Oct 092018
 
Progressives in San Leandro Should Vote for Jeromey Shafer for Mayor and Eva Arce and Victor Aguilar for City Council

San Leandro, like many cities in the Bay Area, is in crisis.  About half of our community members are renters and skyrocketing rents are pushing them out of their homes, either displacing them out of the Bay Area or putting them on the streets.   This lack of community stability is affecting neighborhoods and schools, as the challenges of facing an ever-changing student population are significant.   Yet the City Council has done nothing to address this situation.   This is not surprising because the Rental Owners Association and landlords have poured money into the incumbents’ campaigns. Lack of ethics and integrity is, [Continue Reading]

Oct 032018
 

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, San Leandro Talk has, for a long time, covered politics in other parts of Alameda County.  Indeed, in the last few years, most of what we’ve written about has been about candidates and politics beyond San Leandro.  We hope to return to the real point of this blog, and thus we are migrating our political coverage to a new blog, California Politics.  This blog will cover politics in the whole state, but will concentrate on Alameda County.  Content exclusively about San Leandro will stay here. If you love politics as much as we do and [Continue Reading]

May 312018
 
Nancy O'Malley Lets Cops Get Away with Murder.  Literally.

This is Ryan Gill. He is a murderer. In late December 2010, Gill shot to death Gwendolyn Killings, an African-American woman from Hayward. Killings was driving a car that had allegedly been reported stolen earlier in the day; Gill claimed he spotted it and chased it until it crashed just over the Oakland border. The passenger got out of the car and fled, he later died under mysterious circumstances. Gill and his partner got out of their car as well, while his partner half-way chased the passenger. Gill approached Killing’s stopped car and shot her several times.  Gill would later claim [Continue Reading]

May 072018
 
SLT's PROGRESSIVE Voters Guide to the June 2018 Election for Alameda County

These are the recommendations of the editorial team of San Leandro Talk for the June 2018 elections.  They include state-wide and Alameda County offices.  The team is composed of progressive citizens who value integrity, experience, progressive values and vision on candidates for elective office.  Whenever possible, we try to recommend the most progressive, yet qualified, candidates and those who do not accept contributions from corporations or special interests.  For candidates beyond Alameda County, please check out the list of progressive, corporate-free candidates running in California. Please note: Even if you don’t vote for anyone else in this election, please vote [Continue Reading]

Aug 062017
 
Progressives Should vote NO on the SLUSD Parcel Tax

There is no doubt about it, our schools need money.  Teachers deserve better salaries, we should update our school supplies and classrooms need to be brought into the 21st century.  As the mother of two students in San Leandro public schools, I’m well aware of what good more money could do.  The question, however, is who should pay for it.  The San Leandro School District has decided that the burden should fall on the poor.  I disagree. The parcel tax on the ballot is not only an extension of the current parcel tax, but a doubling of it.  It’s a [Continue Reading]

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