Baker concedes to Bauer-Kahan in stunning East Bay upset

Baker thanks supporters and family as updated results Friday evening put Bauer-Kahan up by 2,513 votes.

Alameda council candidate issues disingenuous concession

Alameda's Robert Matz concedes short-term third open seat on the council, but not before attacking opponent.

AD16: Baker’s lead down to 205 votes

Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained more than 400 votes on Catharine Baker since last Saturday.

Too-close-to-call all over the East Bay

At least five seats in various East Bay cities remain in doubt a week after the Nov. 6 election.

AD16 continues to trend toward Bauer-Kahan, as Baker’s lead slips to 339 votes

A monumental upset appears in the offing, one that would strip the GOP of its lone state legislator in the East Bay.

Spread in Fremont’s District 4 council race is just 4 votes

Vote leader has changed three times since Election Night on Nov. 6.

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 22–East Bay election wrap-up; Winners and Losers

One of the most interesting East Bay election season in a long time is now in the books. Some local leaders justified their place as potential state and federal prospects. But there was also a distinctive anti-incumbent wave that took root all over the East Bay and mostly related to housing. I'll take a look … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 22–East Bay election wrap-up; Winners and Losers

HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday is a winner again. She continued a personal electoral winning streak Tuesday night spanning more than a decade, by registering a resounding re-election victory over Councilmember Mark Salinas. Halliday's second term as mayor will include Councilmember Sara Lamnin, who also won re-election Tuesday night, along with a new colleague--Aisha Wahab, the … Continue reading HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

OAKLAND: Nikki Fortunato Bas registers major council upset over Abel Guillen

Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen, in perhaps the biggest Election Night upset in the East Bay, conceded the District 2 race to Nikki Fortunato Bas early Wednesday morning. Following an update of election results giving Fortunato Bas a significant boost, Guillen conceded the race in a tweet posted at 12:26 a.m. Fortunato Bas received 50.09 percent … Continue reading OAKLAND: Nikki Fortunato Bas registers major council upset over Abel Guillen

Libby Schaaf with a hella big lead in Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is on the way to repeating her dominating 2014 election victory. Schaaf is leading the field of nine challengers with a whopping 65 percent of the first-place votes, with just 17 percent of precincts in Oakland reporting. Schaaf leads Cat Brooks by 15,000 votes. Brooks, a community organizer, received 15 percent … Continue reading Libby Schaaf with a hella big lead in Oakland

AD15: Wicks wins hard-fought East Bay assembly race

Democrat Buffy Wicks took an early commanding lead Tuesday night in the 15th Assembly District contest against Jovanka Bekcles and never relinquished it. Wicks topped the fellow Democrat by 12 points in a race many believed would be much closer. Wicks takes over for Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, who gave up the seat to run this year … Continue reading AD15: Wicks wins hard-fought East Bay assembly race

Barbara Lee rebukes Abel Guillen for ‘dishonest’ mailer using her image

Lee issued a similar stern response to a similar situation in the 2016 Oakland at-large race.

Election Night LiveBlog

ELECTIONLINE EAST BAY RESULTS Final Certified (100% precincts reporting) >15th Assembly District WICKS 53.6% BECKLES 46.4% >16th Assembly District BAUER-KAHAN (111,222) 51.0% *BAKER (106,683) 49.0% >Oakland Mayor *SCHAAF 53.19% C. BROOKS 25.67% PRICE 13.05% >Oakland City Council D2 FORTUNATO BAS 53.70 *GUILLÉN 39.49% K.SMITH 6.35% >Oakland City Council D4 THAO 34.62% (RCV 54.09%) HARRIS 26.94% … Continue reading Election Night LiveBlog

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 21—East Bay Election Night preview; Rob Bonta and Mia Bonta

All you need to know in advance of the big night in East Bay politics.