GOP East Bay assembly candidate is using a variation of Make America Great Again

Assembly candidate Bob Bruntonfell short during campaigns in2014 and 2016.25TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTRepublican Bob Brunton's slogan for a second attempt at beating Assemblymember Kansen Chu in the South Bay's 25th District might sound familiar to many."Together we can make California the best--again," says Brunton's new campaign web site. The slogan evokes President Donald Trump's famous "Make … Continue reading GOP East Bay assembly candidate is using a variation of Make America Great Again

Bonta, Thurmond, Quirk join new Assembly Progressive Caucus

STATE ASSEMBLYLast January, when a groundswell of progressive angst coarsed through the veins of local activists hoping to secure spots as delegates to last weekend's state convention, many in the East Bay were surprised to learn the most left-leaning state party in the nation didn't even have a dedicated progressive caucus. Self-described Berniecrats and Bernie bros … Continue reading Bonta, Thurmond, Quirk join new Assembly Progressive Caucus

EBC AGENDA — April 28-May 4 — OAKLAND budget talks – Election Day in HAYWARD – FREMONT pores over district maps – RIP Daylight Savings?

THE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4Quite overlooked, but nonetheless breathtaking, is the Fremont City Council's move toward district-based elections and its expansion from five to seven members. Of course, the City Council isn't making wholesale changes on their own volition.Like many things in life, a lawsuit is the sole impetus of the massive remodeling going … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — April 28-May 4 — OAKLAND budget talks – Election Day in HAYWARD – FREMONT pores over district maps – RIP Daylight Savings?

Bonta named Assistant Majority Leader

Assemblymember Rob Bonta addressing the AlamedaCity Council last December. PHOTO/Zac GoldsteinASSEMBLY |East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta's rise to the leadership of the state party continued with his appointment as assistant majority leader. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon unveiled leadership positions and appointments to various committee chairs just before the New Year, including Bonta and a post … Continue reading Bonta named Assistant Majority Leader

Loni Hancock’s Oakland-inspired coal bill passes Assembly committee

State Sen. Loni Hancock addressing the AssemblyTransportation Committee on Monday.STATE SENATE | 9TH DISTRICT |It appears coal won't be traveling through a port terminal in the East Bay for the foreseeable future and state Sen. Loni Hancock hopes legislation prevents others from building new coal terminals if they seek state funding for the project.Hancock's bill, … Continue reading Loni Hancock’s Oakland-inspired coal bill passes Assembly committee

South Bay Assemblymember proposes an end to daylight savings time

The time is right for California to get rid ofdaylight savings time, says AssmeblymemberKansen Chu.ASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | South Bay Assemblymember Kansen Chu wants to rid the phrase "spring forward and fall back" from the lexicon of Californians.The freshman assemblyman who represents parts of San Jose and Fremont in the East Bay introduced legislation … Continue reading South Bay Assemblymember proposes an end to daylight savings time

Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

Tim Orozco finished first in the San Jose CityCouncil primary last April.STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Tim Orozco, an aide to State Sen. Bob Wieckowski and candidate for the open District Four San Jose City Council seat, admitted to San Jose Inside, he was twice arrested for drunk driving.During the April 7 primary, Orozco … Continue reading Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

Bonta chosen to lead two Assembly committees; Quirk to chair public safety

Bonta will add the powerful Health Committeechairmanship in January.ASSEMBLY | Assemblymember Rob Bonta will be pulling double-duty as chairperson of two committees starting in January.Among the roster of chairmanships announced Wednesday by Speaker Toni Atkins, Bonta retained his position on the Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee while adding the powerful Health Committee.Bonta’s position as … Continue reading Bonta chosen to lead two Assembly committees; Quirk to chair public safety

East Bay Assembly Matchups Set for the Fall Have Bipartisan Flavor

Catharine Baker in AD16 has the best shotamong East Bay Assembly Republicansin November. ASSEMBLY | Who says the state's jungle primary muscles out other political parties in November? Four of the five East Bay Assembly contests this fall will feature Democrats versus upstart Republicans.Oakland Assembymember Rob Bonta, a Democrat, will face a rematch against San Leandro … Continue reading East Bay Assembly Matchups Set for the Fall Have Bipartisan Flavor

Moneyball: East Bay Assembly Races

ELECTION 2014 | ASSEMBLY | Campaign finance reports were released Friday. Below is four East Bay Assembly races, two open seats and a pair of freshman making their first bids for re-election this year.ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15 Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner is termed out of this seat at the end of this year. Last week, she … Continue reading Moneyball: East Bay Assembly Races