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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Vinnie Bacon, Fremont councilmember David Haubert, Dublin mayor Melissa Hernandez, Dublin councilmember Bob Wieckowski, state senator Most observers view the District 1 supervisorial race as fluid with just six months before the Mar. 3 primary. Wieckowski’s early campaign has taken… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Baker thanks supporters and family as updated results Friday evening put Bauer-Kahan up by 2,513 votes.
Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained more than 400 votes on Catharine Baker since last Saturday.
At least five seats in various East Bay cities remain in doubt a week after the Nov. 6 election.
A monumental upset appears in the offing, one that would strip the GOP of its lone state legislator in the East Bay.
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 18–Chronicle’s incorrect assembly takes; Interview with San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter
The lack of campaign coverage from the Bay Area’s corporate media has been especially sparse this election season. But even when they bother, like two recent articles on two East Bay assembly races, they get it wrong. I act as… Read More ›
Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s campaign in the 16th Assembly District unveiled its first television spot this week. The 30-second ad uses red t-shirts emblazoned with her opponent, Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker’s campaign logo. Red, of course, is typically associated with the… Read More ›
Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O’Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party…. Read More ›