Talk Back: International trade
Do you favor Congress giving President Barack Obama so-called fast-track authority for international trade deals?

(Tell us why or why not?)
Pittsburg: Congressman to hold Saturday office hours

DeSaulnier to meet with constituents at city hall  
Berkeley panel studies public campaign financing
City's Fair Campaign Practices Commission workshop focused on a draft charter amendment by League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville and MapLight. 

San Ramon Valley: Special election mail-in ballot asks voters to renew $144 annual parcel tax
Voters must decide by May 5 if they want to extend the tax for another nine years 

Barnidge: Mayors share their thoughts on Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez
Old-fashioned town hall meeting at Ygnacio Valley Library feels like yesteryear 

State assemblyman Frazier to host coffee time for constituents this weekend
"Have a Cup of Joe" is on the menu Saturday, when the public can chat with the 11th District's Jim Frazier and learn what's happening at the Capitol. 

(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.