Fear & Loathing in Orinda: Glazer stumps for over development

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The so-called Godfather of Orinda politics, Orinda City Council member Steve Glazer, appears to be getting nervous about the coming election for open seats on the Orinda City Council. In a special October 13 e-mail message to Orinda residents, Glazer announced that he is supporting candidates — candidates whose views closely mirror his own — […]

Campaign signs and other election tactics used by politicians

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Campaign signs touting Concord Counclmember Ron Leone‘s reelection bid proudly states that he has fought, “For a Balanced Budget & Reserves.” Tim Grayson, claims to have been a good Mayor and for championing, “Anti-crime programs to keep Concord Safe,” as his ticket for gaining a second term. With local campaign manager Mary Jo Rossi running their re-election bids, the two […]

Orinda removal of campaign signs suppresses free speech

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In a brazen attempt to suppress political speech and political advertising, employees of the City of Orinda confiscated campaign signs of candidates running for the Orinda City Council and the Board of Trustees of the Orinda Union School District. The campaign signs were removed by Orinda city workers between Monday, October 6 and Wednesday, October […]

Orinda council candidates differ sharply on downtown development

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Sharply differing views over land use emerged as candidates for seats on the Orinda City Council spoke at an election forum held in Orinda on Monday, October 6. Speaking against current Orinda land-use policies were candidates Eve Phillips and Linda Delehunt. Arguing for continuation of the current direction of land-use plans in Orinda were Amy […]

10 reasons the Democratic Party faces a tough election cycle this fall

Democratic Party faces tough election cycle in 2014

It must be getting close to election time. With emotions boiling to the surface for those who care about the outcome on November 4th, I have been subject of late to more criticism than usual. These allegations include charges of, “lacking of knowledge of local Democratic Party politics,” character flaws for being shallow and simplistic, plus suffering […]

Council candidate Eve Phillips calls for significant changes in Orinda

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Eve Phillips, a candidate for the Orinda City Council, said in a recent interview that her campaign is based on “rebuilding trust between residents and the city council.” Real-estate projects that the current city council has approved for construction, Phillips said, have led to a loss of the city’s charm and have diminished confidence in […]