EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST with Fremont City Council candidate and stem cell advocate ROMAN REED

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Fremont City Council pares lengthy list of possible council appointees down to 8

Fremont Planning Commissioner Roman Reedis one of eight possible candidates to fill MayorLily Mei's council term. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |Twenty-seven Fremont residents applied to fill out the remaining two years of Lily Mei’s council term, following her election to mayor in November. On Tuesday night, the number was narrowed by the Fremont City Council to eight … Continue reading Fremont City Council pares lengthy list of possible council appointees down to 8

LISTEN! Special Thanksgiving East Bay Citizen Show with guest Matt Santos

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Wieckowski Tops State Senate Field; Hayashi Again Falls Short

STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Mary Hayashi's political future is gone. Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski's may soon involve a seat in the State Senate. Meanwhile, Peter Kuo's is just beginning.Wieckowski won the June primary in the 10th State Senate District Tuesday with 35 percent of the vote. Kuo, the surprising second place winner, took 26.2 … Continue reading Wieckowski Tops State Senate Field; Hayashi Again Falls Short

Primary Questions: SD-10 Preview

Clockwise from left: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, Mary Hayashi, Audie Bock, Peter Kuo and Roman Reed.THE CANDIDATES We all know about Mary Hayashi’s past, but what is missing from this campaign is just how progressive a record she had in the Assembly. During her six years in the lower house, Hayashi was a strong advocate for … Continue reading Primary Questions: SD-10 Preview

SD-10 June Primary Preview: A Battle Royale in the East Bay

STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | The most important event in one of this year's most vicious primary races in the state did not occur in 2014, but on October 25, 2011. That was the day when then-Assemblymember Mary Hayashi was arrested outside of Neiman Marcus in San Francisco with three pieces of shoplifted clothing … Continue reading SD-10 June Primary Preview: A Battle Royale in the East Bay

Kuo Calls on Wieckowski, Hayashi to End Intense Negative Campaigning

Peter KuoSTATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT |When it comes to the political fisticuffs being played in the East Bay’s 10th State Senate District, Peter Kuo has laid low, but he emerged Tuesday—just three weeks before Election Day—calling on two of his Democratic opponents, Bob Wieckowski and Mary Hayashi, to focus on the issues and not … Continue reading Kuo Calls on Wieckowski, Hayashi to End Intense Negative Campaigning

Hayashi Says Poll Shows Her Leading Wieckowski, Field in 10th State Senate

Mary HayashiSTATE SENATE | 10th DISTRICT | Despite the bloody turn in the race for the East Bay’s 10th State Senate District seat, Mary Hayashi’s campaign says a poll shows she is leading Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski by percentage points, although the poll by Lake Research Partners also shows almost half of all voters are taking … Continue reading Hayashi Says Poll Shows Her Leading Wieckowski, Field in 10th State Senate

Wieckowski Aide Filed Unsuccessful Restraining Order Last Year Against Wife of Alberto Torrico

STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | A violent feud between the wife of a former East Bay state Assemblymember and the ex-chief of staff of a current one is raising questions about the use of taxpayer funds on what appears to have been a private — albeit, salacious — dispute. In addition, the public fight … Continue reading Wieckowski Aide Filed Unsuccessful Restraining Order Last Year Against Wife of Alberto Torrico

State Senate Candidates Offer Red Meat to All Parts of the Political Spectrum

Candidates for the 10th State Senate District, left to right at the dais: Roman Reed, Audie Bock, Peter Kuo, Mary Hayashi. Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski was absent for the forum at Fremont City Hall. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSTATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | They talked about pension reform, BART strikes, affirmative action and the environment. However, candidates for … Continue reading State Senate Candidates Offer Red Meat to All Parts of the Political Spectrum

Hayashi on State Pensions: ‘There is no Problem’; Faults Banks for Budget Mess

Former Assemblymember Mary Hayashi speaking at a candidate's forum for the 10th State Senate District Wednesday evening at the Fremont City Council chambers. PHOTO/Steve Tavares STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | State Senate candidate Mary Hayashi said talk of California’s demise through unfunded public employee pension liabilities is unfounded. “There is no problem,” Hayashi said of … Continue reading Hayashi on State Pensions: ‘There is no Problem’; Faults Banks for Budget Mess

United Farm Workers Endorse Hayashi for State Senate

CAMPAIGN 2014 | STATE SENATE | 10TH DISRICT | A few weeks back, former East Bay Assemblymember Mary Hayashi burnished her strong ties to labor when addressing a large group of county Democratic leaders. On Tuesday, Hayashi began delivering on that potential with the endorsement of the United Farm Workers for her run in the 10th State … Continue reading United Farm Workers Endorse Hayashi for State Senate

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

Moneyball: 10th State Senate District Race

Mary HayashiELECTION 2014 | STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Outside of Rep. Eric Swalwell, no other East Bay politician has a bigger campaign war chest than Mary Hayashi. However, the considerable bulge in her pocket book came mostly from contributions received before her political meltdown in late 2011. Money is money, though, but campaign … Continue reading Moneyball: 10th State Senate District Race

2013 Year-In-Review, Part IV: Fate Of East Bay Pro Sports And Political Aspirations Eye A Pivotal New Year

October 2013>>>A number of bills offered by East Bay legislators come to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration. He signs Assemblymember Nancy Skinner’s high-capacity ammunition bill, along with State Ellen Corbett’s limo safety legislation. However, Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski’s non-citizen juror bill is vetoed, as is Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s free condoms for prison inmates legislation and … Continue reading 2013 Year-In-Review, Part IV: Fate Of East Bay Pro Sports And Political Aspirations Eye A Pivotal New Year