Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

The Hayward Unified School District is moving forward with its attempt to unseat School boardmember Luis Reynoso after he did not respond to a Dec. 30 deadline set by the district to choose whether he will serve on the Hayward school board, which he won re-election last November, or the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

A Hayward official won two elected offices and he wants them both, administrators disagree with his plan

Reynoso Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso won re-election to this seat last month. Reynoso was one of the election's biggest winners after also gaining a seat on the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Directors. Reynoso wants to serve both boards and his electoral riches are leading administrators at the school district and the community … Continue reading A Hayward official won two elected offices and he wants them both, administrators disagree with his plan

Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

Nearly a month after the November election, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters officially certified its results on Tuesday afternoon. Fueled by a contentious presidential election, voter turnout in Alameda County topped 81 percent. The largely vote-by-mail election necessitated by the pandemic led to 75 percent of all registered voters in the county to vote … Continue reading Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

In a bitterly fought campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat this fall, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei laid all her chips on Vinnie Bacon. But, Bacon fell well short of defeating Dublin Mayor David Haubert earlier this month. It didn't take long for Mei to jump ship to the supervisor-elect's camp. … Continue reading That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

East Bay Insiders – Ep. 27 – Election recap: Trash talk and infighting begins

The covid-19 election in the East Bay is in the books. There were some upsets and voters were clearly apprehensive about too much change during a year of uncertainty. But the election also revealed fissures within the local Alameda County Democratic Party as one of the own, although tacitly supported, took one on the cheek … Continue reading East Bay Insiders – Ep. 27 – Election recap: Trash talk and infighting begins

Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

In a no-holds barred Alameda County Board of Supervisors race that featured attacks on each others character and a police report filed against one of the candidates, Dublin Mayor David Haubert defeated Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon for the open seat in District 1. Haubert posted a seven-point win over Bacon, as most of the ballots … Continue reading Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

East Bay Election Results

-Certified Final Results- Alameda County Supe - Dist. 1VotesPct.Haubert70,94054.12%Bacon59,71145.55% Superior CtVotesPct.Condes372,07055.91%Fickes290,41643.64% Measure WVotesPct.Yes358,12350.09%No356,81249.91%Countywide 1/2-cent sales tax. 50+1 to pass. Measure XVotesPct.Yes38,79666.78%No19,30033.22%Uninc. ALCO fire station bond. 2/3 majority to pass. Oakland City Council At-largeVotesPct.*Kaplan89,88748.52%Johnson77,84942.02%Sidebotham13,7947.45%Ranked choice first-place results. District 1VotesPct.*Kalb19,73453.51%Walton11,22730.44%Ngo5,45214.78% District 3VotesPct.Fife15,02349.14%*McElhaney9,26230.30%Scott2,0836.81%Semedar1,9846.49%ATaylor1,3504.42%FTaylor7062.31% District 5VotesPct.*Gallo8,89850.70%Raya5,40130.77%Lopez-Meraz3,13717.87% District 7VotesPctReid6,86335.39%Jackson4,47223.06%Clay3,20916.55%Hodge2,77414.31%Tatmon1,7759.15% City AttyVotesPct.*Parker140,20580.01%Ferran34,16619.50% Measure S1VotesPct.Yes154,31481.27%No35,56618.73%Police Commission Charter Amendment. 50+1 to pass. Alameda … Continue reading East Bay Election Results

East Bay Insiders Election Night Preview

It's Election Day! How will the night shakedown in Alameda County and the East Bay? We take a look at some of the races and offer insights and some bold predictions. Plus, a look ahead to 2022.

San Leandro Council preview: A realignment toward NIMBYs

Before 2010, San Leandro voters had never seen a city council incumbent lose re-election. With the aid of ranked-choice voting that year, San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos was upset by Stephen Cassidy. Two years ago, Councilmember Lee Thomas was narrowly defeated by Victor Aguilar. Next week, there's a good possibility a third incumbent in the … Continue reading San Leandro Council preview: A realignment toward NIMBYs

Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert shoveled in campaign cash like no other candidate this year, according to finance reports. Haubert's haul was more than double the next highest fundraiser in any race in Alameda County. Oakland At-Large City Council candidate Derreck Johnson was a distant second in a top 10 that included … Continue reading Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

With five days left in the fall election season, Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in her close fought re-election against the corporate-backed Derreck Johnson. Sanders made the announcement through former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, according to Kaplan's campaign. “I am just so pleased that my dear friend Bernie Sanders has … Continue reading Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

Hayward City Council election preview: A new hope

Let’s begin by mentioning Hayward, with a diverse population of roughly 140,000, needs district-based elections. Although this council is clearly diverse-- three Latinos, one Afghan American, for example- there is little diversity of opinion. The Hayward City Council, despite being a union town, does not always espouse union values, and only acquiesces to the progressive … Continue reading Hayward City Council election preview: A new hope

Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is by far the most stable elected body in the East Bay. But after 24 years at the helm of the Tri-Valley and Fremont District 1, Supervisor Scott Haggerty is retiring. This year mark the first time the general region has seen a competitive race for supervisor since Haggerty … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

Alameda: School board member’s campaign accepted money from police union

Alameda school member Jennifer Williams accepted a $2,500 campaign contribution from the San Francisco Police Officers Association this week, according to finance reports. The contribution comes after Alameda County Democrats strongly advised elected officials running for office this fall not to accept contributions from police unions. The resolution approved by the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading Alameda: School board member’s campaign accepted money from police union

Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks

Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci and the City Council kicked off a intensive outreach effort last month to stop the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging residents to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. But Dutra-Vernaci, who is facing a re-election challenge from a council colleague and a member of the New Haven school … Continue reading Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks