What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content to you. The RSS feeds provide headlines and descriptions of content, along with links to the full articles. RSS feeds typically are linked or indicated by an orange rectangle with the letters RSS. Sometimes the presence of RSS feeds is indicated by an orange rectangle with the letters XML, or by the symbol RSS icon .
How do I subscribe to a feed?
In order to subscribe to an RSS feed, you will need a news reader. Use your favorite search engine to find a "news reader." Many are available for free. The latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox have news readers built right in. Google Chrome has an extension that you can download. These readers allow you to subscribe to news feeds and will check the feeds for you automatically and update you with the latest headlines.
It is easy to subscribe. When you see the RSS icon on our site, just select the icon, and you will open a new page. Simply copy the address of the feed to your news reader.
Once you subscribe to a feed, documents and media files are available in your reader. When you see a meeting that interests you, just select the link to view the meeting documents or to watch the meeting.
Why should I subscribe to an RSS feed?
Using RSS feeds is an easy way to stay informed about what is going on in Alameda County, without cluttering up your email. You save time by not needing to browse the site for new content. You can quickly scan the headlines and read the items of interest to you.