ALCO Dems give some incumbents the cold shoulder in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro

Alameda County Democrats typically have a high bar when it comes to advocating for the removal of one of their own from office. While a number of Democratic incumbents for races this November in Alameda County failed to receive the party's endorsement over the weekend, in only four occasions, did the party choose to back … Continue reading ALCO Dems give some incumbents the cold shoulder in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro

Curfew in San Leandro

I don't want to have any more curfews than we need.-San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay on Monday night hoping the city's nighttime curfew can be lifted prior to the June 8 end date.

Howard Kerr, former San Leandro elected official, dies

Howard Kerr, a former San Leandro councilmember who led the effort to implement speed bumps in the city, and later served as a member of the Oro Loma Sanitary District for 29 years, died Jan. 2. He was 96. "Howard was the consummate gentlemen. He was pleasant whether he agreed with you or not," San … Continue reading Howard Kerr, former San Leandro elected official, dies

Hubris or hypocrisy?

Unless somebody complains then, you know, I’ll submit an application for a modification.-San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr., in an interview on June 6, admitting he had built an illegal fence on his property all the while politicizing his council opponent's efforts last year seeking approval for a fence modification from the city. READ the … Continue reading Hubris or hypocrisy?

Tony Santos, former San Leandro mayor who sought to break city’s bonds of segregation, dies at 86

Tony Santos, a former San Leandro mayor, stalwart progressive and friend of labor, who lead the once-segregated city toward a more equally diverse future, died Monday afternoon. He was 86. Santos had been in declining health for months and passed away at his San Leandro home of over 50 years. Santos goes down in San … Continue reading Tony Santos, former San Leandro mayor who sought to break city’s bonds of segregation, dies at 86

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

One clever Twitter user called Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's re-election defeat last month an "end to an error." After covering Spencer for the last four years, I'll break down the worst mayor that I've covering over the last decade in East Bay politics. Later in the podcast, I look at the brighter side of local … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

SAN LEANDRO: Fresh, Clean Slate push back; targets landlord with scathing ad

Slate responds to FPPC complaint with flyer depicting San Leandro landlord as Pinocchio's puppet master.

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep. 14–San Leandro politics with Craig Williams; Bonta’s body cams

The November elections in San Leandro is just 30 days away and local community activist and raconteur Craig Williams co-hosts the program. In this episode we take a look at the San Leandro mayoral race and three council contests, and a lot more. Craig also has an idea for legislation that he believes local Assemblymember … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep. 14–San Leandro politics with Craig Williams; Bonta’s body cams

EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon

SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Oct. 1. –FIBER OPTIC MASTER PLAN--  The council receives a report Monday night from consultant Magellan Advisors that plots the next stages in San Leandro's digital future, including how much it may cost. "The City of San Leandro … Continue reading EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon

San Leandro mayoral candidate proposes annexing San Lorenzo

"One of my ideas as mayor, we should Annex San Lorenzo!" Dan Dillman announced on Facebook last week.