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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Venture capitalist Tim Draper isn't ready to give up, though.
'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

The governor has until Sept. 30 to veto the bill or sign it.
East Bay Congressman Meets with Middle East Leaders about Severe ISIL Threat

East Bay Congressman Meets with Middle East Leaders about Severe ISIL Threat

Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) is a Member of the Homeland Security Committee.
Community Invited to 'Habitat Means Home' Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

Community Invited to 'Habitat Means Home' Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

Senator Ellen Corbett will be hosting the awards ceremony in her San Leandro office.
Gun Violence Restraining Order Legislation Passes Senate

Gun Violence Restraining Order Legislation Passes Senate

This morning advocates rallied in Sacramento to support the legislation. What do you think?
Bill to Reduce Cell Phone Robberies Signed into Law

Bill to Reduce Cell Phone Robberies Signed into Law

The 'Cell Phone Kill Switch Bill' is meant to keep help keep smartphone owners from being mugged or robbed for their phones.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Restaurants

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Restaurants

"Bone-appétit," says Assemblymember Yamada, sponsor of the bill which becomes law in January.
CA Suicide Prevention Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

CA Suicide Prevention Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Assembly Bill 2198 Requires Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals
East Bay Leaders Support Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill in Wake of UCSB Massacre

East Bay Leaders Support Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill in Wake of UCSB Massacre

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner says the bill is modeled on California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.
Voters to Decide on $7.5B Water Bond in November

Voters to Decide on $7.5B Water Bond in November

The bond includes money for two new reservoirs. What do you think about the bond?
Congressman Swalwell Hosting Town Hall Meeting in San Lorenzo

Congressman Swalwell Hosting Town Hall Meeting in San Lorenzo

The free event will be held at the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Building on Thursday.
Bill to Reduce Cell Phone Robberies Step Closer to Becoming Law in California

Bill to Reduce Cell Phone Robberies Step Closer to Becoming Law in California

The 'Cell Phone Kill Switch Bill' is meant to keep help keep smartphone owners from being mugged or robbed for their phones.
Congressman Swalwell Hosting Veterans' Employment Roundtable

Congressman Swalwell Hosting Veterans' Employment Roundtable

Veterans and service members are invited to participate on Aug. 8 at the Chabot College’s Campus Community Center in Hayward.
Congressman Swalwell Hosting Town Hall Meeting in San Ramon

Congressman Swalwell Hosting Town Hall Meeting in San Ramon

The community is invited to the San Ramon Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway

Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway

Taxpayers wishing to appeal the assessed value of their properties can do so by filing an Application for Changed Assessment in their county
BART Trains Resume Normal Service After Morning Delays

BART Trains Resume Normal Service After Morning Delays

Equipment problems gave BART riders a slow start to the morning commute.
Why Was Water Flowing Through the Streets of Castro Valley Yesterday?

Why Was Water Flowing Through the Streets of Castro Valley Yesterday?

Did you see the water draining in Castro Valley Monday? Read on to find out why it was necessary.
Applications Being Accepted to Fill Vacant Hayward City Council Seat

Applications Being Accepted to Fill Vacant Hayward City Council Seat

All completed applications must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk by July 16.
County Officials Say West Nile Virus Activity Increasing

County Officials Say West Nile Virus Activity Increasing

For more information about West Nile virus, contact the Alameda County Public Health Department.
Congressman to Make Lunches in Hayward at Launch of Summer Feeding Program

Congressman to Make Lunches in Hayward at Launch of Summer Feeding Program

Eric Swalwell will help prepare bagged lunches for 'Let’s Do Lunch Hayward… and Breakfast Too' as part of his ongoing 'In Your Shoes' campaign.