Alameda welcomes a new mayor while the previous one skips the swearing-in

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer takes the oathof office Tuesday night. PHOTO/Steven TavaresALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda’s new Mayor Trish Spencer still can’t believe her good fortune and the outgoing mayor skipped out of the council chambers before the new mayor was sworn-in to replace her. The Alameda City Council also added two new members, Frank … Continue reading Alameda welcomes a new mayor while the previous one skips the swearing-in

ALAMEDA ELECTION PREVIEW: On Point

Clockwise: Mayoral candidates Trish Spencer and Marie Gilmore. City Council candidates Jim Oddie Stewart Chen and Frank Matarrese.MEET THE CANDIDATES Alameda has one of the more intriguing mayoral races in the East Bay. Two legitimate candidates with compelling counter arguments when it comes to development on the island. Mayor Marie Gilmore is seeking re-election this … Continue reading ALAMEDA ELECTION PREVIEW: On Point

Embattled Alameda Councilman Clarifies Reasons for Hiding Past Convictions

Stewart ChenALAMEDA | CITY COUNCIL | Alameda Councilmember Stewart Chen responded Thursday to a joint investigation by the East Bay Citizen and The Alamedan published this week detailing a previously undisclosed pair of misdemeanor convictions for insurance fraud from two decades ago. In the statement, Chen answers questions over why he kept his legal troubles a … Continue reading Embattled Alameda Councilman Clarifies Reasons for Hiding Past Convictions

Alameda Councilman has Previously Undisclosed Convictions for Fraud

ALAMEDA | CITY COUNCILBy Michele Ellson and Steven TavaresAlameda Councilmember Stewart Chen’s official biography offers the storybook journey of a man who immigrated from the Philippines as a teen and made his way onto the Alameda City Council, dedicating his time to a long list of Alameda and Oakland community organizations over more than a … Continue reading Alameda Councilman has Previously Undisclosed Convictions for Fraud