Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him

Reynoso Hayward school boardmembers will seek to formally declare Dr. Luis Reynoso's has vacated his seat on Tuesday night, and there appears little recourse at hand to halt the move, aside from a costly legal challenge. Reynoso won re-election to his Hayward school board seat last November, but during the same election, also won the … Continue reading Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him

Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

The Hayward Unified School District is moving forward with its attempt to unseat School boardmember Luis Reynoso after he did not respond to a Dec. 30 deadline set by the district to choose whether he will serve on the Hayward school board, which he won re-election last November, or the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

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

Hayward may ask voters to allow non-citizens to serve on boards

Hayward voters may be asked this November to amend its City Charter and allow non-citizens to serve on city boards and commissions. The Hayward City Council unanimously voted to move forward the proposal on Tuesday night by directing staff to begin an analysis for placing the proposed charter amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot. The … Continue reading Hayward may ask voters to allow non-citizens to serve on boards

Alameda County covid-19 cases surpass 1,000; Santa Rita Jail cases nearly double

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Alameda County now tops 1,000, according to the Alameda County Public Health Office. Alameda County has 1,007 confirmed cases of covid-19, along with 39 deaths, according to the county's covid-19 statistics released on Thursday morning. (See below: Covid-19 cases by Alameda County city.) Oakland, with 242 confirmed … Continue reading Alameda County covid-19 cases surpass 1,000; Santa Rita Jail cases nearly double

ALCO Fire holiday card incident underscores department’s lack of diversity

A holiday card created by Alameda County firefighters depicting people in tradition Chinese attire created a fire storm of criticism from local leaders, activists, and elected officials last week, but the incident also underscores a woeful lack of diversity within the Alameda County Fire Department. In a statement last week, Assemblymemer Rob Bonta, asserted 77 … Continue reading ALCO Fire holiday card incident underscores department’s lack of diversity

Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

A statewide push to move California cities away from at-large municipal elections to a district-based system has snared Union City. Starting in November 2020, Union City voters will begin electing councilmembers by districts under the plan unanimously approved by the Union City Council Wednesday night. In the meantime, the Union City Council and community will begin discussions … Continue reading Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 25–Former San Leandro chief in hot water; Dem clubs; Latinos in ‘Dro politics

The first-ever woman to lead the San Leandro Police Department is in hot water in her new job in Beverly Hills. Salacious allegations of sexual misconduct and racist comments by Sandra Spagnoli led this month to a $2.3 million settlement. Craig Williams joins the show to talk about Spagnoli's tenure in San Leandro. We also … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 25–Former San Leandro chief in hot water; Dem clubs; Latinos in ‘Dro politics

PUBLIC COMMENT: Hayward City Council lacks an anti-racist lens for its housing policy

Hayward landlords used coded racial language during a meeting in May, says the author, and the Hayward City Council 'did not bat an eye'