San Leandro police chief announces retirement

Tudor San Leandro Police Chief Jeff Tudor announced Wednesday that he will retire, effective June 23. Tudor has served 25 years at the police department and the past four years as police chief. He is also a San Leandro native. “It has been an honor and a privilege to be the Chief of Police in … Continue reading San Leandro police chief announces retirement

Alameda police chief opts for retirement following arrest of black man dancing in the street

In the wake of an embarrassing incident in which Alameda police officers arrested a black man for dancing or exercising in the street, Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri announced his retirement on Wednesday. Rolleri notified the Alameda City Council of his decision via a letter on Tuesday evening. Rolleri was elevated to police chief in … Continue reading Alameda police chief opts for retirement following arrest of black man dancing in the street

PREVIEW: Alameda County Superior Court judge

Meet the Candidates Mark Fickes is a trial attorney who has prosecuted civil rights, fraud, and whistleblower cases. He once served as deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County and was an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Elena Condes is an attorney and community activist with the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association. She … Continue reading PREVIEW: Alameda County Superior Court judge

Alameda County fire chief is retiring

Alameda County Fire Chief David Rocha will retire at the end of this year, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced last week. But not entirely. Rocha, however, will stay with department and serve as interim fire chief, Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler said. Rocha's retirement was discussed in closed session during a special Alameda … Continue reading Alameda County fire chief is retiring

ALCO Board of Ed race has a Hayward school board flavor; Three seek to replace long-time Superior Court judge

The retirement of long-time Hayward-area Trustee Fred Sims from the county board of education opens up a three-person race that includes two candidates with ties to the Hayward school board. Lisa Brunner, who served on the Hayward school board until she lost re-election last year, joins current Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso, and educator … Continue reading ALCO Board of Ed race has a Hayward school board flavor; Three seek to replace long-time Superior Court judge

Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has flirted with retirement many times before. But this time is different. Reid said Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in District 7. "It's not a big deal. I don't want any attention. It's not why I got into politics," Reid said after Thursday's special city council … Continue reading Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

East Bay Parks official to retire

East Bay Regional Park District boardmember Whitney Dotson announced his retirement, effective this December. Dotson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2008 after years as a community activist and environmentalist in Richmond. During Dotson's tenure, he supported completion of the San Francisco Bay Trail between Berkeley and Albany, and Pinole Shores and … Continue reading East Bay Parks official to retire

City Hall Tip-Sheet: Feb. 15-21—Cannabis: charter dispute in Alameda; course correction in San Leandro; Hayward rent control update

>Alameda's cannabis ordinance crisis ALAMEDA — Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 5. -POSSIBLE LITIGATION- Alameda's Sunshine Ordinance was violated last October, according to the city's Open Government Committee, after the City Council approved cannabis ordinances that were not properly agendized. In December, the committee declared the council … Continue reading City Hall Tip-Sheet: Feb. 15-21—Cannabis: charter dispute in Alameda; course correction in San Leandro; Hayward rent control update

On the way out, Gov. Brown appoints two Alameda County Superior Court judges

In the waning days of Gov. Jerry Brown's political career, he announced 12 appointments to several superior courts across the state Wednesday, including 2 in Alameda County. Brown appointed Clifford T. Blakely, Jr., 48, to one Alameda County Superior Court post. Blakeley, a deputy in the county Public Defender's Office since 2014, replaces retiring Superior … Continue reading On the way out, Gov. Brown appoints two Alameda County Superior Court judges

Alameda city attorney is retiring

Alameda City Attorney Janet Kern says she is retiring, effective Dec. 1. Kern has served the last seven years as city attorney following stints in San Jose and Morgan Hill. "It’s been an honor to serve the residents of Alameda," she told the East Bay Citizen. "But, the time has come for me to pursue … Continue reading Alameda city attorney is retiring

BART Director Blalock will not run for re-election

During his tenure, the Fremont Warm Springs station was built. His departure had been rumored for months