2020 Review: Biggest East Bay political stories – Black Lives Matter makes an impact on Nancy O’Malley, for now

HEADLINE: DA Nancy O'Malley charges a police officer for manslaughter. THE STORY: The horrific shooting death of Steven Taylor by a San Leandro police officer last April angered many in the city and the region as another instance of overzealous, perhaps racist, cops. During Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's decade on the job, other … Continue reading 2020 Review: Biggest East Bay political stories – Black Lives Matter makes an impact on Nancy O’Malley, for now

East Bay Insiders – Ep 29 – 2020 wrap-up, 2021 crystal ball

Annus Horribilis is behind us. Coronavirus, masks, hand sanitizer, defund the police, recession, George Floyd dominated a memorable, yet forgettable year. We also look ahead to 2021 and the changes that may happen in the new year. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! Happy New Year to you and your family!

San Leandro city manager is leaving for Healdsburg

San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay said on Monday night that he has accepted a similar position in Healdsburg. Kay made the announcement at Monday night's San Leandro City Council meeting. He will continue serving as San Leandro city manager through the end of this year. Kay has been a fixture at San Leandro City … Continue reading San Leandro city manager is leaving for Healdsburg

Lee on police shooting

Even as officers, like the ones who murdered George Floyd, are finally facing consequences for their actions, it happens again. When will it stop?-Rep. Barbara Lee on the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

Hayward school trustee calls out colleague for her white privilege

A proposal by a white Hayward school board member to create an "antiracist agenda" policy was met with resistance after the board's sole black board member called out her "privilege" during a meeting on Wednesday night. The policy written by Hayward school board member Dr. April Oquenda was viewed by two of her colleagues as … Continue reading Hayward school trustee calls out colleague for her white privilege

Oakland City Council, school board, begins move toward defunding police

After property damage and looting swept through Oakland two weeks ago in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the national refocus on police brutality that followed, city officials are bringing legislation to the forefront to match the community's call for changes in policing. Specifically, the movement to “defund police” is moving briskly … Continue reading Oakland City Council, school board, begins move toward defunding police

San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro councilmembers voted in closed session on Monday night to request an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office into the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor, an African American resident, by police on April 18. The move comes amid the backdrop of the killing by Minneapolis Police of George Floyd, which has roiled … Continue reading San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro downtown, mall looted, Walmart set ablaze

The nationwide protests that began with the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer reached the suburbs of San Leandro on Sunday. During a day with very little organized protests in San Leandro, looters attempted to ransack Bayfair Mall in the afternoon hours. The mayhem extended into the night. The Marina Square strip mall … Continue reading San Leandro downtown, mall looted, Walmart set ablaze