San Leandro: BAL Theatre receives half million in city loans; Flavored tobacco ban finalized; Dispensary receives deadline extension

BAL Theatre owner Dan Dillman in front of the theater's marquee in 2014.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILThe BAL Theatre, San Leandro's last Art Deco performing arts building has proven scrappy in keeping its doors open while attracting former A-list Hip Hop and R&B acts from the 80s and 90s to an underutilized area strip of East 14th … Continue reading San Leandro: BAL Theatre receives half million in city loans; Flavored tobacco ban finalized; Dispensary receives deadline extension

EBC AGENDA | OCT 13-19 | OAKLAND stocks new Police Commission; Another rent measure in ALAMEDA; television chopper problem in BERKELEY; Pot plans in HAYWARD

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 13-19--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--POLICE COMMISSION FILLS OUT-- Mayor Libby Schaaf' had her appointments to the Oakland Police Commission ready to go two weeks ago. They are Thomas Smith, Edwin Prather, and Regina Jackson. Picks from a separate selection panel will be nominated Tuesday … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | OCT 13-19 | OAKLAND stocks new Police Commission; Another rent measure in ALAMEDA; television chopper problem in BERKELEY; Pot plans in HAYWARD

Former mayoral candidate has video of UFO over San Leandro

Former San Leandro mayoral candidate Dan Dillman with video of a UFO last Friday. Click to full screen mode for a better view of the object.Dan Dillman, left, during a mayoral forum lastfall in San Leandro.SAN LEANDRO | San Leandro theater owner Dan Dillman believes he witnessed a UFO last Friday night and he has … Continue reading Former mayoral candidate has video of UFO over San Leandro

The Most Interesting Man in the East Bay

Not far from where this photo was taken, San Leandro mayoral candidate Dan Dillman confronted Alameda County Sherrif's deputies in 2010. He spent over two month in jail for the act this summer. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | Dan Dillman is one of San Leandro's most charismatic businessmen. In recent years, he has reinvigorated the … Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in the East Bay

Theater Owner, Dillman, Runs for San Leandro City Council

Dan Dillman/PHOTO: SHANE BONDELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL By SHANE BOND, The CitizenComing off the heels of the recent controversy with Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Dan Dillman, owner of San Leandro's Bal Theatre, launched his campaign last Saturday to a small crowd at the Bal Theatre to capture Councilwoman Ursula Reed’s District 2 seat on … Continue reading Theater Owner, Dillman, Runs for San Leandro City Council

Intriguing Council Races Shaping Up In San Leandro; Harrison For Mayor In Fremont

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The appeal of running for political office in San Leandro has not exactly been robust over the past few years. Two current council members, Diana Souza and Michael Gregory, both in their second terms, have nary had viable challengers, let alone warm bodies. With three separate seats for the City Council on … Continue reading Intriguing Council Races Shaping Up In San Leandro; Harrison For Mayor In Fremont

Reed Removes Planning Commissioner Likely To Be Her Council Opponent

SAN LEANDROJan. 12, 2012 | San Leandro Planning Commissioner Chris Crow awoke Wednesday morning to the nasty reality of political skulduggery when he learned the councilmember who appointed him to the seat hopes to inexplicably remove him without notice.The release of next Tuesday's City Council agenda contains a motion calling for Crow's removal. First-term Councilwoman Ursula Reed named … Continue reading Reed Removes Planning Commissioner Likely To Be Her Council Opponent