Sep 122014
Mike Katz-Lacabe in the News

  The following are *some* of the news articles still available online that quote or speak about Mike.  I’ve omitted some of the ones about schools because there are just too many of them. News articles about Mike’s work on license plate reader are here. City Surveillance Cameras Will Have Microphones, San Leandro Times 9/11/14 Katz-Lacabe Vies for Council Seat, San Leandro Times 8/21/14 City Council Opens Door for Big Brother, San Leandro Times 7/23/14 Toro’s School Board Seat on Nov. Ballot, San Leandro Times 6/6/14 Council Looks at Law on Tree Removal , San Leandro Times 5/29/14 School Board [Continue Reading]

Sep 112013

timendi causa est nescire : ignorance causes fear Food Trucks Coming to San Leandro Gourmet food trucks are coming to San Leandro starting Tues. 9/17, from 5-9 pm. Six to ten food trucks will be at the parking lot at 1550 East 14th Street (the site of the former Lucky/Alberston’s store). The program, called San Leandro Street Eats and in partnership with the company Food Truck Mafia, will continue each Tuesday evening at the same time through the fall. We Are Being Watched A great investigation by the East Bay Express how mass surveillance is creeping into the Bay Area.  [Continue Reading]

Jul 112013

Here are some of the most interesting news from the people I follow on Twitter. – Fremont offers pay-to-stay jail for wealthy criminals. – as reported by the Fremont Police Department, not The Onion as you might expect. Are you a successful criminal? If so, surely you don’t want to mix with those who couldn’t burglarize a home without getting caught.  The Fremont PD is here to rescue you. Now, you can pay them $155 a day and stay at their much nicer facilities. Yep, it’s finally happen. Now they get to arrest us and pay them for the privilege.  [Continue Reading]

Jul 092013

Good morning, San Leandro! Here are your morning news, as derived from my tweeter feed 🙂 – 30,000 prisoners are in hunger strike in California. Complaints center on state policies that allow prison officials to keep prisoners in isolation indefinitely by merely accusing them of having gang ties. When forced to actually look into the cases, prison authorities have had to acknowledge that at least half of them had no ties at all. Solitary confinement is considered a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – though after watching a couple of documentaries on isolation (netflix has them), the more appropriate term [Continue Reading]

Jun 102011
San Leandro Marina search/rescue operation comes out empty

From the Alameda County Fire Department On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 3:28PM Alameda County Firefighters, the San Leandro Police Department (SLPD) and the US Coast Guard responded to a report of a fully clothed individual that walked out to shoulder-height water in the shoreline of the San Leandro Marina. As part of a Unified Command with the US Coast Guard and SLPD, under the direction of a Battalion Chief and the Assistant Chief of Special Operations, ACFD Rescue Boat 11 and Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) 10 were immediately launched to help search for the individual, who was seen approximately [Continue Reading]