Dr. Luis Reynoso, the newly sworn-in member of both the Hayward school board and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board said he intends to serve both elected offices. Despite his clarity on this issue, Hayward school boardmembers on Thursday formally… Read More ›
Hamilton, baseball and politics, and another round of sneak peaks for the fall election season in the East Bay. In particular, two races that are big in both consequence and size-Oakland’s up-for-grabs District 7 council seat and the four seats… Read More ›
The votes are in, but Alameda County voters and candidates eagerly awaiting all of the ballots to be counted. We look at the returns in all the March primary races in Alameda County. But things also got steamy and Shawn… Read More ›
In a surprise move, Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall announced he will not seek re-election to his seat on the City Council in November. Mendall, who was first elected to the city council in 2012, notified the public of his decision… Read More ›
Bill would have removed exemptions for wine and beer bottles.
Like vice-president and lieutenant governor, the honorific of vice mayor sounds important. But it’s not. The ceremonial title’s job prescription is solely to be a stand-in for the mayor at ribbon-cuttings and sometimes preside over a council meeting when the… Read More ›
Last fall, San Leandro Councilmember Deborah Cox sailed to re-election. The result was expected in a race that again displayed the power of the incumbency. But some believed Cox had another notable advantage during last year’s election cycle after being… Read More ›
A initiative campaign backed by e-cigarette giant Juul to reverse an ordinance approved last month by the Livermore City Council to ban the sale of vaping products is heading to the ballot next year. Livermore followed San Francisco last July… Read More ›
Alamedans strongly believe their teachers are underpaid, but support for a proposed parcel tax measure on the March 2020 primary ballot is at or below the two-thirds majority required for it to be a success at the ballot box, according… 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 ›
Just as Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to hint with greater frequency that he will end his presidential campaign sooner than later and run for re-election in the 15th Congressional District, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is moving forward with her nascent… Read More ›
During a re-election campaign in 2016 that, in hindsight, only appeared difficult, Alameda County Supervisor said he would likely not run again in 2020 for the District 4 seat he has securely held for nearly two decades. In an interview… Read More ›
Kansen Chu, the South Bay and Fremont assemblymember best known for his bids to abolish daylight-savings time in the state has seen the light yet again. Saying he can accomplish more at the local level than in Sacramento, Chu will… Read More ›
Alameda County deputy probation officer Tojo Thomas is perhaps best known as the former candidate who made his opponent, county Supervisor Nate Miley, lose his cool. Voters in the 2012 supervisorial race, however, overwhelmingly supported the incumbent over Thomas. Four… Read More ›
1. First in, buzz follows Wahab Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is the first of potentially a large field of candidates vying for Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District now that he’s running for president. Her announcement Friday sets… Read More ›
Jovanka Beckles may be showing her cards.
The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon may soon attempt what no other has been able to accomplish in the East Bay for more than a generation–unseat an incumbent countywide elected official. Bacon told the East Bay Citizen Tuesday night that he is… Read More ›
Cher, the actress and singer once known to prefer dating younger men, believes 38-year-old East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell would make for a good running mate for Joe Biden, that is, if the former vice president decides to run for… Read More ›
A structural deficit in San Leandro may worsen if the economy turns downward soon. High turnout elections in 2020 could help support tax measures.