Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

For years, Alameda County progressive have sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to not only unseat Ahern in 2022, but also Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. JoAnn Walker, a member of the … Continue reading Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley

Misappropriation of funds allegation at San Leandro Catholic church

Church of the Assumption on Fulton Avenue in San Leandro. A lay person employed by a Catholic church in San Leandro is suspected of misappropriating an undisclosed amount of funds from the church, the Diocese of Oakland said on Wednesday. A forensic investigation of the Church of the Assumption's finances was conducted last October and … Continue reading Misappropriation of funds allegation at San Leandro Catholic church

Nancy O’Malley finally charges a police officer for manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley charged a San Leandro police officer who fatally shot Steven Taylor, a Black man inside a Walmart last April, with voluntary manslaughter. It is the first time O'Malley's office has filed such charges against a police officer in Alameda County since becoming district attorney in 2010. San Leandro police … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley finally charges a police officer for manslaughter

Biden chooses Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, as his running mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris, an East Bay native, as his running mate. "I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate," Biden tweeted on Tuesday … Continue reading Biden chooses Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, as his running mate

San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro councilmembers voted in closed session on Monday night to request an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office into the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor, an African American resident, by police on April 18. The move comes amid the backdrop of the killing by Minneapolis Police of George Floyd, which has roiled … Continue reading San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

When the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the governing board that oversees operations of the Oakland Coliseum complex, was seeking out the tech firm RingCentral about becoming the stadium's new naming rights partner, JPA Executive Director Scott McKibben illegally asked the company's representatives for a $50,000 fee to negotiate a deal, prosecutors charged Nov. 27 in … Continue reading Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

Alameda City Council agrees that two members violated the charter

With a segment of Alameda residents fuming over a scathing civil grand jury finding that two Alameda elected officials violated the city charter, the Alameda City Council on Tuesday night voted to accept its findings and recommendations. Jim Oddie and Malia, the councilmembers alleged by the Alameda County grand jury of violating the charter each … Continue reading Alameda City Council agrees that two members violated the charter

Potentially explosive meeting in Hayward as police chief appears with Gonsalez family

For six months, Agustin Gonsalez's family has made impassioned pleas for Hayward elected officials to, at minimum, express words of sorrow for the loss of their son, who was shot and killed by Hayward Police last November. At most, the family wants an independent investigation of the incident in which two Hayward police officers fatally … Continue reading Potentially explosive meeting in Hayward as police chief appears with Gonsalez family

OAKLAND D4: Sheng Thao enters into Faustian bargain

Major late endorsement may aid her chances next Tuesday, but cause her problems later, if elected, with Oakland progressives.

No charges against Keimach in Alameda secret audio recording scandal

Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney's office into whether she illegally recorded two councilmembers, a decision that could greatly affect the city's upcoming November elections. The fallout from allegations Keimach made in October 2017 that Alameda Councilmembers Jim Oddie and Malia Vella, and … Continue reading No charges against Keimach in Alameda secret audio recording scandal

ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements

ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price lashed out last spring at what she perceived was a lack of transparency at the Alameda County District Attorney office, and will likely do the same during her fall run for Oakland mayor. But Price is also apparently taking aim at the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements

Former Alameda city manager who secretly taped public officials eyes a comeback in Richmond

Keimach received a $900,000 severance package in Alameda last May.

OAKLAND: Pamela Price is running for mayor

Pamela Price ran a spirited campaign for Alameda County DA that ended less than two months ago. She is the 14th candidate to file papers to challenge Libby Schaaf.

EBC|LIVE: Bonta explains why he sat out endorsing in the ALCO DA race

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 upcoming World Cup. (Bonta is a former soccer player). RUNNING TIME - 5:29.

ELECTION LINE: Big money and attacks continue in Alameda County DA race; DeSaulnier AD15 endorsement

Police union IE releases 30-second ad opposing Pamela Price on Thursday.