San Leandro Teacher is Arrested – Good for Him!

This post has moved. You can now find it at: http://sanleandrotalk.voxpublica.org/2011/05/05/san-leandro-teacher-is-arrested-good-for-him/

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Jim Prola is a busy man and has a good sense of humor…

Councilman Jim Prola seems to get around a lot – from mosquito abatement meetings to water plants.  At the end of each City Council meeting, Council members recount the public meetings and events they attended in the previous fortnight.  Here is Prola’s account from the April 4th meeting:

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(If you don’t get it, this reference may help you)



City Gossip: Mayor is moving

Mayor Cassidy has put his Estudillo Estates home for sale, a mere 3 months after taking office.  The 2,000+ sq. ft. house has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms and features a cute detached office in the backyard.  It’s on the market for $615,000.  You can look at the listing here, or, if you’re really curious as to how our current Mayor lives, go the open house this Sunday, April 17th.

Cassidy has given different people different reasons for the move, but it seems he’s looking to buy a house in Bay-O-Vista.  Perhaps he’s trying to get closer to Councilman Michael Gregory 🙂


Alice Sarafian Day in San Leandro

From Tim Holmes: “If you know Alice Sarafian, wish her happy day tomorrow. It’s officially “Alice Sarafian Day” in San Leandro tomorrow, March 22nd, by proclamation of the Mayor on behalf of the City Council.”

I don’t know anything about Alice Sarafian, except for the fact that she had been in the Human Services Commission in San Leandro for 27 years before Mayor Cassidy replaced her.  Apparently some people were upset about that – the “powers that be” in San Leandro do not like change of any kind – but I think that in a changing city, we need new blood to move the city forward.  Of course, the Human Services Commission doesn’t have too much to do now that the city has little money for human services, but perhaps the new commissioners will come up with fresh ideas of how to help our citizens with no money in our coffers (except for legal fees, of course).