Bonta named Assistant Majority Leader

Assemblymember Rob Bonta addressing the AlamedaCity Council last December. PHOTO/Zac GoldsteinASSEMBLY |East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta's rise to the leadership of the state party continued with his appointment as assistant majority leader. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon unveiled leadership positions and appointments to various committee chairs just before the New Year, including Bonta and a post … Continue reading Bonta named Assistant Majority Leader

East Bay Assembly Trio Criticize BART For Faulty Wage Numbers

ASSEMBLY//BART STRIKE | East Bay Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, Nancy Skinner and Bill Quirk were critical of BART management for misstating the true average wages of train operators and station agents.During testimony Wednesday before the Board of Inquiry ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown to convene, BART management revealed the often quoted $79,000 average pay actually includes … Continue reading East Bay Assembly Trio Criticize BART For Faulty Wage Numbers

The Lengths Non-Profit Hospitals Go To Scam Taxpayers On Charity Care

SUNDAY COLUMN | As the Legislature made a mad dash this week to clear its calendar of bills from its houses of origin, one specific floor debate in the Assembly showed why many distrust government and unfortunately assume their hands are tied by the sheer volume of corruption to do anything about it.Non-profit hospitals, which … Continue reading The Lengths Non-Profit Hospitals Go To Scam Taxpayers On Charity Care

Meet The East Bay’s Newest Progressive Patron Saint

ILLUSTRATION/Steven Tavares PHOTO/Matt SantosSUNDAY COLUMN | Linda Lye, the whip-smart attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union was ecstatic. Walking out the Alameda County Administration Building last Valentine’s Day, Lye had just tweeted her followers, “I heart Richard Valle.” No, she didn’t love Valle for his thick, perpetually well-trimmed white mustache, Lye, like a growing … Continue reading Meet The East Bay’s Newest Progressive Patron Saint

Bill Allowing Stronger Gun Regulations In Oakland Heads To Assembly Floor

Asm. Rob BontaASSEMBLY//GUN CONTROL | A bill that would allow Oakland to enact stronger gun control laws than the rest of the state is moving on to the full AssemblyAssembly Public Safety Committee passed Asssemblyman Rob Bonta’s AB 180 which would allow Oakland, if they choose, with an exception to state law pertaining to the registration and licensing … Continue reading Bill Allowing Stronger Gun Regulations In Oakland Heads To Assembly Floor