Charles Gilcrest, San Leandro politico known for his advocacy and kindness, dies

Charles Gilcrest, the long-time political consultant and local insider who helped start the political careers of many San Leandro elected officials, and later served as informal advisors for several mayors and councilmembers, died on Monday. He was 64. Gilcrest was serving the last year of his first term as a board director on the Eden … Continue reading Charles Gilcrest, San Leandro politico known for his advocacy and kindness, dies

East Bay Insiders – Episode 25 – Remembering Charlie Gilcrest

Shortly after this episode was recorded, Eden Health District board director Charlie Gilcrest passed away. At the beginning and end of this episode, Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson remember the man who gave so much to San Leandro. Also, the fall election season is here. We take quick looks at races in Alameda and Fremont, … Continue reading East Bay Insiders – Episode 25 – Remembering Charlie Gilcrest

Eden board chooses former El Cerrito mayor as CEO over Ellen Corbett

The Eden Health District Board of Director's search for a new full-time chief executive officer came down to two candidates well versed in East Bay politics. The board unanimously chose to offer a contract to Mark Friedman, a former El Cerrito mayor and long-time aide to former Alameda County supervisor and state senate leader Don … Continue reading Eden board chooses former El Cerrito mayor as CEO over Ellen Corbett

Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

After enjoying more than two years of retirement from serving as CEO of Central Alameda County's Eden Health District, Dev Mahadevan is back. The district named Mahadevan as interim CEO on Wednesday. Mahdevan spent nine years as the district's CEO before departing in July 2017. But in recent months, Mahadevan had been tasked with lease … Continue reading Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Eden Health District paralyzed again over selection of interim CEO

Two weeks ago, Eden Health District Board of Directors Chair Gordon Galvan left an Eden Health District meeting annoyed at the board's inability to unanimously select a former Sutter Health executive that he actively recruited as its interim CEO. If the board was split in its support of George Bischalaney, a former Eden Hospital CEO, … Continue reading Eden Health District paralyzed again over selection of interim CEO

After some directors balk and bicker, Eden Health District will not hire former Sutter exec

At a meeting of the Eden Health District that had an almost surreal fly-on-the-wall feel, its Board of Directors quarreled Wednesday evening over the proposed pay and limited work hours contained in a proposed contract for former Eden Hospital administrator George Bischalaney to become the beleaguered health care district's interim CEO. After charges by one … Continue reading After some directors balk and bicker, Eden Health District will not hire former Sutter exec

Cash-strapped Eden Health District eyes well-known, high-priced consultants

The Eden Health District, once the target of dissolution backed by some members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and other elected officials, in part, because of its limited recent record of funding health-related endeavors in central Alameda County, is eyeing two well-known and high-priced consultants to help them regain their standing in the … Continue reading Cash-strapped Eden Health District eyes well-known, high-priced consultants