Kaplan stands in solidarity with Kaepernick, but will she sit for the cause?

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan duringa council meeting two years ago.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem three weeks ago. The act of defiance to protest the treatment of African Americans in this country sparked a national discussion. Last weekend, television cameras scanned the sidelines in search for football players following … Continue reading Kaplan stands in solidarity with Kaepernick, but will she sit for the cause?

Why did Hayward school officials reignite the Ray McDonald episode?

Hayward Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbsinvited Gloria Allred to Tennyson.HAYWARD SCHOOLS | ANALYSIS |The plight of schools in Hayward has long been a drag on a city that can't seem to take one solid step forward. When former 49ers defensive lineman and alleged rapist Ray McDonald visited Hayward's Tennyson High School last February the negative attention … Continue reading Why did Hayward school officials reignite the Ray McDonald episode?

Gloria Allred blasts Hayward School District for allowing Ray McDonald to speak at Tennyson High

Gloria Allred says if Hayward can't find anyonebetter to speak to students, she'll do it herself.HAYWARD SCHOOL DISTRICT | Well-known civil rights attorney Gloria Allred sent a letter to the Hayward School District this week that was critical of its decision to allow former 49er Ray McDonald, currently on trial for rape, to speak to … Continue reading Gloria Allred blasts Hayward School District for allowing Ray McDonald to speak at Tennyson High

Ray McDonald, ex-49er on trial for sexual assault, spoke to Hayward students about self-discipline; parents upset

Former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonaldHAYWARD SCHOOLS | Hayward parents are outraged that Ray McDonald, a former San Francisco 49ers defensive end who is scheduled to go on trial next month for allegedly raping an intoxicated woman, recently spoke to 250 at-risk students at Hayward’s Tennyson High School about self-discipline.McDonald “doesn’t even know how to … Continue reading Ray McDonald, ex-49er on trial for sexual assault, spoke to Hayward students about self-discipline; parents upset

Bonta, Wieckowski said aloha to notorious special interests junket

Twenty-five state lawmakers, including Bontaand Wieckowski, attended the expense-paid junketin Maui last November.LEGISLATURE | Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta and East Bay State Sen. Bob Wieckowski both received a special interests-funded junket in Maui last November totaling around $2,000 each, according to statement of economic interest disclosures released Tuesday.The trip were paid by the Independent Voter … Continue reading Bonta, Wieckowski said aloha to notorious special interests junket

Mike Honda Condemns NFL Commish for Handling of Domestic Violence Incidents

Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda said he was “shocked and saddened” by the handling of a number of football players accused of domestic violence against by the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell in recent weeks.“Commissioner Goodell’s inaction has damaged the integrity of the NFL and, most importantly, sent … Continue reading Mike Honda Condemns NFL Commish for Handling of Domestic Violence Incidents

Swalwell’s Bad Bet on a House Republican who Dislikes Gays

CONGRESS | DISTRICT 15 | Always choose your friends wisely. Especially, if you’re an East Bay congressman who publicly consorts with a North Carolina Republican who believes employers have the right to fire people because of their sexual orientation.Earlier this year, Rep. Eric Swalwell produced a torturous, tongue-in-cheek YouTube production with Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) … Continue reading Swalwell’s Bad Bet on a House Republican who Dislikes Gays

Swalwell Places Bet on 49ers in Elaborate Video with N.C. Congressman

Rep. Eric Swalwell: 49ers fan.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | The 113th Congress is the least productive in American history. Instead of passing meaningful legislation, what exactly are they doing in Washington? Apparently, they are placing football bets with each other in elaborate YouTube videos. East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell, a 49ers fan, and North Carolina … Continue reading Swalwell Places Bet on 49ers in Elaborate Video with N.C. Congressman

Ronnie Lott Morphs Into Nate Silver, Predicts Victory For Khanna

CONGRESS//17TH DISTRICT | If Ro Khanna played in the NFL, he would undoubtedly be a placekicker. Nonetheless, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott acted as both Vince Lombardi and political Nostradamus Nate Silver during a rousing pep talk at a fundraiser for Khanna’s run at Rep. Mike Honda's seat in 17th Congressional District.“You’ve won the election. We all know that you have won,” … Continue reading Ronnie Lott Morphs Into Nate Silver, Predicts Victory For Khanna

Khanna Employs The West Coast Offense

Ro Khanna, part of the Faithful.CONGRESS//17TH DISTRICT | There’s a sports axiom often co-opted by business: if you want to be a champion, surround yourself with winners. Ro Khanna has enlisted a group of Super Bowl champions to his team as he bids to unseat Rep. Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District.An email to supporters … Continue reading Khanna Employs The West Coast Offense

Swalwell: An A’s Fan Who Likes Will Clark? A Democrat Who Wants To Cut Social Security?

Giants great Will Clark gave Rep. Eric Swalwella thrill, according to a tweet Tuesday.CONGRESS 15 | Mr. Everything To Everybody is back at it. Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to understand moderate Democrat to mean a catch-all for the entire political spectrum. The philosophy apparently is not only includes politics, but other parts of life. On … Continue reading Swalwell: An A’s Fan Who Likes Will Clark? A Democrat Who Wants To Cut Social Security?

Alameda County, Coliseum Needs To Quit Undercutting Its Sports Assets

PHOTO/Mark Salinas-FacebookSUNDAY COLUMN | We hear quite a bit about shopping locally from our public officials and supporting commerce in Alameda County, but when it comes to one of the biggest and most popular assets in the region, the view is fascinatingly obtuse.The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, as long-time sports broadcaster Brent Musberger has over the … Continue reading Alameda County, Coliseum Needs To Quit Undercutting Its Sports Assets