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  • California agency on road to biggest bust since Detroit

    09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 Sep 2013
    The toll-road authority of Orange County, Calif., is nearing the biggest municipal default since Detroit's record bankruptcy ... The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency... risks default on $2.4 billion in debt, according to a consultant to the Debt and Investment Advisory Commission of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
  • School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

    12/07/2012 3:58:54 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 37 replies
    NPR: All Things Considered ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Richard Gonzales
    The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopping $1 billion repayment on a loan of just $105 million. It borrowed the money using bonds that the state treasurer has compared to payday loans -- and more than 200 other California districts are in the same boat. More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed. In 2010,...
  • Powerful California politician's estranged wife arrested for using meth (DEM)

    09/06/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6 Sep 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former county supervisor and the estranged wife of California's Treasurer has been arrested after police found methamphetamine stashed in the Orange County home she was living in with the couple's nine-year-old son. Mr Bill Lockyer, the state's former attorney general and current treasurer, helped his much younger wife with $1.6million in campaign funding when she won her supervisor seat in 2010, but has since filed for divorce and is seeking joint custody of their son. Police received a tip last week that led them to a house where Mrs Lockyer was staying with relatives, district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami...
  • Nadia Lockyer Arrested in SoCal

    09/05/2012 10:49:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 | Lori Preuitt
    The former Alameda County supervisor reportedly checked herself into a drug rehab after being released from jail.Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer faces new drug and child-endangerment charges after she was arrested last week in Southern California. Nadia Lockyer is the estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer. She made headlines in February after an violent incident at a Newark hotel involving a man she was having an affair with. She admitted at the time that she had a drug addition. Two months later in April, she resigned her supervisorial seat. According to court records, the arrest in Orange County...
  • Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer arrested on meth, child-endangerment charges

    09/05/2012 4:16:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/5/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek and Josh Richman
    Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, faces drug and child-endangerment charges after her arrest last week in Orange County. Police went to the Orange home where Lockyer, 41, and her 9-year-old son, Diego, were visiting a relative on Aug. 28 after a caller tipped them that she might have drugs there, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- tubular aluminum foil with a burned end -- at the house. "When they later contacted the defendant, she showed objective signs of being under...
  • Bill Lockyer seeks divorce from Nadia

    07/16/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/16/12 | Justin Berton
    (07-16) 17:08 PDT HAYWARD -- State Treasurer Bill Lockyer has filed for divorce from his wife of nine years, Nadia Lockyer, three months after she resigned from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in the wake of a sex and drug scandal. Bill Lockyer cited irreconcilable differences in the filing Friday in Alameda County Superior Court. He is seeking joint custody of the couple's 9-year-old son. His spokesman declined Monday to discuss the reasons that led the 71-year-old state treasurer to seek to end his marriage to Nadia Lockyer, who is 41. "Bill's desire is that this matter be resolved...
  • Bill Lockyer endorses tax measure, stays mum on scandal

    06/21/2012 8:38:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/20/12 | David Siders
    State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said this afternoon that he will vote for Gov. Jerry Brown's November ballot initiative to raise taxes, despite concerns about the measure's burden on California's highest-income earners. Lockyer, who said last year that California had neared its reasonable limit for taxing the rich, told the Sacramento Press Club that the alternative -- billions of dollars in spending reductions, including to education -- is intolerable. "I'm voting for the governor's tax proposal," said Lockyer, a Democrat. "The cuts to education if it doesn't pass are so severe that it will injure our ability to produce an informed...
  • Field set to replace Nadia Lockyer

    05/17/2012 7:23:38 PM PDT · by SmithL
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/17/12 | Matthew Artz and Angela Woodall
    OAKLAND -- Eight candidates are vying to replace disgraced ex-Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer including three veteran city politicians and Lockyer's predecessor Gail Steele. The major names in addition to Steele are Union City Mayor Mark Green, who also is running for State Assembly; former Union City Councilman Richard Valle, who also is running to be that city's mayor; and Newark Councilwoman Ana Apodaca, who lost a mayoral bid last year. County supervisors next month are scheduled to appoint Lockyer's successor, who will serve through the November general election, when voters in Hayward, Union City, Newark, Sunol and north Fremont...
  • Nadia Lockyer obtains restraining order against her ex-lover

    05/12/2012 7:12:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/12/12 | Josh Richman
    Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer obtained a restraining order against her former lover this week, even as he sat in a café 30 miles away claiming she tried to frame him for battery and broke his heart. Lockyer, 41, has claimed Stephen Chikhani attacked her Feb. 3 in a Newark hotel room. But the state Justice Department investigated and declined to charge him with any crime. Still, Lockyer, who resigned her seat on the board last month, claimed in court papers filed this week that she, her 8-year-old son and her husband -- state Treasurer Bill Lockyer -- continue...
  • California political miscreants inhabit East Bay

    05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Dan Walters
    The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..." One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave. While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently. Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved...
  • As scandal winds down, aging state Treasurer Bill Lockyer sets sights on controller's job

    04/30/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/30/12 | Josh Richman
    He's almost 71. And his wife just resigned from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors after a drug-fueled affair with a meth addict. Her sensational downfall included shocking allegations that he once supplied her with drugs and encouraged her to commit suicide during a recent argument. So now, after months of personal turmoil and four decades as one of the state's most powerful Democrats, is state Treasurer Bill Lockyer preparing to quietly fade away? Not a chance. In fact, he's already squirreled away more than $2.5 million to run for another statewide office when he's 73. Asked whether recent events...
  • CALIFORNIA: State Justice Department won't charge Nadia Lockyer's ex-lover

    04/27/2012 6:31:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/27/12 | Josh Richman
    The ex-lover whom former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer had accused of attacking her Feb. 3 in a Newark hotel room won't face criminal charges, the state Justice Department announced Friday. Communications director Shum Preston said the department "has thoroughly reviewed the matter referred to us by the Alameda County District Attorney's office regarding the Feb. 3 incident at a Newark hotel involving Nadia Lockyer. After reviewing the evidence, the department has determined that it will not file charges." No further details were available, Preston said. Nadia Lockyer resigned her supervisorial seat last week, months after the Feb. 3 brought...
  • Mary Hayashi inquired about Nadia Lockyer's seat

    04/25/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Maybe there's something about one of the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's five seats that attracts troubled Bay Area politicians. Less than a week after Nadia Lockyer resigned her seat on the board following weeks of scandalous revelations of drug abuse and a sexual affair with a meth adddict, disgraced Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, reportedly inquired about the post. Hayashi, who is termed out of the Legislature after this year, contacted three of the four remaining members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to gauge their interest in appointing her to fill out Lockyer's term until 2014, the Bay...
  • Don't trust Democrats to fix Nadia Lockyer mess

    04/24/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/24/12 | Chip Johnson
    It's easy to dismiss the dramatic fall of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer as the failings of an addict. But it was much more than that. A system - our political system - created her. Our political system allows one person, like state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, to run for a statewide office, collect millions of dollars in donations and then bestow those funds like a kingmaker in lower-level races - like a county supervisor's race. Our system here in Alameda County allows one party - the Democratic Party - to declare for the rest of us who should be in...
  • Contra Costa Times editorial: Nadia Lockyer resignation welcome, but serious questions remain

    04/23/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/23/12 | Editor
    We are pleased that Nadia Lockyer last week resigned her seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors . . . frankly, she's an addict who behaves like one and, by her own admission, has lied . . . Nevertheless, her account raises questions about her husband's actions. For, while she tried to defend her husband by saying that she holds responsibility for her consumption of drugs, she did not deny her earlier claim - that her husband bought and supplied her some of those drugs years ago. In the time the two have known each other, Bill Lockyer has...
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Nadia Lockyer tells traumatic story of how affair, drugs and deceit led to downfall

    04/22/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/22/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Week after week, messages from Nadia Lockyer came in a barrage of lurid and disjointed emails, texts and photos. They were a confusing attempt to explain her tortured, drug-fueled affair with a meth addict and her crumbling marriage to state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who is three decades her senior. One email that ended "Goodbye to everyone" seemed so desperate, so disturbing that the newspaper called police to rush to her home.Then, in an effort to be believed and understood, the woman who had held office as an Alameda County supervisor for little more than a year sent us one more...
  • CA: Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer resigns

    04/20/2012 4:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/20/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, who for two months has been embroiled in a sex and addiction scandal that riveted the Bay Area, told the Bay Area News Group today she is resigning from office. Lockyer, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, will tell her colleagues and constituents in a letter that she wanted to focus on the well-being of her 8-year-old son and recovery from chemical dependency and her alleged beating by her ex-lover. "Today is a significant day for me personally and professionally," she told a reporter in the living room of their home in the Hayward...
  • Email from wife's account shadows Calif. treasurer { Nadia & Bill Lockyer }

    04/18/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/18/12 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is used to the public spotlight. Just not like this. After a political career spanning four decades, Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles, his wife's substance abuse and her claim that she was roughed up by an ex-boyfriend at a motel room. And with each new development, the story has taken ever stranger turns. An email last week that appeared to be sent from Nadia Lockyer, herself a promising San Francisco Bay area politician, went to a newspaper, accusing her husband, a former state...
  • The Lockyer family desperately needs help

    04/15/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/15/12 | Daniel Borenstein - Staff columnist
    It's painful watching the Lockyer family drama spin out of control. The alcoholic 40-year-old Alameda County supervisor, who is also battling drug addiction, checks in and out of rehab, then continues to behave erratically like a typical substance abuser. The codependent 70-year-old elected treasurer of the nation's largest state risks his four-decade political legacy trying to preserve a marriage to a woman who cheated on him with a methamphetamine addict. Then there's their young son, who was dragged along with his mother to the Newark motel where she says her lover beat her up. These folks need help. None of...
  • Advice from politicians who know: Nadia Lockyer's future is up to her

    04/13/2012 9:20:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/13/12 | Josh Richman
    John Burton was well on his way to becoming a political icon when he resigned from Congress in 1982 to battle an alcohol and cocaine addiction, but he won't deign to say Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer should follow his example and step down. As a politician who famously climbed back into the public arena, Burton said Friday that whether an addict is a street-sweeper, a county supervisor or the president of the United States, you don't get well until you commit to getting well. Whatever comes next is "her decision," Burton said of Lockyer. "The only person who can...
  • Bizarre twist in Nadia Lockyer saga

    04/13/2012 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/13/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    More drama involving Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer - this time concerning an e-mail from her Web address that was sent to the San Jose Mercury News suggesting she was in serious distress and blaming her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, for hooking her on drugs. After receiving the e-mail Wednesday, the Mercury News called police in Hayward, where officers and paramedics were promptly dispatched to the Lockyers' home to check on her. According to law enforcement and other sources, Nadia Lockyer insisted she was fine and denied sending the e-mail. However, she did tell a Mercury News reporter who...
  • Email from Nadia Lockyer account claims Treasurer Bill Lockyer supplied her with drugs

    04/12/2012 3:09:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/12/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek and Josh Richman
    The tragic unraveling of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer took a disturbing turn this week when a message from her personal email account landed in a reporter's in-box: Her husband, California's Treasurer Bill Lockyer, the message claimed, bought and gave her drugs years before she met her drug-addicted former lover. . In an apparent call for help, the message also said she could no longer stand the torture and harassment of the ex-lover who she says beat her in a motel room two months ago. "I simply can't bear this any longer,'' the email said. "Goodbye to everyone.'' Fearing for...
  • Nadia Lockyer denies leaving ex-lover a voice mail

    04/04/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/4/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Despite a trip to rehab and an ongoing investigation into her accusation that she was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend in a Newark hotel room, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer allegedly has continued to contact her former lover, Stephen Chikhani. Most recently, she supposedly left him a voice mail message declaring, "Miss you beside me." According to a source familiar with the recording, Lockyer made the nine-second call to Chikhani just 10 days ago at 4:59 a.m. on March 25.The message is among the audio recordings turned over to the state attorney general by Chikhani's lawyer."I just want the attorney general's...
  • Convenient excuses allow officials to evade public disclosure in times of embarrassment

    03/31/2012 9:32:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/31/12 | Thomas Peele
    "All governments lie," the late muckraker I.F. "Izzy" Stone used to preach. Let's add this: They also deny. Denial of access is a government lie in and of itself -- especially when a bureaucrat tells the public it has no right to view the writings of top officials, particularly when those officials are in trouble. A pair of recent controversies shows how quickly governments become recalcitrant for fear of embarrassment, denying access to information that may further public understanding and full accountability. In one, lawyers have denied access to records involving a California power couple, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and...
  • Photos, texts and police reports shed new light on Nadia Lockyer's tortured affair

    03/31/2012 3:49:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/31/12 | Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek, Staff Writers
    Sobering photographs of her bruised forehead and neck, new text messages of a tempestuous affair and a police report of a volatile marriage all emerged this week, adding new layers of recklessness and despair to the public fall of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer. In her first descriptions of the night that made her private troubles public, Lockyer told this newspaper this week through a series of emails that she was "violently assaulted" at a Newark hotel by her ex-lover, Stephen Chikhani, who sent text messages trying to woo her back. "I'll have the room warm candles lit and I'll...
  • Nadia Lockyer makes first public appearance since rehab

    03/27/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer made her first public appearance Tuesday since returning from drug rehabilitation. Lockyer attended Tuesday's regularly scheduled supervisors meeting. She returned to work last week after treatment for alcohol abuse, which followed her claim that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend...
  • March Madness: Public Officials Behaving Badly Edition

    03/22/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 1+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 3/22/12 | Robert Gammon
    It’s hard to remember a time when so many public officials in the Bay Area were caught in embarrassing situations or accused of misdeeds at the same time. Indeed, demands for resignations, whether coming from the press or the public, seem to have reached an unprecedented level. But not every transgression is equal, of course (although many of them are depressing). So in an effort to sort out which public official has behaved the worst, the Express staff decided it was time to do some head-to-head comparisons. And to make it a bit more interesting, we decided to do it...
  • Nadia Lockyer lied about offering legal advice to ex-lover, attorney says

    03/21/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer is lying when she says she visited ex-lover Stephen Chikhani in jail last summer in her professional capacity as an lawyer, Chikhani's attorney said Wednesday. "I know she signed in as a lawyer, but they were not legal visits," said attorney Adrienne Dell, of San Jose. "She definitely abused that; there's no question in my mind. They were still in a relationship." The Bay Area News Group's public-records request uncovered jail logs denoting two of Lockyer's visits to Chikhani in Santa Clara County's Elmwood jail in Milpitas, on June 15 and June 22, 2011. Dell...
  • Nadia Lockyer shows up for board retreat

    03/21/2012 8:31:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    A little more than a month after enrolling in a substance-abuse program following a violent clash with an ex-boyfriend in a Newark hotel, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer unexpectedly showed up for work Tuesday at a board retreat - and stepped right back into a controversy. Her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, accompanied her to the Alameda County Conference Center in downtown Oakland and returned later in the day to pick her up. The supervisor's return, however, was marred by a new report that she had visited her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Chikhani, three times last summer while he was in lockup...
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer visited ex-lover in jail, records show

    03/20/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/20/12 | Josh Richman and Angela Woodall
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer visited her ex-lover in a Santa Clara County jail twice last year and signed in as his lawyer, allowing her to see him more privately and for a longer time than if she were a friend or family member. Lockyer faced questions from the Bay Area News Group -- which learned about the visits through a public-records request -- when she returned to work Tuesday, more than a month after announcing she was entering rehabilitation for an undisclosed addiction following an purported assault by the former lover in a Newark hotel room. "His dad asked...
  • Nadia Lockyer should take an unpaid leave

    03/16/2012 7:38:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/16/12 | Chip Johnson
    Success in life is a wonderful thing, but it's always sweeter when you earn it. Nadia Lockyer, an Alameda County supervisor currently enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program, has yet to earn the success she has enjoyed in the political world. The goodwill that's been extended to her by voters, colleagues and employers, and even her annual $143,000 salary, seem more like an honorarium paid on behalf of her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, one of the state's most powerful Democrats. Supervisor Lockyer has attended only 17 of the 31 board meetings held since she took office in January...
  • Bill Lockyer gave $1.7 million to wife's campaign

    03/04/2012 12:34:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/4/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    To understand why state Treasurer Bill Lockyer is considered such a heavyweight in East Bay politics, look no further than the $1.7 million he pumped into his wife's 2010 campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. In a spending spree that shattered all records for the board, Nadia Lockyer - now embroiled in a sex and substance-abuse scandal - spent more than 40 times what her predecessor, Gail Steele, spent in any single campaign for the south county seat in nearly two decades in office.The $1.7 million from Bill Lockyer's campaign fund obliterated any chance his wife's election rival...
  • State Treasurer Bill Lockyer hunkers down as sex, drug scandal unfolds

    03/03/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/3/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    In the past week, producers for "Inside Edition" and the "Dr. Phil" show have reached out to state Treasurer Bill Lockyer. They were not asking about his $1.9 billion refinance of state bond debt. Lockyer, a 70-year-old elder statesman of Capitol politics, finds himself mired in personal controversy and the subject of media attention after his wife said she was injured in a violent assault and acknowledged undergoing treatment for chemical dependency. The latest twist: She also made a sex tape with the methamphetamine user she says attacked her, a development reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and confirmed by...
  • Treasurer Lockyer Reportedly Sent Sex Tape Of Wife, Another Man (Dems in Crotchville--Chapter 326)

    03/01/2012 12:20:29 PM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 17+ views
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, a fixture in the capital for 40 years, is at the center of an emerging sex scandal between his wife, who’s an Alameda County supervisor, and another man. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Treasurer Lockyer was sent a sex tape of his wife with the man. Thinking he was being blackmailed, Lockyer called the Alameda DA to his wife a stay-away order imposed against the man, identified by the Chronicle as 35-year-old Stephen Chikhani, a construction worker from San Jose. But the DA’s investigation concluded her relationship with the man was consensual and...
  • Lockyer's ex says: 'Bigger story than sex tapes'

    02/29/2012 9:01:24 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/29/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    <p>The man at the center of the sex and substance-abuse scandal engulfing Nadia Lockyer is "not a stalker" and never assaulted the Alameda County supervisor, contrary to what her state treasurer husband has told the press.</p> <p>That was the assertion Tuesday of Adrienne Dell, the attorney representing Stephen Chikhani in a recent arrest for allegedly being under the influence of methamphetamine.</p>
  • Nadia Lockyer's ex-lover: 'There's a way bigger story than the sex tapes'

    02/28/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 4+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/28/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    The man at the center of the drug-infused, sex-laced scandal that has rocked the political careers and shaky marriage of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and his wife, Nadia, strode into a San Jose courtroom Tuesday, his hair slick, his shirt untucked and told a reporter, "There's a way bigger story than the sex tapes." Before he had a chance to explain much more, his private defense attorney interrupted: "Do you want me to be your lawyer?" It was Adrienne Dell, a no-nonsense lawyer in a St. John Knit, telling him to clam up. Stephen Chikhani, 35, with wraparound dark glasses...
  • Nadia Lockyer saga gets uglier

    02/27/2012 7:03:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/27/12 | Tammerlin Drummond
    When Nadia Lockyer ran for a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 2010, she looked about 120 pounds. But as 2011 wore on she grew increasingly gaunt. People questioned whether she had an eating disorder or addiction. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, a former colleague and political ally, said she was concerned about Lockyer's health. She also got text messages from Lockyer suggesting that she was "in a downward spiral -- in crisis." Now after Lockyer's shocking 911 report to police that she had been beaten by her ex-lover in a Newark motel room,...
  • Sex-tape stunner in Nadia Lockyer case

    02/26/2012 9:33:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 336+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    There's a shocking twist in the saga of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer and the incident at a Newark hotel that landed her in the hospital and a male acquaintance under police scrutiny. We're told that a sex tape of Nadia Lockyer and the man was given to her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, about six weeks before the Newark incident. The treasurer believed that the man, who has a history of arrests for alleged methamphetamine use, might make the tape public if forced to break off a romantic relationship with the supervisor.Here's the story, as we've pieced it together...
  • What did Bill Lockyer know about his wife's rehab?

    02/23/2012 1:34:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/12 | Editor
    One of the disturbing revelations about the evolving Nadia Lockyer case involve the timing and circumstance of her introduction to a man accused of assaulting her. Matier & Ross have quoted sources as saying that Lockyer met the man, who has a long history of methamphetamine arrests, at a drug rehabilitation program in 2010 - the same year she was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The possibility that Lockyer had a serious enough substance-abuse problem to merit treatment raises unsettling questions for the benefactor whose connections and contributions made her election possible: state Treasurer Bill Lockyer. Namely:...
  • Nadia Lockyer's ex has lengthy criminal record

    02/19/2012 7:25:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/19/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    The man described as the ex-boyfriend who allegedly assaulted Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer at a Newark hotel two weeks ago has a history of methamphetamine arrests dating back 15 years and is facing drug charges in a separate case in San Jose, law enforcement records show. The 35-year-old San Jose resident is the focus of the investigation into the possible battering of Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, at the Homewood Suites on Cedar Boulevard early Feb. 3, according to Newark police. We're withholding his name because he has not been arrested. Nadia Lockyer said last week that...
  • More to Lockyer story than meets the eye

    02/18/2012 9:04:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/18/12 | Tammerlin Drummond
    At 2:40 a.m. Feb. 3, police in Newark responded to a 911 call from the Homewood Suites Motel. A distraught woman said she had been attacked by an ex-boyfriend. Her head and neck injuries required medical treatment. Sounds like your classic domestic violence complaint. Only, the victim was Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer. Lockyer is married to state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, 70, who has been prominent in state politics for four decades. His wife, 40, is viewed as a rising star. Which makes this one hot political mess. The incident had been hush-hush until a report appeared last Sunday in...
  • Bill and Nadia Lockyer: A seemingly perfect life becomes a messy affair

    02/18/2012 11:19:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/18/12 | Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek, Staff Writers
    Over the years, Bill and Nadia Lockyer's neighbors watched the couple walk their young son up and down their Hayward street at Christmastime, admiring the festive lights. The image of this political power couple seemed as perfect as a campaign commercial. Everything seemed "hunky-dory" between the 70-year-old state treasurer and the 40-year-old Alameda County supervisor, said neighbor Stephen Welch. "He seemed happy. She seemed happy. I've never seen conflict or strife or anything," he said. But this week, after stories emerged of Nadia Lockyer's substance abuse, extramarital affair and alleged beating by a former lover in a Newark motel room,...
  • Nadia Lockyer's troubles open door to closer look

    02/18/2012 11:07:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/17/12 | Chip Johnson
    Vetting a candidate for elected office is commonplace in American politics, but sometimes the level of scrutiny isn't as thorough as it should be. Consider the recent troubles of Nadia Lockyer, an Alameda County supervisor who on Tuesday announced a leave of absence following an alleged assault two weeks ago. In an incident that still lacks clarity, Lockyer said she was the victim of an assault. Her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said the attacker was an ex-boyfriend and that the assault happened Feb. 3 at a Newark hotel. Then on Tuesday, Nadia Lockyer announced that she had enrolled in...
  • Nadia Lockyer being treated for chemical dependency

    02/14/2012 1:08:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    Just days after a mysterious incident in which she was reportedly attacked at a Newark motel by an ex-boyfriend, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer said Tuesday that she has enrolled in a program to be treated for chemical dependency. Lockyer, 40, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said in a statement that she entered a “wellness and recovery center” last week for treatment of the unspecified chemical dependency and “my injuries from the assault.”She also said she was being treated for “chronic pain from a past debilitating car accident,” without giving specifics.“Alcoholism and addiction are diseases from which many...
  • Bill Lockyer says wife assaulted by ex-boyfriend

    02/12/2012 7:34:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/12/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, was "violently assaulted" by an ex-boyfriend she met up with at a Newark motel after the Lockyers fought, her husband says. Newark police confirmed to us that they investigated a "politically sensitive" incident Feb. 3 after receiving a late-night 911 call from the motel on Newark Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a woman who was "despondent," a police spokesman said Friday. Police would not identify the woman, but Bill Lockyer confirmed that it was his wife. He said he and Nadia Lockyer had recently been separated but had...
  • California officials seek higher rates for meal reimbursements

    08/04/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    sacbee ^ | August 3, 2011
    The chief executives of CalPERS and CalSTRS along with Controller John Chiang and Treasurer Bill Lockyer are asking the Brown administration to overhaul the state's travel meal reimbursement rates to help accommodate for trips to expensive locales. Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/the_state_worker/2011/08/california-officials-seek-higher-rates-meal-reimbursements.html#ixzz1U6X38OST
  • CALIFORNIA: Lockyer to seek interim loan as hedge against federal default

    07/21/2011 10:44:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 7/21/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    State Treasurer Bill Lockyer will try to borrow about $5 billion for a brief period later this month to prepare for a possible federal "disruption," his office said Thursday. Lockyer had originally planned to borrow the same amount of money later this year in order to ensure California has enough cash to pay its bills. But his office believes that absent a federal deal to raise the debt ceiling, the state could suffer from a "cash flow disruption and market turmoil" that would leave it unable to cover all operating costs.
  • Lockyer: Let further cuts start in GOP districts

    04/26/2011 7:25:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/26/11 | Josh Richman
    State lawmakers who want an all-cuts budget because less government is better should get their wish starting with their own districts, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer said this morning. Lockyer, visiting the Bay Area News Group-East Bay’s editorial board, said that when these lawmakers – many of whom already serve the state’s most recession-stricken areas – start hearing from their constituents about even deeper cutbacks in police and fire services, public schools and universities, social services and the like, they’ll soon think the better of stonewalling a public vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to extend current tax rates for five...
  • The California Green Debauch

    02/16/2011 9:23:27 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 16 feb 2011 | George Gilder
    CALIFORNIA'S TREASURER BILL LOCKYER has a bridge he wants to sell you. No, he is not putting the Golden Gate on the market. That would actually find buyers. He is trying to foist a "bridge loan" on the country that in effect would require us to buy the entire state. Shuffling off the streets of Sacramento into the bond market a few weeks ago seeking to raise some $14 billion in so-called "revenue anticipation notes," Lockyer is offering notes that can be repaid only by future revenue anticipation notes, in a delusional statewide recycling binge of bonds on bonds. Since...