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

Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party. After the primary, the furor only grew after it became apparent that O'Malley, following her … Continue reading Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker

Democratic Socialists unveil website highlighting Buffy Wicks’ ties to corporate Dems

Site aims to link Buffy Wicks with her donors who hold moderate or conservative histories.

Report: Berkeley councilman, during traffic stop, suggested officer let him go because he voted in favor of police raise

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett, after being pulled over last July for running a red light, suggested to a Berkeley police officer that she give him preferential treatment because he had voted to give the city's police officers a raise recently during closed session negotiations with their union, Berkeleyside reported Thursday. Bartlett, who was a candidate … Continue reading Report: Berkeley councilman, during traffic stop, suggested officer let him go because he voted in favor of police raise

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

AD15: Dems again offer no endorsement, but Wicks comes close

State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles

AD15: Beckles gets labor nod; candidates seek Dem backing on Saturday

Neither Beckles or Wicks received much support last January at the state Democratic Party pre-endorsement caucus

Alameda County will not place Measure A redux on the ballot this November

The county's polling for another Measure A provided little certainty that it might be successful in November

After narrow June defeat, Alameda County is readying another childcare tax measure for Nov.

Last month, Alameda County's Measure A childcare and early education sales tax increase failed by just 0.47 percent at the ballot box. A comeback in the fall appears likely.

Susan Sarandon is upset with Ro Khanna

Progressives are livid with Khanna's endorsement of an establishment N.Y. congressman

‘I’m no puppet’: Beckles declares ‘victory’ in AD15

'There's no strings attached to my candidacy': Jovanka Beckles is already attempting to contrast her campaign with the well-funded Buffy Wicks campaign.

AD15: It’s Wicks versus Beckles in November

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles completed her electoral comeback Thursday by securing the second spot in the 15th Assembly District fall election. With Alameda County concluding its vote count Wednesday night, Beckles appears to have an insurmountable 295-vote lead over Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb. Up next is the winner of the June 5 primary, fellow Democrat … Continue reading AD15: It’s Wicks versus Beckles in November

Price concedes, tells supporters: ‘I’ll be back !’

Price made no reference to her opponent, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley, in her statement.

AD15: Kalb extends lead over Beckles for second place

Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb's slim lead over Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles for the second spot in the 15th Assembly District's fall election increased to 304 votes. The Alameda County and Contra Costa County Registrar's offices updated their Election Night results Thursday evening. Either Kalb or Beckles will face fellow Democrat Buffy Wicks, the winner of … Continue reading AD15: Kalb extends lead over Beckles for second place