San Leandro mayor highlights city’s rapid rebirth while grappling with growing pains

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter following herstate of the city address Monday.SAN LEANDRO | It could be argued that San Leandro, Oakland's often overlooked neighbor to the south, is in the midst of prosperity and excitement not seen in generations. At least, San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter made the argument Monday evening during her State … Continue reading San Leandro mayor highlights city’s rapid rebirth while grappling with growing pains

Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

SAN LEANDRO | HOMELESSNESS | Rose Padilla Johnson, the executive director of San Leandro’s Davis Street Family Resource Center, says there may be over 500 people in the city lacking suitable shelter. The typical profile of the homeless is San Leandro also reveals a dirty little secret. The homeless are not young, nor are they … Continue reading Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

In San Leandro, And Alameda County As A Whole, Homelessness Persists Without Resources

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Homelessness is a topic commonly swept under the rug not only in America at-large, but all over Alameda County. The San Leandro City Council, this week, discussed those living in the shadows. Although no new plan was unveiled to tackle homelessness, Councilmember Ursula Reed, who had requested the item to be discussed … Continue reading In San Leandro, And Alameda County As A Whole, Homelessness Persists Without Resources

Fend for Yourself, Kid

Stephens abstains from backing council resolution against state cuts to child care servicesHey kids, don't ask San Leandro Councilman Bill Stephens for sympathy when the governor cuts funding for child care because you won't get it from Mr. Conservative.The city council voted 6-0 to back a resolution Monday night against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed cuts … Continue reading Fend for Yourself, Kid

Ms. Mestas Goes to City Hall

Mo Wiley, Sara Mestas' musical alter-ego in a video for her single, "You Can't Touch It".How one candidate's rap identity is too provocative for San Leandro officials to Touch by Steven TavaresSara Mestas can't walk on water. She says she's no saint, but her rap persona Mo Wiley can. In a recent video for her … Continue reading Ms. Mestas Goes to City Hall