She came out of nowhere. Then she was gone: The local angle on Swalwell’s ties to an alleged Chinese spy

The bombshell disclosure that East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell was the target of a suspected Chinese spy who helped bundle campaign contributions for his campaign and was successful in placing an intern in the East Bay congressmember's D.C. office has simmered for several years in Southern Alameda County. First reported by Axios on Monday, the … Continue reading She came out of nowhere. Then she was gone: The local angle on Swalwell’s ties to an alleged Chinese spy

Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

Fremont elected officials admonished Councilmember Teresa Keng at a meeting Tuesday night for issuing a proclamation without the city and council's knowledge. Fremont Mayor Lily Mei also raised the possibility of censuring Keng. The severity of Keng's actions, meanwhile, were further revealed Tuesday night to be more than just a simple snafu on her part, … Continue reading Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

Fremont official is alleged to have created an unauthorized city proclamation

Fremont Councilmember Rick Jones is making a shocking allegation against one of his council colleagues, according to a referral on next Tuesday's agenda. "It has come to my attention that a councilmember presented a proclamation of support regarding an international political conflict on behalf of the mayor and council without their knowledge," Jones wrote in … Continue reading Fremont official is alleged to have created an unauthorized city proclamation

Wieckowski recycling bill, opposed by wineries, fails in state senate

Bill would have removed exemptions for wine and beer bottles.

Khanna on China, democracy, and the internet

There is a risk that we could see a Berlin digital wall.-Rep. Ro Khanna in The New York Times describing China's inherent threat to democracy in the digital realm “The question is, are the values of liberty, privacy and freedom of speech going to be embedded in technology platforms? China’s platforms do not have many … Continue reading Khanna on China, democracy, and the internet

Oakland: Schaaf is missing, Kaplan is concerned

In early 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took the unusual step of alerting undocumented immigrants in Northern California that agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were on the their way to remove those living illegally in the U.S. Schaaf's stern rebuke against Trump and ICE won her a national following. But when … Continue reading Oakland: Schaaf is missing, Kaplan is concerned

Khanna: End war in Afghanistan and focus on competing with China

The U.S. must move to end the nearly two-decade war in Afghanistan and, instead, invest on the domestic front if we want to compete with China, Rep. Ro Khanna wrote Monday. "The biggest threat to democracy isn’t the Taliban; it’s staying economically competitive with authoritarian superpowers like China," Khanna wrote in USA Today. "Our strategy … Continue reading Khanna: End war in Afghanistan and focus on competing with China

With two weeks until Election Day, Alameda mayor takes trip to China

Spencer takes six-day business trip to China while her opponents continue their campaigns.

Swalwell bill would hit Trump in the pocketbook

Impetus for legislation is not necessary Russia, but instead Chinese-backed companies commingling with the Trump organization.