The registrar’s office hasn’t been forthcoming about errors that impacted the Nov. 8 election. The public deserves to know.
Before joining The Oaklandside as News Editor, Darwin BondGraham worked with The Appeal, where he was an investigative reporter covering police and prosecutorial misconduct. He has reported on gun violence for The Guardian, and was an enterprise reporter for the East Bay Express. He is from Alaska.
Recount for real? County supervisor calls for an independent recount of ranked-choice elections
The possible recount comes after the Registrar of Voters disclosed that it made an error tallying ballots, possibly resulting in the wrong winner in an Oakland school board race.
Get ready: A ‘brutal’ storm is expected to pummel Berkeley from Wednesday to Thursday
A 10-day “Pineapple Express” is expected to cause flooding, debris flows, downed trees, and other hazards in Berkeley.
Alameda County Registrar miscounted Berkeley ballots for 2022 election
The problem did not affect the results of any races in Berkeley, though it may have changed the outcome of an Oakland school board race.
Why does it take so long to count votes in Alameda County?
When will we know who won the Berkeley’s City Council races? What does “100% reported” mean? And more ballot questions answered.
Halloween was once a chaotic night of pranks and violence in the East Bay
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns — Halloween in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda was once mayhem.
How ranked-choice voting works in Berkeley elections
You don’t have to settle for one candidate. You can pick up to five in certain Berkeley races through the city’s instant-runoff process.
Toilets? Cannabis grows? Rising temps? We looked into theories and history behind the Bay Area algae bloom
Questions swirl as carcasses rot at Lake Merritt, the Berkeley Marina and beyond. We talked to experts and explored 100 years of local fish-kills.
A massacre of mussels as algae bloom hits the Berkeley Marina
A red tide worse than any since 2004 is the likely culprit. Gulls are gorging on the dead mollusks and leaving shell piles on the docks.
Everything Berkeley residents need to know about the 2022 election
How to register and vote, what’s on the ballot, voters’ rights, and other Nov. 8 election essentials.
East Bay voters showed an appetite for criminal justice reform
Despite a high-profile loss in San Francisco, progressive candidates for district attorney and sheriff gained ground in other parts of the state.
ICE transfers are way down in Alameda County, but the sheriff’s office will keep cooperating in some cases
Eight people in Santa Rita Jail were handed over to federal immigration agents in 2020, down from 44 in 2019. There have been none in 2021.