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

CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff’s apparent attempt to undermine state’s sanctuary law

Contra Costa County SheriffDavid LivingstonCONTRA COSTA COUNTYContra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston last February began posting online the release dates of immigrants in the county, according to news reports.The move dovetails with a growing movement, particularly in Southern California, against the sanctuary state law signed last year by the Legislature. Public officials in Orange County … Continue reading CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff’s apparent attempt to undermine state’s sanctuary law

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSIt's difficult to imagine what the prevailing story line of politics in the East Bay would have been without the daily barrage of tweets and general insanity emanating from President Donald Trump in 2017. Much time and energy was expended everywhere chronicling his first year in office, including the East … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSHeading into the spring, most a number of East Bay cities had already moved toward declaring sanctuary city status. Some began contemplating the next step: urging Congress to impeach Trump. But issues closer to home dominated the conversation. In Oakland, the mayor and police department was still dealing with the … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

Despite sanctuary city status, Hayward approves DOJ grant funding for police, but not really

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA U.S. Department of Justice grant allocated to the Hayward Police Department worth $42,491 is likely at risk after the Hayward City Council instructed its staff to not sign a controversial new certification that runs opposed to its recently approved sanctuary city status.Although Hayward councilmembers unanimously voted last week to approve receipt of … Continue reading Despite sanctuary city status, Hayward approves DOJ grant funding for police, but not really

After lagging for five months on becoming sanctuary city, Hayward gets award for its work

Hayward Anti-Discrimination Task Forcemeeting last spring.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILAt a Hayward City Council meeting last June, city officials basked in the glow of a standing ovation from those who have long advocated for declaring the Latino-heavy city a sanctuary for immigrants.The city announced Wednesday that it received an award from the Local Government Hispanic Network for … Continue reading After lagging for five months on becoming sanctuary city, Hayward gets award for its work

EBC AGENDA | SEPT 22-28 | HAYWARD hearts immigrants; ALAMEDA COUNTY garbage bond; AC TRANSIT fares well in survey

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28The Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed resolutions calling for the reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the past few weeks. For progressives government bodies this is expected, but this week Hayward is passing its own resolution. The agenda item shows just how … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | SEPT 22-28 | HAYWARD hearts immigrants; ALAMEDA COUNTY garbage bond; AC TRANSIT fares well in survey

Alameda, citing sanctuary city policy, rejects federal grant

ALAMEDAMonths after Alameda became one of the first cities in the county to pass legislation declaring sanctuary city status, they now may be the first to reject a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.Last week, Alameda city officials declined to sign a document required by the Department of Justice in order to apply … Continue reading Alameda, citing sanctuary city policy, rejects federal grant

ICE arrests two undocumented immigrants in Hayward, city says it had no involvement

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday duringa task force meeting in March discussingsanctuary city.HAYWARDU.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agents arrested two undocumented immigrants in Hayward last Thursday, but the city says, based on its policies, it did not participate in the action. The Hayward Police Department, however, had been notified two days prior, on Tuesday, of ICE's intention … Continue reading ICE arrests two undocumented immigrants in Hayward, city says it had no involvement

Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

Hayward Mayor Barbara HallidayHAYWARD CITY COUNCILDuring a discussion over Hayward's homeless count and possible solutions to housing them Tuesday night, Mayor Barbara Halliday offered a series of bizarre statements.They involved a comment that appeared to opine the homeless are unable to responsibly maintain the upkeep of their subsidized housing. She later suggested it was a … Continue reading Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

Hayward finally becomes a sanctuary city

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILIt took awhile, but the Hayward City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to join eight other East Bay cities by becoming a sanctuary city.“We started talking about this just after the election,” said Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall. "It's taken us a lot of time to get here, but I'm proud of the process."It was a sentiment echoed … Continue reading Hayward finally becomes a sanctuary city

City of Hayward Twitter account tweeted racist image before tonight’s sanctuary city vote

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThis morning, just hours before Hayward city council's scheduled discussion of whether or not to become a sanctuary city, the city's official Twitter account posted an image of a taco and the phrase "Let's Taco About It" — a Tweet that has activists accusing the city of bigotry.Two other tweets promoting different city … Continue reading City of Hayward Twitter account tweeted racist image before tonight’s sanctuary city vote

Hayward school board applies pressure on City Council to become sanctuary city

HAYWARDThe Hayward school board, and one pesky board member in particular, is adding pressure on the Hayward City Council to become a sanctuary ahead of their June 6 meeting on the subject.The school board unanimously approved a resolution last week urging all levels of government in the state to become sanctuaries. Earlier this year, the … Continue reading Hayward school board applies pressure on City Council to become sanctuary city

EBC AGENDA — May 5-11 — AC TRANSIT’s school bus controversy continues – Water rates going up? – ‘Compassionate’ UNION CITY – More HAYWARD Housing

THE WEEK OF MAY 5-11After Tuesday night in Union City it's likely the Hayward City Council will be sitting quite alone when it comes to taking no official stance toward President Trump's immigration rhetoric and policies. Of course, what were really talking about is Hayward's reluctance to declare sanctuary city status or even using the … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — May 5-11 — AC TRANSIT’s school bus controversy continues – Water rates going up? – ‘Compassionate’ UNION CITY – More HAYWARD Housing

Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status

Some members of the Hayward Community TaskForce discuss sanctuary cities at its meeting onWednesday night.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA Hayward community task force on Wednesday voiced near unanimity for recommending to the Hayward City Council that it formally declare itself a sanctuary city.The task force was formed by the City Council in January not to study the … Continue reading Hayward Task Force strongly recommends Council declare sanctuary city status