In candidate statement, Swalwell’s GOP challenger, calls for ABC to fire Jimmy Kimmel

Peter Liu, the merry political prankster (we think), who ran for Oakland mayor in 2014 and finished 10th out of 25 California gubernatorial candidates last year, is running for East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's seat next March. And given the current field and his Republican party affiliation, he could very well advance to the November … Continue reading In candidate statement, Swalwell’s GOP challenger, calls for ABC to fire Jimmy Kimmel

Schaaf warns Trump during her inauguration speech

Here in Oakland, if you come to destroy the lives of our immigrants living in peace, we will resist you. If you come to spread fear and division, we will stand up to you.-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warning President Trump during her inauguration speech Monday.

Jerry Brown on being Oakland mayor

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.

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 8: Driving While Elected; Oakland mayoral candidates hella yell at Libby Schaaf

A Berkeley councilmember was pulled over for running a light and suggested for the police officer to let him off scot-free, telling her he had just voted for a big raise for her union. It's the kind of thing that bolsters the sentiment of people who despise government and public officials. In The Breakdown, I … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 8: Driving While Elected; Oakland mayoral candidates hella yell at Libby Schaaf

Cat Brooks on police reform in Oakland

If we could police and incarcerate our way into safety we’d be the safest country in the world. We need to get to the gun before the bullet flies, not hold the mothers as they mourn.-Oakland mayoral candidates Cat Brooks, speaking at the Alameda County Democratic Party candidate forum Thursday night in Oakland.

The November ballot is set in the East Bay

Who is running for mayor, city council and school board in your city, along with a number of interesting down ballot races this fall

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 5: Political Shenanigans in Natemileystan (Castro Valley)

A Hayward councilmember running for mayor posts an odd photo of himself on Twitter; Pamela Price kicks off her own run for Oakland mayor with an impressive campaign video, and the debate season starts in Alameda on Wednesday night. In The Breakdown, I take a look at the unelected Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, which … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 5: Political Shenanigans in Natemileystan (Castro Valley)

ELECTIONLINE: Khanna still backs Yang Shao; Bill Quirk moves; Pete Stark remembers Ron Dellums

Bonta's recent endorsements have a unifying theme

OAKLAND: Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, Chris Young report $100k in fundraising this year

Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions

Ron Dellums, influential congressman and self-described ‘commie pinko from Berkeley’, dies at 82

Dellums, one of the East Bay's most influential public officials ever died Monday following a bout with prostate cancer.

ELECTIONLINE: Buffy Wicks-managed biz didn’t pay taxes; Pamela Price’s Oakland treasure map

Cannabis interests upset with San Leandro Mayor Cutter may have a Plan B candidate

ELECTIONLINE: Cassidy watch in San Leandro; Beckles endorsement; AD18 candidate wants to shrink Alameda Fire

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL D1 For the better part of the last year, San Leandro political parlor talk has been constantly included speculation over whether San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is interested in running for office this November. Any office, actually. Cassidy, whether intentional or not, has politlcal watchers in The 'Dro so off-balance that … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Cassidy watch in San Leandro; Beckles endorsement; AD18 candidate wants to shrink Alameda Fire

For two weeks, Kaplan was running for Oakland mayor, then she wasn’t

Campaign filings this week show that Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan opened a committee to begin fundraising for a run at Oakland mayor. Two weeks later she dropped out. What happened?

Rebecca Kaplan not running for mayor; endorses Cat Brooks, instead

For hours Thursday afternoon, Oakland and East Bay insiders debated whether Rebecca Kaplan was really running for mayor, but then there was a plot twist.