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

San Leandro: Mayor takes heat for saying man killed by police ‘passed away’

As San Leandro remains stunned by the shooting of 33-year-old Steven Taylor by policeĀ  inside a Walmart store last Saturday afternoon, a statement by the mayor on Monday night, is attracting additional criticism after it failed to mention the decedent's name. In addition, the prepared statement read at the beginning of Monday night's council meeting … Continue reading San Leandro: Mayor takes heat for saying man killed by police ‘passed away’

San Leandro council committee to seek ways to honor former Mayor Santos

Just hours after receiving news of the passing of former San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos Monday night, the City Council took the first step toward finding a suitable way to honor him for posterity. "We are grateful for his legacy. His commitment to public service and, most importantly, his contribution to San Leandro. I'm positive … Continue reading San Leandro council committee to seek ways to honor former Mayor Santos