Sex Sells: The Most Read East Bay Citizen Stories In 2012

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW | What a year it was for the East Bay Citizen. Through hard-hitting coverage of the 2012 election season you could not find anywhere else in the Bay Area news media to the unfortunate, yet glorious, spate of tabloid-style stories that emanated from the bowels of government this year, the site … Continue reading Sex Sells: The Most Read East Bay Citizen Stories In 2012

San Leandro Voters Issue A Stunning Rebuke To Cassidy’s Beliefs, Cantankerous Style

Stephen Cassidy: in the drink?SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | It appears San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy went to the well one too many times. The stubborn moderate conservative mayor surprised many in 2010 with his victory based upon fiscal responsibility and the demonization of public workers. However, what worked two years ago didn't catch lightning … Continue reading San Leandro Voters Issue A Stunning Rebuke To Cassidy’s Beliefs, Cantankerous Style

Benny Lee Becomes San Leandro’s First Asian American Councilmember

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 | San Leandro’s demographics of a generation ago is a well-known secret. In 1970, 99.9 percent of the East Bay city was white. Times have changed when it comes to its City Council, which has integrated both women and certain minority groups since, except in one glaring category. On … Continue reading Benny Lee Becomes San Leandro’s First Asian American Councilmember

Contributor Tied To Swalwell Pay-To-Play Allegation Making Moves In San Leandro, Too

Gordon GalvanELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO | The East Bay political fixer involved in the Eric Swalwell Dublin pay-to-play allegations is also trying to make a mark in his old stomping grounds, San Leandro.Gordon Galvan has been busy writing checks, according to recent finance reports, while attaching himself personally and with other groups to races in San Leandro this fall, although recent … Continue reading Contributor Tied To Swalwell Pay-To-Play Allegation Making Moves In San Leandro, Too

Mack-Rose Called Reed Offering For A Clean Campaign Before Going Negative

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 2 | As early as last July, there were rumors the campaign for San Leandro’s District 2 seat would get vicious. Candidate Dan Dillman faces the possibility of incarceration next year for obstruction of justice against two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies. San Leandro school board trustee Morgan Mack-Rose heard … Continue reading Mack-Rose Called Reed Offering For A Clean Campaign Before Going Negative

San Leandro Mayor Cassidy Aids Challengers In Effort To Stack The City Council

Stephen CassidyELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Mayor Stephen Cassidy of San Leandro donated money to political allies in all three open seats on the City Council up for re-election including Morgan Mack-Rose for District 2, Chris Crow for District 4 and Hermy Almonte for District 6.Cassidy gave $500 from his 2010 election committee to … Continue reading San Leandro Mayor Cassidy Aids Challengers In Effort To Stack The City Council

My Opponent Is Getting Help From Text Messages During Our Debate! OMG!

ELECTION ‘12//TEXT MESSAGING | Calling out your opponent for receiving help during candidate’s forums via text messages--it’s the campaign bombshell sweeping the nation! Well, at least, in our little corner of the East Bay. On at least four notable occasions this election season, local candidates have lobbed the specious, often times suspect, allegation against opponents … Continue reading My Opponent Is Getting Help From Text Messages During Our Debate! OMG!

The Truth Gets In The Way Of Chris Crow’s Once-Promising Campaign For City Council

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 4 | When San Leandro District 4 City Council candidate Chris Crow isn’t pacing and pontificating, patting himself on the back or practicing his Zig Ziglar business seminar shtick, the 28-year-old is exhibiting a glaring disregard and pique when it comes to owning up to the truth during this campaign season. … Continue reading The Truth Gets In The Way Of Chris Crow’s Once-Promising Campaign For City Council

San Leandro Council Candidate Crow Touted Major Endorsement He Didn’t Have

ELECTION ‘12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 4 | During two past San Leandro city council candidates forums held last September, District 4 candidate Chris Crow ran through a list of endorsements, including one from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, the city’s representative--except, it wasn't true.Chan’s chief of staff, Jeanette Dong, told The Citizen last Tuesday, the supervisor … Continue reading San Leandro Council Candidate Crow Touted Major Endorsement He Didn’t Have

Cassidy’s Minions Test The Limits Of Campaign Fair Play

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL//ANALYSIS | Nearly two years to the day members of Stephen Cassidy’s political team were caught distributing campaign literature at San Leandro school events, one of his preferred candidates for the city council is attempting to the navigate the grey area between violating election law and shrewd politicking this year.Cassidy takes … Continue reading Cassidy’s Minions Test The Limits Of Campaign Fair Play

Did Chris Crow Lie About His Warrant For Pot Possession?

ELECTION ‘12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 4 | San Leandro city council candidate Chris Crow on Thursday confirmed on San Leandro Patch, he had a received a citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in 2009. The existence of the citation was reported Wednesday in The Citizen after San Leandro Police denied … Continue reading Did Chris Crow Lie About His Warrant For Pot Possession?

San Leandro Council Candidate Who Supports Pot Dispensaries Recently Cited For Possession

ELECTION '12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL DIST 4 | A San Leandro city council candidate who has previously stated support for bringing medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits was recently notified of a police warrant for marijuana possession, according to sources familiar with the disclosure.Chris Crow, a candidate for the District 4 council seat in San … Continue reading San Leandro Council Candidate Who Supports Pot Dispensaries Recently Cited For Possession

Inside The Mind Of Democrats: Fremont Mayor, Oakland, San Leandro City Councils

ELECTION '12//DEMOCRATS | The blessing of the local Democratic Party is an important tool for any campaign, not only for the seal of approval it bestows, but access to the party's purse strings and significant electoral amenities. This weekend, comments by various party committee members, made during the deliberations for a slew of Alameda County races provided telling insights … Continue reading Inside The Mind Of Democrats: Fremont Mayor, Oakland, San Leandro City Councils

San Leandro Moves Closer To Appointing New Council Member; Four To Be Interviewed

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | When the remaining members of the San Leandro City Council meet Sept. 13 to choose a replacement for former Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak, who resigned last August, there will only have four candidates to pick from.Planning commissioner Tom Dlugosh was the only unanimous choice of the council. Former Mayor John Faria received five … Continue reading San Leandro Moves Closer To Appointing New Council Member; Four To Be Interviewed

Hutchison Tries To Prove All Politics Is Local In San Leandro Council Race

ELECTION ‘12//SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL//DIST 4 | Justin Hutchison saw an empty crushed cereal box on his street. Its cardboard pitted from repeated steps and rolling tire wheels. As his wife and children continued their walk to Clancy’s, the venerable San Leandro ice cream parlor on Manor Boulevard, he saw beer bottles strewn next to … Continue reading Hutchison Tries To Prove All Politics Is Local In San Leandro Council Race