FPPC won’t investigate litany of complaints against San Leandro slate

Former councilmember and top landlord had previously alleged 238 campaign finance violations

SAN LEANDRO: Fresh, Clean Slate push back; targets landlord with scathing ad

Slate responds to FPPC complaint with flyer depicting San Leandro landlord as Pinocchio's puppet master.

San Leandro slate accused of committing scores of campaign finance violations

Altogether, the number of alleged campaign finance violations is potentially more than 200.

San Leandro mayoral candidate proposes annexing San Lorenzo

"One of my ideas as mayor, we should Annex San Lorenzo!" Dan Dillman announced on Facebook last week.

San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee is running for mayor

San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee'smayoral campaign already has $63,000 incontributions built over the past few years.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--Backed by the city's burgeoning Asian American demographic and already stocked campaign cash reserves, San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee said Monday that he's running for mayor this fall.Although Lee's interest in the mayor's office had been … Continue reading San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee is running for mayor

Former mayoral candidate has video of UFO over San Leandro

Former San Leandro mayoral candidate Dan Dillman with video of a UFO last Friday. Click to full screen mode for a better view of the object.Dan Dillman, left, during a mayoral forum lastfall in San Leandro.SAN LEANDRO | San Leandro theater owner Dan Dillman believes he witnessed a UFO last Friday night and he has … Continue reading Former mayoral candidate has video of UFO over San Leandro

New San Leandro council members hail city’s promising future

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Upon receiving the oath of office from former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett, Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter said she is enthusiastic about her new job. "I'm just as excited as I was 17 years ago," she told a packed City Council chambers Monday night to witness her swearing-in, along with … Continue reading New San Leandro council members hail city’s promising future

CUTTER ELECTED SAN LEANDRO MAYOR; THREE NEWCOMERS ADDED TO NEXT CITY COUNCIL

San Leandro Mayor-elect Pauline Cutter.SAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | CITY COUNCIL | Councilmember Pauline Cutter will be the next mayor of San Leandro after ranked choice voting Wednesday morning built upon an 11-point lead over Councilmember Diana Souza.Cutter won 57 percent of the vote, followed by Souza's 43 percent after ranked choice voting tabulations. Early … Continue reading CUTTER ELECTED SAN LEANDRO MAYOR; THREE NEWCOMERS ADDED TO NEXT CITY COUNCIL

SAN LEANDRO ELECTION PREVIEW: A New Hope?

San Leandro mayoral candidates Councilmember Pauline Cutter, Bal Theater owner Dan Dillman and Councilmember Diana Souza.THE CANDIDATES When Mayor Stephen Cassidy made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election after just one term; you would expect a series of musical chairs following the major recalculation of the city’s politics. But, this did not … Continue reading SAN LEANDRO ELECTION PREVIEW: A New Hope?

The Most Interesting Man in the East Bay

Not far from where this photo was taken, San Leandro mayoral candidate Dan Dillman confronted Alameda County Sherrif's deputies in 2010. He spent over two month in jail for the act this summer. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | Dan Dillman is one of San Leandro's most charismatic businessmen. In recent years, he has reinvigorated the … Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in the East Bay

Souza Says She’ll Take Credit for Cassidy Not Running for Mayor

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Councilmember Diana Souza.SAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | Even before San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy took office in 2010 he had alienated the city’s police officers, city employees, progressives, and members of the Alameda County Democratic Party, just to name a few important constituencies.After moving into the mayor’s office—which he subsequently rarely … Continue reading Souza Says She’ll Take Credit for Cassidy Not Running for Mayor

A Proxy War for Mayor in San Leandro

San Leandro mayoral candidates, Councilmember Diana Souza, Dan Dillman and Councilmember Pauline Cutter, at a forum Sept. 11 at the San Leandro Main Library. PHOTO/Steven TavaresSAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy decided earlier this year that one term in office was enough, but that doesn’t mean his large frame isn’t casting … Continue reading A Proxy War for Mayor in San Leandro

Asian American Electorate May Decide Next San Leandro Mayor

Councilmember Benny Lee, second from left,is a byproduct of the new found strength inSan Leandro's Asian American populace.SAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | It would have been unthinkable a generation ago that any demographic in San Leandro other than Caucasians would be the voting bloc determining the makeup of its city officials.The U.S. Census in 1970 … Continue reading Asian American Electorate May Decide Next San Leandro Mayor

Early Crop of San Leandro Mayoral Candidates Failing to Excite, Leaving Others to Contemplate a Run

The lack of quality mayoral candidatesin San Leandro leads some to suggestEllen Corbett, left, should run in the fall.PHOTO/Steven TavaresSAN LEANDRO | MAYOR | When San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy said last month he would not seek re-election after just one term, it suddenly put the mayor’s race in play. Cassidy appeared headed for re-election … Continue reading Early Crop of San Leandro Mayoral Candidates Failing to Excite, Leaving Others to Contemplate a Run