Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie joins Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson discuss his profanity-laced comments against delaying the minimum wage in Alameda, and the island city’s potentially grim budget outlook. And what about the time a constituent invited Jim to discuss… Read More ›
The shelter in place continues. Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson, however, sort of like the new routine presented by the covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, they discuss the potential for delays in raising the minimum wage spreading across the East Bay. Happy… 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 ›
Each of the five total candidates in a pair of Alameda County Board of Educations races on the March primary ballot have small to non-existent campaigns of their own. But voters in Alameda’s Area 2 and in Hayward’s Area 5… Read More ›
Alamedans strongly believe their teachers are underpaid, but support for a proposed parcel tax measure on the March 2020 primary ballot is at or below the two-thirds majority required for it to be a success at the ballot box, according… Read More ›
STIA PODCAST: Ep 28 – Alameda special election preview; rental housing with Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White
Alameda voters head to the polls April 9 for a two-ballot measure special election pitting NIMBYs versus advocates of a homeless wellness center on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove. Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White joins the program to discuss… Read More ›
Federal workers are still in the hole financially, said Supervisor Haggerty. Plus, the government shutdown could resume on Feb. 15.
ALAMEDA MAYORAL PREVIEW
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 15–ISIS lady; Alameda Fox News; fire and brimstone with Hayward council candidate Joe Ramos
Will Hayward ever receive salvation? Hayward City Council candidate Joe Ramos, also a preacher, believes only if residents seek a new path. Ramos leads a prayer and offers his vision for Hayward in the most passionate Steve Tavares Is Angry… Read More ›
DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY: 61 DAYS UNTIL VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS SENT: 32 ALAMEDA MEASURE K The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) will open its campaign against Measure K, the landlords-backed ballot initiative to lock-in the city’s existing rent stabilization ordinance in the… Read More ›
In recent Alameda elections, the backing of the island’s influential firefighters union has often resulted in victory for candidates. It remains to be seen what happens when they choose to sit out a a race. Somewhat surprisingly, the firefighters’ union… Read More ›
Despite an admonition that Alameda City Council candidates not address the city’s recent city manager scandal while one of her actions are under review by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, one candidate went there with his very first sentence… Read More ›
Challengers for Alameda mayor say they support repeal of Costa-Hawkins, Mayor Spencer does not
Who is running for mayor, city council and school board in your city, along with a number of interesting down ballot races this fall
Similar initiatives to limit health care charges to 15 percent of cost is coming to Palo Alto this, fall, and possibly Emeryville
Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay
EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth
ALAMEDA COUNTY – Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). –SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL– The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early… 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
EBC|AGENDA: June 15-21 — OAKLAND police commission; HAYWARD city manager’s moving expenses; ALAMEDA state of the city
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, June 19, 10:45 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: June 25 –PENSION COSTS REDUCTION– “During the 2014-15 Budget Hearings, [the] Board directed the County Administrator and Auditor-Controller to develop a multi-year plan… Read More ›
18th District Assemblymember Rob Bonta exiting a polling place in Alameda Tuesday morning.
EBC AGENDA: June 1-6 — San Leandro closed session; Planning for Nov. tax measures; more budget talks; Oakland training program
Oakland revisits the controversial Cypress Mandela Training Program proposal on Tuesday. Special time, 5 p.m. Don’t forget to vote on June 5!
Alameda County Assessor hopeful Phong La’s family fled Vietnam for the U.S. in 1979 and his origin story is fueling his campaign this June.