Campaign Finance

Richmond’s Beckles tries to ride the progressive wave for a November upset against Buffy Wicks

Jovanka Beckles, who served on Richmond's City Council for eight years, is running for California's Assembly District 15 with the support of Our Revolution, a progressive platform backed by Bernie Sanders. She's one of hundreds...
Community members rally against Rocketship San Pablo Elementary during the first public hearing for its charter petition at the West Contra Costa Unified School District board meeting on Wednesday, November 15.

West Contra Costa school board races attract significant campaign donations as charter schools continue to grow

Significant campaign donations from organizations linked with charter schools flooded the last two West Contra Costa school board races. As charter schools continue to grow in the district, it's important to examine the money and...