Hayward PD’s proposal for four drones is delayed

The Hayward Police Department's bid to join a small group of East Bay cities that deploy Unmanned Aerial Systems, commonly known as drones, will be delayed after the Hayward City Council postponed a vote Tuesday night for its purchase. Hayward city staff pulled the item prior to Tuesday night's meeting following discussion of whether greater … Continue reading Hayward PD’s proposal for four drones is delayed

Rumors of Quirk’s retirement are greatly exaggerated

Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk's move to Union City last year and profligate spending for a re-election campaign that faced token opposition raised questions last fall for many in the district who suspected the long-time official was signaling an end to service in public office. "Not retiring yet," Quirk wrote in an email to the East … Continue reading Rumors of Quirk’s retirement are greatly exaggerated

Funding for homeless evokes historical rift between Alameda County cities and Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda County mayors, in a show of solidarity, refuted Schaaf's critique, saying the rest of county … Continue reading Funding for homeless evokes historical rift between Alameda County cities and Oakland

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi

Watergate in Hayward? A robber broke into council candidate Aisha Wahab's car and stole campaign materials, but left a cigarillo in the car. Meanwhile, every smoker in Hayward politics appears to be a suspect. In The Breakdown, I take a look at the Oakland District 6 council race and how all of Desley Brooks' challengers … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi

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

Bonta's recent endorsements have a unifying theme

EBC|LIVE: Delaine Eastin questions gubernatorial field’s progressive cred

California gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin in Union City Thursday talks about the lack of progressives like her in the race, her roots in Union City and a prediction for Tuesday's primary.

Delaine Eastin returns to Union City as governor’s race heads to final weekend

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 began her career in elected office as a Union City councilmember.

ALCO ASSESSOR: Phong La assesses the American Dream

Alameda County Assessor hopeful Phong La's family fled Vietnam for the U.S. in 1979 and his origin story is fueling his campaign this June.