Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Including donations from attorney Joe Cotchettand his law firm, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley raised $27,200 in the past eight days.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--The powerful Burlingame law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Facebook shareholder on Tuesday over the recent disclosure that the social media company failed to … Continue reading Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

Over the weekend Oakland Mayor LibbySchaaf said "credible sources" warned a largeraid in the Bay Area was imminent.OAKLANDOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's announcement over the weekend intended to alert undocumented immigrants about an imminent and substantial raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents earned her plaudits from progressives on one side and death threats on … Continue reading Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

Alameda set to approve sanctuary city status before Trump’s inauguration

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Just days before President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office, the Alameda City Council will likely become the next Bay Area city to become a sanctuary city. A discussion on the matter continues Tuesday night and satisfies a desire by some councilmembers to approve the resolution before Trump takes office … Continue reading Alameda set to approve sanctuary city status before Trump’s inauguration

Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley eyeing state attorney general post, if open

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'MalleyALAMEDA COUNTY | Sources from the county level to Sacramento say Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is moving herself into position to be the next state attorney general, if the office is open next year.If State Attorney General Kamala Harris successfully wins the U.S. Senate race next year to … Continue reading Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley eyeing state attorney general post, if open

Oro Loma board member Laython Landis opts for retirement after racist comments

With Landis' retirement next month, the Oro Lomaboard will begin searching for his replacement.ORO LOMA SANITARY DISTRICT | After repeated calls for his resignation following the use of a racial slur during a meeting last December, Oro Loma Sanitary District board member Laython Landis is instead choosing retirement, effective Mar. 30.The Oro Loma Sanitary District … Continue reading Oro Loma board member Laython Landis opts for retirement after racist comments

Oro Loma board seeks permission to sue for Landis’ removal over racial comments

Oro Loma Board Members Laython Landis,left, and Howard Kerr.ORO LOMA SANITARY DISTRICT | The Oro Loma Santitary District Board of Directors voted Wednesday to ask for permission from the State Attorney General's office to sue for the removal of long-time board member Laython Landis following his repeated use of a racial slur over the past … Continue reading Oro Loma board seeks permission to sue for Landis’ removal over racial comments

Torrico Agrees To Pay Campaign Finance Fine For Failing To Report $465,000

Alberto Torrico is out $1,000.CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Not only did former East Bay Assemblyman Alberto Torrico lose his bid for state attorney general in 2010, but now he has a $1,000 fine to pay for a campaign finance mishap.The Fair Political Practices Commission Monday issued Torrico and his campaign treasurer the somewhat lenient fine after … Continue reading Torrico Agrees To Pay Campaign Finance Fine For Failing To Report $465,000

Hayward Becomes Latest To Crack Down On Internet Sweepstakes Businesses

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Ron Doyle’s Internet café is located in the shadows of Hayward City Hall, but the owner says those inside are doing more than hovering over his business. A countywide bid to shut down businesses like Doyle’s that offer Internet sweepstakes has been simmering for months with emergency ordinances popping up from the … Continue reading Hayward Becomes Latest To Crack Down On Internet Sweepstakes Businesses

State Attorney General Approves New Operator At St. Rose Hospital

HEALTH CARE | California State Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the transfer of operations at Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services last week in a deal public health officials hope will help bring the struggling safety net hospital back to financial good health.In the eagerly-awaiting decision, dated, Jan. 29, Harris’s office also added a … Continue reading State Attorney General Approves New Operator At St. Rose Hospital

Nadia Lockyer Confirms Former Top Cop Bill Lockyer Supplied Her With Drugs

NADIA LOCKYER RESIGNSApril 23, 2012 | Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer admitted her husband Bill Lockyer, the state's treasurer and former attorney general, supplied her with drugs, according to an interview she gave this weekend to the San Jose Mercury News.The final unraveling of Nadia Lockyer's public and precipitous fall from grace may have … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer Confirms Former Top Cop Bill Lockyer Supplied Her With Drugs

Alameda Citizens’ Group Ask AG to Investigate Alleged Corruption; Wants To Disband Fire Dept.

ALAMEDA | Oct. 12, 2011 | An Alameda citizens' group has asked the state attorney general to investigate allegations of corruption between members of the City Council and Fire Department.The group led by eight community members, including former council candidate Adam Gillett requested the investigation in a letter dated Aug. 15. As of yet, no response has been received from … Continue reading Alameda Citizens’ Group Ask AG to Investigate Alleged Corruption; Wants To Disband Fire Dept.

Answers In the Crown Beach Drowning Hard To Come By As Alamedans Press Public Safety

ALAMEDA | Oct. 12, 2011 | The former state fire chief hired earlier this year to investigated the tragic drowning of Alameda resident Raymond Zack faulted the city’s public safety agencies for its inaction and institutional jealousy, but failed to shed new light on why the distressed man could not be saved last Memorial Day.“I believe the decision was not … Continue reading Answers In the Crown Beach Drowning Hard To Come By As Alamedans Press Public Safety

Newsom, Harris Set Their Course As Future of Calif. Democrats

NEW LT. GOV AND ATTORNEY GENERAL APPEAR TO LAY GROUNDWORK FOR HIGHER OFFICEBy Steven TavaresCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris are the future of the state Democratic Party. Both brought their aura of their rockstar followings to the state convention. On several occasions Saturday bringing the hall to its feet in admiration.While … Continue reading Newsom, Harris Set Their Course As Future of Calif. Democrats

Same Story, Different Hospital

Marin General will not close, but similarities in Sutter's legal strategy is evident.SUTTER'S LEGAL FIGHT IN MARIN HAS SIMILAR NARRATIVE TO SAN LEANDROThe operator of San Leandro Hospital, Sutter Health, last week happily agreed to meet with arbitrators in its lawsuit with Marin General Hospital. Like San Leandro Hospital, the facility is now run by the … Continue reading Same Story, Different Hospital

Love’s Got Everything To Do With It

LOCKYER MAY HELP FUND RECOUNT FOR WILLIE BROWN'S FORMER GIRLFRIEND AG CANDIDATE HARRIS  DON'T PLAYAH HATE: Willie Brown (second from left) with Bill Lockyer next him and fmr. gov. Pete Wilson.Youth is an irresistible aphrodisiac for two local liberal giants who fear no amount of criticism for pulling the levers of power when it comes to helping women from their past and present. State … Continue reading Love’s Got Everything To Do With It