EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Latest attack ad charges Alameda's Tony Daysogwith pay-to-play.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL --- ANOTHER NASTY HIT --Assuredly somebody has it in for Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog. Over the weekend, a second scathing attack piece hit mailboxes. And like the first, no group has taken credit for the negative mailer. After linking Daysog to Donald Trump last week, … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Unremarkable Grand Jury Report Has One Surprise: Rep. Swalwell’s Father Served As Grand Juror

ALAMEDA COUNTY//GRAND JURY REPORT | Outside of Dublin, most people are unaware Rep. Eric Swalwell is not the first in his family to be an elected official. Eric Swalwell, Sr. served on the Dublin school board nearly a decade ago before his son upset Pete Stark last year in the 15th Congressional District.However, it comes as some … Continue reading Unremarkable Grand Jury Report Has One Surprise: Rep. Swalwell’s Father Served As Grand Juror

Sources: Alameda County Grand Jury Investigating Haggerty Over Land Deal

ALCO Supervisor Scott HaggertyPHOTO/MTCALAMEDA COUNTY BOS | Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is the subject of a grand jury investigation for allegedly facilitating the sale of his Livermore home in 2007 to a buyer later approved by the county to purchase 12 acres of county-owned ranchland near Pleasanton, according to sources familiar with the inquiry.The allegation, … Continue reading Sources: Alameda County Grand Jury Investigating Haggerty Over Land Deal

Mary Hayashi: The Comeback Kid?

ELECTION '12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | Sometime before Richard Valle was appointed to replace disgraced Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer in June, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi was already lurking in the background, gauging political support in advance of her likely campaign this fall. However, conventional wisdom quickly coalesced around the belief that her run for District … Continue reading Mary Hayashi: The Comeback Kid?

Hayashi Repeatedly Places Blame For ACAP’s Demise On Valle, Miley

ELECTION ‘12//ALAMEDA COUNY SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | In one of the first contentious forums thus far between Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle and Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, the challenger, repeatedly used a grand jury report that came down hard on the county’s mishandling of contracts to non-profits to paint Valle in a negative light.Hayashi repeatedly referenced … Continue reading Hayashi Repeatedly Places Blame For ACAP’s Demise On Valle, Miley

Grand Jury Finds Alameda County Suffering From Lack Of Government Accountability

ALAMEDA COUNTY | An Alameda County grand jury's final report faults a general "lack of accountability" from county officials to the public on a range of issues including, the demise of the Associated Community Action Program, which was dissolved last year amid scandal and controversy.The 148-page report released Monday also faulted government oversight of county contracting procedures, the … Continue reading Grand Jury Finds Alameda County Suffering From Lack Of Government Accountability

Workers Who Help AIDS Patients Say County Has Not Been Paid Them In Months

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BOARD OF SUPERVISORSMay 15, 2012 | Last December, the Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration held its annual awards dinner. The theme of the ceremony was “Getting to Zero.” Ironically, some of its employees on Tuesday complained to the Board of Supervisors saying over the past three months, zero has been the amount on … Continue reading Workers Who Help AIDS Patients Say County Has Not Been Paid Them In Months

Why Can’t Nate Miley Control Himself?

ELECTION '12//ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4May 7, 2012 | The thing about political campaigns is you never know when a certain moment will both titillate and provide a clear and insightful look at a candidate. On April 23, this unique moment struck Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who is up for re-election in District 4 against … Continue reading Why Can’t Nate Miley Control Himself?

Miley’s Challenger For Supervisor Heaps Laundry List Of County Scandals On Him

Tojo ThomasELECTION '12//ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4May 2, 2012 | Tojo Thomas, an Alameda County probation officer, challenging long-time Supervisor Nate Miley, laid the burden of proof for the county's recent spate of scandals squarely on the incumbent during a candidate's forum this week in Castro Valley.Although, Thomas, a newcomer to county politics, was woefully short … Continue reading Miley’s Challenger For Supervisor Heaps Laundry List Of County Scandals On Him

Attorney For Ex-ACAP Director Charges DA With Giving Cover To Elected Officials

ACAPMar. 1, 2012 | An attorney for the former executive director of an Alameda County anti-poverty agency, since disbanded, says a criminal complaint filed by the county district attorney is a political tit-for-tat for elected officials on the agency's board to deflect blame. He also contends she was fired only after blowing the whistle on the board to officials … Continue reading Attorney For Ex-ACAP Director Charges DA With Giving Cover To Elected Officials

ACAP Director Charged With Felonies; Questions Persist

ANALYSISFeb. 22, 2012 | Now that the Alameda County District Attorney has charged Nanette Dillard and Paul Daniels, the husband and wife duo alleged to have bilked the county agency they ultimately ran into the ground, there are far more broader question involvings their wrong doing and the knowledge of it by a handful of … Continue reading ACAP Director Charged With Felonies; Questions Persist

Despite Call For Inquiry, Alamedans Still Angry Over Crown Beach Death

CITY COUNCIL GETS AN EARFUL; RESIDENTS CALL FOR OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION, HALT TO FIRE/POLICE UNION NEGOITATIONSBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterAlameda is finding the death of Raymond Zack very difficult to fathom as firefighters and police officers watched and did nothing to prevent it is because their inaction runs stunningly contrary to type. After 9/11, those involved in … Continue reading Despite Call For Inquiry, Alamedans Still Angry Over Crown Beach Death

Miley’s Loss of Political Capital Hurting Those Connected to Him

TO KNOW SUPERVISOR MILEY IS TO WORK FOR THE COUNTY AND THAT'S MAKING THOSE AROUND HIM NERVOUSBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterWhen Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for re-election in 2006 he declared he was "for the children" of the state. In hindsight, the statement seems to have a whole new meaning, but its certitude is hard to oppose. … Continue reading Miley’s Loss of Political Capital Hurting Those Connected to Him

Cities Looking For Answers Linked to Alleged Wrongdoing At ACAP

MOST MEMBER CITIES HAVE APPROVED FUNDING FOR DISSOLUTION; EX-DIRECTOR FILES SUIT AGAINST GOVERNING BOARDBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.com@eastbaycitizen on twitterWhile East Bay cities await the findings of long overdue financial audit of soon-to-be defunct Associated Community Action Program, nearly all municipalities have approved over $122,000 to a pot of nearly $2 million to dissolve the program later … Continue reading Cities Looking For Answers Linked to Alleged Wrongdoing At ACAP

Dissolution of ACAP Could Cost County Cities $1.9 Million

WHO’S PAYING FOR THIS? SAN LEADNRO SET TO CONTRIBUTE $122,000 TO ACAP FIASCOBy Steven TavaresThe San Leandro City Council will need to do something nearly every city in Alameda County is grappling with—how to pay for the rapid and controversial fall of a three-decades-old program designed to help those in poverty, but now nears dissolution … Continue reading Dissolution of ACAP Could Cost County Cities $1.9 Million