EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT LIVEblog

12:00am - Tavares & Juarez analyze the Election Night in the East Bay Interstate 880: 10:15pm - I chat with Fremont's Councilmember-elect Raj Salwan on his return to the Fremont City Council and what Ro Khanna's big win means for the area's Indo American community: 10:00pm - Tavares & Juarez break down Ro Khanna's victory … Continue reading EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT LIVEblog

EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Latest attack ad charges Alameda's Tony Daysogwith pay-to-play.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL --- ANOTHER NASTY HIT --Assuredly somebody has it in for Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog. Over the weekend, a second scathing attack piece hit mailboxes. And like the first, no group has taken credit for the negative mailer. After linking Daysog to Donald Trump last week, … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4812231/height/90/width/500/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3a7ea9/EPISODE 28 | Election Day is upon us. Or, shall we say the last throes of democracy in America is near?Nevertheless, Bay Area News Group political reporter Matthew Artz joins the podcast for a special Election Day in the East Bay preview.We touch on the presidential election, California's U.S. Senate race and the suburban battle … Continue reading EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 2 days from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

16TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT –-- PARTY TIME --As opposed to two years ago when special interests on both sides of the ledger spent ungodly sums of Independent Expenditure Committee money, this year’s 16th Assembly District race has shifted to the party apparatus—especially the California Democratic Party. As of Sunday, Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio has benefited from $2 … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 2 days from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

12 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY | Sometimes the Internet is not what it seems. For some, the person one perceives on the other end of an online interaction is not who they are in real life. It's not uncommon for, say a man, to fall in love with a person online without ever seeing them … Continue reading EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

EBCampaign: KHANNA throws campaign manager under the bus; SKINNER raises another $125k; ALCO DEMS tangle

24 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |In the hours after Ro Khanna received news of a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 22 alleging his participation in a "modern-day Watergate" to illegally access Rep. Mike Honda's digital fundraising donor data, the Khanna's initial response was to protect Brian Parvizshahi, the young campaign manager at the center of the … Continue reading EBCampaign: KHANNA throws campaign manager under the bus; SKINNER raises another $125k; ALCO DEMS tangle

EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

32 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |State Sen. Steve Glazer's anti-BART strike rhetoric has created a cottage industry in the moderate to conservative Outer East Bay. Nevermind that the issue is more than two years in the rearview mirror and a new contract extension was signed last spring. But like-minded Glazerites running for office in bordering … Continue reading EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

EBCampaign: MIKE HONDA’s cyber shot will have lasting effects; ELLEN CORBETT’s opponent loves her; Bacon!

38 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Granted, there is still six weeks before voters in the nationally watched 17th Congressional District register all of their votes. Much can still happen in this suddenly raucous and hard-hitting race. But the hit Rep. Mike Honda's campaign registered on challenger Ro Khanna last week was one of the most … Continue reading EBCampaign: MIKE HONDA’s cyber shot will have lasting effects; ELLEN CORBETT’s opponent loves her; Bacon!

EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

42 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Fremont's City Hall chambers--not really much of a hall, really, nor a chambers--was packed Friday night to hear from mayoral candidates Mayor Bill Harrison and Vice Mayor Lily Mei. Growth, whether smart, dumb, or ravenous, is definitely on the minds of Fremonters this November. When Harrison, a first-term mayor, said … Continue reading EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

EBCampaign: Look out! Is Mary Hayashi getting back into the game?

75 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Is Mary Hayashi making some sort of a comeback? The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that the disgraced former East Bay assemblymember who was caught stealing from Neiman Marcus in 2011 was the emcee at a function for Illinois U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Duckworth. Hayashi has rarely been seen in … Continue reading EBCampaign: Look out! Is Mary Hayashi getting back into the game?

EBCampaign: Baker is tied to the Trump Train; Council candidates line up in Oakland, Alameda

94 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |As the dynamics of the presidential election begin to take hold, it's becoming increasingly clear that East Bay Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker's fate will rest with The Donald. The 16th Assembly District only slightly favors Democrats and includes a clear majority of Republicans and independents. And even though Baker reported … Continue reading EBCampaign: Baker is tied to the Trump Train; Council candidates line up in Oakland, Alameda

EBCampaign: BAKER critical of health care funding for the undocumented—FARMWORKERS raise pitchforks against QUIRK—ALAMEDA’s Disaster-In-Chief

142 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Republican East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker voted against the state’s $122.5 billion budget package this week.However, there were some parts of the budget Baker supported, such as setting aside $2 billion for the state’s rainy day fund. Baker, though, criticized increased spending and additional funding for high-speed rail, a project … Continue reading EBCampaign: BAKER critical of health care funding for the undocumented—FARMWORKERS raise pitchforks against QUIRK—ALAMEDA’s Disaster-In-Chief

EBCampaign: East Bay June Primary Post-Mortem

152 DAYS UNTIL NOVEMBER ELECTIONTime to put the 2016 June primary to bed.Ro Khanna finally won a political campaign. That's was the gist of a text message I received Wednesday morning. Khanna's victory Tuesday night was by far the best possible and least likeliest outcome for his second attempt to unseat Rep. Mike Honda. Last … Continue reading EBCampaign: East Bay June Primary Post-Mortem

EBCampaign: Baker’s Trump dilemma; Skinner sets sights on Alameda; Republicans go all-for-one

21 DAYS TO PRIMARY DAY | Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker has a big problem and its name is Donald J. Trump.In the purple-tinted Contra Costa County and Tri Valley 16th Assembly District, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is a potential drag on her re-election efforts. Although, not necessarily in June, but likely a major problem … Continue reading EBCampaign: Baker’s Trump dilemma; Skinner sets sights on Alameda; Republicans go all-for-one

EBCAMPAIGN: Is Glazer trying to help Baker beat her Democratic opponent?; HONDA’S BABY MAMA DRAMA; Hayward CM is an emoji; IDLF’s SLATE

70 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY |Earlier this year, I visited one of the six joint legislative town halls organized by Democratic State Sen. Steve Glazer and Republican Assemblymemer Catharine Baker. This particular town hall in Orinda, a city within the overlapping swath of districts covered by each freshman legislator, was attended almost exclusively by older … Continue reading EBCAMPAIGN: Is Glazer trying to help Baker beat her Democratic opponent?; HONDA’S BABY MAMA DRAMA; Hayward CM is an emoji; IDLF’s SLATE