Curfew in San Leandro

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 asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

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 amid the backdrop of the killing by Minneapolis Police of George Floyd, which has roiled … Continue reading San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro, Hayward announce week-long curfews after night of civil unrest

ALSO: Fremont institutes nighttime curfew, will close roads around auto mall.

San Leandro downtown, mall looted, Walmart set ablaze

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 in the afternoon hours. The mayhem extended into the night. The Marina Square strip mall … Continue reading San Leandro downtown, mall looted, Walmart set ablaze

San Leandro woman distributed anti-Asian screed in Heron Bay neighborhood

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 on bail due to a county policy that aims to limit the jail population due … Continue reading San Leandro woman distributed anti-Asian screed in Heron Bay neighborhood

Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

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 and former candidate for Alameda County district attorney two years ago. Price believes the San … Continue reading Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

A potential free testing site in San Leandro is facing some hurdles. Eden Health District officials broached the idea of working with the Alameda County Fire Department to set up a free testing site in San Leandro similar to one created last month in Hayward by the Hayward Fire Department. "We understand the need is … Continue reading San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

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 the point of view, romantic texts, and featuring multiple rendezvous for ice cream at the … Continue reading Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

San Leandro: Mayor takes heat for saying man killed by police ‘passed away’

As San Leandro remains stunned by the shooting of 33-year-old Steven Taylor by policeĀ  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 name. In addition, the prepared statement read at the beginning of Monday night's council meeting … Continue reading San Leandro: Mayor takes heat for saying man killed by police ‘passed away’

Deborah Cox on November ballot measures

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.

San Leandro approves Monarch Bay agreement, but officials voice displeasure with developer

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 admonishing the developer for making a late revision to the proposed deal. San Leandro officials … Continue reading San Leandro approves Monarch Bay agreement, but officials voice displeasure with developer

San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

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 don't have perfect information about what the budget impacts will be, but I think I … Continue reading San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

San Leandro: Uncertainty after Monarch Bay developer misses deadline for project labor agreement

A development agreementĀ  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 the business on Mar. 25. But after more than a decade of fits and starts, … Continue reading San Leandro: Uncertainty after Monarch Bay developer misses deadline for project labor agreement

San Leandro passes urgency eviction moratorium, includes mobile homes

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 commercial renters due to a loss of income stemming from the crisis. The moratorium is … Continue reading San Leandro passes urgency eviction moratorium, includes mobile homes

East Bay school districts close classrooms due to COVID-19

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 break. Alameda school officials are also expected to announce school closures following an emergency school … Continue reading East Bay school districts close classrooms due to COVID-19