ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidate David Haubert wrote to a prospective voter last month, that as supervisor, he would seek to limit abortion-related county programs, and, instead, focus on alternatives such as adoption and education. "I am opposed to abortion in general. As an elected leader I must obey the law of … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

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

Costly Alameda special election set for April

The Alameda City Council voted, 4-1, Wednesday to call a special election on April 9 after certification of a ballot measure petition circulated last year opposing the use of a waterfront property near Crab Cove for a $40 million federal and state-funded senior wellness center and services for the homeless. Alameda's special election will be … Continue reading Costly Alameda special election set for April

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

One clever Twitter user called Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's re-election defeat last month an "end to an error." After covering Spencer for the last four years, I'll break down the worst mayor that I've covering over the last decade in East Bay politics. Later in the podcast, I look at the brighter side of local … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

AD16: Baker’s lead down to 205 votes

Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained more than 400 votes on Catharine Baker since last Saturday.

Oakland activists try to undermine Abel GuillĂ©n’s chances for crucial Dem Party backing

Oakland's District 2 councilmember is taking it from all sides as he seeks re-election for the first time