Extra! Extra! Local Alameda newspaper nabs city contract from East Bay Times

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILThe Bay Area News Group's Alameda Journal is basically three stories and a community calendar published once a week. It just got slimmer after losing a contract to the locally-owned Alameda Sun to print legal notices for the City of Alameda . The one-year contract may be worth more than $18,000.The Alameda City … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Local Alameda newspaper nabs city contract from East Bay Times

With a backlog of uninspected buildings, Alameda reinstates dormant Fire Prevention Bureau

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAgainst the backdrop of two tragic and potentially avoidable building fires in Oakland, the Alameda City Council approved funding to reinstate a Fire Prevention Bureau that was gutted seven years ago due to budget constraints due to the Great Recession.The council voted, 4-1, to allocate funding for the hiring of three firefighters at … Continue reading With a backlog of uninspected buildings, Alameda reinstates dormant Fire Prevention Bureau

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will seek second term

Four more years? Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.OAKLANDAfter two high-profile scandals involving public safety, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Monday that she is running for a second term. And it appears she plans on running a campaign not on her own record as mayor, but against the target of all Oakland progressives, President Trump.Schaaf announced her … Continue reading Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will seek second term

Bonta remembers Oakland Ghost Ship victims in Assembly speech

ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Wednesday was a day for Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta and other state legislators to return to work for the first session of the New Year.But for Bonta, there was some unfinished business to tend to, remembering the 36 artists and musicians killed in last month’s Oakland warehouse fire.Bonta adjourned Wednesday’s … Continue reading Bonta remembers Oakland Ghost Ship victims in Assembly speech

2016 EAST BAY YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 3 – Khanna heads to Congress; Oakland moves to keep the Raiders; Ghost Ship tragedy; East Bay responds to Trump

SEPTEMBERSen. Bernie Sanders>>>Progressive darling and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders puts his imprint on the Berkeley mayoral race by endorsing Councilmember Jesse Arreguin. >>>San Leandro City Council moves to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, two full years quicker than the state mandate of 2022. Starting in July 2017, the city’s minimum wage … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 3 – Khanna heads to Congress; Oakland moves to keep the Raiders; Ghost Ship tragedy; East Bay responds to Trump