City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 21: >>> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m) - Item 11 MOM AND POP TAX BREAK  - Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo's proposal from last fall to offer small-time landlords a limited business tax exemption on gross receipt comes to the Finance and Management Committee meeting … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

City Council Briefing: San Leandro’s green wastewater project; Alameda gun violence town hall

>>> SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 7, 7 p.m.) - Item 10A WASTEWATER SOLUTION - The Wastewater Pollution Control Plant on Davis Street is slated to begin design a development for a greener method of removing nitrogen, phosphorus and other contaminants from a portion of the wastewater the city later discharges into the bay. The project, … Continue reading City Council Briefing: San Leandro’s green wastewater project; Alameda gun violence town hall

Union City police chief retires; son pleads guilty for attack on Sikh man

Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister's five-year tenure is over. The police department announced Thursday evening that McAllister is retiring, effective Dec. 14. It is unclear whether the timing of McAllister's announcement is in any way tied to news reports on Thursday that his son, Tyrone McAllister, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of attempted … Continue reading Union City police chief retires; son pleads guilty for attack on Sikh man

Too-close-to-call all over the East Bay

At least five seats in various East Bay cities remain in doubt a week after the Nov. 6 election.

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 past few days. I'll break down one such race, give you a brief projection for … Continue reading War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño