2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSEast Bay residents didn't exactly head into the new year with hopes of prosperity and self-renewal. President-Elect Donald Trump's shadow was already darkening every door in the East Bay, especially those griped with fear in our large and diverse immigrants communities. In fact, Trump did not only overshadow every story … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Jan-Mar: Battle of Berkeley
THE WEEK OF MAR. 31-APRIL 6Saturday is April Fool's Day. Sadly this first item isn't a prank. The city of Hayward is celebrating the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez at City Hall on Saturday morning. Aside from Chavez's inspiring accomplishments within the labor movement, the event should have additional importance in Hayward, which has … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — Mar 31-Apr 6 — Rent rehash in ALAMEDA — BILL QUIRK takes on balloons — FREMONT begins council reforms
Harbor Bay Isle developer, Ron Cowan, passed away Jan. 11.APPRECIATION | In 2014, I was commissioned to write a short history of Ron Cowan's life and the building of Alameda's Harbor Bay Isle. Cowan passed away on Jan. 11, at age 82. Over the span of nine months, I listened to hours of stories about his … Continue reading Ron Cowan, Alameda mover and shaker, Harbor Bay developer, dies.