San Leandro Talk (SLT) is a space for sharing news and opinions about what’s going on in the city of San Leandro, California. It works in conjunction with the San Leandro Talk Facebook page and the @SanLeandroTalk twitter account.
I, Marga Lacabe, started this blog because I felt there was a real need for a place where San Leandro citizens could virtually meet to learn what’s going on in town and discuss the future of San Leandro, and because the existing media shows little inclination to dig below the surface of what’s happening in town. While I’m the primary writer of this blog, everyone is invited to participate. If you’d like to write a post for this blog, please contact me. You are also encouraged to friend/follow SLT on Facebook and twitter.
The rules for commenters on this blog and the associated Facebook page are pretty simple. I expect everyone to treat everyone else with respect, but I define that broadly. If you’re easily offended by people’s language or opinions, this is not the place for you. However, personal attacks, hate speech, trolling and post/comment spamming will not be tolerated. People who are abusive, will be blocked.
Your first comment to the blog will be moderated, subsequent comments will not. Please don’t post anonymously unless you are in a situation where your comments would jeopardize your job or safety. If you do post anonymously, and it’s not obvious why, please e-mail me (from a throwaway account if needed) and let me know why you should be able to post anonymously.
As for me, my name is Margarita Lacabe. I’m in my 40’s, I’m married to Mike Katz-Lacabe (editor of San Leandro Bytes) and we have two little girls that attend Bancroft Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary. I have lived in San Leandro for 14 years. My personal website is at Marga.org. My personal blog is at VoxPublica and my food blog here.I was a founding member of the San Leandro Community Action Network, I’m currently a member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee and I have worked on several campaigns for local office. I’m an international human rights lawyer by training, an activist by vocation and a troublemaker by personality. My concerns at the local level are good governance, transparency, accountability and the protection of civil liberties.