Pelosi tasks Khanna with effort to create ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Rep. Ro Khanna receives his first big assignment since taking office last year.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTIt makes sense the congressional district that essentially created the Internet should lead the legislative effort to create a more equatable platform and protect the privacy of its users. That's why House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has tasked Rep. Ro Khanna … Continue reading Pelosi tasks Khanna with effort to create ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Also, also, also, also, also also-ran releases video announcing another run for Oakland mayor

Oakland community activist Ken Houston isthe third candidate to declare an intention tochallenge Mayor Libby Schaaf's re-election.ELECTION 2018Three years ago, Ken Houston was a candidate in the sprawling 15-person campaign for Oakland Mayor. He finished 10th with .50 percent of the vote, or 514 votes. But what was more notable was that the contractor turned community … Continue reading Also, also, also, also, also also-ran releases video announcing another run for Oakland mayor

Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahernand Supervisor Nate Miley.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAlameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has long been one of the typically progressive Board of Supervisors' must ardent supporters of the sheriff's office and Urban Shield, the disaster training and weapons expo held annually in Pleasanton.The morning after the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in … Continue reading Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

Piedmont picks a new mayor as city moves forward following Wieler resignation

Robert McBain, left, seated withCouncilmember Teddy Grey King, was chosen as Piedmont mayor Tuesday night. PHOTO/Keegan TatumPIEDMONT CITY COUNCILBy Keegan TatumBob McBain tapped his left hand on the papers of an open binder with an obvious mixture of nerves and excitement as he addressed a few dozen people for the first time as Piedmont’s mayor.McBain succeeds Jeff … Continue reading Piedmont picks a new mayor as city moves forward following Wieler resignation

Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

PIEDMONT CITY COUNCILThe Piedmont City Council says Jeff Wieler, who stepped down as mayor last Sunday, should also resign as a councilmember.Wieler resigned earlier this week after a number of Piedmont residents became upset over a series of derogatory social media comments he made recently against Black Lives Matter and members of the transgender community, among … Continue reading Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Piedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday.PIEDMONTPiedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday after an uproar over offensive comments he made on Facebook last week against members of the black and transgender communities.Piedmont, a small hamlet of more than 10,000 residents encircled by Oakland, does not directly elect its mayor. Instead, the five-person city council appoints the mayor. … Continue reading Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Bill and Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, whose brief tenure ended after she resigned due to drug and alcohol addiction, was arrested Thursday in Tuolomne County for spousal abuse. according to the Union Democrat. Nadia Lockyer is married to Bill Lockyer, the former state attorney general and treasurer.Bill Lockyer, who retired from statewide … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

Nadia Lockyer has made allegations against herhusband Bill Lockyer on Facebook in past.ALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer wrote an alarming message on Facebook Sunday that sounded to some as a suicide note while briefly alarming her friends. At minimum, Lockyer’s comments were yet another public outcry against her husband, former California State Senate … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Ro Khanna says Rep. Mike Honda's latestpolitical ad contains racial innuendo.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |It may be the most biting and deprecating political ad in the Bay Area this election cycle. Rep. Mike Honda's 30-second hit on Ro Khanna released Thursday, asserts with comical flair that his challenger is beholden to Wall Street … Continue reading Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Khanna to Santa Clara County Dems: Did my invite to the picnic get lost in the mail?

Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khannawas upset that he was shut out of the "party."CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Face it, Ro. They're not going to love you until they have to. Despite winning the June primary, Democrat Ro Khanna still can't get any respect from Santa Clara County Democrats who didn't invite him to their "unity … Continue reading Khanna to Santa Clara County Dems: Did my invite to the picnic get lost in the mail?

Alameda County judicial candidate was Facebook friends with woman involved in Oakland police sex scandal

The campaign of Alameda County Superior Court candidate Scott Jackson took a hit Tuesday.ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT | Be careful who you befriend on social media, especially if you're running in a competitive three-person race for Alameda County Superior Court judge.Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Scott Jackson's Facebook page showed he was friends with Celeste Guap, … Continue reading Alameda County judicial candidate was Facebook friends with woman involved in Oakland police sex scandal

Libby Schaaf shakes her vote-getter at Oakland Pride

OAKLAND | Mayor Libby Schaaf knows her strengths. And one of them is the line-dancing phenomenon known as Cupid's Shuffle.Last summer, when Schaaf's campaign for mayor found its groove, so to speak, one of the first indication of her more easy-breezy persona was revealed in a Facebook video featuring the mayor-to-be dancing at a community … Continue reading Libby Schaaf shakes her vote-getter at Oakland Pride

Livermore’s Chris Pareja and Oakland’s Shake Anderson: Switched at Birth?

Just a minor correction needed. The League of Women Voters' site confused Chris Pareja with Oakland mayoral candidate Jason "Shake" Anderson. The mistake has since been corrected.ELECTION 2014 | Maybe Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski looks a little like the apple-chewing Saturday Night Live character, Mister Peepers, but how do you confuse a Mexican-Filipino American right-winger from … Continue reading Livermore’s Chris Pareja and Oakland’s Shake Anderson: Switched at Birth?

Palestinian Group Clashes With Swalwell Over His Support for Israel

Constituents show opposition to U.S. support for Israel at a town hall in San Lorenzo Thursday held by Rep. Eric Swalwell. PHOTO/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 15th DISTRICT | On July 11, Rep. Eric Swalwell riled Palestinian groups and constituents in the 15th Congressional District with a Facebook posting that expressed sympathy for Israel in its ongoing conflict … Continue reading Palestinian Group Clashes With Swalwell Over His Support for Israel

Joe Tuman’s Broken Window Fundraising Drive

Photo of Joe Tuman's broken car windowposted on Facebook Wednesday night.OAKLAND | MAYOR | Over the past several days Oakland has been awash in positive news. First, came the news that the Brooklyn Basin housing development just south of Jack London Square would be fast-tracked and would include four hundred units of affordable housing. And … Continue reading Joe Tuman’s Broken Window Fundraising Drive