In Pamela Price’s corner

Alameda County DA candidate Pamela Price apparently has her own hype man.

EBC AGENDA | APR 27-MAY 3 | ALAMEDA releases long-awaited report on Council interference; FREMONT seeks more density

THE WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3--ALAMEDA-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--NORTHERN HOUSING TRANSFERS-- "On January 2, 2018, the City Council introduced an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance to remove the Government Overlay designation on the North Housing property bounded by Main Street, Singleton Avenue, Mosley Avenue, and Bette Street. The Government Overlay … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APR 27-MAY 3 | ALAMEDA releases long-awaited report on Council interference; FREMONT seeks more density

EBC AGENDA | MAR 23-29 | BERKELEY may prohibit use of city funds for sugary drinks; HAYWARD spends big $$ for mobile police vehicle; and more

THE WEEK OF MARCH 23-29--BERKELEY-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 27, 6 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--COKE IS NOT IT-- Four years ago, Berkeley voters overwhelmingly approved a tax on sugary drinks sales. Now the Berkeley City Council may go further with an ordinance that prohibits the city from using taxpayers' money to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages. The proposed ordinance … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 23-29 | BERKELEY may prohibit use of city funds for sugary drinks; HAYWARD spends big $$ for mobile police vehicle; and more

Price says O’Malley didn’t charge Fremont officers for killing 16-year-old because of $10,000 campaign donation

Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price,left, is challenging  Alameda County DANancy O'Malley in June.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--Pamela Price says Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley did not charge two Fremont police officers for the killing last year of an unarmed 16-year-old girl because the Fremont police union gave her a $10,000 campaign contribution last November. … Continue reading Price says O’Malley didn’t charge Fremont officers for killing 16-year-old because of $10,000 campaign donation

Assembly candidate Dan Kalb wants to bring back redevelopment agencies

Dan Kalb, standing, is one of nine Democratsrunning in the AD15 race this June.ELECTION 2018f--15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--Nearly seven years ago, the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California significantly changed the ways local governments approved and built capital improvement projects. In turn, Gov. Jerry Brown's calculation also fomented a low-level rebellious streak in some East Bay cities … Continue reading Assembly candidate Dan Kalb wants to bring back redevelopment agencies

EBC AGENDA | OCT 27-NOV 5 | OAKLAND’s 918-unit Oak Knoll project faces scrutiny; HAYWARD to greenlight cannabis rules; BERKELEY defines ‘use of force’

THE WEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 5--OAKLAND-- Special Community & Economic Development Committee meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--918-UNIT OAK KNOLL DEVELOPMENT-- "The Applicant [SunCal] is requesting planning-related permits including a General Plan Amendment, Rezoning, and other planning-related actions that would enable development of 918 residential units, 72,000 square feet of primarily neighborhood-serving … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | OCT 27-NOV 5 | OAKLAND’s 918-unit Oak Knoll project faces scrutiny; HAYWARD to greenlight cannabis rules; BERKELEY defines ‘use of force’

Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum

HAYWARD | Hayward School Board Trustee Luis Reynoso says his eyesight isn't so good in poorly-lit room, so during a candidate's forum Wednesday night he quietly turned to an opponent seated next to him and asked if that was indeed recently fired Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs seated in the audience. School board candidate Wynn Grcich … Continue reading Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum

VIDEO: Honda-Khanna CA17 Candidate Forum

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda confronted Ro Khanna about appealing to Republican donors, two other candidates attacked Khanna instead of the incumbent Mike Honda and Republican Peter Kuo showed his green energy credentials by holding up his solar panel-powered handbag. Last Friday's League of Women Voters 17th Congressional District forum, the one and … Continue reading VIDEO: Honda-Khanna CA17 Candidate Forum

Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

CA17 candidates Pierluigi Oliverio, Rep. MikeHonda and Ro Khanna at the League of WomenVoters candidate forum in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The candidates in the 17th Congressional District race were out for blood at a candidates forum Friday in Fremont. Curiously, the prey was not the incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, but his challenger Ro Khanna.In … Continue reading Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

CA17’s only pre-primary forum will be staged without an audience

Supporters for Ro Khanna and Rep. Mike Hondaget whipped up in a frenzy following a candidatesforum in April 2014 in Fremont. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The only time candidates for the nationally-watched 17th Congressional District race featuring Democrats Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face-off before the June primary will occur without an audience.Friday’s League … Continue reading CA17’s only pre-primary forum will be staged without an audience

First-time Hayward council candidate Matt McGrath is attracting attention

Hayward council candidate Matt McGrath retiredas a Hayward department head in 2014.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward has a dearth of prospective candidates at all segments of its city government, but one may have been hiding all these years in its maintenance services department.Matt McGrath is turning heads over the past month in the 10-person race … Continue reading First-time Hayward council candidate Matt McGrath is attracting attention

Quan Says She’s like Obama; Schaaf Gets Sassy; Anderson Shines

Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker detailing his plan for helping the city's youth to succeed during a press conference last week in front of Oakland City Hall. PHOTO/Steven TavaresOAKLAND | MAYOR | At a large, mostly black audience recently at Merritt College, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan referenced President Obama, Libby Schaaf continued a push to … Continue reading Quan Says She’s like Obama; Schaaf Gets Sassy; Anderson Shines

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Vows to ‘Intellectually Bitch Slap’ City Council

Batman villain Bane and Oakland mayoralcandidate Peter Liu.OAKLAND | MAYOR | At a education-themed forum last spring at Laney College, Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liu, an Iraq War veteran and insurance broker, said a video game he created would solve all of Oakland’s problems. Every question posed to him involved a reference to the game. … Continue reading Oakland Mayoral Candidate Vows to ‘Intellectually Bitch Slap’ City Council

Development, Traffic Highlight Stark Contrasts in Alameda’s Mayor’s Race

Alameda school board member Trish Spencer,Mayor Marie Gilmore.ALAMEDA | MAYOR | Housing is a hot-button issue in many Bay Area communities. In Alameda, the traditionally insular island city, has a different variation on the topic—not only is the specter of rising home and rent prices becoming more apparent, the promise of Alameda Point--with more development … Continue reading Development, Traffic Highlight Stark Contrasts in Alameda’s Mayor’s Race

A Proxy War for Mayor in San Leandro

San Leandro mayoral candidates, Councilmember Diana Souza, Dan Dillman and Councilmember Pauline Cutter, at a forum Sept. 11 at the San Leandro Main Library. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy decided earlier this year that one term in office was enough, but that doesn’t mean his large frame isn’t casting … Continue reading A Proxy War for Mayor in San Leandro