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

Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

Alameda County Democratic Party leaders approved a resolution to urge the state attorney general to investigate the April 18 fatal shooting of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police. The resolution was conceived by Pamela Price, a member of the committee and former candidate for Alameda County district attorney two years ago. Price believes the San … Continue reading Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee represents the party in one of the most diverse and progressive areas in the entire country. Yet among its large ranks of elected officials, their surrogates, and elected committee members, there is only one African American woman on the committee -- Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price. Furthermore, there … Continue reading ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

ALAMEDA: Former mayor says you can’t be a NIMBY if you don’t have a backyard

Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.

Alameda County Dems re-elect long-time chairperson after insurgent’s bid narrowly fails

Alameda County Democrats are sticking with party Chair Robin Torello. The long-time party boss, however, had to stave off a strong insurgent bid Wednesday night by Andy Kelley, the Central Committee's vice-chair. Torello topped Kelley by four votes, 21-17. Five members were absent, while three members submitted blank ballots. For the most part of the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems re-elect long-time chairperson after insurgent’s bid narrowly fails

Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party. After the primary, the furor only grew after it became apparent that O'Malley, following her … Continue reading Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

AC Dems: Guillen caps surprising comeback; Schaaf wins endorsement

About six weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen's re-election chances appeared shockingly grim after a concerted effort by some labor groups to block his bid for the critical Alameda County Democratic Party endorsement. But in recent days, Guillen's supporters cobbled together a coalition that was able to edge out his upstart challenger Nikki Fortunato Bas … Continue reading AC Dems: Guillen caps surprising comeback; Schaaf wins endorsement

AC Dems endorsement meeting Saturday includes 28 mini-forums; may last 10 hours

The meeting is expected to possibly last 10 hours and include 27 mini-forums for races all over Alameda County.

Kissing the ring: These are the East Bay candidates on track for winning the Democratic Party’s seal of approval

The full list of pending Alameda County Democratic Party endorsements here.

Alameda County Democrats vote to back D.A. Nancy O’Malley’s bid for re-election

Alameda County District Attorney candidatesPamela Price, center, Nancy O'Malley, right,with Robin Torello, chair of the AlamedaCounty Democratic Party.ALAMEDA COUNTY--ELECTION 2018--At one point during the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee meeting Wednesday in San Leandro, an elected member of the group yelled "bullshit!" in response to one of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's answers. O'Malley's upstart opponent … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats vote to back D.A. Nancy O’Malley’s bid for re-election

As expected, no Democratic endorsement in crowded AD15 race, but surprises nonetheless

The AD15 pre-endorsement scoreboardshowed no officials winners, but some candidates received surprises Saturday.ELECTION 2018—15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT—Next week, 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks is expected to release year-end finance reports that show a wide breadth of financial support for her campaign. That same support, however, is not yet translating to the local Democratic Party grassroots.Alameda and … Continue reading As expected, no Democratic endorsement in crowded AD15 race, but surprises nonetheless

EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

THE WEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1--ALAMEDA-- Special closed session council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--ALAMEDA'S CITY MANAGER SCANDAL?-- It's not clear what exactly the Alameda City Council might be discussing behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon. The agenda suggests the city or someone is possibly the plaintiff in a potential lawsuit. Furthermore, two hours were … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19-25--ALAMEDA COUNTY-- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:45 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--DA'S STINGRAY REPORT-- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is required to offer a "report" on law enforcement's use of cell-site simulators, also known as Stringrays. The device allows police to mimic a cell tower in the effort to coerce a suspect's cell phone … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

Alameda County Dems say sheriff’s spokesman who mistakenly retweeted white supremacist should be replaced

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County Sgt. Ray Kelly said his retweet of white supremacist Richard Spencer Monday night was a mistake, according to multiple news reports.“It’s 2017, the person in charge of your official Twitter account should be expected to know how to use Twitter” said Robin Torello, the chair of the Alameda County Democratic Party.A day … Continue reading Alameda County Dems say sheriff’s spokesman who mistakenly retweeted white supremacist should be replaced

Alameda County Dems are going to give Swalwell the riot act over his vote favoring Kate’s Law

Rep. Eric Swalwell on CNN earlier this year.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRussia this. Russia that. East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has basked in the glow of television studio lights in recent months. He's a fixture on CNN, MSNBC and sometimes Fox News. His task is to repeat attacks ad nauseam against President Donald Trump and the on-going … Continue reading Alameda County Dems are going to give Swalwell the riot act over his vote favoring Kate’s Law