveaway from Valley Java is blowing up in beautiful fireworks
  • Chipotle is hiring at $16/hour to begin with
  • A little talk about COVID-19 and how Robert recently had a scare. Even having been vaccinated. Came up clean. But, scary.
  • Are you still masking?
  • We have now turned on captioning for all new radio shows! Beginning with this first new episode
  • A reflection of a friend who just passed away. Sharing our condolences and memories of love for/with her
  • Show wrap up. Thanks for joining us!

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