Wednesday’s Newsletter: Nadia’s book; Alameda County supports Newsom

Nadia Davis, the now ex-wife of former state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, has written a memoir detailing some of the personal struggles that led to her precipitous fall as an Alameda County supervisor nearly a decade ago. Pre-orders for the book, titled Home Is Within You, are set to begin later this month, according to … Continue reading Wednesday’s Newsletter: Nadia’s book; Alameda County supports Newsom

Mia Bonta sworn-in; Fremont’s Keng has sights on AD20

Newly-elected 18th District Assemblymember Mia Bonta was sworn-in Tuesday morning just a week after a dominating special election victory over Janani Ramachandran. Bonta, with husband, state Attorney General Rob Bonta, and two of their three children, received the oath of office from state school Superintendent Tony Thurmond. Bonta thanked her family for their support, while … Continue reading Mia Bonta sworn-in; Fremont’s Keng has sights on AD20

Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined next year's highly-anticipated state Senate race on Tuesday. Her announcement came on the first day of Pride Month. But Mei's ugly history when it comes to the LGBTQIA community is leading Alameda County Democratic Party activists to urge its members not to support candidates who have discriminated against the LGBTQIA … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

2022 East Bay Candidate List

The field for the ultra-competitive 18th Assembly District special election this year is beginning to shape up. Here's the announced and potential candidates.

Alameda Police investigating reports of armed individuals confronting MLK caravan

A caravan of demonstrators honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, while attempting to shine a light on police misconduct, were met in Alameda by a man brandishing a rifle. The roving demonstration arrived in Alameda at the home of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, where the individual confronted the group. The firearm was … Continue reading Alameda Police investigating reports of armed individuals confronting MLK caravan

Alameda fire chief, out on leave since last spring, is retiring

Rodriguez Alameda Fire Chief Ed Rodriguez is retiring from the post he's held since 2017. Rodriguez made his decision known to Alameda city officials on Dec. 30, according to a memo sent by City Manager Eric Levitt. Any short-term effects on the Alameda Fire Department's chain of command will be minimal. Rodriguez has been out … Continue reading Alameda fire chief, out on leave since last spring, is retiring

Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

The severe winter covid-19 surge in the East Bay may have hit its peak, said an Alameda County public health official this week. "I think we might be through the worst," Alameda County Interim Public Health Officer Nicholas Moss said on Tuesday. Moss, however, added there is not yet enough evidence clearly showing the surge … Continue reading Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

For years, Alameda County progressive have sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to not only unseat Ahern in 2022, but also Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. JoAnn Walker, a member of the … Continue reading Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Last week, the San Leandro City Council approved the appointment of Guillermo Elenes to its planning and zoning adjustment commission. But after dozens of social media posts by Elenes using an acronym for the phrase "All Cops Are Bastards" later emerged, he was asked to step down on Wednesday. Elenes had not yet been sworn-in … Continue reading Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Reynoso doesn’t have Hayward USD to kick around anymore; school board begins search for replacement

The Hayward school board will have a new member as early as February after an appointment process was approved during a special meeting on Tuesday night. Hayward school boardmembers formally declared Dr. Luis Reynoso's recently won seat was forfeited and deemed vacant. The school district determined Reynoso could not serve a fourth term on the … Continue reading Reynoso doesn’t have Hayward USD to kick around anymore; school board begins search for replacement

Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell called for the "immediate removal" of President Trump after Wednesday's horrific insurrection at the Capitol. "Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol," Swalwell said, in a statement on Thursday. "Because of brave law enforcement and military … Continue reading Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

New Alameda County Democratic Party chair wins by a narrow margin

Alameda County Democrats chose labor leader Terry Sandoval to be its next party chair in extremely narrow vote on Wednesday night. Sandoval topped Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela price by two votes following two rounds of voting. Terry Sandoval A stalemate followed after each candidate receiving 23 votes during the initial vote. The tie was … Continue reading New Alameda County Democratic Party chair wins by a narrow margin

Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

Alameda County's three members of Congress faced one of the darkest days in American history on Wednesday as a mob of pro-Trump protesters surrounded the Capitol and entered the chambers. Alameda County Reps. Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, and Eric Swalwell each tweeting abhorrence of the events and notified constituents of their safety. Lee called the … Continue reading Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

San Leandro police chief announces retirement

Tudor San Leandro Police Chief Jeff Tudor announced Wednesday that he will retire, effective June 23. Tudor has served 25 years at the police department and the past four years as police chief. He is also a San Leandro native. “It has been an honor and a privilege to be the Chief of Police in … Continue reading San Leandro police chief announces retirement

Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him

Reynoso Hayward school boardmembers will seek to formally declare Dr. Luis Reynoso's has vacated his seat on Tuesday night, and there appears little recourse at hand to halt the move, aside from a costly legal challenge. Reynoso won re-election to his Hayward school board seat last November, but during the same election, also won the … Continue reading Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him