As expected, no Democratic endorsement in crowded AD15 race, but surprises nonetheless

The AD15 pre-endorsement scoreboardshowed no officials winners, but some candidates received surprises Saturday.ELECTION 2018—15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT—Next week, 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks is expected to release year-end finance reports that show a wide breadth of financial support for her campaign. That same support, however, is not yet translating to the local Democratic Party grassroots.Alameda and … Continue reading As expected, no Democratic endorsement in crowded AD15 race, but surprises nonetheless

EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

THE WEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1--ALAMEDA-- Special closed session council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--ALAMEDA'S CITY MANAGER SCANDAL?-- It's not clear what exactly the Alameda City Council might be discussing behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon. The agenda suggests the city or someone is possibly the plaintiff in a potential lawsuit. Furthermore, two hours were … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19-25--ALAMEDA COUNTY-- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:45 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--DA'S STINGRAY REPORT-- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is required to offer a "report" on law enforcement's use of cell-site simulators, also known as Stringrays. The device allows police to mimic a cell tower in the effort to coerce a suspect's cell phone … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

Khanna to Santa Clara County Dems: Did my invite to the picnic get lost in the mail?

Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khannawas upset that he was shut out of the "party."CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Face it, Ro. They're not going to love you until they have to. Despite winning the June primary, Democrat Ro Khanna still can't get any respect from Santa Clara County Democrats who didn't invite him to their "unity … Continue reading Khanna to Santa Clara County Dems: Did my invite to the picnic get lost in the mail?

Swanson, Skinner block each others bids for Dem Party state senate endorsement

State Senate candidate Nancy Skinner speakingto Democratic Party delegates Saturday in Oakland.SD9 PRE-ENDORSEMENT |The East Bay's hotly-contested Ninth State Senate District race between Nancy Skinner and Sandre Swanson will be waged without either carrying the banner of the California Democratic Party this primary season.The pair of well-known former East Bay assemblymembers failed to gain a … Continue reading Swanson, Skinner block each others bids for Dem Party state senate endorsement

Honda fails to nail down important Democratic Party endorsement

Rep. Mike Honda, left, fell just short of winningthe Democratic Party's pre-endorsement in Oakland over Ro Khanna.CA17 PRE-ENDORSEMENT | Rep. Mike Honda will have to wait another month before he can think about winning the state Democratic Party’s endorsement.The 16-year incumbent, who is facing fellow Democrat Ro Khanna in a rematch of their close fought campaign in … Continue reading Honda fails to nail down important Democratic Party endorsement

Voice mail from Honda campaign to party delegate is coercion, says Khanna

Rep. Mike Honda speaking to a voter Jan. 21at a candidates forum in San Jose.PHOTO/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |With the possibility the crucial Democratic Party endorsement may no longer be a certainty, Rep. Mike Honda’s campaign is scrambling to gather enough votes to win outright Saturday’s pre-primary endorsement vote in Oakland. But, a voice … Continue reading Voice mail from Honda campaign to party delegate is coercion, says Khanna

Democratic Party support on the line in heated races for state senate, congress

SD7: Nancy Skinner and Sandre SwansonACDEMS PRE-ENDORSEMENT |The cynics say the reward of vigorously vying to be the choice of the statewide Democratic Party merely amounts for the privilege of placing a graphical badge on their Website and subsequent mailers.But for the two most anticipated primary races in the East Bay, the party's exclusive endorsement … Continue reading Democratic Party support on the line in heated races for state senate, congress

Honda receives a setback: Two no-endorsements from grassroots clubs

Rep. Mike Honda failed to gain two-thirds ofBerryessa-North San Jose Democratic Club members needed for its endorsement.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICTRo Khanna’s seemingly perpetual upstart campaign to unseat Rep. Mike Honda may be gaining traction among some local grassroots Democratic clubs.More precisely, there are signs in recent weeks that some of these groups which ultimately will register … Continue reading Honda receives a setback: Two no-endorsements from grassroots clubs

California Labor Federation Chooses Corbett over Incumbent Swalwell

Rep. Barbara Lee and State Sen. EllenCorbett both receive CLF's backing.PHOTO/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | In a region boasting some of the strongest labor organizations in the country, the California Labor Federation issued a rebuke Thursday by declining to endorse an incumbent Democratic congressman . The statewide labor group sidestepped Rep. Eric Swalwell and, … Continue reading California Labor Federation Chooses Corbett over Incumbent Swalwell

Big Shot Swalwell gets his Own Office while Democrats Sit on Folding Chairs

Honda Wins Landslide Endorsement | The Coming Abyss in SD10 | Hayashi Admits Only One Negative | Immigrant Story Impresses in AD15CHAPTER 1 | Rep. Mike Honda was dropped off and walked by his lonesome into the Laborers Union Hall in Hayward. Inside he kibitzed with other Alameda County Democrats while sitting on cold, steel … Continue reading Big Shot Swalwell gets his Own Office while Democrats Sit on Folding Chairs

Wieckowski Wins Party Endorsement, but Hayashi Strikes First Blood

ELECTION 2014 | STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Leave it to Mary Hayashi to overshadow a big win for Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski at Saturday’s Alameda County Democrats pre-endorsement meeting. Wieckowski overwhelmingly received the party’s endorsement in the State Senate 10th District race, but not before Hayashi attacked her rival to the sound of gasps … Continue reading Wieckowski Wins Party Endorsement, but Hayashi Strikes First Blood

Swalwell Falls Short of Winning Alameda County Dems Endorsement

ELECTION 2014 | CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell may very well win the endorsement of the statewide party, but Alameda County Democrats made it a bit more difficult Saturday afternoon at a pre-endorsement meeting in advance of next month's party convention in Los Angeles.Swalwell, who received 45 votes, fell short of gaining … Continue reading Swalwell Falls Short of Winning Alameda County Dems Endorsement