Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

When President Donald Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as "animals" during a meeting Wednesday with California officials who oppose sanctuary cities, there was a link among those at the round table to the East Bay. Orange County Deputy Sheriff Ray Grangoff is a former San Lorenzo school board member, who at 19,  was the youngest-ever … Continue reading Former San Lorenzo school trustee spoke at Trump roundtable on immigration

San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

The San Leandro City Council is set to joinOakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryvilleas sanctuary cities in the East Bay.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILNext week, San Leandro is set to join a growing list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay. The San Leandro City Council, acquiescing to growing demand in the highly diverse community to declare … Continue reading San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: October-December 2015

OCTOBERThe Assemblymember Rob Bonta-led effortto add regulations to medical cannabis dispensaries is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. >>>Assemblymember Rob Bonta's medical cannabis dispensary reform bill is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation adds needed regulations to the greatly expanding industry in the state. >>>The much-anticipated race in the Ninth State Senate District loses one prominent candidate when … Continue reading EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW: October-December 2015

San Lorenzo school administrator called cops to break up teachers’ union meeting

San Leandro elected officials speaking at a rally Oct. 20 in support of San Lorenzo teachers.PHOTO/SLEA SAN LORENZO | The labor dispute between San Lorenzo teachers and the school district is getting tense by the day. In recent days, the push by teachers for higher wages and increased benefits is being met with harsh tactics by school district administrators.Last … Continue reading San Lorenzo school administrator called cops to break up teachers’ union meeting

EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

EDUCATION//BERKELEY/HAYWARD | Berkeley's newly-hired superintendent of schools, Dr. Donald Evans, missed an excessive number of schools days due to absences and vacations, while also attending a high number of education-related conferences around the country, costing his former employer--the Hayward Unified School District--over $16,000 in travel expenses, according to the documents obtained by The Citizen.The records reveal Evans logged 50 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

Popular San Lorenzo Superintendent Announces Retirement

Dr. Dennis Byas will retire Aug. 31.SAN LORENZO | San Lorenzo School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Byas, made a surprised announcement Wednesday that he will retire Aug. 31 after spending six years at the head of the unincorporated area's school district.Byas couldn’t get three words into his speech without crying. He has commonly referred to his position as a lifestyle rather than … Continue reading Popular San Lorenzo Superintendent Announces Retirement