Alameda County Supervisor District 1 This race has already been the East Bay’s most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly equal east county and Fremont district. Amazingly,… Read More ›
city manager scandal
A progressive majority on the Alameda City Council was solidified two years ago with the defeat of its moderate mayor and the addition of a fourth lefty councilmember. But in a city that once represented a conservative island in the… Read More ›
In the wake of an embarrassing incident in which Alameda police officers arrested a black man for dancing or exercising in the street, Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri announced his retirement on Wednesday. Rolleri notified the Alameda City Council of… Read More ›
Alameda police chief moved to vastly reduce calls for service rules without input from city officials
While Alameda largely avoided the type of civil unrest seen in neighboring cities earlier this month, an incident involving the arrest of Mali Watkins, an Alameda resident who is black, for dancing and exercising in the street on May 23,… Read More ›
When Alameda’s former city manager made shocking allegations two years ago that Councilmember Jim Oddie threatened her employment if she did not select a candidate for fire chief preferred by the city’s firefighters union, the charge not only kickstarted a… Read More ›
Former Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer is contemplating a return to the City Hal, she told the East Bay Citizen. However, not as mayor, but in the November 2020 Alameda City Council election. After four tumultuous years, Spencer lost re-election… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
An Alameda resident, who as a candidate for the state legislature, questioned whether his opponent, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, is a U.S. citizenship, and then unsuccessfully attempted six total recall petitions against two Alameda councilmembers in the past year, has launched… Read More ›
People dying at Santa Rita Jail. Seems fine, says Alameda County grand jury.
With a 40 percent turnover of the Alameda City Council following the November elections imminent, the city’s ongoing search for a new city manager is being re-opened for new applicants. Alameda has been without a permanent city manager since last… Read More ›
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW
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 ›
Did East Bay insider Gordon Galvan throw his long-time associate Rose Padilla Johnson under the bus, according to a 50-page report that clears the city manager of sexual harassment claims?