LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES in the East Bay are encouraging residents to use a Quick Response (QR) code to report illegal sideshow activity, especially in unincorporated areas.  

The Regional Side Show Enforcement Team (RESET) is made up of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Hayward and San Leandro police departments and California Highway Patrol. RESET works to prevent illegal street racing and sideshows. 

“RESET will not tolerate sideshow or street racing activity, and we ask that you, as community members, not accept it either,” said the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook on Friday.  

The RESET QR code, which can be read by smartphones, is for residents in unincorporated areas of Alameda County, Hayward and San Leandro. 

The code can be found on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Facebook page at and connects the user to contact information for the sideshow enforcement team, which can also be saved to the user’s contacts.  

Katy St. Clair got her start in journalism by working in the classifieds department at the East Bay Express during the height of alt weeklies, then sweet talked her way into becoming staff writer, submissions editor, and music editor. She has been a columnist in the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Examiner. Starting in 2015, she begrudgingly scaled the inverted pyramid at dailies such as the Vallejo Times-Herald, The Vacaville Reporter, and the Daily Republic. She has her own independent news site and blog that covers the delightfully dysfunctional town of Vallejo, California, where she also collaborates with the investigative team at Open Vallejo. A passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities, she serves on both the Board of the Arc of Solano and the Arc of California. She lives in Vallejo.