Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

The Hayward Unified School District is moving forward with its attempt to unseat School boardmember Luis Reynoso after he did not respond to a Dec. 30 deadline set by the district to choose whether he will serve on the Hayward school board, which he won re-election last November, or the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

Hayward school boardmember Dr. Luis Reynoso, top left, lodging a protest on Thursday evening after his mic was muted by Board President April Oquenda, bottom left. Dr. Luis Reynoso, the newly sworn-in member of both the Hayward school board and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board said he intends to serve both elected offices. Despite … Continue reading Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

Nearly a month after the November election, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters officially certified its results on Tuesday afternoon. Fueled by a contentious presidential election, voter turnout in Alameda County topped 81 percent. The largely vote-by-mail election necessitated by the pandemic led to 75 percent of all registered voters in the county to vote … Continue reading Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

In a bitterly fought campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat this fall, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei laid all her chips on Vinnie Bacon. But, Bacon fell well short of defeating Dublin Mayor David Haubert earlier this month. It didn't take long for Mei to jump ship to the supervisor-elect's camp. … Continue reading That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

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

Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

With five days left in the fall election season, Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in her close fought re-election against the corporate-backed Derreck Johnson. Sanders made the announcement through former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, according to Kaplan's campaign. “I am just so pleased that my dear friend Bernie Sanders has … Continue reading Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

Realtors come to the aid of Oakland city attorney challenger

The big money continues to flow into Oakland’s elections this fall. Ride-hailing tech companies are spending $100,000 to defeat Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, and East Bay labor unions have poured $343,000 into the race to unseat Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, as of the Sept. 19 campaign finance filing period.  Now, real estate interests are hoping to take … Continue reading Realtors come to the aid of Oakland city attorney challenger

Kaplan lashes out at Lyft, challenges them to a debate

Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan wore two pins during a virtual press conference on Monday: One for her re-election campaign and another in opposition to Proposition 22, the statewide ballot measure funded by gig companies, such as Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash. In both campaigns, mega-tech companies are spending astronomical amounts of money to affect the … Continue reading Kaplan lashes out at Lyft, challenges them to a debate

Alameda: Kenny the Clown endorses Trish Spencer

Former Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer's bid for the City Council received the endorsement of Kenny the Clown, the street entertainer ubiquitous at Park Street street fairs and other local events. "Tell us about you're candidacy. Tell us about what you're doing here," Kenny the Clown asked Spencer in a video posted this week. "I'm … Continue reading Alameda: Kenny the Clown endorses Trish Spencer

Labor IE pumping big money into Oakland’s District Three race

Labor unions desperately want to defeat Oakland District 3 Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney this November and they have the receipts to show their discontent. An Independent Expenditure Committee (IE) backed the powerful Service Employees International (SEIU) Local 1021, Alameda Labor Council, and other unions, has pumped $343,000 into the District 3 race, through Sept. 19, … Continue reading Labor IE pumping big money into Oakland’s District Three race

ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert has raised more than $430,000 in contribution this year, according to campaign finance reports released this week. Haubert, the mayor of Dublin, also holds a sizable cash reserve of more than three times larger than his opponent, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon. Haubert raised $195,016 during the reporting … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Dems make their choices for November

Alameda County Democrats ended the arduous process for selecting endorsements for the Nov. 3 election on Saturday afternoon. One hundred fifty Democrats were initially interviewed over the past month for the valuable endorsements. In addition, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee members heard an additional seven hours of interviews on Saturday before finalizing their choices. Here's … Continue reading Alameda County Dems make their choices for November

Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

Boosted by an emboldened group of progressives and activists, Hayward's sprawling 13-candidate race for four seats on the City Council could be a once-in-generation reconfiguration of its political power structure. The field of 13 candidates this November, includes three incumbents, and a field of newcomers baptized by Hayward's dramatic push to the left stoked over … Continue reading Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

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