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League of Women Voters
The demise of the League of Women Voters of Livermore-Amador Valley represents a symptom of a nationwide issue for the league, which is struggling to stay relevant amid declining membership.  
 
Josh Richman
Joe Trippi, who helped pioneer 'netroots' political campaign methods with Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid, will be lead strategist for Ro Khanna's second bid to unseat Congressman Mike Honda.  
 
A group of blind voters who argued that malfunctioning voting machines during the 2012 general election did not allow them to cast a secret ballot has settled a federal lawsuit against Alameda County.  
 
Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group
Within minutes after it became clear that Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer -- the Democrat best known for his call to outlaw BART strikes -- had won a hotly contested East Bay State Senate seat, Democratic Party activists went right back on the attack against him on election night.  
 
Council votes to put measure on November ballot  
 
JANE TYSKA
Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer cruised to victory over Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, in a state Senate election that tested the might of well-heeled labor and business interests and the patience of voters who endured an unrelenting bombardment of campaign mailers and phone calls.  
 
It's a choice between two Democrats who couldn't be more different -- one unwaveringly devoted to organized labor, the other a moderate who understands that the state can't write blank checks to appease special interests.  
 
RAY CHAVEZ
With two Democrats vying for state Senate, one candidate has made an unabashed appeal for Republican support.  
 
Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group
Clerk-Recorder's office now has until May 22 to review and certify petition, after which backers will have 160 days to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.  
 
Photo illustration by Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
East Bay political veterans say they've never seen anything like the battle between Susan Bonilla and Steve Glazer leading up to the special election for state Senate on May 19. Some voters have already received 40 mailers from backers of both candidates.  
 
City's Fair Campaign Practices Commission workshop focused on a draft charter amendment by League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville and MapLight.  
 
Certified results of the primary election to fill the District 9 state Senate seat vacated by Mark DeSaulnier show that Orinda Mayor Steven Glazer bested Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla by more than 10,000 votes.  
 
SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
Endorsement comes after primary in which Bonilla fared poorly in the Tri-Valley region which Swalwell represents in Congress.  
 
RAY CHAVEZ
One day after Orinda Mayor Steven Glazer finished in first in at the primary election to succeed Mark DeSaulnier in the State Senate, second-place finisher Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla got a key endorsement from former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, who finished third. The standings are not expected to change, despite about 13,000 ballots left to be counted.  
 
ARIC CRABB
Orinda mayor Glazer finished well ahead of the five-candidate field vying for Mark DeSaulnier's former State Senate seat, while Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla led former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan in a tight battle for second place. The top two finishers will compete in a May runoff election.  
 
Bonilla, Buchanan, Glazer battle to fill DeSaulnier's vacated seat  
 
The March 17 special election to succeed Mark DeSaulnier in the 7th Senate district has long been expected to feature Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, both of whom filed before the deadline Friday.  
 
The park district instead will appoint someone to fill a board vacancy. San Leandro Unified School District also will save hundreds of thousands of dollars by filling a board vacancy with an appointment.  
 
The candidate filing period is open for folks vying to fill the seventh district State Senate seat vacated by new U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier. Gov.  
 
Laura A. Oda
Oakland's new mayor walked alone into police headquarters at 6:30 a.m. and planned to talk with officers and civilian staff until last patrol shift hit the streets late Tuesday night.  
 
The Oakland City Council elected first-term Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney council president Monday by a vote of 6-1  
 
Catharine Baker widens her leads to 5.2 percent over Tim Sbranti in final results for the 16th District Assembly race.  
 
When the new council meets Tuesday, it will not have an Indian-American for the first time in a decade. Fremont's school board, meanwhile, has never had one. That is surprising in a city where 1 in 5 residents are Indian-American.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Assemblymember-elect Catharine Baker, the first Republican the Bay Area has elected to the Legislature or Congress since 2006, will be in Democrats' 2016 cross-hairs.  
 
Undocumented Oakland Voices correspondent helps inform community on Election Night  
 
Oakland Voices correspondent Saa'un Bell part of team of storytellers helping to cover mayoral election for The Tribune  
 
Oakland Voices correspondent Gerald Green helps cover Nov. 4 elections for The Tribune  
 
Rowley and a cadre of other Voices correspondents were dispatched to mayoral candidate election night events to provide content and color for the Tribune  
 
As of Wednesday evening's final vote count, pending an audit, Lori Droste beat George Beier by a scant 16 votes in a four-candidate race for the Berkeley District 8 City Council seat being vacated by Gordon Wozniak.  
 
Laura A. Oda
Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the contest at the front steps of Alameda City Hall on Wednesday, telling supporters and Alameda officials that a recount was not in the city's best interest. Just 129 votes pushed Spencer over the top.