Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

Former East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker is joining the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Baker, who served the Tri-Valley and parts of Contra Costa County in the 16th Assembly District for two terms, was named to the FPPC by California state Controller Betty Yee. Catharine Baker After losing re-election in 2018, Baker has kept … Continue reading Former East Bay assemblymember named to FPPC

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

Vinnie Bacon may challenge Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon may soon attempt what no other has been able to accomplish in the East Bay for more than a generation--unseat an incumbent countywide elected official. Bacon told the East Bay Citizen Tuesday night that he is contemplating a challenge against Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty next year. "I'm seriously considering it," … Continue reading Vinnie Bacon may challenge Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty

AD16: Baker’s lead down to 205 votes

Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained more than 400 votes on Catharine Baker since last Saturday.

AD16 continues to trend toward Bauer-Kahan, as Baker’s lead slips to 339 votes

A monumental upset appears in the offing, one that would strip the GOP of its lone state legislator in the East Bay.

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 13–Interview with 15th Congressional District candidate Rudy Peters

Republican 15th Congressional District candidate Rudy Peters was almost stabbed while campaigning at a public event last month in Castro Valley. He survived and the man was arrested and the campaign moves forward. Peters sat down for a chat this week in downtown Livermore to discuss the incident that made national news and how he … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 13–Interview with 15th Congressional District candidate Rudy Peters

CoCo registrar mistakenly excluded GOP congressional candidate’s ballot statement from voter guide

Last month, a disgruntled voter in Castro Valley tried to cut 15th Congressional District Republican candidate Rudy Peters with a switch blade. The assailant did not succeed and was arrested. But now comes the unkindest cut of all. Peters says the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters neglected to include his 250-word ballot statement in … Continue reading CoCo registrar mistakenly excluded GOP congressional candidate’s ballot statement from voter guide

CA17: Cohen apologizes for Michelle Obama tweets

Ron Cohen, the Republican facing Rep. Ro Khanna in the 17th Congressional District this November, apologized for a series of tweets he posted last week suggesting former First Lady Michelle Obama was transgender. During a debate Saturday morning in Fremont, Cohen expressed remorse for the tweets he exchanged with a South Bay progressive. He later … Continue reading CA17: Cohen apologizes for Michelle Obama tweets

East Bay congressional candidate attacked by man with switchblade

East Bay congressional candidate Rudy Peters was attacked Sunday afternoon at a downtown festival in Castro Valley by a man allegedly brandishing a switchblade. The suspect, 35-year-old Farzad Fazeli, had been arguing with Peters, who is a Republican, about his political party and views. Fazeli was later arrested by Alameda County sheriff's deputies and charged … Continue reading East Bay congressional candidate attacked by man with switchblade