There’s going to be two Bontas on the ballot in Alameda next fall

Mialisa Bonta is the founder and CEO ofthe Oakland education non-profit LitLab.ALAMEDA--ELECTION 2018--Apparently, it's what political couples do for romance. Last Valentine's Day, Assemblymember Rob Bonta posted a photo on his Facebook page taken at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office. However, it wasn't Rob Bonta who was filing to run for office that … Continue reading There’s going to be two Bontas on the ballot in Alameda next fall

Nadia Lockyer says she’s leaving Bill Lockyer

Bill Lockyer and Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer wrote in a posting on Facebook Wednesday morning that she has filed for legal separation from her husband, Bill Lockyer.Last month, Nadia Lockyer was arrested in Tuolomne County for spousal abuse. Her blood-alcohol level was reportedly .22, which is nearly three times the legal … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer says she’s leaving Bill Lockyer

Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Bill and Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, whose brief tenure ended after she resigned due to drug and alcohol addiction, was arrested Thursday in Tuolomne County for spousal abuse. according to the Union Democrat. Nadia Lockyer is married to Bill Lockyer, the former state attorney general and treasurer.Bill Lockyer, who retired from statewide … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

Nadia Lockyer has made allegations against herhusband Bill Lockyer on Facebook in past.ALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer wrote an alarming message on Facebook Sunday that sounded to some as a suicide note while briefly alarming her friends. At minimum, Lockyer’s comments were yet another public outcry against her husband, former California State Senate … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: April-June 2015

APRIL>>>With the years-long drought worsening, several East Bay municipalities begin drawing up water conservation plans. Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday jokingly proposes a "skip-a-shower day." State Sen. Bob Wieckowski tends to one of the plantsto be used in the $6 million Oro Loma study.>>>Global warming and sea-level rise is also a continuing concern and the Oro Loma Sanitary District … Continue reading EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: April-June 2015

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Dr. Luis Reynoso

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Nadia Lockyer is pregnant; Will Bill bankroll baby’s run for state controller?

Bill Lockyer, 74, is going to be a daddy, again.PHOTO/Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY | The real life soap opera that is the Lockyer family is apparently bidding for higher ratings just in time for May Sweeps. The San Francisco Chronicle confirmed Monday the couple is expecting a second child.“This Mother’s Day is beyond special — we are … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer is pregnant; Will Bill bankroll baby’s run for state controller?

2013 Year-In-Review, Part II: Oakland Gets Three Police Chiefs In A Week; Censure In The Air; BART Strike Rattles Bay Area

April 2013>>>San Leandro City Council approves the construction of a private 100-foot wind turbine on its shoreline and angers a group of homeowners at the neighboring Heron Bay housing development. The homeowners association sues the city and the story remains the most commented article on EBC this year. >>>In a story that invokes the craziness … Continue reading 2013 Year-In-Review, Part II: Oakland Gets Three Police Chiefs In A Week; Censure In The Air; BART Strike Rattles Bay Area

Bill Lockyer Endorses Swalwell’s Bid For Re-Election Next Year

Bill Lockyer at the Calif. Democratic StateConvention last April. PHOTO/Shane BondCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Bill Lockyer's imprimatur is not what it once was, but the state treasurer still has loads of money and liberal contacts in the 15th Congressional District. On Monday, Rep. Eric Swalwell announced Lockyer has endorsed his re-election campaign next year over State Sen. Ellen Corbett.Swalwell alerted his social media followers of … Continue reading Bill Lockyer Endorses Swalwell’s Bid For Re-Election Next Year

Is Nadia Lockyer Readying A Comeback?

Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTY | Nadia Lockyer never ceases to amaze Alameda County. Just when you think a blanket of normalcy has arrive in her treacherous saga from county supervisor to stints in rehab for alcohol and drug treatment, there is news she will appear in two-part television interview this week again raising question about what she is up … Continue reading Is Nadia Lockyer Readying A Comeback?

Alameda County Dems Unified In Not Noticing Nadia Lockyer’s Broken Arm

Nadia Lockyer in better times,if you can believe it?ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMOCRATS | The annual Alameda County Democratic Party dinner is meant to confer a sense of togetherness. We're all in this together. Nevermind the opposing party's presence in this county is so ridiculous, its idea of a gathering is a two-person potluck and considering the idea of endorsing Democrat Eric … Continue reading Alameda County Dems Unified In Not Noticing Nadia Lockyer’s Broken Arm

Heavyweights For Controller Pose A New Stumbling Block For Alameda’s Betty Yee

Board of Equalization member Betty YeeSTATE CONTROLLER//2014 ELECTION | For a few months this summer, Alameda resident Betty Yee’s campaign for state controller was looking good. When State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, another East Bay resident, decided against another round of statewide musical chairs and announced he would not run for controller, it left the Board … Continue reading Heavyweights For Controller Pose A New Stumbling Block For Alameda’s Betty Yee

Lockyer Allows His Legacy To Grow

SUNDAY COLUMN | Despite your party affiliation or disdain for his last few years in office, there is no doubt Lockyer is one of the East Bay’s greatest political minds ever. Lockyer this week announced he will retire after serving the last 18 months of his term as state treasurer.From the San Leandro school board … Continue reading Lockyer Allows His Legacy To Grow

Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System

SUNDAY COLUMN | Two men in Oakland Athletics jersey, backpacks strapped to their bodies mill around thousands of A’s fans patiently lined up outside the O.co Coliseum in anticipation of a popular bobblehead promotion. Fans love the promotion and wait for hours before the gates open in lines that wrap around the stadium. But, before … Continue reading Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System

East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014

CADEM CONVENTION//ROUND UP | Being an off year in California and East Bay politics does not normally elicit much news. In fact, last weekend’s Democratic state convention was more about likely 2014 candidates making important first impressions and building a network of support. Like most conventions, the real news was more likely made outside the men’s … Continue reading East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014