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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
The voting bloc formed by District 4 candidates Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson, and Sheng Thao is called the “Women’s Leadership Slate.”
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Bonta’s recent endorsements have a unifying theme
Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions
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!
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.