Howard Kerr, a former San Leandro councilmember who led the effort to implement speed bumps in the city, and later served as a member of the Oro Loma Sanitary District for 29 years, died Jan. 2. He was 96. “Howard… Read More ›
Tony Santos, a former San Leandro mayor, stalwart progressive and friend of labor, who lead the once-segregated city toward a more equally diverse future, died Monday afternoon. He was 86. Santos had been in declining health for months and passed… Read More ›
Dellums, one of the East Bay’s most influential public officials ever died Monday following a bout with prostate cancer.
Joseph Hilson served on the Hayward City Council from 1992 to 2004. HAYWARD CITY COUNCILJoseph Hilson, a three-term Hayward councilmember, who was an early adopter of technology in local government, has died. Hilson was elected in 1992 and served through… Read More ›
Alameda School Board Trustee Solana Henneberry was first elected in 2014. ALAMEDAAlameda School Board Trustee Solana Henneberry passed away Tuesday from breast cancer. She was 44. Henneberry won her first-term on the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees in… Read More ›
Harbor Bay Isle developer, Ron Cowan, passed away Jan. 11. APPRECIATION | In 2014, I was commissioned to write a short history of Ron Cowan’s life and the building of Alameda’s Harbor Bay Isle. Cowan passed away on Jan. 11,… Read More ›
One of the few occasions when I was attempting to surreptitiously keep an eye on former Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney’s public dealings, otherwise known as a photo bomb. PHOTO/Natalia Aldana Michael Sweeney ended three non- consecutive terms as Hayward’s mayor… Read More ›