SD7: Steve Glazer says ‘I’m in’

Steve Glazer is ready to launch his secondcampaign in the last year.STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Just under the Friday deadline, Steve Glazer has filed to run for the special election in the State Senate 7th District. The seat is open after Mark DeSaulnier was elected last year to replace George Miller in Congress.Glazer … Continue reading SD7: Steve Glazer says ‘I’m in’

Raburn, Three Other Incumbents Sweep East Bay Transit Races

BART | AC TRANSIT | Incumbents in all four East Bay transportation races cruised to victory Tuesday night.BART District 4 board director Robert Raburn staved off a well-funded bid by Alameda Councilmember Lena Tam for the seat representing the island and parts of Oakland and San Leandro.Raburn's role in the BART strike riled many in … Continue reading Raburn, Three Other Incumbents Sweep East Bay Transit Races

Raburn Hopes to Keep His Seat on BART

Lena Tam, left,  is challenging BART Board Director Robert Raburn. A third candidate, Lionel Larry Young, Jr. ran for Oakland mayor four years ago; finishing last. BART BOARD OF DIRECTORS | DISTRICT 4 | When a pair of BART strikes brought the Bay Area to a standstill last year, Robert Raburn, one of the transit agency's … Continue reading Raburn Hopes to Keep His Seat on BART

Alameda County Dems Endorse Tam Over Incumbent BART Director Raburn

Lena TamALAMEDA COUNTY | DEMOCRATS | BART Board of Director Robert Raburn often eschews driving automobiles for public transportation and his bicycle. But, when it comes to endorsing his re-election to the board following the divisive BART strike of last year, Alameda County Democrats told him Saturday to take a hike, instead.In the most notable … Continue reading Alameda County Dems Endorse Tam Over Incumbent BART Director Raburn

12 East Bay Races to Watch This Fall

FALL ELECTION PREVIEW | The November General Election will not go down as one of the most exciting political seasons in history. The statewide ballot is devoid of a contested race. And it's pretty much the same on the federal level. However, if all politics is indeed local, the top dozen races for East Bay … Continue reading 12 East Bay Races to Watch This Fall

AD16: Steve Glazer’s Lucky Break

Steve GlazerASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | In the sports world, it's called a fortuitous bounce. In politics, it's what happened today for 16th Assembly District candidate Steve Glazer.Although, nowhere close to the Oakland Hills and Contra Costa County-center assembly district, members of the San Francisco Transport Workers Union Local 250, who began a potential three-day sickout … Continue reading AD16: Steve Glazer’s Lucky Break

Primary Questions: AD-16 Preview

Clockwise from the left: Steve Glazer, Tim Sbranti, Catharine Baker and Newell Arnerich.THE CANDIDATES Before Steve Glazer was the “Ban BART Strikes” guy, he was the mayor of Orinda and Gov. Jerry Brown’s best bud. Now, Glazer is attempting to parlay his early opposition to the BART strikes that roiled the Bay Area during the … Continue reading Primary Questions: AD-16 Preview

State Senate Candidates Offer Red Meat to All Parts of the Political Spectrum

Candidates for the 10th State Senate District, left to right at the dais: Roman Reed, Audie Bock, Peter Kuo, Mary Hayashi. Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski was absent for the forum at Fremont City Hall. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSTATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | They talked about pension reform, BART strikes, affirmative action and the environment. However, candidates for … Continue reading State Senate Candidates Offer Red Meat to All Parts of the Political Spectrum

Sbranti Adds Another $100,000 from Labor; $485,000 total in Last 30 days

Tim SbrantiASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT | In the last month, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti’s campaign for the 16th Assembly District has attracted independent expenditures of over $485,000, as of Tuesday. One of his challenger, Orinda Councilmember Steve Glazer, well-known for his strong stance against the BART strike last year, criticized the massive infusion of campaign … Continue reading Sbranti Adds Another $100,000 from Labor; $485,000 total in Last 30 days

Moderate Democrats Vying for the 16th Assembly District Find Much in Common

ELECTION 2014 | ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT |It wasn't too long ago that Contra Costa County’s wealthy 16th Assembly District was a pinkish shade of red. Termed out Assemblymember Joan Buchanan is credited for turning the Lamorinda district blue, but following an outspoken stance by one of the candidates hoping to replace her decrying the … Continue reading Moderate Democrats Vying for the 16th Assembly District Find Much in Common

Legislators On BART Strike: ‘The Time Is Now To Start The Healing’

LEGISLATURE//BART STRIKE | Citing progress between strike BART unions and management, in addition to the weekend’s tragic death of two BART employees, the entire East Bay legislative caucus is calling for an agreement tonight that would end the latest four-day labor dispute.“We call on the parties to resolve those issues today and get the trains running … Continue reading Legislators On BART Strike: ‘The Time Is Now To Start The Healing’

State To Audit BART’s Finances; May Take Seven Months To Complete

ASSEMBLY 20 | Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk is a man of science, a discipline predicated upon precise information. On Wednesday, a state audit of BART’s finances requested by Quirk will hopefully get the numbers straight.The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved the request after discrepancies were reported between the average wages of BART employees. BART management … Continue reading State To Audit BART’s Finances; May Take Seven Months To Complete

Cassidy’s Metamorphosis In San Leandro Continues

To show how public employees were livinghigh off the hog, Cassidy slyly took no salaryduring the first six months in office.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Just a few months ago, San Leandro’s Stephen Cassidy was known across the East Bay as the gruff, often arrogant, anti-union mayor. Times have changed, indeed. Off went the pounds … Continue reading Cassidy’s Metamorphosis In San Leandro Continues

Corporate Media’s Plot To Demonize Striking BART Workers

The ABC owned and operated KGO-TV opened its 11 p.m. newscast last Sunday with anchor Dan Ashley oohing and ahhing and gesticulating over how horrendous Monday morning's commute might be following the breakdown of negotiations between BART and its workers. Turn the volume down and you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between Ashley reporting the … Continue reading Corporate Media’s Plot To Demonize Striking BART Workers