The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future… Read More ›
Dublin Mayor David Haubert opened the first public debate last month with Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon in the race for the open District 1 seat on the powerful Alameda County Board of Supervisors by striking a friendly tone. Haubert is… Read More ›
Meet the Candidates Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th State Senate District, which includes Fremont, but not the Tri-Valley half of District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Prior to the state Senate, Wieckowski served in the Assembly and… Read More ›
San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener unveiled the latest version of SB50, the legislation that would allow upzoning for housing developments near transit centers, at a press conference on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Tuesday morning.
A proposed California constitutional amendment to lower the threshold for local tax and bond measures from 67 percent to 55 percent failed to gain its own two-third majority for passage Monday in the state Assembly. The amendment, which would require… Read More ›
A 37-acre parcel of hillside land near Cal State East Bay in Hayward, long ago envisioned by CalTrans as part of a freeway extension, moved closer to development on Tuesday, but not without concerns the future neighborhood will cater to… Read More ›
Did the Castro Valley MAC undermine a 199-unit affordable housing project before it was even proposed?
A proposed 199-unit affordable housing and retail project that may be the largest in Castro Valley’s history is meeting resistance from the unincorporated area’s de-facto municipal government even though an official application has yet to be filed with the Alameda… Read More ›
Nearly half of all Hayward tenants spend 35% or more of their monthly income on rent.
With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States. “I ran because I believed the people of… Read More ›
HAYWARD MAYOR PREVIEW
Shao expressed opposition last week to nearly every phobia, leaving out germs, height, and the number 13.
Developer who recently gained approval for project in Hayward bundled $12,816 in contributions to Mark Salinas’ mayoral campaign
When the Hayward City Council first heard a proposal to transform a downtrodden parcel on 26601 Mission Boulevard into a mixed-use project that includes 35 market-rate town homes and 39 market-rate apartment units, the plan was derided by city officials… Read More ›
Despite an admonition that Alameda City Council candidates not address the city’s recent city manager scandal while one of her actions are under review by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, one candidate went there with his very first sentence… Read More ›
Challengers for Alameda mayor say they support repeal of Costa-Hawkins, Mayor Spencer does not
Hayward landlords used coded racial language during a meeting in May, says the author, and the Hayward City Council ‘did not bat an eye’
EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth
ALAMEDA COUNTY – Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). –SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL– The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early… Read More ›
Hayward elected officials wanted their new city manager to live in Hayward, so they gave her a favorable home loan to do it amid a brewing housing crisis in the city