It’s completely unpresidential. Instead of assuring the nation about what happened in New Zealand and saying we condemn those kind of hate crimes, he’s tweeting. —Rep. Ro Khanna on CNN Monday criticizing the President Trump's response to the mass murder of Muslims by a lone gunman in New Zealand.
I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family, and all of my son's friends in your thoughts and prayers.—Oakland Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, following the shooting death Sunday of her 21-year-old son, Victor McElhaney.

Editor’s Note

The East Bay Citizen is partnering with the East Bay Express. It’s big news. But don’t worry. Nothing will change here at I’ve been an East Bay Express contributor for eight years. Now you will see more EBC content in the pages of the Express. In addition, I’m now authoring the daily Briefing, posted online at every weekday morning at 6 a.m., and the Seven Days column in the weekly paper. The partnership means two other things: an expansion of coverage in the Express for news deserts south of Oakland and office space for me in Jack London Square. (But, you’ll still find me writing in coffee shops from time to time.)


In this county there are some citizens who don’t want our first responders to be prepared.—Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty speaking at a board meeting on the future of Urban Shield, the regional public safety disaster preparedness training event and trade show.