Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks

Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci and the City Council kicked off a intensive outreach effort last month to stop the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging residents to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. But Dutra-Vernaci, who is facing a re-election challenge from a council colleague and a member of the New Haven school … Continue reading Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks

Political yard sign skirmishes break out in San Leandro, Union City

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 to accuse their city council and mayoral rivals of underhanded political shenanigans. Bryan Azevdeo, a … Continue reading Political yard sign skirmishes break out in San Leandro, Union City

10th resident to die from covid-19 at Hayward nursing home is Union City councilman’s grandmother

The grandmother of Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño died from covid-19 on Monday night, he announced. "Grandma Emma Patiño's journey on this Earth ended and she went to Heaven to be with the Lord. No more suffering. No more worries. No more pain," Patiño wrote on Facebook. "My grandma was a beautiful, hard working woman … Continue reading 10th resident to die from covid-19 at Hayward nursing home is Union City councilman’s grandmother

Union City councilman’s grandmother has covid-19

Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño's 85-year-old grandmother is infected with covid-19, he told constituents in a Facebook Live video on Saturday morning. Patiño's grandmother is a resident at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward, which is the site of what is believed to be Alameda County's largest outbreak of covid-19. Seven residents at … Continue reading Union City councilman’s grandmother has covid-19

Union City councilman to challenge incumbent mayor

Earlier this month, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci announced her re-election campaign.

Union City police chief retires; son pleads guilty for attack on Sikh man

Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister's five-year tenure is over. The police department announced Thursday evening that McAllister is retiring, effective Dec. 14. It is unclear whether the timing of McAllister's announcement is in any way tied to news reports on Thursday that his son, Tyrone McAllister, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of attempted … Continue reading Union City police chief retires; son pleads guilty for attack on Sikh man

Seeking to raise new revenues, Union City may declare a ‘fiscal emergency’

UNION CITYWith an eye toward asking Union City residents to approve a pair of tax-generating ballot measures sometime this year, the Union City Council may declare a fiscal emergency this week.Union City's budget forecast for the next five years estimates multi-year budget deficits will deplete its reserves by Fiscal Year 2021-22.To increase revenues, Union City … Continue reading Seeking to raise new revenues, Union City may declare a ‘fiscal emergency’

Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSBernie Morales, the first Mexican-American elected to public office in Alameda County history, died Monday. He was 100.His passing marked a somber beginning to Tuesday morning's Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. In addition, to Morales, the wife of appointed Alameda County Treasurer-Controller Henry Levy, who passed away earlier this month was also … Continue reading Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

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

Immigrants in Alameda County are disenrolling from services, kids not attending school

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Vallerepresents numerous immigrant populationsin District 2. PHOTO/Matt SantosALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSA sense of panic within immigrant communities in Alameda County is pushing residents to discontinue accessing county social services due to fears their personal information will lead to deportations. High absenteeism among immigrant students is also resulting from uncertainty over President Trump’s … Continue reading Immigrants in Alameda County are disenrolling from services, kids not attending school

Guv hopeful, Delaine Eastin, officially opens campaign account

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018 is up and running.GOVERNOR | Former East Bay lawmaker Delaine Eastin's bid for California governor is officially open for business."Eastin for Governor 2018" was registered with the state Secretary of State's office on Tuesday. However, the campaign's coffers are literally bare. No activity is shown.It's a stark difference with her … Continue reading Guv hopeful, Delaine Eastin, officially opens campaign account

Green Says Measure B1 Campaign Was ‘Poorly Run’

TRANSPORTATION//MEASURE B1 | The chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission says the campaign for Measure B1, which narrowly missed out on a two-thirds majority last Election Day was “poorly-run” and county leaders need to quickly amass support for placing another measure before voters.Measure B1 would have reignited a half-cent county transportation tax, approved in 1986 … Continue reading Green Says Measure B1 Campaign Was ‘Poorly Run’

Gascon Says He Had Plenty Of Evidence To Prosecute Hayashi

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon reiterated Thursday morning his office had the goods on Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi following her then-felony shoplifting charge last year. Appearing on KGO’s Ronn Owens radio program, Gascon said Hayashi showed intent to steal $2,450 worth of apparel from a Neiman Marcus at Union … Continue reading Gascon Says He Had Plenty Of Evidence To Prosecute Hayashi

Valle Appointed District 2 Supervisor; Replaces Nadia Lockyer

ALAMEDA COUNTY//REPLACING LOCKYERJune 10, 2012 | Nearly a week after a deadlocked vote to replace Nadia Lockyer allowed for further political horse trading, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed former Union City Councilman Richard Valle to fill the five-month appointment. Valle says he will run for re-election in November and potentially against a host of … Continue reading Valle Appointed District 2 Supervisor; Replaces Nadia Lockyer

Board Of Supervisors Interview District 2 Candidates As Steele Withdraws Name

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS//REPLACING LOCKYERMay 29, 2012 | And then there were four candidates remaining to replace former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer after her predecessor Gail Steele withdrew her name for consideration, according to County Administrator Susan Muranishi.No reason was given, but comments made by some board members in the past week more than hinted … Continue reading Board Of Supervisors Interview District 2 Candidates As Steele Withdraws Name