Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made masks… Read More ›
A decision by the Alameda County sheriff to rescind a countywide curfew one day earlier than scheduled set off a rush of cities to remove their own more stringent orders on Thursday. The call to lift the countywide curfew, which… Read More ›
On a day when several East Bay cities announced nighttime curfews following a weekend of unrest, Alameda County declared a countywide curfew set to begin at 8 p.m. on Monday night. As opposed to some local curfews initiated on Monday… Read More ›
Alameda city staff is proposing a delay in raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for one year due to the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic on local businesses. The move would follow Hayward, which voted last Tuesday… Read More ›
Kaiser Permanente workers, including 4,900 in Alameda County, haveset a strike date: Oct. 14. The group of unions representing optometrists, laboratory scientists, x-ray technicians, licensed vocational nurses, and housekeepers, among a number of other types of workers, are billing the strike… Read More ›
Kaiser Permanente management closed hospital cafeterias across the state Monday before a vote by some of its workers to authorize a strike this fall. The meeting spaces were closed at Kaiser hospitals in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Fremont, Livermore, and… Read More ›
Former San Leandro Councilmember Jim Prola reminisces about the political life of former San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos, who passed away on April 15. Santos served 18 years in San Leandro government and was known for his strong progressive credentials,… Read More ›
War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño
The election season is nearing thr end. It’s put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO MAYOR PREVIEW
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY–Ep 12: The political consultant scam revealed; Interview with San Leandro renter John Busch
Every election cycle I notice the discrepancy between how individual campaigns perform in public and the amount of money they pay political consultants. In the East Bay, the going rate appears to be around $8,000 a month. That’s a ripoff…. Read More ›
If approved, Alameda’s minimum wage would reach the threshold 18 months before the state mandate in 2022.
Who is running for mayor, city council and school board in your city, along with a number of interesting down ballot races this fall
EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth
ALAMEDA COUNTY – Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). –SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL– The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early… Read More ›
A curious turn of events in the San Leandro city manager scandal.
San Leandro’s long city nightmare is over.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!
EBC|AGENDA: June 15-21 — OAKLAND police commission; HAYWARD city manager’s moving expenses; ALAMEDA state of the city
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, June 19, 10:45 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: June 25 –PENSION COSTS REDUCTION– “During the 2014-15 Budget Hearings, [the] Board directed the County Administrator and Auditor-Controller to develop a multi-year plan… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: June 8-14 — Warriors parade cancels Oakland meetings; FREMONT council raises; SAN LEANDRO fiber optics master plan
SAN LEANDRO — City Council work session, Monday, June 11, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: June 18. –FIBER-OPTIC MASTER PLAN– San Leandro’s downtown fiber-optics network is the envy of neighboring cities. The city, though, is looking for… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA: June 1-6 — San Leandro closed session; Planning for Nov. tax measures; more budget talks; Oakland training program
Oakland revisits the controversial Cypress Mandela Training Program proposal on Tuesday. Special time, 5 p.m. Don’t forget to vote on June 5!