Joseph Hilson, three-term Hayward councilmember, passes

Joseph Hilson served on the Hayward CityCouncil from 1992 to 2004.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILJoseph Hilson, a three-term Hayward councilmember, who was an early adopter of technology in local government, has died.Hilson was elected in 1992 and served through 2004, before he was defeated in a watershed Hayward council election."He was a pleasure to work with and … Continue reading Joseph Hilson, three-term Hayward councilmember, passes

Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status

Some members of the Hayward Community TaskForce discuss sanctuary cities at its meeting onWednesday night.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA Hayward community task force on Wednesday voiced near unanimity for recommending to the Hayward City Council that it formally declare itself a sanctuary city.The task force was formed by the City Council in January not to study the … Continue reading Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status

Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

Some of the 13,000 signatures SEIU Local 1021submittted last January to the Hayward city clerk.HAYWARD | MEASURE C | It’s one thing for a group to file a local ballot measure and other to fund the fees and people power needed to gather enough signatures for qualification on the ballot.A truly grassroots effort like the … Continue reading Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Kevin Dowling

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3874174/height/300/width/450/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/Kevin Dowling served on the Hayward City Councilfor 12 years; ran for county supervisor in 2010.EPISODE 10 | The June Primary is just around the corner and this is the time of the year when prospective campaigns begin forming their teams and begin strategizing for next spring. Under the radar for June is a big race … Continue reading LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Kevin Dowling

Doris Rodriquez, former Hayward councilmember, civic leader, dies

Doris RodriquezHAYWARD | Former Hayward Councilmember Doris Rodriquez, known for her wit and collaborative spirit, died last Sunday after a brief illness. She was 86.Rodriquez served two terms on the Hayward City Council after an appointment to the council in 1991. Rodriquez, subsequently, won three full terms starting in 1992.In 2006, she returned to the … Continue reading Doris Rodriquez, former Hayward councilmember, civic leader, dies

Jesus Armas Gave $2,600 to Peter Bufete’s Campaign For Hayward School Board

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Campaign filings for the last reporting period ending Sept. 30 revealed Hayward school board candidate, Peter Bufete, received his largest donation from Jesus Armas’s re-election committee after Bufete admitted in August that Armas recommended him to run for the school board. The donation tops off at $2,600 from “Armas for … Continue reading Jesus Armas Gave $2,600 to Peter Bufete’s Campaign For Hayward School Board

Resignation Talk Rises With News of Lockyer Sex Video; Who Would Replace Her?

Stephen Chikhani: Nadia Lockyer'sleading man?NADIA LOCKYER ENTERS REHABFeb. 26, 2012 | And the Oscar for Best Attempt at Ruining You and Your Husband’s Political Future goes to…Obviously, Nadia Lockyer cannot accept this award because she is in rehab, but this picture is far from its final act. The story arc contained in the “The Nadia … Continue reading Resignation Talk Rises With News of Lockyer Sex Video; Who Would Replace Her?

Million Dollars, Baby!

BILL GIVES NADIA $1 MILLION IN CAMPAIGN FUNDS, THOUSANDS TO THEIR NANNYBy Steven TavaresTreasurer Bill Lockyer and Alameda County supervisor candidate Nadia Lockyer.Nadia Lockyer is waging the most expensive campaign for county supervisor in Alameda County history. She is not using large numbers of local campaign donations, but someone else's money--her husbands.The filing of State Treasurer … Continue reading Million Dollars, Baby!

Sweeney Calls for Hayward to Raise Its Expectations

NEWEST MEMBERS PEIXOTO, SALINAS JOIN HAYWARD CITY COUNCILBy Steven TavaresChange comes to Hayward City Council Tuesday night with the waning moments of outgoing members Anna May and Kevin Dowling on the dais seated fifth and sixth from the left.The city of Hayward has taken some hits to its pride recently. Crime is up and a … Continue reading Sweeney Calls for Hayward to Raise Its Expectations

Hayward Council Approves Condemnation of Immigration Law

COUNCIL VOTES 4-0; MAYOR ABSTAINS, CITES POLICY AGAINST POSTURING ON NON-CITY ISSUESBy Steven TavaresIt is no surprise the Hayward City Council and residents at Tuesday's meeting were divided over Arizona's controversial immigration law--the entire country is roiling in debate over its constitutionality. Undaunted the council approved sending a letter to Arizona Gov. Jane Brewer condemning the … Continue reading Hayward Council Approves Condemnation of Immigration Law

Lock and Liz Begin First Day of Runoff Campaigns

Both sides spin Tuesday's results, look toward grueling race By Steven TavaresBarring a last minute upset, Nadia Lockyer is set to face Liz Figueroa for a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, in one of the area's most highly-anticipated matchup this November.Tuesday's results are unofficial, but former state Sen. Liz Figueroa leads surprisingly … Continue reading Lock and Liz Begin First Day of Runoff Campaigns

Peixoto, Salinas Win Seats on Hayward Council

HAYWARD COUNCIL One-time contender Lamnin unable to make move to secondChange is coming to the Hayward City Council next year.With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Marvin Peixoto and Mark Salinas are on their way to the replacing outgoing members of the council, Anna May and Kevin Dowling.Peixoto's 30 percent share of the vote barely fluctuated … Continue reading Peixoto, Salinas Win Seats on Hayward Council

Lockyer Heads to November Runoff

AC BOS#2 Union City mayor giving Figueroa a run for second spotThe red neon sign on Nadia Lockyer's A Street campaign office will stay lit until November.With nearly 62 percent of precincts reporting, Lockyer holds a 14-point lead over both former state Sen. Liz Figueroa and Union City Mayor Mark Green for a November runoff election … Continue reading Lockyer Heads to November Runoff

Primary Questions

What's a seat on the Board of Supervisor's worth? Between $50k and $1 million? By Steven Tavares How will the race for the District 2 supervisor shakedown? It is unlikely any of the four candidates will avoid a November runoff. Can Nadia Lockyer's significant fund-raising advantage make her the top vote-getter? She will likely finish … Continue reading Primary Questions

Figueroa’s Back Taxes to the Future

Former state senator still says taxes are 'current'; Lockyer hits back hard By Steven TavaresFormer state Sen. Liz Figueroa and candidate for a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors has failed to pay property taxes for the past three years on her Sunol residence, according the Alameda County tax collector.Figueroa, along with Nadia … Continue reading Figueroa’s Back Taxes to the Future