Honda receives support from four local mayors, including Fremont’s Harrison

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda rolled out a list of four South Bay mayors Monday pledging support for his campaign in next year’s intraparty rematch with Ro Khanna in the Seventeenth Congressional District.The endorsements cover cities representing a sizable portion of the South Bay and Alameda County congressional district. They include Fremont … Continue reading Honda receives support from four local mayors, including Fremont’s Harrison

I Don’t Blame You For Not Voting

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski is almost a sure thing to win election Tuesday to the State Senate.ELECTION DAY '14 | ANALYSIS | Election Day has become perverse. Big money is again flowing to Assembly races in East Bay just as they did two years ago. No matter whether it’s two Democrats or one from hailing from the … Continue reading I Don’t Blame You For Not Voting

Assemblymember Quirk, Challenger Patino Misunderstanding Averted

ASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | Republican Jaime Patino thought he was making a statement of goodwill toward his November opponent in the days after the June 3 Primary. Patino, who finished a distant second to Assemblymember Bill Quirk, a Democrat, in the Hayward and Tri Cities 20th District, personally called Quirk’s campaign, but received no … Continue reading Assemblymember Quirk, Challenger Patino Misunderstanding Averted

One Man’s Plea To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes Gets Berkeley’s Attention

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL | Nearly two years ago, East Bay resident John Henneberry sat lonely and patiently at the San Lorenzo Library waiting for a soul willing to just listen to his proposal to right the wrongs of President George W. Bush’s presidency. His plan did not stem from the collapse of the nation’s economy and … Continue reading One Man’s Plea To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes Gets Berkeley’s Attention

Salwan Appointed To Fremont City Council; Fills Out Mayor Harrison’s Term

Dr. Raj SalwanFREMONT | For the third time in two years, the Fremont City Council has appointed a new member to its brethren. The five-member council chose local Democratic stalwart Raj Salwan Monday night to serve the remaining two years of newly-elected Mayor Bill Harrison’s council seat.Salwan, a Fremont planning commissioner and chair of the … Continue reading Salwan Appointed To Fremont City Council; Fills Out Mayor Harrison’s Term

Recount For Measure B1 Is Short-Lived

MEASURE B1 | The Alameda County Registrar received notice Tuesday evening that backers of the Measure B1 decided to end the recount after the retabulation of 30,000 votes mustered only 7 additional yes votes for the half-cent transportation tax.Tuesday’s recount sampled only 30,000 ballots in Berkeley, said Alameda County Registrar Dave Macdonald. The small number … Continue reading Recount For Measure B1 Is Short-Lived

Quirk’s Staid Approach Is Working; Can Ong Replicate Late Primary Success?

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20 | The race for the second open Assembly seat in the East Bay, the 20th District centered in Hayward, is quite a bit similar to its cousin in the 18th. Both Bill Quirk and Dr. Jennifer Ong are Democrats with similar liberal pedigrees and strong support among certain special interests groups within … Continue reading Quirk’s Staid Approach Is Working; Can Ong Replicate Late Primary Success?

Furious Over No-Confidence Vote, Hayashi Confronted Colleague On Assembly Floor

ELECTION ‘12//ASSEMBLY | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s reign of terror in Sacramento is nearly its climax, but not without the convicted shoplifter going out in a blaze of glory.According to sources in the Capitol, Hayashi went ballistic following a blistering rebuke meted out against her two weeks ago by the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum. The group centered in … Continue reading Furious Over No-Confidence Vote, Hayashi Confronted Colleague On Assembly Floor

South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO DIST 2 | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi received one of her most stunning rebukes yet last Wednesday from members of a local Democratic club that lies within the supervisorial district seem hopes to represent this fall.The chair of the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum, Dr. Raj Salwan, also a planning commissioner in Fremont, said its members … Continue reading South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence