Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Last week, the San Leandro City Council approved the appointment of Guillermo Elenes to its planning and zoning adjustment commission. But after dozens of social media posts by Elenes using an acronym for the phrase "All Cops Are Bastards" later emerged, he was asked to step down on Wednesday. Elenes had not yet been sworn-in … Continue reading Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

San Leandro planning commission appointee often used acronym for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’

An potential appointee to the influential San Leandro Planning Commission Board of Adjustment used the derogatory acronym ACAB, or "All Cops Are Bastards." in dozens of social media responses to articles and comments about law enforcement in recent months. The San Leandro City Council is scheduled to formally approve 16 appointments to various boards and … Continue reading San Leandro planning commission appointee often used acronym for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’

East Bay Insiders – Ep. 28 – Swalwell and the Fang Gang Christmas special

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Fang Fang, the Chinese spy who shagged him, is riveting the 15th Congressional District. What might be Swalwell's future? An Alameda County elected official won two races last month and one jurisdiction wants him and the other, not so much. Plus, the rise of the councilmember/public works employee. https://eastbaycitizenshow.libsyn.com/swalwell-and-the-fang-gang-christmas-special

San Leandro Council preview: A realignment toward NIMBYs

Before 2010, San Leandro voters had never seen a city council incumbent lose re-election. With the aid of ranked-choice voting that year, San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos was upset by Stephen Cassidy. Two years ago, Councilmember Lee Thomas was narrowly defeated by Victor Aguilar. Next week, there's a good possibility a third incumbent in the … Continue reading San Leandro Council preview: A realignment toward NIMBYs

East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

ALCO Dems give some incumbents the cold shoulder in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro

Alameda County Democrats typically have a high bar when it comes to advocating for the removal of one of their own from office. While a number of Democratic incumbents for races this November in Alameda County failed to receive the party's endorsement over the weekend, in only four occasions, did the party choose to back … Continue reading ALCO Dems give some incumbents the cold shoulder in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro

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

San Leandro candidate admonished by county for food service violations at campaign events

For more than a  year, San Leandro City Council candidate Bryan Azevedo has been doing good deeds around town. He’s received notoriety for organizing outings to pick up litter around the city, helped seniors during the pandemic, and delivered food supplies to the needy.  Within the last two months, Azevedo has taken it a step … Continue reading San Leandro candidate admonished by county for food service violations at campaign events

How he became San Leandro’s Vice Mayor Pete

Like vice-president and lieutenant governor, the honorific of vice mayor sounds important. But it's not. The ceremonial title's job prescription is solely to be a stand-in for the mayor at ribbon-cuttings and sometimes preside over a council meeting when the mayor is away. But most local voters don't readily know this, and come election time … Continue reading How he became San Leandro’s Vice Mayor Pete

San Leandro scuttles campaign finance reforms

Cities without campaign contribution limits, however, will be preempted by a new state law coming into effect in 2021.

San Leandro councilman: ‘I’ve got garbage on my mind,’ in addition, to potential opponent

San Leandro's District 2 City Council election is essentially two years away, but two likely candidates are already talking trash in an odd, passive-aggressive standoff being played out in the city's weekly newspaper. In 2016, Ed Hernández defeated Bryan Azevedo to win the open seat. Azevedo contemplated a run for the San Leandro school board … Continue reading San Leandro councilman: ‘I’ve got garbage on my mind,’ in addition, to potential opponent