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

San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

A potential free testing site in San Leandro is facing some hurdles. Eden Health District officials broached the idea of working with the Alameda County Fire Department to set up a free testing site in San Leandro similar to one created last month in Hayward by the Hayward Fire Department. "We understand the need is … Continue reading San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

Eden Health District to offer interim CEO candidate $17,333 a month in salary

The Eden Health District Board of Directors will decide Wednesday afternoon whether to hire former Eden Hospital executive George Bischalaney as its interim chief executive officer. The board announced on Nov. 7 that it had terminated the contract of Michael Mahoney, its CEO of two years and a former executive at St. Rose Hospital in … Continue reading Eden Health District to offer interim CEO candidate $17,333 a month in salary

Sutter Health exec who wanted to close San Leandro Hospital is poised to lead the Eden District

The Eden Health District, a local government agency that represents most of Central Alameda County, announced Thursday that Michael Mahoney is out as its CEO after more than two years. He will likely be replaced by George Bischalaney, a former Sutter Health official who previously led Castro Valley's Eden Hospital and strongly advocated for the … Continue reading Sutter Health exec who wanted to close San Leandro Hospital is poised to lead the Eden District

Candidate running in 5 races is making a mockery of the election, says opponent

Nick Harvey is running this November for seats on EBMUD, AC Transit, Hayward USD, Fairview Fire Protection, and Eden Health District.

ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks' assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data in advance of their fall campaign against Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles. Wicks' camp has sent … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup