Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill unanimously passed by the Legislature in 2016, citing budgetary concerns.
A similar bill failed in each of the last two years, but a change in the governor’s office is buoying proponent’s spirits.
In the waning days of Gov. Jerry Brown’s political career, he announced 12 appointments to several superior courts across the state Wednesday, including 2 in Alameda County. Brown appointed Clifford T. Blakely, Jr., 48, to one Alameda County Superior Court… Read More ›
I learned that people show up at City Hall and argue for the stupidest things in the name of all good things.-Gov. Jerry Brown on his time serving as mayor of Oakland.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda… Read More ›
On the heels of an anonymously sourced article in Politico Thursday morning that East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell is indeed running for president, came an unequivocal response from the newly re-elected congressman. “I’m absolutely looking at a 2020 presidential run,”… Read More ›
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… Read More ›