EBC AGENDA | APRIL 13-19 | ALAMEDA scandal unfolds Monday; FREMONT tackles homelessness; HAYWARD begins budget talks

THE WEEK OF APRIL 13-19--ALAMEDA-- Special closed session meeting, Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--SCANDAL!-- It's been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an outside attorney to investigation claims by City Manager Jill Keimach that unnamed coucilmembers violated the City Charter by interfering with her powers to hire a new fire chief. A special … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APRIL 13-19 | ALAMEDA scandal unfolds Monday; FREMONT tackles homelessness; HAYWARD begins budget talks

War! Dublin, Livermore Both Eyeing Large Expansion in Foothills

Sept. 13, 2011 | Coming soon to the Tri-Valley suburbia? More suburbia. The rapidly-growing city of Dublin could nearly double its size if a plan to annex over 3,300 acres of land east of the city, known as the East Dublin Specific Plan, becomes reality. Not so fast, says Livermore, who according to AroundDublinBlog, may … Continue reading War! Dublin, Livermore Both Eyeing Large Expansion in Foothills

Ethnic Groups in Hayward, Fremont Use New Power in Differing Ways

WITH MAJORITY IN FREMONT, SOUTH ASIANS PUSH HARDER TO MAINTAIN POWER; LATINOS IN HAYWARD SIT AND WATCHBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterFremont's South Asian community now accounts forthe cities majority. While Indians have pushed for power,Latinos in Hayward have been quiet as they too amassgreater numbers following the latest U.S. Census.The vibrant South Asian communities … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Hayward, Fremont Use New Power in Differing Ways

Gregory Elected New Vice Mayor Of San Leandro

CASSIDY PUSHES FOR CITY RESIDENCY OF NEXT CITY MANAGER; GREGORY WANTS TO TRACK CITY’S HAPPINESSBy Steven TavaresVice Mayor Michael GregoryApparently the main job of vice mayor in San Leandro is not periodically filling in for the mayor, but keeping the candy dishes of council members sufficiently stocked.The job of maintaining chocolate bliss is now under the purview of … Continue reading Gregory Elected New Vice Mayor Of San Leandro

East Bay Political Clout Lessens As Population Shifts Inland

CENSUS: BAY AREA IS GROWING FAR LESS THAN THE REST OF THE STATEBy Steven TavaresThe East Bay along with the entire San Francisco Bay Area is seeing an unprecedented change in its ethnic demographic, according to U.S. Census figures released Tuesday. Asians and Latinos found significant gains in several East Bay cities, yet the overall … Continue reading East Bay Political Clout Lessens As Population Shifts Inland

Send in your Census

With questionnaires due April 1 to the U.S. Census, 52 percent of the househoulds nationwide have completed their forms. Statewide, California is below average at 49 percent, along with Alameda County. The City of San Leandro, though, has one of the higher participation rates in the Bay Area at 53 percent. The Marina Faire neighborhood … Continue reading Send in your Census