With Bitcoin booming, Bryan Parker’s idea of using it to uplift Oakland isn’t looking so crazy

Former Oakland mayoral candidate BryanParker says the city missed an opportunitywith Bitcoin for reason greater than finances.OAKLANDAs Oakland voters headed to the polls during the November 2014 mayoral election, the cost of a single Bitcoin was roughly $350. Last December, the astronomical success of Bitcoin saw the cryptocurrency top $19,000. Today, one Bitcoin is worth … Continue reading With Bitcoin booming, Bryan Parker’s idea of using it to uplift Oakland isn’t looking so crazy

2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

JANUARY>>>During a frigid Alameda City Council meeting that lasted until 4 a.m., struggling renters win an extension for a moratorium on rent increases that will lead the way to an ordinance approved in March.“If the NRA wants guns to be easily stolen, then they don't care about safety--just about selling more guns--even if people die.”-Oakland … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

Eric Swalwell’s endorsement is proving to be a kiss of death for East Bay candidates

Rep. Eric Swalwell, center, campaigning for BryanParker last spring. along with future candidate TojoThomas, right, who Swalwell later endorsed forthe Castro Valley school board. Both lost.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Despite periodic news reports placing East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell on the precipice of earning a prime leadership post among House Democrats one day, his imprimatur … Continue reading Eric Swalwell’s endorsement is proving to be a kiss of death for East Bay candidates

EAST BAY ELECTION RESULTS (Final-Certified)

REGISTRATION/TURNOUTAlameda County............................VOTES....PCTPRECINCTS REPORTING 100%Total Registration......................833,803Vote-By-Mail Ballots Cast...............263,684  31.63%Election Day Ballots Cast...............147,663  17.71%Total Ballots Cast......................411,347  49.33%*-incumbent**-race crosses over two counties. PRESIDENTDemocratic - Alameda County...............VOTES....PCTPRECINCTS REPORTING 100%Hillary Clinton (D)......................164889  51.27%Bernie Sanders(D)........................153955  47.87%Republican - Alameda County...............VOTES....PCTPRECINCTS REPORTING 100%Donald Trump (R)......................... 29097  62.84%John Kasich (R)..........................  7614  16.44%Ted Cruz (R).............................  4807  10.38%Write-in.................................  2256   4.87%Ben Carson (R)...........................  1973   4.26%Jim … Continue reading EAST BAY ELECTION RESULTS (Final-Certified)

A Parker upset will show Swalwell’s blessing means something

Bryan Parker and Rep. Eric SwalwellALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |One of the interesting side stories to the Alameda County supervisors race is not just Rep. Eric Swalwell’s surprising endorsement last April of Bryan Parker, the challenger hoping to unseat Supervisor Nate Miley, but the amount of follow-through the congressman is putting in … Continue reading A Parker upset will show Swalwell’s blessing means something

IE supporting Miley sends hit piece just a few days before Election Day

A hit piece was sent last weekend attacking BryanParker for lacking experience.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Too little, too late? The independent expenditure committee supporting Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley's campaign released a hit piece arriving last Saturday afternoon in the mailboxes of Pleasanton voters.Pleasanton Families for Supervisor Nate Miley, the IE behind … Continue reading IE supporting Miley sends hit piece just a few days before Election Day

20 things I think about the East Bay’s June primary election

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors reignas champions of local entrenched poltics maycome to end on June 7.JUNE PRIMARY PREVIEW |1. I think Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is scared to the point that he cries at bedtime.2. I think other supervisors, especially Scott Haggerty and Wilma Chan are feeling indigestion-level discomfort over the possibility … Continue reading 20 things I think about the East Bay’s June primary election

ALCOD4 PREVIEW: Is a monumental upset in the cards?

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley faces Bryan Parker in next week's winner-takes-all June election.MEET THE CANDIDATES Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has represented District Four since 2001. Before that, he was an Oakland city council member. Miley's years of service include several accomplishments: Keeping the county afloat over several years of triple-digit deficits without cutting … Continue reading ALCOD4 PREVIEW: Is a monumental upset in the cards?

IE supporting Nate Miley is running a radio ad that targets Pleasanton voters

The IE supporting Nate Miley is running a radiospot three times-a-day in the Tri Valley.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4Pleasanton Families for Supervisor Nate Miley, the Independent Expenditure Committee formed earlier this month in support of the incumbent supervisor, and largely funded by donors who previously gave to his re-election campaign, has released a … Continue reading IE supporting Nate Miley is running a radio ad that targets Pleasanton voters

Miley is running an atrocious campaign, yet he may still win

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley andBryan Parker in Castro Valley.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Every four years, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s mantra is to express gratitude to his opponents, you know, for running against him. The utterance, however, is always dripping with insincerity. Miley doesn’t appreciate any type of challenge, whether it … Continue reading Miley is running an atrocious campaign, yet he may still win

UFCW drops $10,000 on Nate Miley; IE supporting him formed by nonagenarian

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said to anaudience earlier this month, "Don't hate the player,hate the game."ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |With less than two weeks until Election Day, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is pulling out all the stops in his suddenly competitive re-election campaign against Bryan Parker. Over the last week, … Continue reading UFCW drops $10,000 on Nate Miley; IE supporting him formed by nonagenarian

Nate Miley received thousands this week from anti-rent control interests

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley does notsupport rent control in the unincorporateds.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has received thousands of dollars this week from some of the most vehement anti-tenant groups in the East Bay and state, according to finance records, despite calls in Oakland, which he represents, … Continue reading Nate Miley received thousands this week from anti-rent control interests

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley riding a mechanical bull at a fundraiser April 9 hosted by Castro Valley resident Chuck Moore. Miley was required to ride the bull every time $500 was raised.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s body jerked with the rhythm of the mechanical bull below him. Wearing a floppy hat … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

Parker opens a new front: Releases website, mailer attacking Miley’s record

A mailer released Friday by Parker's campaigncharges Miley with a cozy relationship with Corizon, the county's prison health care provider.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Things just got real in Alameda County's under-the-radar Board of Supervisors race following the release Thursday of a scathing website from Bryan Parker’s campaign asserting incumbent Nate Miley’s uses his … Continue reading Parker opens a new front: Releases website, mailer attacking Miley’s record

After endorsing Parker, Swalwell high-tailed to D.C. rather than face labor

Swalwelling: Rep. Eric Swalwell endorsed thenon-union-backed supervisorial candidate then avoided labor before heading back to Washington.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell's relationship with organized labor has always been a bit strained. After Swalwell made an abrupt and potentially pivotal decision two weeks ago to endorse Alameda County supervisorial candidate Bryan Parker over the incumbent Supervisor Nate … Continue reading After endorsing Parker, Swalwell high-tailed to D.C. rather than face labor