Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks

Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci and the City Council kicked off a intensive outreach effort last month to stop the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging residents to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. But Dutra-Vernaci, who is facing a re-election challenge from a council colleague and a member of the New Haven school … Continue reading Union City mayor posed maskless in a photo with 25 people also not wearing masks

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

10th resident to die from covid-19 at Hayward nursing home is Union City councilman’s grandmother

The grandmother of Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño died from covid-19 on Monday night, he announced. "Grandma Emma Patiño's journey on this Earth ended and she went to Heaven to be with the Lord. No more suffering. No more worries. No more pain," Patiño wrote on Facebook. "My grandma was a beautiful, hard working woman … Continue reading 10th resident to die from covid-19 at Hayward nursing home is Union City councilman’s grandmother

Union City councilman’s grandmother has covid-19

Union City Councilmember Jaime Patiño's 85-year-old grandmother is infected with covid-19, he told constituents in a Facebook Live video on Saturday morning. Patiño's grandmother is a resident at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward, which is the site of what is believed to be Alameda County's largest outbreak of covid-19. Seven residents at … Continue reading Union City councilman’s grandmother has covid-19

Union City councilman to challenge incumbent mayor

Earlier this month, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci announced her re-election campaign.

War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño

The election season is nearing thr end. It's put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the past few days. I'll break down one such race, give you a brief projection for … Continue reading War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño