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

With close races, Oakland’s election night will likely bleed into morning

Look for extremely close toss-up races in Oakland's Districts 2, 4, and a nail biter in District 6 next Tuesday.

War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño

The election season is nearing thr end. It's put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the past few days. I'll break down one such race, give you a brief projection for … Continue reading War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño

Second Oakland council race features slate of women seeking to defeat men backed by Schaaf

The voting bloc formed by District 4 candidates Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson, and Sheng Thao is called the "Women's Leadership Slate."

Elaine Brown punches back; strongly endorses Desley Brooks’ opponent

It's an endorsement that has a bit more personal history attached to it than most. Civil rights icon Elaine Brown slammed Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks in a statement Monday announcing her endorsement of Natasha Middleton, one of four candidates challenging the incumbent Brooks in Oakland's District 6 next month. "It’s time for District 6 to … Continue reading Elaine Brown punches back; strongly endorses Desley Brooks’ opponent

AC Dems: Guillen caps surprising comeback; Schaaf wins endorsement

About six weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen's re-election chances appeared shockingly grim after a concerted effort by some labor groups to block his bid for the critical Alameda County Democratic Party endorsement. But in recent days, Guillen's supporters cobbled together a coalition that was able to edge out his upstart challenger Nikki Fortunato Bas … Continue reading AC Dems: Guillen caps surprising comeback; Schaaf wins endorsement

ELECTIONLINE: Alameda landlords’ Measure K dilemma; Newsom to speak at Wicks’ campaign headquarters

DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY: 61 DAYS UNTIL VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS SENT: 32 ALAMEDA MEASURE K The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) will open its campaign against Measure K, the landlords-backed ballot initiative to lock-in the city's existing rent stabilization ordinance in the City Charter, with a rally this Sunday. Last Wednesday, supporters of No on K received … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Alameda landlords’ Measure K dilemma; Newsom to speak at Wicks’ campaign headquarters

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi

Watergate in Hayward? A robber broke into council candidate Aisha Wahab's car and stole campaign materials, but left a cigarillo in the car. Meanwhile, every smoker in Hayward politics appears to be a suspect. In The Breakdown, I take a look at the Oakland District 6 council race and how all of Desley Brooks' challengers … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi

Wellstone Dems are in an anti-incumbent mood

The East Bay's largest progressive group is backing a number of candidates running insurgent campaign against Oakland incumbents for the mayor's race and two council matchups. The Wellstone Renewal Club is apparently not immune from the current zeitgeist surrounding far left candidates in the state and some parts of the country. The group also endorsed … Continue reading Wellstone Dems are in an anti-incumbent mood

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 2: How Desley Brooks lures reporters into her car

Premiere Week continues with the realization that Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks insists that reporters meet her at Eastmont Mall and jumped into her aging Lexus for interviews. Plus, in The Breakdown, Steve looks at the 15th Assembly District race and how each candidates performed at the recent Alameda County Democratic Central Committee post-primary endorsement meeting … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 2: How Desley Brooks lures reporters into her car

ELECTIONLINE: Khanna still backs Yang Shao; Bill Quirk moves; Pete Stark remembers Ron Dellums

Bonta's recent endorsements have a unifying theme

OAKLAND: Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, Chris Young report $100k in fundraising this year

Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions

EBC|AGENDA: July 9-13 — Tab for Desley Brooks suit drops to $2.2m

Alameda County Sheriff's Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!

Ethics complaint filed against Desley Brooks for blocking Twitter followers

Citing a recent ruling by a federal judge that Trump blocking users from his Twitter feed is a violation of free speech, an ethics complaint asserts Desley Brooks is doing the same thing.