Chabot, Las Positas Colleges become sanctuary campuses

Chabot-Las Positas Community College Boardof Trustees voted Tuesday to declare itscampuses as sanctuaries for students.CHABOT-LAS POSITAS COLLEGE BOARDAfter months of sidestepping the issue, the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Trustees approved a pair of resolutions Tuesday declaring a sanctuary campus designation for each college. The board also directed its staff to explore a similar … Continue reading Chabot, Las Positas Colleges become sanctuary campuses

EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST with Fremont City Council candidate and stem cell advocate ROMAN REED

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LISTEN! Special Thanksgiving East Bay Citizen Show with guest Matt Santos

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LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Hayward Councilman Francisco Zermeno

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An uplifting Wednesday for Hayward’s downtrodden school district

Tom Hanks and Jack Del Rio put Haywardin the naitonal news Wednesday.HAYWARD | When it comes to positive news, Hayward's struggling school district rarely has its day in spotlight. That changed sometime after midnight Wednesday when The New York Times posted an opinion piece by Hollywood actor Tom Hanks writing glowingly of his alma mater, … Continue reading An uplifting Wednesday for Hayward’s downtrodden school district

Tom Hanks on Chabot College: ‘That place made me what I am today’

Tom HanksHAYWARD | There was always an urban legend that Tom Hanks never bothered to pick up his diploma from Chabot College. It's likely not true.In a New York Times opinion piece, Hanks gives a loving ode to his junior college alma mater, Hayward's Chabot College.The impetus for the piece is to support President Obama's … Continue reading Tom Hanks on Chabot College: ‘That place made me what I am today’

Ellen Corbett’s next step is improving education in Hayward

Hayward schools get a boost from the additionof Ellen Corbett.HAYWARD | Ellen Corbett's near future will be with the Hayward Unified School District. The termed out former State Senate majority leader accepted a position last week within the school district's administration.The announcement ends speculation as to what would be Corbett's next career move following her … Continue reading Ellen Corbett’s next step is improving education in Hayward

Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

HAYWARD | MAYOR | Hayward has two competing but inextricably related problems. One, is a long-held public perception the city is anti-development and, second, it's a bear for small businesses to set up shop making it difficult for Hayward to create new revenues streams. Meanwhile, the entire council, including three running to replace Mayor Michael … Continue reading Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

Quirk’s Ties To Calpine, Hayward Energy Plant Becomes Election Issue

AD20 candidates: Asm Bill Quirk, LuisReynoso, Jaime PatinoASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | Assemblymember Bill Quirk says his Republican opponent in the 20th Assembly District is a nice guy. Jaime Patino, the first-time office-seeker, says Quirk is a fine fellow, himself. Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso, who switched from Republican to no party preference will … Continue reading Quirk’s Ties To Calpine, Hayward Energy Plant Becomes Election Issue

Fascinating Candidate Emerges To Face Hayashi, Wieckowski For State Senate

Roman Reed, a Fremont planning commissioner, is eyeing a run atState Senate next year.STATE SENATE | 10th DISTRICT | During a college football game in late 1994, Roman Reed laid prone on the gridiron at Chabot College after delivering a hit. The accident rendered him paralyzed, yet nearly two decades later, his inspiring story of perseverance … Continue reading Fascinating Candidate Emerges To Face Hayashi, Wieckowski For State Senate

Skinner’s Gun Bills Escape The Suspence File

LEGISLATURE | A slate of Assembly bills heard in the State Senate Appropriations Committee Friday stood the chance of hearing Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” upon banishment to the suspense file.However, two controversial gun control bills offered by Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner cleared the committee, along with legislation by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta … Continue reading Skinner’s Gun Bills Escape The Suspence File

In Final Week, Assembly Race Gets Chippy As Quirk, Ong Trade Jabs

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20 | In recent weeks the 20th Assembly District 20 race took a turn toward negative when hit pieces against Bill Quick were delivered to mail boxes courtesy of Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP), an independent expenditure committee, who have been adamant in support of his opponent, Dr. Jennifer Ong. The AD20 race has been clean for a majority … Continue reading In Final Week, Assembly Race Gets Chippy As Quirk, Ong Trade Jabs

Assembly Candidate Luis Reynoso Is The Reasonable Republican

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20//PROFILEMay 31, 2012 | As an 8-year-old boy Luis Reynoso watched in 1968 with conflicting feelings of awe and fear as authorities in Guadalajara beat back and bludgeoned students protesting in the streets. “There’s something wrong here. One group has guns, the other group doesn’t,” he recalls thinking. As he observed the violence from a … Continue reading Assembly Candidate Luis Reynoso Is The Reasonable Republican

Hayashi Rents Castro Valley Home To Employee, Chancellor Of Chabot College

Mar. 14, 2012 | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's home, high in the Castro Valley hills, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire East Bay. Except it's not Hayashi enjoying the view, but two close colleagues who both earn lucrative state-funded salaries. According to recently released public finance records, Hayashi rents the four-bedroom, three-bath townhouse, assessed … Continue reading Hayashi Rents Castro Valley Home To Employee, Chancellor Of Chabot College