Alameda councilman eyes run for mayor: ‘Don’t know if I can win.’

Alameda Councilmember Frank MatarreseALAMEDA CITY COUNCILSeemingly from the day Trish Herrera Spencer was elected Alameda mayor in 2014, the line of challengers seeking to make her a one-termer began jockeying for position. Nearly three years later, Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft is a near lock to run for mayor next year, but speculation over whether Councilmember … Continue reading Alameda councilman eyes run for mayor: ‘Don’t know if I can win.’

Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to investigate Russia'sinvolvement in alleged cyber espionage.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to get to the bottom of Russia's alleged interference during this year's U.S. presidential election.The East Bay congressmember introduced a bill Wednesday along with a top-ranking House Democrats that would form a 12-person, bipartisan commission to investigate … Continue reading Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

17th District Congressional candidate Ro KhannaOct. 27 in Cupertino. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An email from Ro Khanna’s well-connected campaign chair to Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta raises questions about the congressional candidate consistency over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.Khanna campaign chair Steve Spinner wrote to Podesta in May 2015 saying Khanna supported … Continue reading WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta havebeen released by WikiLeaks in recent weeks.PHOTO/Creative CommonsCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Last January, Ro Khanna's congressional campaign was seeking an early knockout in its rematch this year with Rep. Mike Honda.The devastating blow, his campaign chair Steve Spinner believed, would have arrived in the form of … Continue reading Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Honda’s past campaign suspected Khanna was phishing their emails

Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face eachother in a rematch this November.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Rep. Mike Honda's previous congressional campaign believed Ro Khanna may have been trying to gain access to their emails, according to a 2013 campaign memo. The technique, called “spear phishing,” is often used to dupe users … Continue reading Honda’s past campaign suspected Khanna was phishing their emails

Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts

A mailer from Pleasanton Families for SupervisorNate Miley, an IE supporting his re-election. ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Earlier this month, a mysterious independent expenditures committee named “Pleasanton Families for Supervisor Nate Miley" surfaced without much funding or activity. However, campaign finance reports for the Independent Expenditure Committee, not yet easily accessible to the … Continue reading Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts

City Hall Insider: City Council notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 1

ALAMEDA/Sept 1, 7 p.m.Environmental protection; hotel appeal; new housingWETLAND MITIGATION Two areas at Alameda Point have been identified for a potential Wetland Mitigation Bank that could bring the city millions in new revenues, said a staff report. Nearly 158 acres of wetlands near the Oakland Estuary and around 12 acres of shoreline at Seaplane Lagoon … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 1

Grand jury: Fremont defied spirit of transparency with email retention policy

Unsaved city emails are purged after just 30 daysGRAND JURY REPORT | FREMONT | The Alameda County city government closest in proximity and ethos to Silicon Valley is apparently living in the technological dark ages when it comes to email retention and transparency.An Alameda County grand jury report released Monday strongly faulted the City of … Continue reading Grand jury: Fremont defied spirit of transparency with email retention policy

Five Things to Watch During Monday Night’s CA17 Debate

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | For months, Ro Khanna’s campaign pushed for a series of debates. When that could not be had, they almost begged for at least one shot at Rep. Mike Honda. Tonight in San Jose, Khanna gets his wish with a high-profile debate airing on NBC Bay Area (ch. 11) at 6:30pm. … Continue reading Five Things to Watch During Monday Night’s CA17 Debate