Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

PIEDMONT CITY COUNCILThe Piedmont City Council says Jeff Wieler, who stepped down as mayor last Sunday, should also resign as a councilmember.Wieler resigned earlier this week after a number of Piedmont residents became upset over a series of derogatory social media comments he made recently against Black Lives Matter and members of the transgender community, among … Continue reading Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Piedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday.PIEDMONTPiedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday after an uproar over offensive comments he made on Facebook last week against members of the black and transgender communities.Piedmont, a small hamlet of more than 10,000 residents encircled by Oakland, does not directly elect its mayor. Instead, the five-person city council appoints the mayor. … Continue reading Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Republican Sue Caro’s campaign for Barbara Lee’s seat is doomed, she says, but that isn’t the point

Alameda County GOP vice chair Sue Caro was one of the masterminds behind the local party'stwo big upsets in 2014.CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |Sue Caro doesn’t believe for a second that she will defeat long-time East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee this year or any other year. But the current vice chair of the Alameda County Republican Party, … Continue reading Republican Sue Caro’s campaign for Barbara Lee’s seat is doomed, she says, but that isn’t the point

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show podcast with guest Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Nancy O’Malley’s crime magnet, AKA Alameda’s In-N-Out Burger, is set to open

Rep. Mike Honda, right, and activist groups are tryingto put a scare into Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley.PHOTO/ALCO DA Office.ALAMEDA COUNTY | During an Alameda Planning Board meeting in July 2013, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley warned the proposed In-N-Out Burger near the Webster Tube in Alameda would not only attract burger lovers, but criminals from … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley’s crime magnet, AKA Alameda’s In-N-Out Burger, is set to open

Oakland City Council looks at ways to avoid another disruption by protesters; No new date for disputed parcel sale

Although he stayed for the entire protest May 5,Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo wants thecouncil to be prepared for future disruptions.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Following the early adjournment of the Oakland City Council meeting last Tuesday that was prompted by protesters opposing the sale of public land to a developer seeking to build luxury condos in … Continue reading Oakland City Council looks at ways to avoid another disruption by protesters; No new date for disputed parcel sale

When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley speakingTuesday before the Oakland City Council.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Two weeks ago, as Oakland elected officials spent their entire Saturday afternoon discussing the historical divide between police and residents, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was attending a gala in her honor.The eventful, but lengthy Jan. 24 special session in … Continue reading When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town