A wealthy Tri Valley family gave Rep. Eric Swalwell over $25,000 in contributions. Later, Swalwell used taxpayer money to hire the daughter for his staff.
The CAMPAIGN INSIDER column has a decidedly judicial tone this week. Judge Mary Hayashi, Stewart Chen and two notable Superior Court judges up for re-election.
Deanna Santana didn't get the job in Dallas or Phoenix, now she's doesn't have one in Oakland.
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools is retiring this year. She has a replacement in mind, but three others think changes is in the air.
Ten months after no movement in negotiations with Hayward city employees, the City Council is asked to approve the imposition of contracts for clerical and maintenance workers.
Alameda's council member won a seat on the City Council in 2012 and once served on the city's healthcare board, but nobody, it seems, knew about his embarrassing past.