Apr 102015

You may have noticed that I haven’t updated this blog for a while.  After four years blogging, I am taking a break from San Leandro politics to recharge.  I will be back blogging in a month or two. Update: I’m enjoying my break from San Leandro politics too much.  But I’ll be back blogging and more after the kids go back to school in late August.

Dec 112014
SLT Facebook Page Has Moved

If you are one of our faithful Facebook friends, you may have noticed that the San Leandro Talk account has disappeared off the face of the earth – or at least off Facebook. For years, people who objected to the views I express there, have complained to Facebook about the name of the account.  Facebook requires real names of people to have a usual “friends” account, and requires that organizations, companies or even artists who perform under a pseudonym, set up a “page” or a “group” instead of a regular account.  When I first set up SLT’s FB account there [Continue Reading]

Aug 202013
Tell me I'm wrong!!!

Accountability Starts Here! Tell me how I’m wrong. Really, this is your chance. In a Facebook thread, Councilmember Diana Souza accused me of making assumptions and “twisting things”. I’ve been very critical of Souza’s 7 years in the Council, so it’s not surprising that she feels that way. But is she right? I demand accountability from my elected officials,  surely my readers have the same right to demand it from me. I do make assumptions. I have to. When the City – or its officials – fail to be transparent, the only way to fill in the gaps is to [Continue Reading]

May 252011
Welcome to SLT's new home!

Welcome to the new home of the San Leandro Talk blog at This is my own domain and my own server, so you should no longer have to see ads.   I’m not sure if anything is working as it should, so if you see something broken, please e-mail me at You will have to change your RSS subscriptions to and for the time being e-mail subscriptions are not working.  I’ll let you know when they’re back on. Finally, I’ll take this opportunity to once again invite all my readers to add their voices to this blog, either [Continue Reading]

Mar 212011

San Leandro Talk is a new blog for sharing news and information about what’s going on in the city of San Leandro, California  as well as matters that concern San Leandro residents as a whole.  It’s a place where we can have serious and adult conversations while building community.  I (Marga, more about me below) am starting this place because I think there is a real need for a place where San Leandro citizens can virtually meet to learn what’s going on in town and discuss the future of this town, and because the existing media shows little inclination to [Continue Reading]