News & Events

From East Bay Times...

"Alameda: City Council candidates state views, priorities"

Why running: “I am a native Alamedan who has devoted my personal and professional life to public service. As our city faces upheaval and difficult decisions, I decided now is the time for me to give back to the city I love.”

Key issue facing the city: “There are many important issues facing Alameda, but what runs through each issue is a lack of leadership and inclusion. Our problems can be solved in a thoughtful and inclusive manner if leaders at City Hall get back to the basics. As I have done as a member of our Historical Advisory Board, I will continue to be accessible and proactive in engaging with the community and after hearing from all sides, I will base my decisions on what is best for all Alamedans.”

Goals as a council member: “Repair streets and sidewalks citywide and continue work to alleviate traffic including: adding a bike/pedestrian bridge to Oakland on the West End; expanding our ferry service; extending AC Transit buses to all ferry terminals; exploring the possibility of a citywide shuttle that connects residents to all business districts; and increasing collaboration among all transit agencies to ensure public transit meets our needs.

“Decrease displacement of longtime residents and increase available housing options for Alamedans at all income levels."

“Preserve open space, protect our shoreline and expand parks. Open and transparent decision-making that involves everyone in the community.”

Back in early September, I volunteered with Rotary Club of Alameda to serve lunch at the Annual Mastick Senior Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. Here I am with Lita Baylosis (a long time volunteer at Mastick) and with the Rotary volunteers!

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, I had a House Party & Fundraiser hosted by Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Councilmember Jim Oddie at the home of Mark Sorensen and Tom Squire! I am excited to be with supporters, both new and old alike! I hope you will join me and my supporters for a nice late afternoon/early evening on October 2, from 4 to 6pm! Please share this family-friendly event with your networks in Alameda. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost associated with it. But, please feel free to donate to the campaign HERE

 
 

From the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club's 4th Annual Oakland Pride Breakfast with transgender activist Tiffany Woods celebrating the LGBTQI Community!

 
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Democrats gather for Garden Party 2016...

Every year I look forward to the City of Alameda Democratic Club's Garden Party fundraiser. It was a little surreal being there and having to speak as an endorsed candidate. But, being with Democratic activists, both public officials and Club members alike, made it an exciting experience! We have a lot of work ahead of us over the next few months, but I think we have the team to accomplish the progressive goals we set out to do!

IT'S OFFICIAL: I will be on the ballot on Tuesday, November 8.

But, this moment, this day, is not just about me. It's about what we will do together for Alameda by creating productive dialogue and building a consensus between the people and their elected representatives. This isn't about holding elected office - it's about public service. We're in this together! THANK YOU! 

Fourth of July / Independence Day 2016...

I remember watching the Alameda 4th of July Parade as a kid in front of my cousins' grandparents house on Grand every year. We always had fun watching the myriad of floats and seeing family friends and loved ones who joined us from all over to celebrate Independence Day. 

It was a trip actually being in the Parade this year as a candidate. I'm fortunate to have been surrounded by my good friends and family (especially Oba, who walked the full 3+ miles at the age of 83) as we made our way along the parade route. We had a great time yesterday. 

Thanks to all who walked with me, cheered for us, and waved to us and a special thanks to all the organizers who make this annual event possible!

From Alameda Magazine...

 
 
 

It's an honor to have the endorsement of Union City City Council Members Pat Gacoscos and Jim Navarro at the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) 36th Annual Installation Dinner...

 

Thank you to all who came to my campaign kick-off as a candidate for Alameda City Council on May 22! From our very own California State Assembly Member Rob Bonta to City Council Members from Alameda, El Cerrito, and previously elected officials, and to my friends and family, thank you! I am so incredibly honored to have all your support. 

From Memorial Day (5/30/2016)...

With Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7 Political Director & Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland...

From Alameda Magazine...