Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Rep. Barbara Lee also said Saturday that shewill support any resolution to impeach Trump.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a town hall event that Rep. Barbara Lee's office termed a teach-in for the "GOP tax scam bill" Saturday morning in Oakland, the progressive giant dropped a surprise on her constituents. Like President Trump, who Lee has devoutly opposed … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status

Some members of the Hayward Community TaskForce discuss sanctuary cities at its meeting onWednesday night.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA Hayward community task force on Wednesday voiced near unanimity for recommending to the Hayward City Council that it formally declare itself a sanctuary city.The task force was formed by the City Council in January not to study the … Continue reading Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status

Urban Shield opponents want Alameda County to pull funding

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSThe Trump administration's expanding definition of terrorism, including a focus on undocumented residents, is renewing opposition to the annual law enforcement training exercises and weapons exposition in Pleasanton, known as Urban Shield.A grassroots organization will address the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's Urban Shield Task Force Friday morning in Oakland. Alameda … Continue reading Urban Shield opponents want Alameda County to pull funding

Recent FCC ruling may undermine San Leandro’s WiFi network

San Leandro's public WiFi network, part ofLit San Leandro, could be affected by theFCC's ruling in February.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILSan Leandro’s downtown fiber-optics loop, known as Lit San Leandro, is often viewed as the catalyst for the city’s transformation from factory town to burgeoning tech manufacturing hub. It’s no wonder city officials are concerned over … Continue reading Recent FCC ruling may undermine San Leandro’s WiFi network

Oakland city attorney files amicus brief opposing Trump’s sanctuary city executive order

OAKLANDOakland is joining 33 other cities nationwide in aiding Santa Clara County’s lawsuit against President Trump’s executive order that threatens sanctuary cities and counties with the loss of federal funding.The lawsuit filed on Feb. 3 seeks an injunction against the executive order. Oakland has long declared itself a sanctuary city and reaffirmed its status last … Continue reading Oakland city attorney files amicus brief opposing Trump’s sanctuary city executive order

Few Hayward elected officials support starting public discussion of sanctuary cities

Hayward Councilmember Elisa Marquezsays she supports becoming a sanctuary city.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILWhile many East Bay city councils have offered almost unanimous support for defying President Trump and his immigration policies, Hayward is a notable outlier. Even the politically moderate city of Dublin agendized a discussion on sanctuary cities last week before shooting it down.But in … Continue reading Few Hayward elected officials support starting public discussion of sanctuary cities

Hayward officials showing resistance to becoming sanctuary

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, center, andCity Manager Kelly McAdoo, left, at an anti-discrimination task force meeting last Monday.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward stands to risk $33 million in current and future federal funding if it becomes a sanctuary city, several city officials reiterated Monday night during a city task force meeting on anti-discrimination. The moniker also provides … Continue reading Hayward officials showing resistance to becoming sanctuary

Alameda County may be poised to sue President Trump

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSJust days after an executive order signed by President Trump in late January amounted to a shot across the bough of sanctuary cities, Santa Clara County and San Francisco asked a federal judge to block the order.Alameda County, which is also a declared sanctuary county, may soon follow suit. A closed … Continue reading Alameda County may be poised to sue President Trump