A secret software program created by Ticketmaster to help buyers purchase large quantities of tickets to sporting events and concerts and then later re-sell them on the secondary market with huge mark-ups in price has caused an uproar in the… Read More ›
Legislation that would help the City of Oakland finance infrastructure and transportation projects for a new ballpark at Howard Terminal was approved Monday by the State Senate. At the time of the vote, Senate Bill 293, which was authored by… Read More ›
When Assemblymember Rob Bonta spoke in support of a proposal last Tuesday for Oakland officials to begin collecting a controversial parcel tax to fund early education, Council President Rebecca Kaplan put him on the spot about another pressing financial issue… Read More ›
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill unanimously passed by the Legislature in 2016, citing budgetary concerns.
At the same time acknowledging the need to diversify its mix of new housing, the San Leandro City Council, nonetheless, told the developer of a 45-unit green, multi-family apartment building on Bancroft Avenue that the project would not be approved… Read More ›
The State Senate settled a lawsuit filed last year by a former legislative aide for East Bay State Sen. Bob Wieckowski for $350,000, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit alleged the unnamed employee was fired in September 2017… Read More ›
A Trump administration proposed rule change that would greatly affect immigrants in California and elsewhere is being met by opposition from East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and other Alameda County officials. On the first day of the new legislative calendar… Read More ›
Nancy Skinner’s police transparency bill passed the State Senate Wednesday by a 25-11 vote.