Down Ballot, May 21, 2014; 13 Days to Election Day

CONGRESS DISTRICT 17 Which number will be higher? The number of votes Joel Vanlandingham receives or the number of words allotted to him by the corporate press? On Tuesday, Vanlandingham told the San Jose Mercury News he will move within the current 17th District boundaries, whether he fails to advance to the November election or not. … Continue reading Down Ballot, May 21, 2014; 13 Days to Election Day

Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

HAYWARD | MAYOR | Hayward has two competing but inextricably related problems. One, is a long-held public perception the city is anti-development and, second, it's a bear for small businesses to set up shop making it difficult for Hayward to create new revenues streams. Meanwhile, the entire council, including three running to replace Mayor Michael … Continue reading Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall, right,wants Alameda County or Hayward to raisethe local minimum wage to $12 or $15. PHOTO/Steven TavaresHAYWARD | MINIMUM WAGE | There is a growing push in the East Bay calling for a steep bump in the minimum wage. Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall added his name to the list while admonishing the paltry … Continue reading Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Halliday, Zermeno, Jones, Mendall Win Hayward Council Seats; Henson Defeated

Halliday, Zermeno, Jones, MendallELECTION '12//HAYWARD CITY COUNCILJune 6, 2012 | Council members Barbara Halliday and Francisco Zermeno won re-election Tuesday night to the Hayward City Council. Former City Manager Greg Jones and planning commissioner Al Mendall also won seats on the council, while four-term incumbent Councilman Olden Henson's 18 years on the council comes to an … Continue reading Halliday, Zermeno, Jones, Mendall Win Hayward Council Seats; Henson Defeated

Walmart Rebuffed By Hayward For A Second Time As Blame Is Heaped On Henson

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//WALMART DENIEDMay 23, 2012 | For the second time in as many months, Hayward city leaders have denied an out-of-state property owner a conditional use permit to lease the vacant Circuit City building on Whipple Road for a scaled-down Walmart grocery store. The Hayward City Council voted narrowly, 4-3, in favor of upholding the planning commission's, … Continue reading Walmart Rebuffed By Hayward For A Second Time As Blame Is Heaped On Henson

Staff Report Calls For Hayward Council To Overturn Decision On Walmart In City

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILMay 22, 2012 | The issue of Walmart in Hayward and its denial last month by the city's planning commission has proven to be a potent talking point for city council candidates with pro-business leaning. The heat on three incumbent council members up for re-election in June will get hotter Tuesday night when they … Continue reading Staff Report Calls For Hayward Council To Overturn Decision On Walmart In City

PAC For Hayward Chamber Takes Aim At Council Candidate That Stopped Walmart

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD CITY COUNCILMay 10, 2012 | Hayward voters were hit last week with two high profile mailers slamming city council candidate Al Mendall and his decision last month as planning commissioner to block Walmart from opening shop in the city. One full-page, glossy mailer blared in all caps, “Al Mendall didn’t listen to Hayward’s … Continue reading PAC For Hayward Chamber Takes Aim At Council Candidate That Stopped Walmart

Walmart Takes A Loss In Hayward; Upset Property Owner Mulls Next Move

WALMART IN HAYWARDApril 6, 2012 | Walmart’s zeal to spread a new downscale supermarket format to Hayward was temporarily halted. The city’s planning commission voted, 4-3, to uphold an appeal headed by union labor to disallow a 34,000 sq. ft. Walmart Market from coming to the vacant Circuit City building on Whipple Road near Industrial Parkway.Daniel … Continue reading Walmart Takes A Loss In Hayward; Upset Property Owner Mulls Next Move

Questions Over Walmart In Hayward Acts As Guide To Nine-Person City Council Race

Hayward Councilman FranciscoZermeno Friday at Hayward DemosHAYWARD CITY COUNCILApril 5, 2012 | HAYWARD | Nine candidate, including three incumbents, are vying for four open seats on the City Council this June, but save one particular person, their differences are hard to discern without the presence of a common liberal punching bag showing the way.Seven of the … Continue reading Questions Over Walmart In Hayward Acts As Guide To Nine-Person City Council Race