California has strong abortion protections, but 23 states may ban it if the decision becomes final.
Buffy Wicks considers legal changes to prevent educator sexual misconduct from getting ‘swept under the rug’
Prompted by Berkeleyside’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher, Wicks is considering changes to the California Public Records Act and Education Code.
The baby cry heard around the nation: Buffy Wicks brings newborn to Assembly floor for vote
Wicks, who represents Berkeley and Oakland, asked to vote by proxy. Her request was denied and sparked outrage that women are expected to balance motherhood and work without much institutional support.
Campaign notebook: Measures O and P bring in the most cash, campaigns get creative
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
Poll shows AD15 candidate Beckles with 4% lead over Wicks; many still undecided
With less than a week before election day, a single poll shows the candidate who has served eight years in public office narrowly ahead of a campaign consultant in her first race.
Jovanka Beckles, running for AD15, sees herself as the champion of the people in Berkeley and the East Bay
Beckles was buoyed on Monday by an endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Richmond councilwoman has staked out positions on the left of the Democratic spectrum.
On the road with Buffy Wicks: using grassroots organizing to capture Assembly District 15
By Nov. 6, the Wicks campaign and its 500 volunteers plan to have knocked on 100,000 doors, part of the candidate’s strategy to connect with voters.
Big money is flowing in to support and oppose measures O and P, AD15 race
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
Strong policy differences emerge between AD15 candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks
They differ on their support for Proposition 10, housing, charter school reforms, whether California should immediately seek a single-payer health plan and more.
Assembly District 15 candidates Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles discuss food policy and agriculture issues
At Food in the 15th, organized by the California Food and Farming Network, the candidates spoke on affordable food, urban agriculture social justice for food workers, more.
Campaign notebook: Buffy Wicks campaign donors; Jovanka Beckles on vaccinations; gender at the polls
Six weeks remain until the November election. Some races have already gotten ugly.
Update: Kalb and Beckles continue to battle for second in AD15 primary race
Jovanka Beckles is now in second place, as of Saturday evening.