Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernández is joining what has until now been a boy's club after announcing her campaign Thursday for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated next year by Scott Haggerty. Hernández, who was elected to the Dublin City Council in 2016, joins a growing field of candidates that includes state … Continue reading Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

One of the most sought after seats in Alameda County politics is now up-for-grabs. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Haggerty has served portions of the Tri-Valley and Fremont since 1996. "It's been my privilege to serve Alameda County and the … Continue reading You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

San Leandro moves to reduce density on proposed 45-unit green building near transit

At the same time acknowledging the need to diversify its mix of new housing, the San Leandro City Council, nonetheless, told the developer of a 45-unit green, multi-family apartment building on Bancroft Avenue that the project would not be approved unless he lowered its density from 45 units to 39 units or less, citing strong … Continue reading San Leandro moves to reduce density on proposed 45-unit green building near transit

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

Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

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 is already at work. After news of the Oakland Athletics' plan to build a new … Continue reading Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 16–Charlie’s Angels in Oakland?; Interview with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White

When Oakland District 4 City Council candidate Charlie Michelson abruptly suspended his campaign last weekend with just over three weeks to go until Election Day, the move raised eyebrows. I'll break down the possible reasons for surprising announcement. Whatever the reason it's probably not what he says it is. Later, I talk coffee and politics … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 16–Charlie’s Angels in Oakland?; Interview with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White