The Assemblymember Rob Bonta-led effort
to add regulations to medical cannabis
dispensaries is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
>>>The much-anticipated race in the Ninth State Senate District loses one prominent candidate when Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan suspends her campaign because of fundraising concerns.
>>>Meanwhile, former Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker announces he will mount a challenge in Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley's District Four next year.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers the
State of the City address in October.
>>>Berkeley Councilmember Jesse Arreguin announces he will run for mayor. Long-time Mayor Tom Bates is retiring. Laurie Capitelli, also a Berkeley councilmember, also joins the race.
>>>Labor relations at the San Lorenzo Unified School District are additionally strained when video of Alameda County sheriff's deputies attempting to shut down a union meeting goes viral. The teachers union will soon file an unfair labor practices complaint against the school district.
>>>Chatter about Jean Quan making a run in 2016 for Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan's at-large seat are too loud to ignore. Former Oakland Councilmember Nancy Nadel says she's also contemplating a campaign for her old District Three seat.
Blood outside the Alameda City Council chambers
following the arrest of two renters.
>>>As it becomes clear the Oakland Raiders are the least likely of three NFL teams to move to Los Angeles, the city suggests it will soon have a proposal to build a stadium for the team. Schaaf, however, reiterates no public money will be used and the NFL holds a town hall at the Paramount Theater. Later, reports reveal the plan might include other forms of public financing.
>>>Mary King, the first black woman elected to the Alameda County supervisor dies. She was 69.
Elaine Brown and Desley Brooks during more
>>>Former Pleasanton Councilmember Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a Democrat, is recruited by Speaker Toni Atkins to challenge Assemblymember Catharine Baker in the Sixteenth District. Baker, a freshman, is the only elected East Bay Republican in the Legislature.
Members of the Alameda Renters Coalition outside
of Alameda City Hall. The issue of rents will be a
major election topic in 2016.
>>>Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb, Annie Campbell Washington and Rebecca Kaplan propose a slate of gun control ordinances to ensure safe storage of weapons in homes and unattended vehicles, in addition, to banning high-capacity magazines.
>>>Like in Alameda, fears of rising rents and evictions come the to San Leandro City Council when they approve changes to its Rent Review Board.
>>>The end of the year does not go so well for Rep. Mike Honda. First, Roll Call names his re-election bid as one of 2016's Top 10 endangered. Then, his ethics investigation is rehashed in the press and Honda's Republican opponent, Fremont CPA Ron Cohen, files a complaint over alleged misuse of his franking privileges.
Honda undoubtedly is looking forward to fresh start in 2016.
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