By Peter Hegarty | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 4:40 am OAKLAND — Alameda County is banning an event where children ride on the backs of sheep, popular at some rodeos. Rodeo-goers will still get to enjoy watching cowboys showcase their roping skills and gallop through an obstacle course as an announcer booms their accomplishments through a loudspeaker. “Mutton busting,” in which children as young as age 4 climb onto and hang onto a sheep that tries to get them off its back as parents and seasoned bronc riders shout encouragement, should be prohibited, the county supervisors decided Tuesday. The change is aimed at promoting animal safety. The board’s action, however, did not go far enough for Eric Mills, coordinator for Oakland’s Action for Animals. Mills and other animal rights activists also want bans on “pig wrestling,” in which contestants chase … [Read more...] about ‘Mutton busting’ set to be banned at Alameda County rodeos
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Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans. “He’s definitely running,” the source said. Story Continued Below This weekend, Swalwell will be the first potential presidential candidate to visit Iowa after the midterms with a trip to meet the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party chairs in Dubuque. The travel to Iowa was first reported by NBC News and confirmed by POLITICO. The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to early primary voting states and endorsements of three young congressional candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire through his Future Forum PAC. He has also asked for lists of potential staffers for the early-state contests. Swalwell's, press secretary, Caitlyn McNamee also went to Iowa this fall to help out with Cindy Axne’s successful congressional … [Read more...] about Source: Eric Swalwell to run for president in 2020
By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 9, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 9, 2018 at 7:24 am East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell spent two days last week in a Winnebago nicknamed “Sioux City Sue,” road-tripping across rural Iowa to campaign for a fellow Democrat. He’ll be back again this weekend, speaking on the soapbox at the State Fair and stopping by a corn boil in Baldwin, population 109. That latest foray will mark Swalwell’s 10th trip to Iowa since President Trump took office — a travel schedule that’s raising eyebrows about the 37-year-old congressman’s presidential ambitions. Politicos in the Hawkeye State, which holds the first presidential nominating caucuses in the nation, say Swalwell has spent more time there over the last year and a half than nearly any other potential Democratic presidential candidate. His frequent trips come as he’s skyrocketed from obscurity … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell has visited Iowa 10 times in last year and a half. Is he running for president?
A viral video of a driver in Fremont, California, who was caught yelling racially-charged comments and making derogatory gestures against Asians has sparked outrage and debate over whether it crossed a legal line into hate speech. The driver the tirade was directed at – a Korean-American Air Force veteran – thinks it’s a hate crime, but Fremont police say it’s a case of two drivers behaving badly and no laws were broken. Fremont resident James Ahn posted the video on his Facebook page on May 21, where it has since received tens of thousands of views. “I was driving in Fremont last week and this lady started the racial harassment while threatening me on the road only because I wasn’t driving fast enough for her,” he wrote. 'Saturday Night Live' Pokes at Oakland’s 'BBQ Becky' Ahn told NBC Bay Area he was simply driving when she started yelling … and he thinks she was upset because he was driving too slow. “I got scared … [Read more...] about ‘Ugly Chinese’: Calif. Driver’s Rant Against Vet Goes Viral
NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press Updated 5:19 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks in the state Capitol in Denver. A federal judge on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, ruled that Lamborn should be on the Republican primary ballot, finding Lamborn would likely prevail in a lawsuit contending his dismissal from the ballot in April was unconstitutional. less FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks in the state Capitol in Denver. A federal judge on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, ruled that Lamborn should be on the Republican primary ... more Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Judge: Colorado congressman should be on GOP primary ballot 1 / 1 Back to Gallery DENVER (AP) … [Read more...] about Judge: Colorado congressman should be on GOP primary ballot