GOP consultant Jason Scalese joins the program (perhaps only for the craft beers) on this episode of the podcast. The killing by Hayward Police of a 29-year-old man with a history of mental illness last November, and the release last month of an Alameda County District Attorney report finding insufficient evidence to prosecute the case, … Continue reading STIA Podcast: Ep. 33 – Get rid of the Police Officer Bill of Rights
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Republican consultant and former California state director for Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign talks about how progressives and conservatives can get along, Swalwell's unknown gambit for running for president, and the state of the California GOP. **Subscribe to the STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY podcast on iTunes or wherever you download podcasts.
Former San Leandro Councilmember Jim Prola reminisces about the political life of former San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos, who passed away on April 15. Santos served 18 years in San Leandro government and was known for his strong progressive credentials, admiration from labor, and his accomplishments in bringing forward a more diverse city.
Anybody know why East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell is running for president? Those who do, care to guess why the first three weeks of his campaign has been so bad? Over 10,000 people in Alameda voted against homeless seniors earlier this month in a special election, and brief tribute to former San Leandro Mayor Tony … Continue reading STIA Podcast: Ep 29: Swalwell’s campaign is a joke; Bad people in Alameda
Alameda voters head to the polls April 9 for a two-ballot measure special election pitting NIMBYs versus advocates of a homeless wellness center on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove. Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White joins the program to discuss the controversial special election. We also chat about the Alameda City Council's actions April 2, … Continue reading STIA PODCAST: Ep 28 – Alameda special election preview; rental housing with Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White
- -Season Premiere of the Steve Tavares Is Angry Podcast-- After more than two years of asserting President Trump colluded with the Russians to swing the 2016 election, Rep. Eric Swalwell is facing a great deal of ridicule from right-wingers now that the Mueller Report appears to have found insufficient evidence of collusion. What happens … Continue reading STIA PODCAST – Ep 27: Post-No Collusion Swalwell; Making sense of the Census
One clever Twitter user called Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's re-election defeat last month an "end to an error." After covering Spencer for the last four years, I'll break down the worst mayor that I've covering over the last decade in East Bay politics. Later in the podcast, I look at the brighter side of local … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas
The first-ever woman to lead the San Leandro Police Department is in hot water in her new job in Beverly Hills. Salacious allegations of sexual misconduct and racist comments by Sandra Spagnoli led this month to a $2.3 million settlement. Craig Williams joins the show to talk about Spagnoli's tenure in San Leandro. We also … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 25–Former San Leandro chief in hot water; Dem clubs; Latinos in ‘Dro politics
In the last few weeks, Oakland--and the East Bay's--stadium issues is becoming more clear. The A's announced their intention last month to build at Howard Terminal near the Port of Oakland, in addition, to a proposal to develop the Coliseum site for a housing and tech hub. This week, the city of Oakland sued the … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 24–Oakland stadium issues and politics with Bauce Man
Do you believe in miracles? 16th District Assemblymember-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's major upset in the East Bay seemingly caught everyone off guard. Now that's she done it, how exactly did it happen? What unexpected East Bay legislator deserves a little credit for the result? In the interview, Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab gives a candid inside look … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 23–Miracle in AD16; Interview with Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab
One of the most interesting East Bay election season in a long time is now in the books. Some local leaders justified their place as potential state and federal prospects. But there was also a distinctive anti-incumbent wave that took root all over the East Bay and mostly related to housing. I'll take a look … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 22–East Bay election wrap-up; Winners and Losers
All you need to know in advance of the big night in East Bay politics.
Campaigns are rolling out last-minute negative mailers and candidates themselves are trolling each other on Facebook. I'll take a look at two such instances of skulduggery in San Leandro and Fremont. The legendary Craig Williams has another proposed bill for Assemblymember Rob Bonta to follow up his "body cams for clergy" proposal, and 17th Congressional … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 20–Skulduggery; She Comes First; Interview with CA17 candidate Ron Cohen
The election season is nearing thr end. It's put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the past few days. I'll break down one such race, give you a brief projection for … Continue reading War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño