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

Tenant relocation payments finally approved in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILA proposed tenant relocation payment program in San Leandro has for more than a year shuttled back and forth between the City Council and its rules committee without resolution, worrying tenants and angering landlords who have balked at added rent restrictions.Despite approving Tuesday night, what is now called the "Tenant Relocation Ordinance," … Continue reading Tenant relocation payments finally approved in San Leandro

EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 2 days from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

16TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT –-- PARTY TIME --As opposed to two years ago when special interests on both sides of the ledger spent ungodly sums of Independent Expenditure Committee money, this year’s 16th Assembly District race has shifted to the party apparatus—especially the California Democratic Party. As of Sunday, Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio has benefited from $2 … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 2 days from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW: Slim pickings across the board

Bryan Azevedo and Ed Hernandez face-off in the San Leandro City Council's District 2--the only contested race of three open seats this fall.MEET THE CANDIDATESIn San Leandro, just four candidates filed for three seats this fall. But it gets worse. Two of the races involved termed out councilmembers--Jim Prola and Ursula Reed. Be it apathy in … Continue reading SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW: Slim pickings across the board

San Leandro candidate says opponent literally didn’t stand up for workers

San Leandro council candidate Bryan Azevedo holds aunion placard, while his opponent Ed Hernandez sits.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |ELECTION 2016 |Josie Camacho, the leader of the powerful Alameda Labor Council, asked fellow union members to rise in support of San Leandro's proposed minimum wage increase during a council meeting last week.Dozens of supporters for raising … Continue reading San Leandro candidate says opponent literally didn’t stand up for workers

San Leandro will have just one contested race on the entire ballot this November

San Leandro District 2 City Council race betweenBryan Azevedo and Ed Hernandez will take centerstage in November.SAN LEANDRO |ELECTION 2016Either San Leandrans are content with how their city government and school district is running or nobody is interested to bother with running for local office.Come November, just one race in the entire city will contested … Continue reading San Leandro will have just one contested race on the entire ballot this November