Alameda County Dems say sheriff’s spokesman who mistakenly retweeted white supremacist should be replaced

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County Sgt. Ray Kelly said his retweet of white supremacist Richard Spencer Monday night was a mistake, according to multiple news reports.“It’s 2017, the person in charge of your official Twitter account should be expected to know how to use Twitter” said Robin Torello, the chair of the Alameda County Democratic Party.A day … Continue reading Alameda County Dems say sheriff’s spokesman who mistakenly retweeted white supremacist should be replaced

Hayward mayor offends Latina advocating for sanctuary city

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, leader of oneof the largest Latino communities, in the Bay Areavoiced skepticism Feb. 24 about sanctuary cities.HAYWARDHayward's lack of urgency when it comes to alleviating the fears among its minority and immigrant communities is unique in the Greater East Bay. Since January, city councils in Emeryville, Alameda, San Leandro and Fremont … Continue reading Hayward mayor offends Latina advocating for sanctuary city

Alameda County Dem chair wants every East Bay city to pass minimum wage, rent control, sanctuary city legislation

Alameda County Democratic Party chair RobinTorello was re-elected to another two-year term.ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMOCRATS | Earlier this month, Alameda County Democrats reappointed long-time party chair Robin Torello. Although, her name may not be readily known outside county politics, her influence is unquestioned among local Democrats. Not to mention her leadership in making the county likely the … Continue reading Alameda County Dem chair wants every East Bay city to pass minimum wage, rent control, sanctuary city legislation

Dem-on-Dem 15th Assembly District Race Becomes Divisive After Intra-Party Mailer

This mailer sent by the Elizabeth Echols campaign using the chair of the Alameda County Central Committee's name may be driving a wedge within the party.ASSEMBLY | 15TH DISTRICT | This is exactly what Democratic Party activists feared with passage four years ago of a state constitutional amendment allowing open primaries. Ever since, in Alameda … Continue reading Dem-on-Dem 15th Assembly District Race Becomes Divisive After Intra-Party Mailer

FPPC Clears Alameda County Democratic Central Committee of Wrongdoing

ALAMEDA COUNTY | The California Fair Political Practices Commission, the government body that oversees campaign ethics, cleared the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee of violating the state's Political Reform Act.“After completing our investigation, we found insufficient evidence of a violation of the Act, and we are closing our file on this matter,” said a letter … Continue reading FPPC Clears Alameda County Democratic Central Committee of Wrongdoing

After Poor Results In 25th Assembly Delegate Elections, Wieckowski Asks For Re-Vote, Risks Alienating Minorities

ASSEMBLY 25 | Winners of the 25th Assembly District delegates election say Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski’s office is attempting to overturn the results, which critics say will disenfranchise many of the Fremont and Santa Clara County minority groups whose opposing slate of candidates successfully won 9 of the 12 seats two weeks ago.At issue is at … Continue reading After Poor Results In 25th Assembly Delegate Elections, Wieckowski Asks For Re-Vote, Risks Alienating Minorities

County Democratic Chair Laments The Loss Of Progressive Standard Bearer Stark

CONGRESS 15 | Even as election returns Tuesday night in the 15th Congressional District race between Rep. Pete Stark and Eric Swalwell slowed to snail’s pace, but showed little hope for the incumbent's return to Capitol Hill. The chair of the Alameda County Democratic Party Robin Torrello, though, was still holding out hope. “My glass is … Continue reading County Democratic Chair Laments The Loss Of Progressive Standard Bearer Stark

Is Corbett’s Future In State-Wide Office?

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER STATE SENATOR COULD LAND AT SECRETARY OF STATEBy Steven TavaresThe chatter among the political class in the East Bay is vibrating with speculation state Sen. Ellen Corbett’s future past 2014 lies in state-wide office. The discussion was again lit last week when many in Sacramento and locally began to do the political … Continue reading Is Corbett’s Future In State-Wide Office?