Election 2014

If you're an absentee (AKA vote-by-mail) voter, Monday marked the first day you could turn in your ballot for this fall's election. If you need to know more about any of the candidates or local issues before you, we've got it all on our Election 2014 page.

Two attorneys with a history of engagement in local politics are squaring off in the mayor’s race this fall. Here's our in-depth report on the candidates.

A legislative staffer who has served on several local committees and a pair of city councilmen – one incumbent and one former – are vying for two open City Council seats this fall.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

A school board veteran, a special education teacher and an accountant who helped start a local youth sports league are vying for a pair of seats on Alameda’s Board of Education this fall.

Alameda has good neighborhood elementary schools, a pair of candidates for the local school board say. And they said they intend to keep it that way.

Two of the three candidates for Alameda's Board of Education offered their views on Alameda's high school situation, the future of the Measure A parcel tax and more at The Alamedan/Alameda Sun's Saturday morning candidate forum at Maya Lin School. Here's the readout, tweet by tweet.

Special interests beware: Contributing money to candidates for Alameda’s mayor and City Council will not buy you influence, according to candidates who attended a candidate’s forum at the Main Library sponsored by The Alamedan and the Alameda Sun.

City candidate forum

Alameda's City Council and mayoral candidates came out Thursday - along with a standing room only crowd - for The Alamedan/Alameda Sun's candidate forum. Here's how it all played out, in tweets.