Alameda County Supe Richard Valle presents the Reading of the Numbers

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Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThe enmity toward U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from Democrats and some conservatives, reached East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, an elected official not known for public displays of irritation.During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included education, Lee pressed DeVos on long-standing discrepancies on the rate of punishment for black and … Continue reading Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

[VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILhttps://alameda.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=1954&starttime=20928&stoptime=21224&autostart=0&embed=1Any parent or police officer will tell you nothing good ever happens after midnight. In Alameda, council meetings like last Tuesday's, which bled into the early morning hours, went seriously haywire. In this case, when Councilmember Jim Oddie, who had moments earlier failed to deliver a third vote to eliminate no cause evictions … Continue reading [VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

Former CA-17 GOP candidate jumps off the Trump Train after damaging video

Ron Cohen says video released Friday of Trump disparaging women is too much for him.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Former South Bay Republican congressional candidate Ron Cohen took some heavy heat earlier this year for being one of the first local conservatives to back Donald Trump. He even pledged to be one of Trump’s delegates … Continue reading Former CA-17 GOP candidate jumps off the Trump Train after damaging video

Video shows Alameda mayor supporting tax measure she now opposes, while labeling city’s schools unsafe

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Before Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer became a staunch opponent of the city’s utility users tax ballot measure, she was a strong supporter of the initiative that will secure $5 million in annual revenue, if approved this November.Earlier this month, Spencer wrote a blistering opposition statement to the city-backed measure, along with … Continue reading Video shows Alameda mayor supporting tax measure she now opposes, while labeling city’s schools unsafe

Libby Schaaf shakes her vote-getter at Oakland Pride

OAKLAND | Mayor Libby Schaaf knows her strengths. And one of them is the line-dancing phenomenon known as Cupid's Shuffle.Last summer, when Schaaf's campaign for mayor found its groove, so to speak, one of the first indication of her more easy-breezy persona was revealed in a Facebook video featuring the mayor-to-be dancing at a community … Continue reading Libby Schaaf shakes her vote-getter at Oakland Pride

Jean Quan Releases New Campaign Jam

OAKLAND | MAYOR | Maybe Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is superstitious? As a city councilmember four years ago, Quan was a decided underdog in the mayor's race to beat Don Perata.Of course, through ranked-choice voting, Quan pulled off the upset and Perata retreated from public office. But, did the keys to her victory have nothing … Continue reading Jean Quan Releases New Campaign Jam

Is the Oakland Mayoral Race Becoming a Dance Off?

Schaaf has the moves like Jagger.OAKLAND | MAYOR | Bet you never thought a video of Oakland mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf sashaying to "Cupid Shuffle" would be a potential campaign strategy, but ready or not, here it comes.Schaaf’s campaign posted a short video Saturday of the Oakland council member line dancing outdoors with other residents.To … Continue reading Is the Oakland Mayoral Race Becoming a Dance Off?

Reid Hints A’s Ownership Is Showing Renewed Interest In Oakland

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | To quote a famous line from the movie Moneyball, “What is happening in Oakland?”Three weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid voiced reservations over the state of sports in his city. At a Coliseum Joint Powers Authority meeting in late November, his mood was dour. However, sometime between Thanksgiving and the onset … Continue reading Reid Hints A’s Ownership Is Showing Renewed Interest In Oakland

Next Speaker: Seymour Butts

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The controversial Oakland Domain Awareness Center moved closer to reality early Wednesday morning as the Oakland City Council gave approval for the city administrator to move forward with selecting a vendor for the port and citywide surveillance hub set to come fully online next year.Dozens of speakers waited until the early morning to again state … Continue reading Next Speaker: Seymour Butts

Lights, Camera, Action! San Leandro To Finally Televise Council Meetings

San Leandro is the last city in Alameda County not televising its council meetings.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Council members in San Leandro may finally be ready for their close-ups. San Leandro has long been the only city in Alameda County with meetings not televised over the airwaves or Internet. That may change Monday night … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action! San Leandro To Finally Televise Council Meetings

Council Candidate Releases Music Video; Lays Crushing Open-Field Tackle On Crime

ELECTION '12//CAMPAIGN VIDEOS | When it comes to campaign videos, this election season has been an embarrassment. No Oscar speeches here come next February. Eric Swalwell’s campaign for the 15th Congressional District, by itself, could fill an entire category at the Razzies. And it’s going to take a long time for him to live down … Continue reading Council Candidate Releases Music Video; Lays Crushing Open-Field Tackle On Crime

Swalwell Wins Mock Debate Against Actor Portaying Stark As Real Election Looms

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | There may finally be consensus in the race for the 15th Congressional District. Both candidates need to step away from Final Cut Pro and quit posting videos to YouTube.Today, Eric Swalwell's campaign posted a mock debate between himself and an actor portraying Rep. Pete Stark. The 12-minute long video falls flat and … Continue reading Swalwell Wins Mock Debate Against Actor Portaying Stark As Real Election Looms

The Truth Gets In The Way Of Chris Crow’s Once-Promising Campaign For City Council

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 4 | When San Leandro District 4 City Council candidate Chris Crow isn’t pacing and pontificating, patting himself on the back or practicing his Zig Ziglar business seminar shtick, the 28-year-old is exhibiting a glaring disregard and pique when it comes to owning up to the truth during this campaign season. … Continue reading The Truth Gets In The Way Of Chris Crow’s Once-Promising Campaign For City Council

Stark Apologizes For His ‘Tart Tongue’

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | Although many East Bay Democrats got a kick out of Rep. Pete Stark famously asserting on the floor of Congress President George W. Bush received some sort of sexual gratification from sending soldiers to die in Iraq, his campaign posted a short clip of him apologizing for this "tart tongue." Here's … Continue reading Stark Apologizes For His ‘Tart Tongue’