Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

Supporters of Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso protested at the home of school board president April Oquenda on Monday afternoon. About two dozen demonstrators held signs near Oquenda's residence in Hayward's Burbank neighborhood depicting her and two other school district officials as corrupt for seeking Reynoso's removal from the board. The conflict followed Reynoso's re-election … Continue reading Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

To protest Alameda Police, residents danced in the streets

For some Alamedans, the absurdity of a black man being arrested by local police for dancing and exercising in the street called for a healthy dose of mockery towards law enforcement's actions. Hundreds of Alamedans danced to Prince, Whitney Houston, and other songs on Sunday afternoon to protest the May 23 arrest of Alameda resident … Continue reading To protest Alameda Police, residents danced in the streets

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

Moms 4 Housing activists in Oakland protest SB50 presser

San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener unveiled the latest version of SB50, the legislation that would allow upzoning for housing developments near transit centers, at a press conference on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Tuesday morning. But protesters concerned whether the bill will include much-needed affordable housing drowned out the entire press conference … Continue reading Moms 4 Housing activists in Oakland protest SB50 presser

San Leandro: Staff favors contract with Wells Fargo, despite past protest

Since 2016, Wells Fargo Bank has been an angry touchstone among progressives because of its unscrupulous business practices and support for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The latter triggered a number of East Bay cities to seek divestiture from Wells Fargo in recent years. In November 2017, San Leandro sold $700,000 in investments with Wells Fargo, … Continue reading San Leandro: Staff favors contract with Wells Fargo, despite past protest

Upset Fremont teachers force school trustee to cancel his City Council kickoff event

Fremont teachers say school board president Yang Shao has repeatedly disrespected its union membership. The teachers' union has been in contract talks with the school district since March 2017. Last week, they fought fire with fire and protested Shao's fundraising event intended to kickoff his campaign for the Fremont City Council this fall. When the … Continue reading Upset Fremont teachers force school trustee to cancel his City Council kickoff event