Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

Supporters of Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso protested at the home of school board president April Oquenda on Monday afternoon. About two dozen demonstrators held signs near Oquenda's residence in Hayward's Burbank neighborhood depicting her and two other school district officials as corrupt for seeking Reynoso's removal from the board. The conflict followed Reynoso's re-election … Continue reading Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

San Leandro planning commission appointee often used acronym for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’

An potential appointee to the influential San Leandro Planning Commission Board of Adjustment used the derogatory acronym ACAB, or "All Cops Are Bastards." in dozens of social media responses to articles and comments about law enforcement in recent months. The San Leandro City Council is scheduled to formally approve 16 appointments to various boards and … Continue reading San Leandro planning commission appointee often used acronym for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’

Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

The Hayward Unified School District is moving forward with its attempt to unseat School boardmember Luis Reynoso after he did not respond to a Dec. 30 deadline set by the district to choose whether he will serve on the Hayward school board, which he won re-election last November, or the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

2020 Review: Biggest East Bay political stories – Black Lives Matter makes an impact on Nancy O’Malley, for now

HEADLINE: DA Nancy O'Malley charges a police officer for manslaughter. THE STORY: The horrific shooting death of Steven Taylor by a San Leandro police officer last April angered many in the city and the region as another instance of overzealous, perhaps racist, cops. During Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's decade on the job, other … Continue reading 2020 Review: Biggest East Bay political stories – Black Lives Matter makes an impact on Nancy O’Malley, for now

East Bay Insiders – Ep 29 – 2020 wrap-up, 2021 crystal ball

Annus Horribilis is behind us. Coronavirus, masks, hand sanitizer, defund the police, recession, George Floyd dominated a memorable, yet forgettable year. We also look ahead to 2021 and the changes that may happen in the new year. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! Happy New Year to you and your family!

2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle donning the now ubiquitous medical masks during a meeting in October. Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made … Continue reading 2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

East Bay Insiders – Ep. 28 – Swalwell and the Fang Gang Christmas special

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Fang Fang, the Chinese spy who shagged him, is riveting the 15th Congressional District. What might be Swalwell's future? An Alameda County elected official won two races last month and one jurisdiction wants him and the other, not so much. Plus, the rise of the councilmember/public works employee. https://eastbaycitizenshow.libsyn.com/swalwell-and-the-fang-gang-christmas-special

House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

Swalwell Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met in a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) on Friday to discuss East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's exposure to a Chinese spy and his status on the House Intelligence Committee. Earlier this week, McCarthy called for Swalwell to be removed from the committee, … Continue reading House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

Hayward school boardmember Dr. Luis Reynoso, top left, lodging a protest on Thursday evening after his mic was muted by Board President April Oquenda, bottom left. Dr. Luis Reynoso, the newly sworn-in member of both the Hayward school board and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board said he intends to serve both elected offices. Despite … Continue reading Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

Livermore will appoint new councilmember to open seat, rather than costly special election

"The four sitting Livermore City Council members voted unanimously for an interview and appointment process, as opposed to calling for a costly special election, to fill the vacancy on the dais created upon Bob Woerner's ascension from councilman to mayor on Monday night," Pleasanton Weekly reports. Woerner won last month's mayoral election against Mony Nop. … Continue reading Livermore will appoint new councilmember to open seat, rather than costly special election

The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

Lee A group calling itself #LetsKeepTheSeat held rallies this week in Los Angeles and Sacramento urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris' senate seat with a Black woman -- either Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee or Southern California Rep. Karen Bass. The reported frontrunner for the appointment, however, is state Secretary of State Alex Padilla. … Continue reading The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

Former East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker is joining the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Baker, who served the Tri-Valley and parts of Contra Costa County in the 16th Assembly District for two terms, was named to the FPPC by California state Controller Betty Yee. Catharine Baker After losing re-election in 2018, Baker has kept … Continue reading Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

Alameda County covid-19 cases by city

ALAMEDA COUNTY COVID-19 CASES BY CITIES (UPDATED - CLICK BELOW) •Confirmed total cases in Alameda County: 67,096. Deaths: 764, as of Jan. 19. **Alameda County rate/100k residents: 4,069.0. Covid-19 cases by city Total CasesRate/100k**Oakland20,9204,976.4Hayward10,6196,689.7Fremont5,8702,517.5Eden Area*4,6786,854.4San Leandro4,1244,632.9Livermore3,4443,871.4Union City 3,1014,263.9Berkeley2,3862,002.4Newark2,1704,412.2Castro Valley1,9663,058.5Pleasanton1,7722,245.9Alameda1,7892,305.7Dublin1,2681,846.6Fairview4744,495.0Emeryville3242,592.6Albany 2451,273.6Piedmont1471,360.9Sunol303,141.4Others1,227*Eden Area includes unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo.**Rate per 100,000 residents.

After swearing-in, new Alameda councilmember publicly gave out her cellphone number

Spencer For those who routinely interact with the public the pandemic has rendered human touch obsolete, even dangerous. Local stay-at-home orders have hampered a brand of retail politics -- hand-shaking, kibitzing, and even hugs and kisses -- that has been long favored by the newly-elected Alameda Councilmember Trish Herrera Spencer. Despite the restrictions, Spencer won … Continue reading After swearing-in, new Alameda councilmember publicly gave out her cellphone number

Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday