58 House Democrats considered impeaching Trump, but Swalwell, Khanna wasn’t one of them

The White House said the 58 Democrats who supported President Trump's impeachmentwere "extremists."CONGRESSA procedural vote in the House Wednesday on whether to table discussion on the impeachment of President Donald Trump included support from Republicans and Democrats that effectivelyA motion to table Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green's Article of Impeachment against President Donald Trump was supported … Continue reading 58 House Democrats considered impeaching Trump, but Swalwell, Khanna wasn’t one of them

Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

Rep. Barbara Lee voiced displeasure with Steve Bannon's appointment at a town hall Saturday.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTEast Bay Rep. Barbara introduced a House bill Tuesday that seeks to remove Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist, from his position on the National Security Council.“Steve Bannon’s bigoted ideology threatens the security of our nation and our international standing. … Continue reading Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

Concord Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has leukemia

Rep. Mark DeSaulnierCONGRESS | 11TH DISTRICT | East Bay Rep. Mark DeSaulnier says he was diagnosed with leukemia last summer, but the cancer is in remission.DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress following a special election last year to replace the retiring George Miller, told the East Bay Times, that he initially contemplated against running for … Continue reading Concord Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has leukemia

DeSaulnier: Someone (who?) should be held accountable for troubled Bay Bridge

MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger andRep. Mark DeSaulnier.MTC-ABAG | During his time on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Mark DeSaulnier, then a Contra Costa County Supervisor, often butted heads with Steve Heminger, the executive director of the influential regional body.Now a U.S. congressman, DeSaulnier told Politico this week, “Someone should be held accountable," for the repeated failures and … Continue reading DeSaulnier: Someone (who?) should be held accountable for troubled Bay Bridge

Glazer takes his seat in the State Senate with a cordial response from colleagues

Steve Glazer addressing the State Senate followinghis swearing-in Thursday morning in Sacramento.PHOTO/CalChannelSTATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Steve Glazer’s new colleagues in the State Senate--especially those backed by labor--did not turn their backs or throw tomatoes as he was sworn-in Thursday morning by Gov. Jerry Brown. In fact, Glazer’s first vote (an aye vote), a … Continue reading Glazer takes his seat in the State Senate with a cordial response from colleagues

SD7: East Bay voters take part in yet another rough and tumble election

14th District Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and former 16th District Assemblymember Joan Buchanan at a forum in January.STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Last fall, voters in Contra Costa and Alameda counties endured one of the most aggressive, expensive, and odd Assembly races in California. Labor unions clashed with conservative groups; independent expenditure committees poured millions of dollars into … Continue reading SD7: East Bay voters take part in yet another rough and tumble election

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is a very bad artist

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier holds up his interpretation of the state of California during a short video for MSNBC.CONGRESS | 11TH DISTRICT | Producers from MSNBC asked freshman East Bay Rep. Mark DeSaulnier to draw his district for a light-hearted video last month.DeSaulnier who was elected last year to replace the retired Rep. George Miller, instead, … Continue reading Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is a very bad artist

Games(wo)manship in the State Senate Special Election Race

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, seated in purple, listens as her opponent for the open State Senate 7th District seat, Joan Buchanan, asks the Tri Valley Democratic Club in Dublin for their endorsement. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresSTATE SENTATE | DISTRICT 7 | After Assemblymember Susan Bonilla made her roughly 17-minute pitch for the Tri Valley Democratic Club's endorsement Monday … Continue reading Games(wo)manship in the State Senate Special Election Race

Special election to replace DeSaulnier in SD7 set for May 19; primary in March

Special election candidates: Joan Buchanan,Mark Meuser and Susan Bonilla.STATE SENATE DISTRICT 7 | When Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace long-time Congressman George Miller last year, it created an opening for his State Senate 7th District seat.Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced the SD-7 top-two primary will be scheduled for for Mar. 17. The special … Continue reading Special election to replace DeSaulnier in SD7 set for May 19; primary in March

Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

BANG Blackmails Honda | Wife of Oakland Candidate Gets Arrested | Duh-Saulnier | #EricLiesCHAPTER 3 | So, know that we know the Hayward City Council is the most conservative group of public officials outside of your local sanitary board, the Service Employee International Union Local 1021 is vowing to unseat the whole lot of them. … Continue reading Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

Tony Daysog for Congress. No, Not in this District. The One Over There

Tony DaysogCAMPAIGN 2014 | CONGRESS | About a month ago, I received an email from Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog expressing interest in running for Congress. I was admittedly caught flat-footed by the email. Why would Daysog, a Democrat and two-time councilman in Alameda run against Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the most popular representatives in … Continue reading Tony Daysog for Congress. No, Not in this District. The One Over There

Bay Area House Delegation gets Younger with Rep. George Miller’s Retirement

Rep. George Miller to retire this year.CONGRESS | The Bay Area's graying congressional caucus will get yet another shot of new energy with the retirement of Rep. George Miller following four decades in Washington. The announcement Monday morning was quickly followed by a list of potential candidates to fill Miller's Contra Costa County district. However, … Continue reading Bay Area House Delegation gets Younger with Rep. George Miller’s Retirement

Warriors Arena Bill Clears Legislature

Proposed S.F. arena at Piers 30-32.LEGISLATURE//WARRIORS | Supporters of a bill that could hasten regulatory approval for a San Francisco arena on the water proposed by the Golden State Warriors say the legislation merely gives power back to the Bay Area.Assemblymember Phil Ting’s bill, passed the State Senate late Friday and heads to the governor’s desk for … Continue reading Warriors Arena Bill Clears Legislature

In San Leandro, And Alameda County As A Whole, Homelessness Persists Without Resources

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Homelessness is a topic commonly swept under the rug not only in America at-large, but all over Alameda County. The San Leandro City Council, this week, discussed those living in the shadows. Although no new plan was unveiled to tackle homelessness, Councilmember Ursula Reed, who had requested the item to be discussed … Continue reading In San Leandro, And Alameda County As A Whole, Homelessness Persists Without Resources

Agencies Unaware Of Corroded Chevron Refinery Pipe Before Fire; Regulatory Staff Lacking In State Says Feds

RICHMOND//CHEVRON FIRE | Federal, state and local officials say they were not aware of corrosive pipes at the Richmond Chevron refinery until after a fire Aug. 6, 2012 engulfed a unit of the facility. A report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) last February found Chevron was aware of the faulty pipe pinpointed as the … Continue reading Agencies Unaware Of Corroded Chevron Refinery Pipe Before Fire; Regulatory Staff Lacking In State Says Feds