Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined next year's highly-anticipated state Senate race on Tuesday. Her announcement came on the first day of Pride Month. But Mei's ugly history when it comes to the LGBTQIA community is leading Alameda County Democratic Party activists to urge its members not to support candidates who have discriminated against the LGBTQIA … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

In a no-holds barred Alameda County Board of Supervisors race that featured attacks on each others character and a police report filed against one of the candidates, Dublin Mayor David Haubert defeated Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon for the open seat in District 1. Haubert posted a seven-point win over Bacon, as most of the ballots … Continue reading Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is by far the most stable elected body in the East Bay. But after 24 years at the helm of the Tri-Valley and Fremont District 1, Supervisor Scott Haggerty is retiring. This year mark the first time the general region has seen a competitive race for supervisor since Haggerty … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

Curfews rescinded everywhere in Alameda County, except Fremont

A decision by the Alameda County sheriff to rescind a countywide curfew one day earlier than scheduled set off a rush of cities to remove their own more stringent orders on Thursday. The call to lift the countywide curfew, which was set to expire at 5 a.m. on Friday morning was "due to restoration of … Continue reading Curfews rescinded everywhere in Alameda County, except Fremont

Musk restarts Tesla plant

Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules.-Elon Musk, Tesla founder, tweeting on Monday that he was reopening the Fremont factory in violation of the county's shelter in place order.

Elon Musk’s bid to reopen Fremont Tesla plant is rebuffed; sues Alameda County

Tesla founder Elon Musk has tussled with Alameda County officials in an effort to reopen its sprawling Fremont plant on several occasions since a shelter in place was ordered in March. A plan to resume work on Friday afternoon was again rebuffed by local public health officials, leading Musk to escalate the disagreement by filing … Continue reading Elon Musk’s bid to reopen Fremont Tesla plant is rebuffed; sues Alameda County

Alameda may place minimum wage increase on hold for one year

Alameda city staff is proposing a delay in raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for one year due to the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic on local businesses. The move would follow Hayward, which voted last Tuesday to put its minimum wage increase on pause for six months. In October 2018, the … Continue reading Alameda may place minimum wage increase on hold for one year

Ro loves coffee

I have missed going to coffee shops and my masala tea in Fremont.-Rep. Ro Khanna answering a constituent's question during a virtual town hall on Thursday about the first thing he'll do when social distancing orders are lifted.

Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

After nearly two terms in Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna has become a nationwide progressive leader. His work on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign could possibly put Khanna in line for a job in the Social Democrat's future administration.Khanna is already one of the most powerful Indian Americans in Washington. But his rise as a progressive … Continue reading Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Meet the Candidates ALCO District 1 March primary candidates: Bob Wieckowski, Vinnie Bacon, David Haubert, and Melissa Hernandez. Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th State Senate District, which includes Fremont, but not the Tri-Valley half of District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Prior to the state Senate, Wieckowski served in the Assembly and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

An unknown number of voters received a letter recently that strongly discourages them from voting for Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisor candidate Bob Wieckowski. Furthermore, who sent the letter is also unknown, a potential violation of the state election code that requires political mailers included a "paid for" disclosure printed somewhere on the … Continue reading Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters

The number of Indian-American voters in Alameda County's Board of Supervisors District 1 seat is significant. But none of the four candidates in the big District 1 race this March have a natural hold on the community. With large populations in both the Tri-Valley and Fremont, Indo-American voters are the wildcard, in tandem with the … Continue reading ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters

Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty stood at the back of the hall at a senior center in Pleasanton looking a little more grumpy than usual. Haggerty, who is retiring from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, was growing impatient with the responses from the four candidates hoping to replace him. When the moderator of the … Continue reading Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview

ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

The campaign epicenter for the race in the open Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1 is moving to Fremont. The Tri-Valley portion of the district encompasses roughly half of the supervisorial district. A large portion of Fremont makes up the other half. But the current Fremont mayor's apparent choice for replacing retiring … Continue reading ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

The next person to represent District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be a current elected officials from either Fremont or Dublin. The four-person field was set Wednesday, although the list of candidates had solidified months ago. The March primary campaign is Alameda County's marquee race. It features a seat on the … Continue reading ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race