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

Is Steve Glazer in danger of losing the California Democratic Party backing?

State Sen. Steve Glazer is without a doubt the most unpopular incumbent Democrat in the deep blue East Bay political establishment. Alameda County Democrats loath him for his stance against BART union employees. Others despised him for his failure to provide any assistance to Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's major upset of Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker last … Continue reading Is Steve Glazer in danger of losing the California Democratic Party backing?

Haggerty’s right-hand man will not seek to replace him as Alameda County supe

The candidate for Alameda County's Board of Supervisors with perhaps the most experience in local county government has decided against a campaign for Supervisor Scott Haggerty's open seat in the Tri-Valley and Fremont area. Haggerty's long-time chief of staff Shawn Wilson told supporters Wednesday that he would not join the wide-open March primary because of … Continue reading Haggerty’s right-hand man will not seek to replace him as Alameda County supe

Bill lowering threshold to pass local tax measures fails; Bauer-Kahan avoids vote

A proposed California constitutional amendment to lower the threshold for local tax and bond measures from 67 percent to 55 percent failed to gain its own two-third majority for passage Monday in the state Assembly. The amendment, which would require the approval of voters, needed 54 votes for passage. It managed just 44. Fifteen members … Continue reading Bill lowering threshold to pass local tax measures fails; Bauer-Kahan avoids vote

Catharine Baker is ruling out a run for Alameda County supervisor

Former Tri-Valley Assemblymember Catharine Baker has decided against running for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, according to a source with knowledge of her decision. Baker had been seriously considering a campaign for the open District 1 seat that includes Dublin, Livermore, Sunol, and most of Fremont. Last May, Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced that he … Continue reading Catharine Baker is ruling out a run for Alameda County supervisor

No. Scott Haggerty is not running for re-election, he just likes chili

For months Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty looked and sounded a little less rambunctious than normal. Last May, he surprised many by announcing he would step down next year as District 1 county supervisor. But a flyer promoting his annual chili cook-off re-election fundraiser on July 26 is throwing people for a loop. Haggerty has … Continue reading No. Scott Haggerty is not running for re-election, he just likes chili

You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

One of the most sought after seats in Alameda County politics is now up-for-grabs. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Haggerty has served portions of the Tri-Valley and Fremont since 1996. "It's been my privilege to serve¬†Alameda County and the … Continue reading You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

Cook-Kallio, Sbranti to interview for vacant Chabot-Las Positas trustee seat

In late January, Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Trustee Carlo Vecchiarelli announced his retirement after five decades of serving the district. Vecchiarelli was first elected to the board in 2004. The remaining six trustees will interview seven candidates Tuesday afternoon who are vying for an appointment to serve the remainder of Vecchiarelli's term, which … Continue reading Cook-Kallio, Sbranti to interview for vacant Chabot-Las Positas trustee seat

If Swalwell runs for president, who might replace him in Congress?

The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.

Alameda County Dems re-elect long-time chairperson after insurgent’s bid narrowly fails

Alameda County Democrats are sticking with party Chair Robin Torello. The long-time party boss, however, had to stave off a strong insurgent bid Wednesday night by Andy Kelley, the Central Committee's vice-chair. Torello topped Kelley by four votes, 21-17. Five members were absent, while three members submitted blank ballots. For the most part of the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems re-elect long-time chairperson after insurgent’s bid narrowly fails

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 23–Miracle in AD16; Interview with Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab

Do you believe in miracles? 16th District Assemblymember-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's major upset in the East Bay seemingly caught everyone off guard. Now that's she done it, how exactly did it happen? What unexpected East Bay legislator deserves a little credit for the result? In the interview, Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab gives a candid inside look … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 23–Miracle in AD16; Interview with Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab

Baker concedes to Bauer-Kahan in stunning East Bay upset

Baker thanks supporters and family as updated results Friday evening put Bauer-Kahan up by 2,513 votes.

AD16: Baker’s lead down to 205 votes

Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained more than 400 votes on Catharine Baker since last Saturday.

Too-close-to-call all over the East Bay

At least five seats in various East Bay cities remain in doubt a week after the Nov. 6 election.

AD16 continues to trend toward Bauer-Kahan, as Baker’s lead slips to 339 votes

A monumental upset appears in the offing, one that would strip the GOP of its lone state legislator in the East Bay.