Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThe enmity toward U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from Democrats and some conservatives, reached East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, an elected official not known for public displays of irritation.During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included education, Lee pressed DeVos on long-standing discrepancies on the rate of punishment for black and … Continue reading Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

CA17: Cohen receives blowback for supporting Trump

Donald Trump has the support of CA17 candidateRon Cohen and feeling push back for the decision.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Republican Ron Cohen is catching heat from all sides after declaring support last month for Donald Trump, the party’s controversial presidential front runner.The Fremont certified public accountant is among five others hoping to unseat Rep. Mike … Continue reading CA17: Cohen receives blowback for supporting Trump

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with guest Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison

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Oakland sues Wells Fargo for damages from discriminatory lending practices

Oakland City Attorney Barbara ParkerPHOTO/Shane BondOAKLAND | The city of Oakland has filed a federal lawsuit against financial institution Wells Fargo alleging its lending practices were predatory and discriminatory. The lawsuit filed by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker Tuesday alleges Well Fargo targeted African American and Hispanic borrowers in Oakland for high risk loans even … Continue reading Oakland sues Wells Fargo for damages from discriminatory lending practices

State Senate Candidate Kuo Continues Rapid Rise in the Republican Party

Peter Kuo with Republican South CarolinaGov. Nikki Haley, center.STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | The rise of Peter Kuo may be a sign the California Republican Party is done with sticking its collective heads in the sand when it comes to the state's changing demographics.In just five months, Kuo has risen from obscurity to catching the … Continue reading State Senate Candidate Kuo Continues Rapid Rise in the Republican Party

Alameda County Supervisors Join Early Push For Legalizing Pot

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | It was no surprise last week the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution urging the federal government to refrain from raids on local medical cannabis dispensaries and respect states like California, Washington and Colorado, which have passed regulatory cannabis laws. Remember, this is the county board of supervisors … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors Join Early Push For Legalizing Pot