Canvassing with Khanna

Congressional candidate Ro Khanna canvassing a Fremont neighborhood in early May. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | The walk started on Bruce Drive in a quiet, suburban tangle of nondescript homes, often dolled up with colorful, blooming yards and well-kept lawns in Fremont’s Irvington District. “It’s a very civil district,” says Ro Khanna, a tall, thin, … Continue reading Canvassing with Khanna

House-By-House Bonta Finds A Fearful Oakland Yearning For Help

ELECTION ‘12//ASSEMBLY 18//PROFILE | “I have to warn him about libertarians,” Jim Oddie said to me as Rob Bonta trotted up the stairs of old Victorian on 18th Street in Oakland. Bonta was introducing himself to a household of likely voters, albeit, of vastly different political bents. “They’ll keep talking to Rob for forever and … Continue reading House-By-House Bonta Finds A Fearful Oakland Yearning For Help

Assembly Candidate Luis Reynoso Is The Reasonable Republican

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20//PROFILEMay 31, 2012 | As an 8-year-old boy Luis Reynoso watched in 1968 with conflicting feelings of awe and fear as authorities in Guadalajara beat back and bludgeoned students protesting in the streets. “There’s something wrong here. One group has guns, the other group doesn’t,” he recalls thinking. As he observed the violence from a … Continue reading Assembly Candidate Luis Reynoso Is The Reasonable Republican

A Young Hayward Product Tries To Revive City With Optimism And Smarts

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//PROFILE May 19, 2012 | The Hayward City Council forum started at 5:00 p.m last April 30 at a union hall located on a two block wasteland of shuttered buildings and twisted chain link fences on Mission Boulevard. Peter Bufete, the 22-year-old Hayward-bred political prodigy is 10 minutes late. He slams his … Continue reading A Young Hayward Product Tries To Revive City With Optimism And Smarts

Ong Mixes The American Dream With A Healthy Dose Of Pragmatism

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20//PROFILEMay 8, 2012 | Dr. Jennifer Ong is too nice to be a politician, yet that seems less an indictment of her and more about the loathsome occupation of an elected public official. Ong is petite and, dare say, breakable, with fine features and soulful eyes. The better to peer into her patient's pupils during eye … Continue reading Ong Mixes The American Dream With A Healthy Dose Of Pragmatism