Alameda

[Alameda County] Borenstein (opinion): DA secret-taping report shows why two Alameda council members must go

Report puts lie to claim that city manager violated the law; reveals new evidence of Oddie’s and Vella’s actions

Blog note: this opinion piece mentions civil grand jury jurisdiction in the matter.

A new district attorney report not only exonerates former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach for secretly recording a meeting last year with Council members Jim Oddie and Malia Vella, it also shows why the two elected officials should be removed from office.

[Alameda County] Two years later: Who is still taking free Oracle Arena tickets?

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report on the subject.

OAKLAND — Nearly two years after this news organization’s investigation into East Bay politicians hoarding free tickets to marquee events at the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena, a review of recent records shows high ticket use among elected officials and their staffs — and sloppy reporting about it — continues.