The field for the ultra-competitive 18th Assembly District special election this year is beginning to shape up. Here’s the announced and potential candidates.
A bill to create a pilot program for some Medi-Cal recipients in Alameda County to receive healthy food was unanimously approved this week by the Assembly Health Committee. The legislation, sponsored by East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, envisions a “food… Read More ›
Taking part with my neighbors in the @CityofAlameda community #clap to show our appreciation to our families, friends, frontline health care & grocery workers and all who are helping to keep us healthy & safe! Reply with 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/fTwUVUiWZy —… Read More ›
East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta coauthored landmark legislation two years ago to abolish California’s money bail system. In the past, criminal suspects who could not afford to pay bail while awaiting trial were held in jail. Many who can’t afford… Read More ›
Eighteenth District Assemblymember Rob Bonta is upset about insults hurled against him recently by East Bay Insiders co-host Shawn Wilson. “I thought he was my friend,” a downtrodden Bonta said. In this Election Day special podcast, Bonta discusses his California… Read More ›
East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta is endorsing billionaire Tom Steyer for president, it was announced Wednesday. Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro in the Assembly, lauded Steyer for his leadership in standing up to Big Oil, along with… Read More ›
They are trying to circumvent the will of the people of California.-Assemblymember Rob Bonta, responding to news reports that U.S. Homeland Security is attempting to negotiate contracts with for-profits prisons providers in advance of the law he authored that bans… Read More ›
An Assembly bill that could aid a future exchange of trust lands for a new Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark, faces its first legislative hurdle Monday. Assembly Bill 1191 comes before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday morning, April 22 at… Read More ›
I like to introduce bills that pass.—Assemblymember Rob Bonta during an Oakland City Council meeting April 16 when asked to propose legislation to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District’s original $100 million loan. STORY HERE
When Assemblymember Rob Bonta spoke in support of a proposal last Tuesday for Oakland officials to begin collecting a controversial parcel tax to fund early education, Council President Rebecca Kaplan put him on the spot about another pressing financial issue… Read More ›
>A moratorium on businesses that exploit the poor HAYWARD — Special council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Feb 5. -MORATORIUM WORK SESSION- Some Hayward officials worry about an over-saturation of massage parlors, tobacco and… Read More ›
Kamala Harris’s campaign for president decided to make its big announcement last Monday and hope the news has legs nearly a week later at this Sunday’s rally in Oakland. The roll out does not make especially good use of the… Read More ›
A Trump administration proposed rule change that would greatly affect immigrants in California and elsewhere is being met by opposition from East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and other Alameda County officials. On the first day of the new legislative calendar… Read More ›
Bonta’s AB 734 is expected to return to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday
ELECTIONLINE: Cassidy watch in San Leandro; Beckles endorsement; AD18 candidate wants to shrink Alameda Fire
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL D1 For the better part of the last year, San Leandro political parlor talk has been constantly included speculation over whether San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is interested in running for office this November. Any office,… Read More ›
“If you think Alameda should aspire to becoming a racist backwater, sign it,” says Bonta, who was also hit with a spurious ‘birther’ claim recently.
Republican assembly challenger wants Bonta to prove his U.S. citizenship
After casting his vote in the June Primary, Assemblymember Rob Bonta joined EBC|LIVE to chat about some Election Day races, why he did not issue an endorsement in the Alameda County District Attorney’s race and revealed his pick for the… Read More ›
18th District Assemblymember Rob Bonta exiting a polling place in Alameda Tuesday morning.