Using the President’s favorite social media site, East Bay officials respond to Trump’s inauguration

PRESIDENT | Donald Trump's effective use of Twitter throughout the campaign and the presidential transition dominated headlines. On the day of Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president, many East Bay elected officials used the same social media site to express themselves, sometimes with melancholy and, in other instances, with defiance.Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, on … Continue reading Using the President’s favorite social media site, East Bay officials respond to Trump’s inauguration

San Leandro mayor is skipping Trump’s inauguration: I’ve got tickets to the African American Museum

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter hasother plans during Friday's inauguration.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, like other local city leaders is in Washington, D.C. this week for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. But unlike some, Cutter is not planning to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday."So why not … Continue reading San Leandro mayor is skipping Trump’s inauguration: I’ve got tickets to the African American Museum

BARBARA LEE IS DITCHING TRUMP’S INAUGURATON

Rep. Barbara Lee will boycott the Jan. 20presidential inauguration.┬áCONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |In Oakland, where fewer than five percent of voters cast a ballot for Donald Trump last November, apparently the famous East Bay political slogan, "Barbara Lee speaks for me" is very true.On Thursday, Rep. Barbara Lee said she will boycott Trump's inauguration ceremonies … Continue reading BARBARA LEE IS DITCHING TRUMP’S INAUGURATON

A new day for the Hayward City Council includes a quartet of recognizable faces

Councilmember Francisco Zermeno takes theoath of office Tuesday night in Hayward.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |Hayward was in a self-congratulatory mood Tuesday as it celebrated the inauguration of four city council members and said goodbye to another.Councilmembers Francisco Zermeno, Elisa Marquez and Mendall were sworn-in for four moreyears, while Mark Salinas, a former councilmember who eschewed certain … Continue reading A new day for the Hayward City Council includes a quartet of recognizable faces

Gov. Brown calls for state to increase renewables to 50 percent by 2030

Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth and last term as California's governor begins today. Brown was sworn-in to office Monday morning and quickly offered an ambitious vision for continuing to wean the state off carbon-based fuels. From the Los Angeles Times:By 2030, Brown wants California to derive 50% of its electricity from renewable sources, up from the … Continue reading Gov. Brown calls for state to increase renewables to 50 percent by 2030