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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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.