The Alameda County DA's Office along with community partners will be hosting several events through the month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
10/10 & 10/11- Cloud Playhouse - "No Make-Up" Virtual Performance
About the play: The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic has forced us to be in lockdown. While Rohini works from home, Gitanjali looks for a “home”. Connected by a sequence of events, the stories in No Make-up flow in and out of lives of the characters, who are forced to confront the realities of their lives and the circumstances surrounding them.
Community Conversation Saturdays
A Safe Place will be holding community conversations during the month of October that will engage with the issue of intimate partner violence and how we can put a stop to it. 

Throughout this four part virtual series, local and national speakers will present on their individual advocacy work on domestic violence awareness and prevention.

10/10 - Restorative Justice + Domestic Violence

10/17 - Re-Entry + Domestic Violence

10/24 - Mental Health + Trauma

The DA's Office invites the community to show their support as allies in raising awareness of domestic violence by using these graphics on their social media channels.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced this week that her office, along with 21 other District Attorney’s offices in California, settled an action against Tropical Seas, Inc. The complaint alleges that Tropical Seas violated false advertising laws by making misleading and unsubstantiated claims directed at consumers seeking a sunscreen that would protect coral reefs and the marine environment.

Tropical Seas, Inc. makes sunscreen products branded with the name “Reef Safe” and promoted them, including in California, as “non-toxic to sea life” and “safe” for coral reefs. A growing body of scientific studies demonstrates that certain ingredients in sunscreen products harm coral reefs. As a result, some states and countries have banned certain sunscreen products or ingredients. Some of Tropical Seas, Inc.’s “Reef Safe” products contain one or more ingredients known to harm coral reefs. Tropical Seas, Inc. was unable to substantiate these marketing claims when contacted by the District Attorneys in the course of their statewide investigation. 

District Attorney Nancy O’Malley stated, “The misleading marketing of these sunscreen products as ‘reef safe’ and as ‘non-toxic to sea life’ misinformed environmentally conscious consumers and may have exposed California’s marine environment as well as fragile coral reef environments to harm by California residents using the products in the state and on vacation.”

As part of the settlement, Tropical Seas, Inc. was ordered to pay $50,000 in civil penalties, investigative costs, and cy pres restitution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the benefit of coral reefs in the United States and its territories. Tropical Seas, Inc. will also be subject to a permanent court order prohibiting it from making deceptive claims in California related to the non-toxicity and safety of its sunscreen products with respect to the health of coral reefs and marine and sea life. The court order also requires Tropical Seas to notify its third party sellers of the terms of the judgment. The settlement was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court.
On October 24, 2020, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. the DA’s Office will participate in the 19th Drug Take Back Day. This is an opportunity for the community to properly and safely dispose of any narcotics, prescription medications, vaping devises and cartridges and over the counter medications.  Pet medications will also be accepted. The Office will also offer education on prevention of potential drug abuse and overdosing, and the proper disposal of medications.  

Please note that all COVID-19 safety measures will be followed. Face coverings must be worn at all sites by anyone dropping off medications as well as by those staffing the sites. All social distancing guidelines will be adhered to in order to maintain a minimum of six feet between individuals.

We will be hosting 4 locations, listed below:

  • Alameda Hall of Justice
2233 Shoreline Drive
Alameda, California 94501

  • Alameda County Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

  • East County Hall of Justice
5151 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

  • Fremont Hall of Justice
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Alameda County Family Justice Center
(510) 267-8800
470 27th St. Oakland
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