Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

When President Donald Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as "animals" during a meeting Wednesday with California officials who oppose sanctuary cities, there was a link among those at the round table to the East Bay. Orange County Deputy Sheriff Ray Grangoff is a former San Lorenzo school board member, who at 19,  was the youngest-ever … Continue reading Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

Schaaf signs on to Progressive Agenda

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in background,at Tuesday's unveiling of the Progressive Agendain Washington, D.C. PHOTO/Progressive CaucusOAKLAND | Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Rep. Barbara Lee as signers Tuesday to the Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.The platform unveiled at a press conference in Washington, D.C. attended by Schaaf, Lee and other progressive leaders, such as … Continue reading Schaaf signs on to Progressive Agenda

Mike Honda gives Rand Paul a history lesson on internment camps

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | When it comes to Japanese internment camps, Rep. Mike Honda is the beltway's expert. So, when presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul equated it to President Obama's immigration policy, Honda was ready to correct the record. "At best, he is confused. At worst, he is just wrong," said Honda … Continue reading Mike Honda gives Rand Paul a history lesson on internment camps

Barbara Lee on U.S. Reaction to Plight of Immigrant Minors: ‘I Felt Ashamed’

East Bay Rep. Barbara LeeCONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Speaking before the Congressional Progress Caucus in Washington Tuesday, Rep. Barbara Lee reacted to harrowing testimony from young undocumented immigrants who have recently fled conflict in their homelands, saying, "I felt ashamed and I ask my colleagues: are you talking about America?"The U.S.-Mexico border has been … Continue reading Barbara Lee on U.S. Reaction to Plight of Immigrant Minors: ‘I Felt Ashamed’

A Feeling Out Period in the Initial CA-15 Candidate’s Forum

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | It’s too early to get nasty in the 15th Congressional District. Democrats Rep. Eric Swalwell, State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and Republican Hugh Bussell mostly spoke in generalities, while taking pains to avoid confrontation during their first candidate’s forum of the election season. The top two vote-getters in the … Continue reading A Feeling Out Period in the Initial CA-15 Candidate’s Forum