2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Jan-Mar: Battle of Berkeley

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSEast Bay residents didn't exactly head into the new year with hopes of prosperity and self-renewal. President-Elect Donald Trump's shadow was already darkening every door in the East Bay, especially those griped with fear in our large and diverse immigrants communities. In fact, Trump did not only overshadow every story … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Jan-Mar: Battle of Berkeley

Nadia Lockyer says she’s leaving Bill Lockyer

Bill Lockyer and Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer wrote in a posting on Facebook Wednesday morning that she has filed for legal separation from her husband, Bill Lockyer.Last month, Nadia Lockyer was arrested in Tuolomne County for spousal abuse. Her blood-alcohol level was reportedly .22, which is nearly three times the legal … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer says she’s leaving Bill Lockyer

Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Bill and Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, whose brief tenure ended after she resigned due to drug and alcohol addiction, was arrested Thursday in Tuolomne County for spousal abuse. according to the Union Democrat. Nadia Lockyer is married to Bill Lockyer, the former state attorney general and treasurer.Bill Lockyer, who retired from statewide … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer arrested for abusing Bill Lockyer

Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

Nadia Lockyer has made allegations against herhusband Bill Lockyer on Facebook in past.ALAMEDA COUNTYFormer Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer wrote an alarming message on Facebook Sunday that sounded to some as a suicide note while briefly alarming her friends. At minimum, Lockyer’s comments were yet another public outcry against her husband, former California State Senate … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer posts alarmingly cryptic message on Facebook

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Dr. Luis Reynoso

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Are term limits in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ future?

Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggerty andRichard Valle during a board meeting in 2013.PHOTO/Shane BondaALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | In the East Bay, a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is the closest thing to a lifetime appointment on the US Supreme Court. An incumbent county supervisor has not lost a seat in 23 … Continue reading Are term limits in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ future?

P.M. BRIEFING 5.12.15 (POLITICIANS POSING WITH MASCOTS WEEK)

Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison and Ronald McDonaldLOCKYERS | Former California state treasurer and wife who hit the headlines over her 'meth-fueled affair with man she met in rehab' announce they are expecting a baby (UK Daily Mail) Basically sums up the last five years of this political soap operaLEGISLATURE | California special interests spent $48.5 … Continue reading P.M. BRIEFING 5.12.15 (POLITICIANS POSING WITH MASCOTS WEEK)

Nadia Lockyer is pregnant; Will Bill bankroll baby’s run for state controller?

Bill Lockyer, 74, is going to be a daddy, again.PHOTO/Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY | The real life soap opera that is the Lockyer family is apparently bidding for higher ratings just in time for May Sweeps. The San Francisco Chronicle confirmed Monday the couple is expecting a second child.“This Mother’s Day is beyond special — we are … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer is pregnant; Will Bill bankroll baby’s run for state controller?

I Don’t Blame You For Not Voting

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski is almost a sure thing to win election Tuesday to the State Senate.ELECTION DAY '14 | ANALYSIS | Election Day has become perverse. Big money is again flowing to Assembly races in East Bay just as they did two years ago. No matter whether it’s two Democrats or one from hailing from the … Continue reading I Don’t Blame You For Not Voting

Ana Apodaca, Two-Term Newark Councilmember, Will Not Seek Re-Election

Newark Councilmember Ana Apodacawill not seek re-election.NEWARK CITY COUNCIL | Ana Apodaca, a two-term Newark council member who unsuccessfully sought appointment two years ago to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, will not seek re-election to her seat this fall.Apodaca, 41, announced her decision last Thursday at a Newark City Council meeting, saying recent events led … Continue reading Ana Apodaca, Two-Term Newark Councilmember, Will Not Seek Re-Election

Wieckowski Bill Offers Anonymous Path for Victims of Revenge Porn to File Suit

ASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | State Attorney General Kamala Harris has recently been hot on the heels of so-called revenge porn operators who post sexually-explicit images of people to a Web site for the means of embarrassing them. Often the sites turn around and request hundreds of dollars to remove the graphic photos, many of … Continue reading Wieckowski Bill Offers Anonymous Path for Victims of Revenge Porn to File Suit

Bill Lockyer Endorses Swalwell’s Bid For Re-Election Next Year

Bill Lockyer at the Calif. Democratic StateConvention last April. PHOTO/Shane BondCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Bill Lockyer's imprimatur is not what it once was, but the state treasurer still has loads of money and liberal contacts in the 15th Congressional District. On Monday, Rep. Eric Swalwell announced Lockyer has endorsed his re-election campaign next year over State Sen. Ellen Corbett.Swalwell alerted his social media followers of … Continue reading Bill Lockyer Endorses Swalwell’s Bid For Re-Election Next Year

Is Nadia Lockyer Readying A Comeback?

Nadia LockyerALAMEDA COUNTY | Nadia Lockyer never ceases to amaze Alameda County. Just when you think a blanket of normalcy has arrive in her treacherous saga from county supervisor to stints in rehab for alcohol and drug treatment, there is news she will appear in two-part television interview this week again raising question about what she is up … Continue reading Is Nadia Lockyer Readying A Comeback?

Third Alameda County Supervisor Chief Of Staff Let Go Over Past Year

Supervisor Richard Valle last November 2012 in Union City. PHOTO/Matt SantosALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Being an Alameda County supervisor is a tough job. As the face of many county social services, their decisions often have direct consequences on their constituent's livelihood. This clear link can be taxing on the soul. Apparently, it’s also hard on their … Continue reading Third Alameda County Supervisor Chief Of Staff Let Go Over Past Year

Alameda County Dems Unified In Not Noticing Nadia Lockyer’s Broken Arm

Nadia Lockyer in better times,if you can believe it?ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMOCRATS | The annual Alameda County Democratic Party dinner is meant to confer a sense of togetherness. We're all in this together. Nevermind the opposing party's presence in this county is so ridiculous, its idea of a gathering is a two-person potluck and considering the idea of endorsing Democrat Eric … Continue reading Alameda County Dems Unified In Not Noticing Nadia Lockyer’s Broken Arm