Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

Former East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker is joining the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Baker, who served the Tri-Valley and parts of Contra Costa County in the 16th Assembly District for two terms, was named to the FPPC by California state Controller Betty Yee. Catharine Baker After losing re-election in 2018, Baker has kept … Continue reading Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

Two Alameda County judges hit with FPPC fines from 2016 election

Alameda County Superior Court Judges Scott Jackson and Jennifer Madden were elected to the bench during the 2016 election cycle. Now, both were issued fines by the state's Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on Friday for failing to report campaign finance reports in a timely manner. Both received stipulations due to be consider at the … Continue reading Two Alameda County judges hit with FPPC fines from 2016 election

ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign

Two days after an Alameda resident filed a complaint this week with the Fair Political Practices Commission that the group behind a ballot measure set for an April special election failed to disclose who is funding their campaign, they filed not one, but two finance reports. In late April, Friends of Crab Cove began their … Continue reading ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign

Backers of Alameda special election initiative are hiding behind ‘cloak of secrecy,’ says complaint

Friends of Crab Cove, the proponents of a ballot measure set to come before voters at a special election next April, have never filed a campaign finance report since their effort began eight months ago. In response, an Alameda resident filed a complaint with the statewide Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Tuesday, saying the group … Continue reading Backers of Alameda special election initiative are hiding behind ‘cloak of secrecy,’ says complaint

FREMONT: Bonaccorsi admits to four FPPC violations, will pay fine

David Bonaccorsi, the former Fremont councilmember who lost his seat during last month's election, admitted to violating the state's Election Code by failing to report income of $10,000 or more to his law firm on four separate occasions. The complaint against Bonaccorsi was lodged on Aug. 31 by his council opponent, Jenny Kassan (pictured below), … Continue reading FREMONT: Bonaccorsi admits to four FPPC violations, will pay fine

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 20–Skulduggery; She Comes First; Interview with CA17 candidate Ron Cohen

Campaigns are rolling out last-minute negative mailers and candidates themselves are trolling each other on Facebook. I'll take a look at two such instances of skulduggery in San Leandro and Fremont. The legendary Craig Williams has another proposed bill for Assemblymember Rob Bonta to follow up his "body cams for clergy" proposal, and 17th Congressional … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 20–Skulduggery; She Comes First; Interview with CA17 candidate Ron Cohen

ALAMEDA: Daysog tattles on himself

Alameda council candidate Tony Daysog learned a thing from two years ago--get ahead of the story.

Fremont: Council opponent Kassan files FPPC complaint against Bonaccorsi

Bonaccorsi says Kassan is an attempting to distract from her own conflict of interest.

Former Oakland council candidate hit with $2,500 FPPC fine

FPPC appeared compelled to issue a larger fine against Peggy Moore's 2016 Oakland council campaign