Swalwell donor convicted of giving him illegal campaign contributions

Powerful Dublin developer James Tong was convicted on Oct. 8 of two counts of illegally directing $38,000 in campaign funds through "straw men" to East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's campaigns in 2012 and 2014. The legal limit for individual contributions, at the time, was $2,500. Tong could spend two years in prison for the violation. … Continue reading Swalwell donor convicted of giving him illegal campaign contributions

ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks' assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data in advance of their fall campaign against Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles. Wicks' camp has sent … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup

Judge dismisses all charges against couple once blamed for fall of ACAP

The ACAP saga hamstrung Alameda County officials like Supervisor Nate Miley for appearing to have neglected to monitor the struggling agency tasked with helping the poor.