San Leandro Times published letter calling Civil Rights hero Fred Korematsu a criminal

Fred Korematsu resisted orders to be interned duringWorld War II and was arrested in San Leandro.SAN LEANDROSan Leandro’s ubiquitous weekly newspaper, the San Leandro Times, published a letter to editor this week that calls Civil Rights icon Fred Korematsu a criminal for resisting internment during World War II. In addition, the author says, the internment … Continue reading San Leandro Times published letter calling Civil Rights hero Fred Korematsu a criminal

San Leandro Times Offers A Platform For Hate, Part II

EDITORIALFeb. 6, 2012 | The San Leandro Times, the hamlet's weekly free newspaper offered column space this week for a resident to convey vile homophobic statements and it's not the first time the paper has printed similar hate speech.In a letter to the editor, Leo T. West of San Leandro opposed Mayor Stephen Cassidy's involvement a … Continue reading San Leandro Times Offers A Platform For Hate, Part II

Not A Bargain, But A Market-Rate New City Manager

Fifty+One BLOGJan. 11, 2012 | Some in San Leandro will issue protest over Chris Zapata’s pending contract to become their next city manager. A staff report released today reveals the former National City city manager will receive a three-year, $223,000 contract. Also included is a lump sum payment of $16,500 for relocating to the East … Continue reading Not A Bargain, But A Market-Rate New City Manager

Stephens Defends the Constitution for the Powerful

Outgoing Councilman Stephens breaks out his American History TextbookFrom his Estudillo Estates villa, patriot and San Leandro Councilman Bill Stephens watched as the servant tended to the cherry orchard. He spoke from a libertarian point-of-view. The infamously inflaming letter printed in the San Leandro Times two weeks ago was replaced in today's edition with a … Continue reading Stephens Defends the Constitution for the Powerful

San Leandro Times Offers Platform for Hate

ANTI-IMMIGRANT LETTER PASSES MUSTER AT TIMES; CITY SPENDS TAX DOLLARS ON ADS IN PAPERTIMES POST-PRODUCTION MEETING Next year, my father will be an American citizen for exactly 50 years. He's been American nearly four times as long as he was a citizen of Portugal. He, along with millions of immigrants, came to the United States … Continue reading San Leandro Times Offers Platform for Hate

The Times’ Anti-Union Stance Against City Workers

KAISER STOPS PAYING PROPERTY TAX AROUND '14; TIMES DOESN'T THINK ECONOMY WILL IMPROVE?SL TIMES POST-PRODUCTION MEETING San Leandro Times Editor Jim Knowles is not present, nor is his reporter or the lady who answers phones. I brought Krispy Kremes. We'll start the meeting without them.You don't have to look much further than read the San … Continue reading The Times’ Anti-Union Stance Against City Workers

I Heard From a Friend of a Friend Campaigning

Jockeying for Santos | Eden District's Big Bills | Dvorsky's Ghostwriter | Mayor vs. SL Times | Burrell DumpsThe political equivalent of an "unforced error" in tennis is probably announcing an important local endorsement when it wasn't yours just yet. District 3 candidate for supervisor Beverly Johnson's inauspicious blunder tainted what was an otherwise charming … Continue reading I Heard From a Friend of a Friend Campaigning

Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

THOSE 'TOO BIG TO SUCCEED' WILL NOT BE MISSEDThe Daily Review, the newspaper once published by Floyd Sparks to do battle with the titans of East Bay journalism, is dead.The cause of death was not only a poor economy, but a shocking decline in relevance in the East Bay as well as an inability to … Continue reading Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

Health District goes on the Offensive

District Rolls the Dice on San Leandro Hospital | Mayor Santos Take the Heat | City Council's Bloodlust for San Leandro Times Reporter | Gregory's Baseless Attack | Joyce, Our Choice!Make no mistake, Monday's firing of the Eden Township Healthcare District's long-time attorney may be the biggest story in San Leandro Hospital's run of notable … Continue reading Health District goes on the Offensive