Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

Dublin Mayor David Haubert opened the first public debate last month with Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon in the race for the open District 1 seat on the powerful Alameda County Board of Supervisors by striking a friendly tone. Haubert is well-known in the district’s Tri-Valley half, but less so in Fremont. “I love Fremont,” Haubert … Continue reading Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

A statewide push to move California cities away from at-large municipal elections to a district-based system has snared Union City. Starting in November 2020, Union City voters will begin electing councilmembers by districts under the plan unanimously approved by the Union City Council Wednesday night. In the meantime, the Union City Council and community will begin discussions … Continue reading Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

Khanna will pay interns $15 an hour

For politically-minded interns, a gig in Rep. Ro Khanna's congressional office just got better. Khanna said he will pay his incoming class of interns a $15 an hour wage. "The House has a new fund for internships. This is a welcome change & long overdue. Like many other offices, we will be paying our interns … Continue reading Khanna will pay interns $15 an hour

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 17–District elections; Interview with Chabot-Las Positas board candidate Harpal Singh Mann

The legendary Craig Williams is back after gathering signatures for the body cameras for clergy bill he wants Assemblymember Rob Bonta to carry next session. With Fremont switching to district elections, Williams describes the historical use of at-large elections to disenfranchise groups. He also has another idea bound to revolutionize basketball.   Later, Chabot-Las Positas … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 17–District elections; Interview with Chabot-Las Positas board candidate Harpal Singh Mann

EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon

SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Oct. 1. –FIBER OPTIC MASTER PLAN--  The council receives a report Monday night from consultant Magellan Advisors that plots the next stages in San Leandro's digital future, including how much it may cost. "The City of San Leandro … Continue reading EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon

ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements

ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price lashed out last spring at what she perceived was a lack of transparency at the Alameda County District Attorney office, and will likely do the same during her fall run for Oakland mayor. But Price is also apparently taking aim at the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements

ELECTIONLINE: Khanna still backs Yang Shao; Bill Quirk moves; Pete Stark remembers Ron Dellums

Bonta's recent endorsements have a unifying theme

Public Comment: Khanna is turning his back on the LGBTQ+ community

Ro Khanna Is Rejecting a LGBTQ+ 'Purity Test' by Endorsing Fremont City Council Candidate Yang Shao, writes Glen Shaffer.

AD15: Beckles met with Khanna, but no endorsement

Jovanka Beckles is angling to be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the East Bay, but Rep. Ro Khanna is apparently not ready to make a choice in AD15