Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tossed out the first pitch at Monday's night A's game with a looping strike. A half-inning later, Schaaf threw a brush back pitch at President Trump, implying in a tweet, that she would blow the whistle again on any U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, if any are planned for … Continue reading Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

When President Donald Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as "animals" during a meeting Wednesday with California officials who oppose sanctuary cities, there was a link among those at the round table to the East Bay. Orange County Deputy Sheriff Ray Grangoff is a former San Lorenzo school board member, who at 19,  was the youngest-ever … Continue reading Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

EricSwalwell2020.com? Swalwell campaign recently purchased domain names

Rep. Eric Swalwell, through his long-timecampaign consultant, began gobbling updomain names earlier this year.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt last count, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has visited Iowa, the early epicenter of the 2020 presidential campaign, seven times, including once this month.The repeated trips to the Hawkeye State has more than suggested to East Bay politicos and … Continue reading EricSwalwell2020.com? Swalwell campaign recently purchased domain names

Libby Schaaf declares war on Desley Brooks

Going back to their days together on theOakland City Council, there has never beenmuch love lost between Desley Brooks andLibby Schaaf.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILTwo years ago, Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks railed against Mayor Libby Schaaf's apparent bureaucratic error that potentially risked the loss of $2 million in grants for job training programs primarily accessed by minorities. … Continue reading Libby Schaaf declares war on Desley Brooks

Barbara Lee calls for end to militarization, racism during speech honoring MLK on 50th anniversary of his death

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a ceremony in Memphis honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee called for an end "forever wars" and militarization and again condemned President Donald Trump for his racist rhetoric. VIDEO BELOW"In the name of Dr. King, we must repeal this authorization … Continue reading Barbara Lee calls for end to militarization, racism during speech honoring MLK on 50th anniversary of his death

Swalwell: GOP trying to ‘dirty up’ fired FBI deputy director because he knows too much

15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT--RUSSIAN COLLUSION--East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell told CNN Sunday night that the effort by President Donald Trump's lawyers are trying to discredit the recently fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe because they are worried he may have information to offer Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller in the Russian collusion investigation."To me, being a former … Continue reading Swalwell: GOP trying to ‘dirty up’ fired FBI deputy director because he knows too much

East Bay candidate for Congress declares war on California

Ron Cohen17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--A week ago, Ron Cohen, a Republican congressional candidate in the 17th District's June primary, was incensed by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's move to alert residents of impending raids by federal ICE agents. He responded by filing a complaint with the U.S. Attorney General's office in Oakland. On Wednesday, Cohen declared … Continue reading East Bay candidate for Congress declares war on California

Jeff Sessions: How dare you! Libby Schaaf: How dare YOU!

U.S. Attorney General Jeff SessionsPHOTO/WikicommonsOAKLANDU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ripped Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf this morning during a speech in Sacramento, calling her "an embarrassment to the proud state of California."Two weeks ago, Schaaf issued a statement imminently warning undocumented immigrants that ICE agents may be preparing a large-scale action in Northern California.ICE agents, indeed, … Continue reading Jeff Sessions: How dare you! Libby Schaaf: How dare YOU!

Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was the subjectrecently of at least three profiles publishedby national publications.OAKLANDIn 2014, the New York Times proclaimed Oakland as "Brooklyn by the Bay." Former Mayor Jean Quan loved the New York Times' portrayal of the city as a burgeoning mecca for foodies so much that she seemingly couldn't go a single … Continue reading Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks at a candidate forum last January in Albany.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--An extensive poll from the well-bankrolled upstart in the wide-open race for the 15th Assembly District shows a candidate unsure over how to present herself to voters with just over three months before the June primary.In the poll sent via email and … Continue reading Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

Alameda delays decision for more license-plate readers after disclosure of vendor’s ties to ICE

A proposal Tuesday night would have allowedinstallation of fixed-mounted license-plate readersnear Alameda bridges and other exit points.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA controversial proposal to install 13 Automated License-Plate Readers (ALPRs) mounted at fixed points around Alameda's bridges and exit points may have had a slight majority Tuesday night if not for recent news reports that detailed the … Continue reading Alameda delays decision for more license-plate readers after disclosure of vendor’s ties to ICE

Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Rep. Barbara Lee also said Saturday that shewill support any resolution to impeach Trump.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a town hall event that Rep. Barbara Lee's office termed a teach-in for the "GOP tax scam bill" Saturday morning in Oakland, the progressive giant dropped a surprise on her constituents. Like President Trump, who Lee has devoutly opposed … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Swalwell voted to extend NSA’s ability to spy on Americans without a warrant

Rep. Eric Swalwell's support for warrantlesssurveillance is nothing new.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTVery few members of Congress have been more critical of President Trump than East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell. But Swalwell was among a group of Democrats that helped pass legislation Thursday--backed by the President--to renew the National Security Agency's authority to gather communications from telecom … Continue reading Swalwell voted to extend NSA’s ability to spy on Americans without a warrant

Trump is unhinged, says East Bay congressmember

Rep. Barbara Lee has been critical of Trump'scomments toward North Korea in the past.CONGRESS"I’ll say it again," said East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee on Tuesday. "President Trump is unhinged."The reason for Lee's criticism followed many others who believe an early morning tweet sent by President Donald Trump was irresponsible and could have triggered a nuclear … Continue reading Trump is unhinged, says East Bay congressmember

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSIt's difficult to imagine what the prevailing story line of politics in the East Bay would have been without the daily barrage of tweets and general insanity emanating from President Donald Trump in 2017. Much time and energy was expended everywhere chronicling his first year in office, including the East … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics