In a series of tweets last week, East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna strongly advocated for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee. Khanna, a former co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign,… Read More ›
Pete Stark, the Walnut Creek community banker who parlayed his opposition to the Vietnam War into an unprecedented 40-year run representing the East Bay in Congress, died Friday at his home in Maryland, the family announced. He was 88. “Today,… Read More ›
East Bay congressional district has never been led by a woman of color. ‘It’s about damn time, right?’ Wahab says
Rep. Eric Swalwell is running a presidential campaign while, at the same time, doing a good job of keeping prospective challengers for his congressional seat and campaign donors unsure whether he will return to the district. Swalwell says he’ll make… Read More ›
Tony Santos, a former San Leandro mayor, stalwart progressive and friend of labor, who lead the once-segregated city toward a more equally diverse future, died Monday afternoon. He was 86. Santos had been in declining health for months and passed… Read More ›
Some Democrats have a nagging sense that Texas is on the cusp of turning blue one day soon. To hasten the process a Texas transplant from Oakland is happy to help. Mike Siegel, the son of well-known Oakland civil rights… Read More ›
By progressive standards, East Bay state Sen. Steve Glazer might want to start looking for a new school of thought. Glazer received a “F” from the California Courage Campaign, an activist group that seeks to highlight the voting records of… Read More ›
“Gavin Newsom took the oath as California’s 40th governor Monday and instantly challenged President Trump, promising a “progressive, principled” administration that will counter “corruption and incompetence” in the White House,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. “About halfway through the… Read More ›
With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States. “I ran because I believed the people of… Read More ›
Rep. Barbara Lee is seeking to be chair of the House Democratic Caucus next week.
Khanna: “If you bag groceries, you should be able to buy groceries. If you serve a meal at a restaurant, every now and then you should be able to buy a meal.
State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles
Keimach received a $900,000 severance package in Alameda last May.
Kriss Worthington, Berkeley’s first gay member of the city council, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his District 7 seat. He made the declaration on the steps of Berkeley City Hall. A day earlier on Facebook, Worthington… Read More ›
Pamela Price ran a spirited campaign for Alameda County DA that ended less than two months ago. She is the 14th candidate to file papers to challenge Libby Schaaf.
Jovanka Beckles is angling to be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the East Bay, but Rep. Ro Khanna is apparently not ready to make a choice in AD15
California gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin visited Alvarado Park in Union City Thursday evening for a campaign rally as her progressive campaign heads toward the final weekend before next week’s June primary. It was a return to Eastin’s political roots. She… Read More ›