Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made masks… Read More ›
A group calling itself #LetsKeepTheSeat held rallies this week in Los Angeles and Sacramento urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris’ senate seat with a Black woman — either Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee or Southern California Rep. Karen Bass…. Read More ›
Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is one of the city’s most well-known politicians, and seemingly one of its more popular. But her re-election campaign received a major wake-up call after one of her challengers, Oakland restaurateur Derreck Johnson, posted strong… Read More ›
A decision by the Alameda County sheriff to rescind a countywide curfew one day earlier than scheduled set off a rush of cities to remove their own more stringent orders on Thursday. The call to lift the countywide curfew, which… Read More ›
The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Alameda County now tops 1,000, according to the Alameda County Public Health Office. Alameda County has 1,007 confirmed cases of covid-19, along with 39 deaths, according to the county’s covid-19 statistics released… Read More ›
With staggering numbers of homeless individuals in Oakland and across Alameda County, and a shelter in place order issued last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday morning are likely… Read More ›
Six ballot measures in Alameda County, primarily involving school parcel taxes and school bonds, are at or near the cusp of thresholds needed for passage. But with only provisional ballots remaining to be counted, as of Tuesday afternoon, time is… Read More ›
Mayor Bloomberg was stopped & seriously frisked last night.—Dan Kalb, Oakland councilmember, in a tweet analyzing Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate.
The Alameda City Council will decide Tuesday night whether to become the latest in a growing list of municipalities that are choosing to ban the use of facial-recognition software in surveillance cameras. In May, San Francisco became the first major… Read More ›
A group of 22 California mayors and five county supervisors representing more than 5 million residents want PG&E to become a public co-op. A letter from the growing number of civic leaders was sent Monday to the California Public Utilities Commission urging them to consider the idea of a customer-owned public utility. The argue the […]
Kaiser Permanente workers, including 4,900 in Alameda County, haveset a strike date: Oct. 14. The group of unions representing optometrists, laboratory scientists, x-ray technicians, licensed vocational nurses, and housekeepers, among a number of other types of workers, are billing the strike… Read More ›
Kaiser Permanente management closed hospital cafeterias across the state Monday before a vote by some of its workers to authorize a strike this fall. The meeting spaces were closed at Kaiser hospitals in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Fremont, Livermore, and… Read More ›
In my 22 years on the Council, I’ve never seen a worse budget.-Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid’s take on negotiations between the mayor and city council for a two-year budget.
I like to introduce bills that pass.—Assemblymember Rob Bonta during an Oakland City Council meeting April 16 when asked to propose legislation to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District’s original $100 million loan. STORY HERE
A similar bill failed in each of the last two years, but a change in the governor’s office is buoying proponent’s spirits.
1. What does a Harris supporter look like? I went to Kamala Harris’s presidential kickoff rally interested in figuring out who might be generally attracted to her campaign. I wondered whether it might be older, white, women jaded by Hillary… Read More ›
It’s been more than 26 years since a candidate from the East Bay has thrown their hat into the presidential wing. The wait ends this Sunday when Sen. Kamala Harris debuts her presidential campaign at a rally on the steps… 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.
During Alameda Councilmember-elect Tony Daysog’s previous two stints on the City Council he was known as a wonky and hard-working public servant. The third incarnation of Councilmember Daysog appears no different. Even before his swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 18, Daysog… Read More ›
National Association of Realtor have spent nearly $150,000 to stop Hayward’s Measure T real estate transfer tax increase.
Mercurial Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liu is suing Silicon Valley giants Twitter and Facebook for $150 million in damages. Liu field the lawsuit last week in Alameda Superior Court and alleges that both companies limited his reach to his followers… Read More ›
“She’s on TV saying he quit for personal reasons. But she lied,” says mayoral challenger Pamela Price.
Who is running for mayor, city council and school board in your city, along with a number of interesting down ballot races this fall
Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!
Bill that would expedite potential years-long CEQA lawsuits for a new A’s ballpark in Oakland now heads to Senate Appropriations.