Before 2010, San Leandro voters had never seen a city council incumbent lose re-election. With the aid of ranked-choice voting that year, San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos was upset by Stephen Cassidy. Two years ago, Councilmember Lee Thomas was narrowly… Read More ›
The San Leandro City Council approved one of the city’s most contentious housing projects in years on Monday night amid continuing concerns from neighbors over parking and traffic. The project, referred to as the 1388 Bancroft Apartments, is a three-story,… Read More ›
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley charged a San Leandro police officer who fatally shot Steven Taylor, a Black man inside a Walmart last April, with voluntary manslaughter. It is the first time O’Malley’s office has filed such charges against… Read More ›
It won’t be the first time you will hear about political candidates griping about their yard signs being stolen or defaced this election season. But two candidates in San Leandro and Union City took to social media over the weekend… Read More ›
Charles Gilcrest, the long-time political consultant and local insider who helped start the political careers of many San Leandro elected officials, and later served as informal advisors for several mayors and councilmembers, died on Monday. He was 64. Gilcrest was… Read More ›
A narrow vote last month by the San Leandro City Council to pursue $1.7 million in cuts to its police department, in part, through the elimination of its lauded homeless task force, led to what some councilmembers deemed “buyer’s remorse”… Read More ›
The California Attorney General’s office declined a request by San Leandro officials to launch an independent investigation in the fatal shooting by a San Leandro police officer last April of Steven Taylor, a 33-year-old black man, who was, at the… Read More ›
Facing a hard deadline to put forth a balanced city budget by the end of the month, the San Leandro City Council closed a $7 million budget shortfall that includes the potential for later shifting more than $1.7 million from… Read More ›
A woman who filed a lawsuit against the city of San Leandro claiming its police officers caused her to have a miscarriage during a traffic stop in June 2019, appears to be false, according to body-camera video released by the… Read More ›
For more than a year, San Leandro City Council candidate Bryan Azevedo has been doing good deeds around town. He’s received notoriety for organizing outings to pick up litter around the city, helped seniors during the pandemic, and delivered food… Read More ›
I don’t want to have any more curfews than we need.–San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay on Monday night hoping the city’s nighttime curfew can be lifted prior to the June 8 end date.
San Leandro councilmembers voted in closed session on Monday night to request an independent investigation by the state attorney general’s office into the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor, an African American resident, by police on April 18. The move comes… Read More ›
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The nationwide protests that began with the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer reached the suburbs of San Leandro on Sunday. During a day with very little organized protests in San Leandro, looters attempted to ransack Bayfair Mall… Read More ›
A San Leandro woman was arrested by police on May 22 after posting anti-Asian literature on homes in the city’s Heron Bay neighborhood. Nancy Arechiga, 52, was taken into custoday and booked at Santa Rita Jail. She was later released… Read More ›
Alameda County Democratic Party leaders approved a resolution to urge the state attorney general to investigate the April 18 fatal shooting of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police. The resolution was conceived by Pamela Price, a member of the committee… Read More ›
Former San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata’s departure two years ago ended one of the strangest periods in the city’s political history. He was accused of sexual harassment by the head of a well-known local profits that included, depending on… Read More ›
As San Leandro remains stunned by the shooting of 33-year-old Steven Taylor by police inside a Walmart store last Saturday afternoon, a statement by the mayor on Monday night, is attracting additional criticism after it failed to mention the decedent’s… Read More ›
I think we’re going to have to find revenue without dipping into people’s pockets.-San Leandro Councilmember Deborah Cox on how voters, because of covid-19, may not be interested in approving tax measures this November.
After yet another series of setbacks, San Leandro’s long-anticipated development of its marina appears back on track. The San Leandro City Council approved a development agreement with Cal-Coast Companies, LLC on Monday night, but not without a number of councilmembers… Read More ›
San Leandro officials said a decrease in sales tax revenues due to the covid-19 pandemic could exceed $10 million, rivaling the 26 percent drop it suffered during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. “It’s so early and we… Read More ›
A development agreement last month for Monarch Bay, a potentially game-changing waterfront housing and retail project at the San Leandro Marina, was contingent on the developer and local trade unions agreeing to a project labor agreement by the end of… Read More ›
San Leandro joined a growing list of Alameda County in passing tenant protections for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The city council unanimously approved an urgency moratorium at a special meeting on Monday night on evictions for residential and… Read More ›
Following a growing number of school closures statewide, school districts in the East Bay, including Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro announced Friday that classroom instruction will cease until, at least, April 6, the day most students will return from spring… Read More ›
After more than three decades of dreaming and 12 years of sporadic success, San Leandro’s Marina-Shoreline project appears closer than ever to possibly becoming one of the city’s prime destination spots. On Monday night, the San Leandro City Council approved… Read More ›
The rivalry between San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr. and the man he replaced on the city council, Lee Thomas, is easily the most bitter in all of East Bay politics. And following a newspaper article in which Aguilar, Jr…. Read More ›
San Leandro is about to take a higher profile in the East Bay’s issues with traffic and transportation. The Alameda County Transportation Commission named San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter as it next chairperson on Thursday. Cutter served as vice… Read More ›
Like vice-president and lieutenant governor, the honorific of vice mayor sounds important. But it’s not. The ceremonial title’s job prescription is solely to be a stand-in for the mayor at ribbon-cuttings and sometimes preside over a council meeting when the… Read More ›
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