Alameda’s progressive majority will be challenged this November

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 liberal East Bay, the past is destined to clash with the present this fall. Two … Continue reading Alameda’s progressive majority will be challenged this November

Trish Spencer plots a return to the Alameda City Council

Alameda's Trish Herrera Spencer was the self-proclaimed "people's mayor," but voters dismissed her from office two years ago after just one term. Perhaps, this fall Spencer is hoping to rebrand herself as the "people's councilmember"? Spencer pulled papers earlier this month to run for one of two at-large seats this November on the Alameda City … Continue reading Trish Spencer plots a return to the Alameda City Council

Alameda school trustee apologizes for DUI arrest; said she will not resign

Alameda school trustee Jennifer Williams apologized Tuesday night for her arrest last month for alleged drunk driving. Williams' comments came during the school board's meeting, and as her colleagues were calling for revisions to the board's bylaws regarding personal conduct. "I apologize for bringing this embarrassment to my family, and this board," Williams said. The … Continue reading Alameda school trustee apologizes for DUI arrest; said she will not resign

Alameda school board member arrested

Alameda school boardmember Jennifer Williams was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Williams was pulled over by Alameda Police on Feb. 12 just before 10:30 p.m. on the 900 block of High Street, near Otis Drive, according the department's activity log. "Suspect displayed the objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication … Continue reading Alameda school board member arrested

ALAMEDA: Spencer reserves last words as mayor to criticize Ashcraft

Trish Herrera Spencer's final comment as Alameda mayor Tuesday night was a biting rejoinder aimed at Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, the mayoral challenger who defeated Spencer last month. In farewell remarks before a packed City Council Chambers, Spencer thanked her family, City Hall employees, while reminiscing about the joys of serving as mayor. A proclamation in … Continue reading ALAMEDA: Spencer reserves last words as mayor to criticize Ashcraft