What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Alameda's report on council interference isscheduled to be released on Wednesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILIt's been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an independent investigator to probe a number of claims laid out by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach in an Oct. 2 letter. Keimach alleged two Alameda elected officials, now identified as Councilmembers Jim … Continue reading What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

Over the weekend Oakland Mayor LibbySchaaf said "credible sources" warned a largeraid in the Bay Area was imminent.OAKLANDOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's announcement over the weekend intended to alert undocumented immigrants about an imminent and substantial raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents earned her plaudits from progressives on one side and death threats on … Continue reading Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

Former Wieckowski aide files complaint against State Senate; alleges firing followed rape

LEGISLATUREA former legislative aide to State Sen. Bob Wieckowski filed a complaint against the state Senate that alleges her firing last year came after reporting to the Legislature that she was raped by an Assembly staffer in December 2016, according to Sacramento Bee.The former aide was terminated last September for what the complaint describes as … Continue reading Former Wieckowski aide files complaint against State Senate; alleges firing followed rape

San Leandro city manager’s accuser calls for his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations

Davis Street Family Resource Center CEORose Padilla Johnson filed a complaintagainst San Leandro City Manager ChrisZapata on Dec. 8.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL The CEO of a prominent San Leandro non-profit, who last month issued a complaint accusing City Manager Chris Zapata of sexual misconduct, is now calling for his dismissal.Rose Padilla Johnson, the CEO of … Continue reading San Leandro city manager’s accuser calls for his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations

Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSActions taken by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in closed session over the past few weeks point toward the existence of potential allegations of workplace misconduct at the county-level. Exactly where, though, is unclear.At the board's Jan. 9 meeting, Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler announced the county supervisors voted in closed … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

With ‘lightning speed’ Fremont moves to district elections, may expand council to seven

FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont's potential move from at-large to district-based elections represents the most stunning change to how the city chooses its elected leaders since its founding, said Fremont City Attorney Harvey Levine. The switch is also occurring at "lightning speed," he added during testimony before the Fremont City Council on Tuesday night.With the type of … Continue reading With ‘lightning speed’ Fremont moves to district elections, may expand council to seven

Threat of lawsuit is pushing Fremont toward district elections

Significant changes for how Fremont choosesits elected officials could be on the horizonover the next few years.FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont’s use of “at-large” elections violates state law, says a Southern California attorney who has successfully sued other cities by arguing the voting method has been shown to unfairly diminishing the chances of minorities, especially Latino candidates from winning … Continue reading Threat of lawsuit is pushing Fremont toward district elections

Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog duringthe Dec. 6 council meeting.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Just weeks before Election Day, some Alameda voters received highly negative mailers against Councilmember Tony Daysog. However, the mailers equating Daysog to Donald Trump and accusing him of participating in a pay-to-play scheme for campaign contribution. Notably, each failed to identify who was behind … Continue reading Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

Alameda’s ‘Landlord-In-Chief’ could lose real estate license following complaint

ALAMEDA | Don Lindsey, who is one of Alameda’s most powerful landlords and is a leader among property owners strongly opposed to rent control on the Island, is under investigation by the California Bureau of Real Estate for alleged financial improprieties. A state investigator is accusing Lindsey of failing to provide proper accounting for various … Continue reading Alameda’s ‘Landlord-In-Chief’ could lose real estate license following complaint

Honda’s Republican opponent files complaint over taxpayer-paid mailers

Rep. Mike Honda's campaign called Cohen's complaint "petty politics." CONGRESS | DISTRICT 17 | Questions over Rep. Mike Honda’s congressional mailings to constituents are again political fodder for the third time in more than a year.Ron Cohen, a Republican who joined the race in the Seventeenth Congressional District last month, says a recent mailer from Honda touting his … Continue reading Honda’s Republican opponent files complaint over taxpayer-paid mailers

A week from Election Day, State Senate race enters East Bay BART stations

Glazer's campaign provided seven photos, includingabove, showing BART employees electioneering forSusan Bonilla on BART property.STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 7 | For the Democrats Susan Bonilla and Steve Glazer, the next stop in their hard-fought State Senate special election is every BART station anywhere along the line from Dublin-Pleasanton to Pittsburg-Bay Point. On Monday, both campaigns … Continue reading A week from Election Day, State Senate race enters East Bay BART stations

Khanna Charges Honda with Violating House Franking Privileges

Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Ro Khanna's congressional campaign filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics Wednesday charging incumbent Rep. Mike Honda with sending taxpayer-paid mailers that could be construed by voters as campaign-related literature. The campaign says Honda also violated a 90-day grace period before elections when mailings … Continue reading Khanna Charges Honda with Violating House Franking Privileges