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SAN LEANDRO CHERRY FESTIVAL 2019

The 110th annual Cherry Festival will take place this year on Saturday, June 1st! Join us for live music, entertainment, artisans, food, crafts, and festivities in and around downtown San Leandro. This year's headliner talents include the Jets and Sweet Sensation.

The Cherry Festival Parade will kick-off the day at 10:00 AM from Marina and San Leandro Boulevard and travel on SL Blvd to the Cherry Festival Main Stage.

Visit www.sanleandro.org/CherryFestival for more information or follow us @SanLeandroCherryFestival on Facebook for latest updates. Download the Cherry Festival App available in iTunes and GooglePlay stores for additional event details.




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Citywide Garage Sale

Join us for this annual San Leandro tradition! Over 200 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items on Saturday, May 18th from 8am - 1pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 16 edition of the San Leandro Times. Explore our interactive map and view a list of items being sold. Or, download a list today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

For more information visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org.



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Jangala Performance by Oakland Ballet Company

The City of San Leandro is proud to sponsor again the Oakland Ballet Company in their performance of JANGALA, tales from The Jungle Book. Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd for the community performance at 7:00 PM at the San Leandro Arts Education Center (2250 Bancroft Avenue) for this free event.

Doors Open at 6:30 PM. No tickets required for the event. Seating available on a first-come first-serve basis.


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Bike to Work and School Day - Thursday, May 9th

San Leandro will be co-sponsoring Bike to Work/School Day on May 9, 2019 at 8:00 am with city council and staff! Bike with us from Memorial Park to the downtown San Leandro BART Station, where an energizer station will be offering water, juice, coffee, pastries and free musette bags from 7:00 to 9:00 AM. Other energizer stations will also be in place at the specified times by the following host organizations:

Fairway @ Kaiser San Leandro Medical Center, 7:00-9:00 AM with Kaiser Permanente

Memorial Park, 1105 Bancroft Avenue, 7:00-9:00 AM with Healing Hands Chiropractic

Bayfair BART Station, 7:00-10:00 AM with East Bay Community Energy



City Council to Host Discussion on City Budget

If you're interested in hearing a presentation and discussing the City Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, please join City Council at their upcoming meeting taking place on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7PM in Council Chambers.

This upcoming council meeting will include an in-depth discussion. Throughout the spring of every other year, City staff develop a draft biennial (two-year) budget that is presented to the City Council for their review and feedback prior to their formal adoption of the budget in June. Each budget year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

This meeting is part of the ongoing process of public meetings that provide an opportunity for discussion, including forecasted revenues and expenditures.



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Shredding & Techno Trash Recycling Event

Are you concerned about privacy when disposing of confidential papers? Get rid of unwanted personal documents in a safe and secure manner.

Join the San Leandro Recycling Program for its annual document shredding event. Residents may also drop off CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, jewel cases, audio and video tapes for recycling. This event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road.

For more information, please visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org or call (510) 577-6026.



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Potential Striping Changes on Fairmont Drive and Hesperian Boulevard

The City is planning road and pavement improvements on a portion of Fairmont Drive and a portion of Hesperian Boulevard. These improvements require replacement of roadway striping and provide an opportunity to revise the number and width of the travel lanes in these areas. In accordance with the Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan and the City's 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, staff has studied the potential for improving bicycle facilities along these streets.

The City is interested in resident feedback about these proposed changes to Fairmont Drive and Hesperian Boulevard. See our web page here.

Please take our 2 minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LVFSZX and let us know what you think!

Look here for future information on upcoming meetings where this project will be discussed and your input can be heard.



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State of the City 2019

The State of the City 2019 this year will take place on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Senior Community Center located at 13909 East 14th Street. The event will begin with a networking reception, followed by the Mayor's address to the public.

Join the City for this public event! This event is in partnership with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce.

Check out more details on our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/388444488373601/



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Water Pollution Control Plant Restoration Workshop

Learn at this educational workshop on March 20th about the City's green infrastructure project that will restore a treatment pond into a multi-use wetland, located along the San Francisco Bay Trail. The event will begin with a tour of the Water Pollution Control Plant, followed by an interactive workshop on the restoration plan. Representatives from the San Francisco Estuary Institute and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership will share how this Measure AA-funded project impacts the region.

RSVP at: https://restorationwpcp.eventbrite.com.



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The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2019 Spring Activities Guide!

New Classes; New Summer Camps; Senior Social Programs; Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.



City Hall Holiday Closure (12/24/18-1/1/19)

San Leandro City Hall will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 24, 2018 and reopening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays!



City Council to Consider Short-Term Regulations

The San Leandro City Council invites the public to attend a work session on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the City Council will consider draft policies for inclusion in a new ordinance that would regulate short-term rentals. This meeting follows up on the City Council’s prior action in July to adopt an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on non-hosted short-term rentals.


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Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Public Works Service Center is now accepting old, new, and non-working holiday lights for recycling! Strands of all lengths and colors accepted from November 19, 2018 to January 11, 2019, Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residents interested in participating are asked to ensure light strands are free from all excess bags and packaging. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), pre-lit Christmas trees, lighted garland, lighted wreaths and extension cords will not be accepted. The program offers community residents the opportunity to recycle holiday lights in a convenient manner, free of charge.

For more information about the holiday lights recycling program, contact Tonya Richardson with Public Works at 577-6026.



Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be take place in the Sister Cities Gallery on November 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

https://www.sanleandro.org/depts/transit/bicycle/

For more information, contact Reh-Lin Chen with Engineering and Transportation at 510-577-3438.



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America Recycles Day

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event for household batteries, fluorescent lights, pharmaceuticals and mercury-containing devices on Tuesday, November 13th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Be part of the millions of people throughout the country who turn out to local events to celebrate and learn more about their recycling programs! America Recycles Day, recognized annually during the month of November, celebrates the successes of recycling and helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the year.

For more information about the City’s Recycling Program, visit: www.RecycleSanLeandro.org.



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Betty Reid Soskin Speaker

A community speaker series event with Ms. Betty Reid Soskin will take place 7 pm on November 1st at the Main Library where the author, composer, singer, social and political activist, entrepreneuer, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, historian, blogger, public speaker and National Park Service Ranger will speak about her tremendous experiences and share her story with the audience. The Mayor will also facilitate a Q&A session between the audience and Ms Soskin.



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cloudLibrary E-book and Audiobook Collection Available

The San Leandro Public Library announced a new electronic book and audiobook collection expansion with cloudLibrary. San Leandro Library cardholders and patrons are invited to explore and take advantage of its newly added cloudLibrary collection of free popular electronic books and audiobooks.


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Climate Change Resiliency Forum

Join Resilient San Leandro, the City of San Leandro’s first-ever public event to discuss climate change and its impacts!

REGISTER AT: https://rsl2018.eventbrite.com/

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Peter Bryan, Golden State Warriors

The Warriors' new Chase Center, along the San Francisco Bay shoreline, is being planned to help Dub Nation thrive in the face of rising sea levels. Peter Bryan, Vice President of Construction and Development, will discuss how the new Warriors arena in San Francisco will keep Golden State cool and green.



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Luna Mexicana Ballet Performance

The City of San Leandro and San Leandro Unified School District is hosting the Oakland Ballet Company once again this year in celebration of Dia de los Muertos on October 18, 2018. Ticket sales now live! RSVP to this popular performance at: https://bit.ly/2MIertV.

Luna Mexicana ballet performance will take place at the San Leandro High School's Arts Education Center located at 2250 Bancroft Avenue at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with seats available on a first-come first-served basis.


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Apply for the Arts & Culture Grant Program!

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Arts Commission announced a new Arts & Culture Grants Program available for interested artists and invites participants to apply! Grants of up to $4,000 for non-profit organizations and $2,000 for individual artists are available. Check out more about the program at: https://www.sanleandro.org/about/arts_commission_grants_program.asp.



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Neighborhood Cleanup Event

Get ready to clean out those closets, attics and garages! The San Leandro Recycling Program is hosting a FREE drop off event for San Leandro residents. Appliances, furniture, mattresses, household batteries, electronics, fluorescent lamps, tires, clean wood/yard trimmings and scrap metal will be accepted. Residents may also drop off cell phones and chargers, CDs, DVDs and audio and video tapes for recycling.

Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling homepage to register and for additional information.



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New Fall Winter Activity Guide is Here!

View the full catalogue at: https://www.sanleandro.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=28949




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Hot August Thursdays Summer Music Series

Join us for Hot August Thursdays Summer Music Series at Marina Park this month! Free concerts take place the first (Aug 2nd), third (Aug. 16th) and fifth (Aug. 30th) Thursday in August with Native Elements, The Latin Rhythm Boys, and 3Day Weekend Band performing at 6:00 p.m. each night. Chuy Gomez from Q102.1 hosting. Food and beverages available for purchase at the event.



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FREE - New Adult Online Learning Resources

Plant a seed. Grow your future.

Use your San Leandro Public Library Card to access thousands of Adult Online Learning courses from Lynda.com and Universal Class. Expert-led, self-paced courses are at your fingertips!


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City Council to Consider Short Term Rental Policies

The City Council invites the public to attend a special meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 where the Council will consider an urgency ordinance to establish a temporary moratorium on non-hosted short-term rentals, and discuss a draft ordinance to address unruly gatherings. The meeting is open to the public for comment. The meeting will take place at 7pm in the City Council chambers.

After increased residential complaints about short-term rentals in San Leandro, the commercialization of single-family homes in residential areas and problems identified with short-term online listings, a special City Council meeting has been scheduled to hear concerns and discuss temporary regulations. For more information, contact Alice Kim at akim@sanleandro.org

View the Council meeting live at: https://sanleandro.legistar.com



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July 9th Town Hall Meeting - Districts 3, 4, & 6

Districts 3, 4, and 6 – join us on July 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.! Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council - including District 3 Council Member Lee Thomas, District 4 Council Member Benny Lee, and District 6 Council Member Pete Ballew - are hosting this year’s annual Town Hall for residents.



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July 10th Community Meeting to Discuss Bike Lane Changes on Fairmont Ave. & Hesperian Blvd.

The Engineering and Transportation Department will host a community meeting to review and get feedback on proposed changes to bike lanes on Fairmont Avenue and Hesperian Boulevard.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Bay Fair Center Community Room located at 15555 East 14th Street in San Leandro. The community room is located near the southwest entrance in the mall.

For more information, please contact the Engineering and Transportation at (510) 577-3428.



City Council to Discuss Smart City Strategy & Fiber Optics Master Plan

The City Council will be hosting a work session on June 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St., regarding Smart City efforts. The presentation will include updates on technology solutions, smart street lights, smart parking systems, intelligent transportation systems, enhanced broadband services, and data analytics programs and related information systems that harness the City’s fiber optics network. There will be ample time for public comments and questions about ways in which the City can improve the quality of life for local residents through the use of new technologies. For more information, please refer to the press release or contact Tony Batalla at tbatalla@sanleandro.org.



Take the E. 14th St./Mission Blvd. and Fremont Blvd. Survey!


Do you use E. 14th St, Mission Blvd, or Fremont Blvd? The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) is bringing the communities along E. 14th St./Mission Blvd. and Fremont Blvd. together to plan for the transportation future of this East Bay corridor. Whether you walk, bike, drive, take transit, share a ride, or some combination of all the above, ACTC wants to hear your story! Take the online survey at http://e14thmissionfremont.crowdspotmap.com/.



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Citywide Garage Sale: Saturday - May 19, 2018

Join us for this annual San Leandro tradition! Over 200 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8am - 1pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 17 edition of the San Leandro Times. Explore our interactive map and view a list of items being sold. Or, download a list today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

For more information visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org.



Districts 1, 2 and 5 Town Hall Meeting on May 14th

This year’s Districts 1, 2 & 5 Town Hall meeting will take place on May 14 at the Senior Community Center. The meeting will have an interactive survey, raffle prizes, and updates from the Council Members on various projects occurring throughout the Districts. Significant time will also be set aside for public questions and feedback. For more information, contact Eric Engelbart at 577-3391 or eengelbart@sanleandro.org.



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The Summer Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2018 Summer Activities Guide! There are new classes, new summer camps, senior social programs, senior trips....the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody - from tots to seniors and individuals to families - in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide!



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May 19th Citywide Garage Sale & Spring Cleaning Event

Mark your calendars for San Leandro’s annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 19! Host a Garage Sale at your house in the morning. The City will advertise participating households in the San Leandro Times (registration by May 9, 2018 is required). Later, drop-off items to be recycled at a local facility.

Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling homepage for additional information and to register.





FREE Shredding & Techno Trash Recycling Event – April 7

Are you concerned about privacy when disposing of confidential papers? Get rid of unwanted personal documents in a safe and secure manner. Join the San Leandro Recycling Program for its annual document shredding event. Residents may also drop off CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, jewel cases, audio and video tapes for recycling. This event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road.

For more information, please visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org or call (510) 577-6026.




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New Open Data Sets Available!

The City has just released open data sets and online maps for its Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and “SL-WiFiber” free Wi-Fi locations. You can access these interactive maps at: www.geosl.org.


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Get funding for a local readiness project!

The City is accepting applications for Get Ready San Leandro, a local grant program aimed at creating more resilient neighborhoods and a stronger volunteer network. Thanks to funding provided by the Cities of Service Prepared Together program, local community groups or individuals may qualify to receive grants of up to $1,500 for local projects.



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Spring Activities Guide

The Recreation and Human Services Department launched its 2018 Spring Activities Guide. The spring events include an Annual Egg Hunt, an AARP Income Tax Preparation class, senior social programs, senior trips…the list goes on and on! There is something for everyone - from tots to seniors and from individuals to families. Do not miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, try a new exercise class and get involved in our community. For information on our current course offerings, please visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage or contact Customer Service at 577-3462.




Community Broadband Workshop

The public is invited to attend one of two upcoming Community Broadband Workshops on February 13 or February 14 to help the City prioritize broadband expansion opportunities for local residents. Both workshops will provide identical content. Attendees will learn more about various expanding technologies available through broadband at home, and will also be able to share their priorities and feedback that will be used to inform the draft Fiber Optic Master Plan.



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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Set for Tues. Jan 23rd

The mission of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to provide input to the City on a comprehensive master plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities that provide complementary amenities and healthful transportation choices to the residents of San Leandro. The BPAC will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm at the Senior Community Center, Main Hall A, 13909 East 14th Street.


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City Council Planning Session Set for Jan. 20th

The public is invited to attend the City Council's annual planning session on Saturday, January 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Senior Community Center (13909 East 14th Street). At the meeting, the City Council will establish citywide goals and priorities for the upcoming year. Other agenda topics will include a review of accomplishments over the past year, as well an in-depth update on City finances. There will also be opportunities for the public to provide comments and offer feedback. For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart at eengelbart@sanleandro.org



City Hall Holiday Closure Dates

City Hall (835 E. 14th Street) will be closed for the holidays beginning Friday, December 22nd. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!


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Warden Park Design Meeting

Warden Park is getting a new playground. Come share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the newly proposed playground equipment for Warden Park.

The meeting will take place on December 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Sister Cities Gallery.




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Veterans Day Observance & 32nd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

Sat. Nov. 11, 11:00 am, San Leandro City Hall Plaza, 835 E. 14th St.

In collaboration with the American Legion Post 117, the City is honoring local veterans who served in the US Armed Forces. The observance includes the annual Flag Raising and an honors ceremony.



San Leandro Celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 14

The City is hosting a recycling collection event. For a complete list of acceptable items and additional information call the Recycling Program hotline at 577-6026.


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Dia De Los Muertos Performance "Luna Mexicana"




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Music by the Bay Outdoor Concert on Thurs. Sept. 28 at Marina Park

Lost Dog Found, a swing and jazz ensemble featuring Rachel Sierra, will perform at Marina Park for an outdoor concert. DJ Panda will kick off the event at 5:30 pm and Lost Dog Found will perform from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and a blanket to enjoy the performance. Please note: alcohol is not permitted in City parks.


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Annual California Coastal Cleanup

The 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day is on Sept. 16 from 8 am to 12 noon. City staff will be stationed on Monarch Bay Dr. at Marina Park and at Heron Bay entrance at the end of Lewelling Ave on Bay Front Dr. Please note that that the Heron bay entrance has limited parking. Participants will receive trash bags, recyclable bags, gloves and water will be available. Please plan on bringing your own reusable water containers to fill at the site. Participants are encouraged to bike or walk as parking will be limited in the area.



Cooling Centers Activated in Advance of Heat Advisory

The City of San Leandro activated Cooling Centers for residents to get relief from the heat. The Cooling Centers will open on Fri 9/1 and Sat 9/2 from 11am to 7 pm

City of San Leandro Cooling Centers:

  • Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd
  • Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

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Neighborhood Cleanup Day

Mark your calendars for San Leandro’s annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 7, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Residents are invited to participate in the Citywide Garage sale from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The City will publish a map and listing of participating addresses in the October 5 edition of the San Leandro Times (registration by September 27, 2017 is required).

For more information, visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org or call 577-6026.



Manor Park Gets New Play Structures on Aug 5th -Volunteers Needed

You're invited to help make San Leandro more playful by creating a new place for kids to play. Thanks to the financial support of Kaiser Permanente and volunteers from San Leandro Police Association and Alameda County Firefighters Association Local 55, Manor Park will get new play structures on Sat. Aug. 5th.

We need more volunteers to help make this project a success. To register, please email: dtrujillo@sanleandro.org or 577-3244



Minimum Wage Requirements Effective July 1st

On September 6, 2016, the City Council adopted an ordinance that accelerates implementation of the statewide minimum wage requirements. That ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2017. For more information, please visit: www.sanleandro.org/minimumwage



Cooling Centers Activated in Advance of Heat Advisory

The City of San Leandro has activated Cooling Centers for residents to get relief from the heat. The Cooling Centers will be open on Thursday June 22nd from 11a.m. to 7 p.m.

City of San Leandro Cooling Centers:

  • Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd
  • Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

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District 3,4, & 6 Town Hall Set for July 10

Residents who attend have the opportunity to provide input to their elected City Councilmembers and ask City-related questions. The Town Hall also features informational tables where residents can learn about new projects and programs. Find your Council district here.

Details: Monday, July 10, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.



FREE Spring Cleaning Event

Get ready to clean out those closets, attics and garages! The San Leandro Recycling Program is hosting a FREE drop off event for San Leandro residents. Appliances, furniture, mattresses, household batteries, electronics, fluorescent lamps, tires, clean wood/yard trimmings and scrap metal will be accepted. Residents may also drop off cell phones and chargers, CDs, DVDs and audio and video tapes for recycling. Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling homepage for additional information.



Speaker Series Set For May 22 with Ron L. Davis: A Discussion on Community Policing & Reform

A thought-provoking discussion on community policing and police reform. Mr. Davis served as the immediate past Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and led President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task-Force. Free and open to the public. To RSVP and for more info: http://bit.ly/SLSpeakerSeriesDavis

Monday, May 22nd, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Creekside Community Church, 957 MacArthur Blvd. San Leandro.



Caltrans Night Paving on E.14th Begins May 2 through May 5

Caltrans began night paving along the southbound lanes of E.14th between 150th Ave and Bayfair on Tuesday May 2 and will continue through May 5. Work is expected to be completed by 5 AM on Friday May 5. Project hours are 9 PM through 5 AM.

Pleas drive cautiously through the construction zone. For more information visit: www.dot.ca.gov/d4/



Bike & Ped Community Open House

Share your thoughts and concerns about walking, biking and accessing public transit in San Leandro. We need YOUR input to update our Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Thurs. May 4th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Marina Community Center, Titan Auditorium

More info: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/transit/bicycle/



District 1,2, 5 Town Hall Meeting

Join the City Council at their annual District Town Halls where residents have the opportunity to provide input to their elected City Council members and ask City-related questions. The meeting features informational tables where residents can learn about projects, initiatives and new programs. Childcare will be provided.

Monday May 8th, Senior Community Center, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find your Council District here: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/council/map.asp




Summer Activities Guide Is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2017 Summer Activities Guide! Summer Camps, Special Events: Farmers’ Market, Cinco de Mayo, Family Movie Nights, Family Fun Recreational Swim. New Classes; Senior Social Programs; Senior Trips... the list goes on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.



Update on Annual Street Rehabilitation

There are approximately four weeks of field construction left on the City’s Annual Overlay/ Rehabilitation 2015-16 project, which will be completed as weather permits. The streets listed below are scheduled for rehabilitation the week of April 10, 2017:

  • Evergreen Ave. from Sybil Ave. to Fulton Ave
  • Grand Ave. from Sybil Ave. to Benedict Dr.
  • Edgehill Road from Scenic View Dr. to Marine View Dr.
  • Marineview Dr. from Edgehill Road to Skyview Dr.



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City Paving Program Begins Work on 3 City Streets

Our current paving project will commence work on the following streets beginning the week of 3/27:

  • Virginia St. from Frederick Road to Arthur Ave.
  • Douglas Dr. from Virginia St. to Davis St.
  • San Leandro Boulevard from San Leandro Creek to Davis St.

Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of the work. A message board will be placed on San Leandro Blvd due to the higher volume of traffic on that street.



Free Shredding & Techno Trash Recycling Event - April 8

Are you concerned about privacy when disposing of confidential papers? Get rid of unwanted personal documents in a safe and secure manner. Join the San Leandro Recycling Program for its annual document shredding event. Residents may also drop off CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, jewel cases, audio and video tapes for recycling. This event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road.

For more information, please visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org or call (510) 577-6026



Mayor Cutter to Deliver State of the City Address on March 27

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter is set to deliver her State of the City Address on Monday March 27th at the San Leandro Main Library Lecture Hall (300 Estudillo Ave). The event will begin with a reception featuring light refreshments at 6:30 PM and the Mayor’s address to the community starting promptly at 7:00 PM. Mayor Cutter will discuss her vision for the future and provide an update on a variety of topics such as economic development, innovation, resiliency and climate change.



Community Assistance Grant Program Now Taking Applications!

The Recreation and Human Services Department announced the availability of funds for non-profit organizations serving the San Leandro community. The Community Assistance Program (CAP) provides financial support to community agencies providing human services and programs for individuals and families living in San Leandro. CAP is funded by the City’s General Fund and a federal community development block grant. Applications must be received by March 23rd by 4:00 PM.


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Downed Tree on Bancroft Causes Power Outage & Street Closure on Bancroft Between Estudillo & Dutton

Bancroft Ave is closed between Estudillo & Dutton due to down tree & power line. The San Leandro Main Library is experiencing a power outage (300 Estudillo Ave) and the facility is closed and has been evacuated. It is estimated that it will take approximately 3 hours to restore power. City of San Leandro, Alameda County Fire, and PG&E Crews are on scene.



Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program

For the third year in a row, San Leandro homeowners are eligible to receive as much as $3,000 to help strengthen their homes in the event of a major earthquake. Qualified homeowners in the 94577, 94578, and 94579 zip codes can apply for the program until February 27th. For more information about the Brace + Bolt Program or the Earthquake Home Strengthening Program, please contact the Building Division at (510) 577-3405 or visit the Building Division’s website.



OAK Airport Summer 2017 Runway Construction Project

The Port of Oakland is planning a rehabilitation project at the Oakland International Airport during the summer of 2017 and is hosting a community meeting to provide information about the project and seek feedback. Meeting details:
Thurs. Feb. 16th
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Metropolitan Golf Links
10051 Doolittle Dr. Oakland, CA


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Traffic Safety Program Kick-Off

In partnership with Alameda County’s Safe Routes to School Program and the San Leandro and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts, the Engineering & Transportation Dept. will be kicking off the “Traffic Safety Education Programs for Youth and Seniors” on Tuesday Jan. 24th 2 PM - 4 PM, Civic Center Courtyard (901 E. 14th St.)



Check out My SL, the City's New Mobile 311 App!

Residents will now be able to use their mobile phones to report common issues such as potholes, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, broken streetlights and more by using My SL, the City's new 311 mobile application and website (www.my-sl.city) You can download the application at the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching "My San Leandro". We look forward to hearing from you!



City Council to Host Annual Planning Session

The City Council invites the public to attend and offer their comments and input at their annual planning session on Sat. Jan. 28th from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Agenda topics will include citywide priorities for the upcoming years, a review of accomplishments over the past year, along with financial, policy and project updates.



MLK Oratorical & Poetry Slam

San Leandro students are invited to perform an original or well-known essay, speech or poem honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that celebrates his message of peace, tolerance and social justice. The event will be held at the Senior Community Center 13909 E. 14th St. at 10:30 AM. The event will feature entertainment, light refreshments and activities for young children. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Recreation & Human Services Department at 577-3462



City Hall Holiday Closure

City Administrative offices will be closed for the holiday period beginning Friday December 23, 2016 to Tuesday January 3, 2017 with the exception of public safety services and other required functions. Regular business operating hours will commence on Tuesday January 3, 2017. Have a safe and happy holiday season on behalf of the City of San Leandro!



San Leandro Minimum Wage Requirements Go Into Effect July 1st

On September 6, 2016, the City Council adopted an ordinance that accelerates implementation of the statewide minimum wage requirements. That ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2017. For more information, please visit: www.sanleandro.org/minimumwage



City Launches "Prepare San Leandro"

Residents from all over the City are gearing up for the winter storms by adopting storm drains near their home or work. Prepare San Leandro, the City’s adopt-a-drain initiative, is a new program that aims to reduce localized flooding during the rainy season by harnessing the power of community!


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"Be Recycled" Event is Set for Nov. 15th in Honor of America Recycles Day

In recognition of America Recycles Day, the City of San Leandro is hosting a special event called “Be Recycled” on Tuesday, November 15th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard.


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Information About Local Measures OO, PP and NN

Information About Measures OO, PP and NN

On July 18th the City Council unanimously placed Measures OO (business license tax amendments), PP (an update to the hotel tax), and NN (a new cannabis business tax) on the November 2016 ballot.

For more information about these measures, please visit: www.sanleandro.org/localmeasures


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Siempre Verde Park Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

The City of San Leandro is hosting a community event celebrating the grand opening of Siempre Verde Park on Saturday October 1st from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will feature free activities for the whole family and a ribbon cutting ceremony.


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Recreation Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The Recreation and Human Services Department released its 2016 Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and meet your community. For more information on course offerings, please visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.


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City Council Completed Its Legislative Session, Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday September 6th

The City Council completed its legislative session on Monday July 25th. The Council will be in recess and will reconvene on Tuesday September 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday.



Downtown Musical Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Set for Wednesday August 3rd

Exciting news! The ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of a new downtown interactive musical exhibit will be held on Wed. August. 3rd at 5:30 PM in Joaquin Plaza (west side of E.14th & Joaquin Ave).

This unique partnership between the City and the Exploratorium will enhance the plaza, create an educational experience for users and provide seating for visitors.



City Hall Closed Monday July 4th in Honor of Independence Day

San Leandro City Hall will be closed on Monday July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Regular operations resume on Tuesday July 5th. Have a fun and safe 4th of July.



Districts 3, 4 & 6 Town Hall Meeting on Monday July 11th

Mayor Cutter along with Council Members Lee Thomas, Benny Lee and Jim Prola invite community members to their Annual Town Hall Meeting.
Meet your local Council Members and learn about important projects moving forward in your neighborhood.

What: District 3,4 & 6 Town Hall Meeting
Where: Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.
When: Monday July 11th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Find your district by searching the City Council district map webpage.


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City Council to Host Work Session on Minimum Wage on Monday June 13th

The San Leandro City Council will host an informational work session to discuss the topic of minimum wage and invite the public to provide input and comments. The session will include an overview of the new statewide minimum wage law as well as possible proposals that could accelerate implementation of increased minimum wage requirements in San Leandro. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th Street. For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager, at 577-3391 or eengelbart@sanleandro.org.



Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report Now Available for Public Review

On June 1, 2016, the City of San Leandro released the Draft 2035 General Plan and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public review. The June 1 release starts a 45-day public review period for the DEIR. The Draft General Plan and DEIR are available at the San Leandro2035 website. A paper copy of the General Plan and DEIR is also available at the Community Development Department in City Hall at 835 East 14th Street and at the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue.


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Draft Tree Ordinance Information

In early 2014, concerned residents attended a City Council meeting to request that the City consider enacting a tree ordinance that would apply to trees on private property (also sometimes referred to as a ‘Heritage’ tree ordinance). Currently, the City only regulates trees on City property and within the public right-of-way. The residents making the request were upset because a very large walnut tree, located on private property, was removed by the property owner. At that meeting, the City Council directed staff to look into the matter, including what other cities in the East Bay do regarding the regulation of trees on private property, and to report back to the Rules Subcommittee. Unless the City Council were to take future action to enact a Tree Ordinance, there remains no regulation of trees located on private property. No permits or permission from the City are required to trim or remove private trees. If you have any questions or wish to register your opinion on the draft ordinance, please contact Debbie Pollart, Public Works Director at 577-6020, or via email at dpollart@sanleandro.org



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Tonight: City Council to Discuss BayFair TOD & Downtown Parking Mgmt

On Monday night, May 23rd beginning at 7:00pm, the City Council will host a work session to discuss the BayFair Transit Oriented Development Specifc Plan and the Draft Parking Management Plan. The former plan is designed to help shap future development and improvements for the Bayfair Center, Bay Fair BART Station and adjacent neighborhoods. The latter plan is designed to help regulate downtown parking, improve parking utilization, and reduce parking impacts in surrounding residential neighborhoods. The public is invited to attend the event and share feedback that will be used to inform the plan. The event will take place in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 835 E. 14th Street.



City-Wide Garage Sale This Saturday

The community is invited to join this annual San Leandro tradition. Over 300 homes will sell household goods and one-of-a-kind items from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturday May 21, 2016. Participating households will be advertised in the May 19th edition of the San Leandro Times. Explore the interactive map or download the list of garage sale sites.



Natural Gas Pipeline Testing on Washington Ave between Fargo Ave & San Leandro Blvd.

Beginning May 10, 2016, Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be in your neighborhood to perform a hydrostatic pressure test on our natural gas pipeline. Testing will take place along Washington Avenue between Fargo Avenue and San Leandro Boulevard. Crews will be working near the following intersections on Washington Avenue at Fargo Avenue, at Floresta Avenue and at San Leandro Boulevard in San Leandro. Work is expected to start in May and continue into June. Weather and other factors affecting safe working conditions may impact our schedule. This pipeline strength test is part of PGE's commitment towards providing safe, reliable and affordable natural gas service to our customers.

For questions, contact PGE at 1-800-743-5000 or contact Chris Urango of PG&E at 510-881-6125 to answer any additional questions. To learn more about PG&E’s projects, visit pge.com/seeourprogress.



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Creek Trail Master Plan Study Community Workshop

The City of San Leandro, City of Oakland and Rails-To-Trails Conservancy will be co-hosting a Community Workshop regarding the San Leandro Creek Trail Master Plan Study. The Community Workshop will allow the project partners and the consultant, Stantec, to gather public feedback for the study. For more information, contact: Anjana Mepani, 577-3348 or amepani@sanleandro.org.

Wednesday May 11th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Main Library, Karp Room (300 Estudillo Ave)


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Districts 1,2, 5 Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Cutter, Vice Mayor Reed, and Councilmembers Cox & Lopez invite the community to their Annual Town Hall Meeting.

Meet your local council members and learn about important projects moving forward in your neighborhood.

What: Districts 1,2 and 5 Town Hall Meeting
When: Monday May 9th 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: San Leandro Main Library, Karp Room. 300 Estudillo Ave

Find the City Council district map here.
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Public Works Launches New Online Interactive Street Sweeping Map

The Public Works Department has launched a new interactive street sweeping map on their website. The new GIS-based online map allows users to enter their street address or zoom in to an area to see their scheduled street sweeping day. The user friendly interactive map was produced in-house by the City’s Information Technology team.



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San Leandro Blvd Rehab Between Williams St. & Polar Way: Expect Delays

San Leandro Boulevard is scheduled to receive new pavement between Williams Street and Polar Way. Work will be completed from April 4th to April 15th and it is expected to cause significant traffic delays and detours. Please plan your travel accordingly. For more information, visit Engineering & Transportation's webpage.



San Leandro Creek Trail Master Plan Study Workhop

Come learn about the Creek Trail Master Plan Study and voice your opinion. A workshop will be held at the Watershed and Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 9th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. For more information or to sign up for the project notification list, visit www.sanleandro.org/slcreek


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San Leandro Waste Water Treatment Plant Dedication & Open House

The City of San Leandro is hosting a dedication and open house on Monday April 11th from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Water Pollution Control Plant (300 Davis St). The event will feature plant tours, a dedication ceremony and light refreshments.



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SL Wi-Fiber Expanded to Senior Community Center

San Leandro’s lightning fast, public wireless internet has been expanded to the Senior Community Center (SCC). The system uses the same technology as San Leandro’s downtown deployment and represents a dramatic improvement over the previous Wi-Fi installation at the SCC. The system is now live, operational and free for all users. It can be accessed by connecting one’s mobile device to the “SL Wi-Fiber” network.



Mayor Cutter to Host State of the City on March 28th

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the annual State of the City with Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter on Monday March 28th. from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m. at the Senior Community Center.

Networking Reception: 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
State of the City Address: 7:00 p.m.


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City Hosts Business Expo on March 24th

Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite local businesses and residents to attend the upcoming Business Expo. The event will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Estudillo Room in the Main Library. Representatives from the City's Public Works, Engineering & Transportation, and Finance Departments will be on hand to provide essential information on how to become City vendors, navigate contracts and purchasing, and access the City’s various business investment programs.



Davis West Community Meeting Monday Feb. 22nd 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

City staff will provide updates on projects that are moving forward in Davis West and surrounding neighborhoods.

*Spanish and Mandarin/Cantonese translation will be available. If you need further accommodations, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (510) 577-3366 or TDD (510) 577-3343.

Traducción en Español estara disponible para esta junta comunitaria.





Announcement: Human Services Commission Vacancy

The City of San Leandro announced that the At-Large position in the Human Services Commission is vacant and is searching for interested residents to submit applications. The vacancy is now posted on the City website as well as the bulletin boards outside City Hall and the Main Library. For more information about the commission or to view the application, visit the Boards and Commission website.




Now Accepting Applications for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established in December 2009 to provide guidance on the development and implementation of the City’s bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The City is now seeking to fill four vacancies on the Committee from Districts 2, 3, 4, and 6. City staff will review applications from residents in those districts and submit recommendations to the City Council for final approval. For more information about the committee, or to view the Master Plan, please visit the BPAC website.



City Hall Closed in Honor of President Washington's Birthday on Monday Feb. 15th

City Hall and Libraries will be closed in honor of President Washington's Birthday on Monday Feb. 15th.



City Hall Closed on Monday Feb. 8th in Observance of City Holiday

San Leandro City Hall will be closed on Monday Feb. 8th in observance of President Lincoln's Birthday.



Reward Increased to $50,000 for Info in Murder of Joel Ramirez

At its February 1st meeting, the City Council unanimously approved an increase in the reward to $50,000 for information regarding the unsolved homicide of local resident Joel Ramirez, who was shot to death in his driveway on the morning of December 14, 2014. Since that day, detectives have worked towards solving the case and seeking justice for Joel Ramirez, his family, friends and the community. More information is available on the Police Department's press release. Please contact the SLPD Criminal Investigation Division with any information regarding this case or any other case at (510) 577-3230.



Homeowners Eligible to Receive $3,000 for Seismic Retrofit Work

For the second year in a row, up to 75 San Leandro homeowners are eligible to receive as much as $3,000 to help strengthen their homes in the event of a major earthquake. Qualified homeowners in the 94577, 94578 and 94579 zip codes can now apply for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program before the Feb. 20th registration deadline via www.earthquakebracebolt.com. A random drawing of eligible homeowners will be conducted to select recipients.



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Special Meeting: City Council Planning Session

The City Council will be holding its annual planning session on Saturday, Jan. 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Planning Session will be held in the San Leandro Main Library, Karp Room (300 Estudillo Ave). Agenda topicswill include a review of accomplishments over the past year, as well progress made on the goals established last year. The City Council will also establish its goals for 2016. The event will include an opportunity for public comment and feedback. A copy of the agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/SLPlanMtg



Spring 2016 Activities Guide is Released

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department released today its 2016 Spring Activities Guide. Summer activities include: Camp Hooty Hoo, Summer Adventures, T.R.I.P., Kiddie Kollege Preschool, and Kids Club Before & Afterschool Programs. The department will also host special events such as Youth in Government, the Annual Egg Hunt, Cinco de Mayo, senior trips and many more that are designed to provide opportunities for everyone. For more information on current course offerings, please visit the department’s online registration system or visit the department webpage.




Increased Flight Activity Expected for Super Bowl 2016

Super Bowl 50 will be hosted on February 7, 2016 in the City of Santa Clara at Levi Stadium. The NFL and the FAA have advised that over 1,100 private jets are anticipated to fly into the Bay Area for this event, which will result in an increased amount of private jet & commercial passenger flights.

If you want to be added to the Oakland Airport’s community advisory notification service, please e-mail them at 3s10n@portoakland.com. Include your first and last name, your e-mail address or telephone number. Please indicate your preferred method of contact.



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Downtown Parking Management Plan Outreach Meetings

The City of San Leandro will host two community outreach meetings to discuss the draft Downtown Parking Management Plan. The goal of the plan is to improve parking utilization in the downtown and tobetter understand how different City policies impact various user groups. The morning meeting on Jan. 26th is targeted to Downtown businesses and the evening meeting on Jan. 28th is geared to Downtown stakeholders and residents. You can view the following supporting documents here:
Proposed Parking Plan
Management & Outreach Analysis

Tuesday Jan. 26th, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., San Leandro Main Library (300 Estudillo Ave)

Thursday Jan. 28th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., San Leandro History Museum (320 W. Estudillo Ave)





City Hosting Two El Niño Workshops on Thursday Jan. 14th

The City of San Leandro is hosting two El Niño workshops where residents can learn about available resources to prepare their homes and families. For more information, contact Heidi DeRespini, Emergency Services Specialists at (510) 577-0437 or hderespini@sanleandro.org

Thursday January 14th Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th St.

Session 1 - 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Session 2 - 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.





Oakland Airport to Present on Tues Jan. 19th Regarding Operations, Super Bowl Traffic and Local & Regional Concerns

Oakland Airport will present on airport operations, Super Bowl weekend air traffic and local & regional concerns on Tuesday January 19th at 7p.m. during the presentation portion of the City Council meeting. Presentations are the first items heard by the Council so please arrive by 7 p.m. to provide public comment and listen to the presentation.


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San Leandro Seeking Public Input on General Plan Update

The City of San Leandro is nearing completion of its latest General Plan which will guide how and where San Leandro grows over the next 20 year period.
The City will be hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, January 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. To learn more about the process or to provide feedback on line, please visit www.sanleandro2035.org.



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Recycling Program's First Holiday Lights Recycling Event

The San Leandro Recycling Program is offering community residents the opportunity to recycle non-working holiday lights free of charge. San Leandro residents may bring to the Public Works Service Center strands of all lengths and colors, and are asked to ensure that they are free of excess bags and packaging. Compact fluorescent lamps, pre-lit trees, lighted garlands, lighted wreaths and extension cords will not be accepted. For more information, contact the San Leandro Recycling Program at 577-6026.



Holiday City Hall Closure

City Administrative Offices will be closed for the holiday period beginning on Thursday Dec. 24th through Friday January 2nd, with the exception of public safety services and other required functions. Regular business operating hours will recommence on Monday Jan. 4th. Have a safe and happy holiday season.



Manor Branch Library is closed today, Tuesday, December 15

The Manor Branch Library is closed today, Tuesday, December 15 due to an unforeseen issue with the building. An update will be provided when an estimated time of repair is known.



Manor Branch Library Temporarily Closed

The Manor Branch Library is closed today, Tuesday, December 15 due to an unforeseen issue with the building. An update will be posted when an estimated time of repair is known. For additional information, please contact the Main Library at 577-3970



Help San Leandro Tackle Unpermitted Donation Boxes

Have you noticed unattended clothing donation boxes in your neighborhood or around town? Are they overflowed or blocking the sidewalk? Help us tackle problematic donation boxes that are popping up around town by calling or emailing citycomments@sanleandro.org or by calling (510) 577.3372



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City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

City Hall will be closed from Thursday November 26th to Friday November 27th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.



I-580 Express Lanes Opening in Early 2016 Between Dublin and Livermore

Scheduled to open in early 2016, the new I-580 Express Lanes will improve the commute along the Tri-Valley corridor. Over a span of approximately 14 miles through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, proven technology, traffic engineering expertise and dynamic pricing will improve the efficiency of all lanes through the corridor.

A FasTrak® or FasTrak Flex toll tag is required to use the lanes . Carpoolers ride toll-free with FasTrak Flex



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America Recycles Day

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event on Wednesday November 18th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Marina Community Center located at 15301 Wicks Blvd in San Leandro.

For a complete list of acceptable items and additional information call the Recycling Program at 577-6026.



San Leandro Receives Digital Cities Award for Technological Innovation

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council announced that the City’s Information Technology Division has been honored with a national award from the Center for Digital Government through its 2015 Digital Cities Survey.


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City Offices Closed for Veterans Day - Wed. Nov. 11th

The public is advised that City of San Leandro administrative offices will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday November 11th, with the exception of public safety services (Police Department) and other required functions. Regular operating hours will recommence on Thursday November 12th.



CANCELED: Street Ribbon Cutting is Canceled due to Inclement Weather

The Street Ribbon Cutting that was scheduled for today, November 9th at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Georgetown and Corvallis is CANCELED due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience but welcome the much-needed rain.



Caltrans to Complete Night Asphalt Paving on Davis Street West

Caltrans will be performing asphalt paving work on Davis Street between Philips Lane and about 1,000 feet east of the Davis street over crossing during night time. The tentative dates are between Sunday (11/8) evening and Friday (11/13) or Saturday (11/14) morning. The typical work time will be from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Depending on the weather, the paving work may only take two to three working nights in between the defined dates. Throughout the repaving work, bright working lights, noise of back-up alarms and ground vibrations resulted from rollers and trucks may be anticipated in the vicinity



City of San Leandro Hosts Shoreline Development Discussion on Pescador Point

The City of San Leandro is hosting a Shoreline Development discussion regarding Pescador Point on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM at City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, in the South Offices Conference Room. The purpose is to discuss the design and recreational uses for the approximately 2-acre area on Pescador Point that is being redeveloped as part of the proposed Shoreline Development Project.


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San Leandro Creek Trail Master Plan Study Community Meeting

San Leandro Creek Trail Master Plan Study Community Meeting
Thursday October 29th 6:30-8:00 p.m. Main Library (Estudillo Room)


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22nd Annual Trivia Bee

Support literacy with a night of trivia and be part of a program that changes lives and strengthens our community. All proceeds benefit the Project Literacy Program of the San Leandro Public Library. To sponsor a team call Cinda Mariscal (510) 577-3944


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FREE Family Fun Night on Oct. 21: Pirate Show!

Arrrr you ready for a magic, juggling and comedy show with Pirate Capt’n Jack Spareribs? Grab your pirate gear and get ready for a fun program at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm.

All ages are welcome at this Family Fun Night, and refreshments will be served after the show. Doors open at 6:50pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. Arrive early for the best seats! Questions? Please call the Children's Library at 577-3960.



Davis West Community Outreach Meeting Monday Oct. 12th 7-8:30 p.m.

The City of San Leandro is sponsoring a community meeting for local San Leandro residents with an interest in the Davis West neighborhood.

Monday October 12th 7-8:30 p.m. San Leandro City Hall


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Mosquito Abatement District to Begin Preventive Treatment for Adult Mosquitos on October 1st

The following information was published today by the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District. For more information, please see the agency press release or contact the District at (510) 783-7744.

HAYWARD, CA SEPTEMBER 30- Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been detected in traps placed near Skywest Golf Course and Oro Loma Sanitary District. In response, the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District will be treating for adult mosquitoes on Thursday, October 1st from approximately 9pm to 3am, weather permitting.


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Advisory: Southbound I-880 Nightime Lane Closure from Sept 30 to Oct.7

Caltrans is planning a scheduled night time closure of the southbound lands on I-880 beginning at the 98th Ave exit to the Marina Boulevard exitstarting on Wednesday Sept. 30 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and continuing nightly until Wednesday Oct. 7th.


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Joint Community Meeting on Vegetation Management Plan

The Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the City of San Leandro will host a community meeting to discuss the Vegetation Management Plan (VMP). The VMP affects the District's property along San Leandro Creek between I-580 and the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing.


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Bay Area Heat Wave Advisory: City of San Leandro Offers Relief at Cooling Centers

A heat advisory is in effect for the Bay Area and temperatures are projected to be 90 degrees or more until Friday September 11th. The City of San Leandro has activated Cooling Centers for residents to get relief from the heat.

Con temperaturas que podrán alcanzar los tres dígitos en varias ciudades del Área de la Bahía, es importante cuidarse del sol y de los males que puede traer el calor excesivo. La Ciudad de San Leandro ha activado dos refugios contra el calor para los residentes de la ciudad.


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San Leandro Creek Master Plan Update

In September of last year the City Council, along with many other stakeholders, applied for and was successful in receiving a $200,000 grant from CalTrans. The purpose of the grant is for a study that will identify opportunities and constraints regarding development of a creek trail.

If such a trail were eventually developed following public input, it could provide a valuable community amenity for walkers, runners, and cyclists. However, the City does not expect such a trail to be feasible in all locations, particularly in areas of the creek that abut residential properties. Furthermore, the City has not initiated a bidding process for actual construction of a trail, and there are no plans in place to begin construction at this time.

To ensure community input in the development of a plan, the study will include, at a minimum: 4 Technical Advisory Committee Meetings, 4 Citizen Advisory Meetings, 3 Public Workshops, and 3 Focus Group Meetings.

For more information about the project see the complete press release and the project web page.

Press Release: http://www.sanleandro.org/whatsnew/press.asp

Project Page: https://www.sanleandro.org/depts/cd/projects/slcreek/default.asp

If you would like to be placed on an interested parties list, please contact Anjana Mepani, at amepani@sanleandro.org or 577-3348.




"War Comes Home: The Legacy" Library Exhibit Opens Sunday Aug. 30th at 1 p.m. Public Invited to Bring and Share Personal Wartime Letters

The San Leandro Public Library Veterans Resource Center presents War Comes Home: The Legacy”, an exhibition of extraordinary wartime correspondences provided by the Center for American War Letters in partnership with Cal Humanities, the California State Library and the Exhibit Envoy. The opening of the exhibit will be on Sunday August 30th at 1 p.m. and runs until October 11th at the San Leandro Public Library located at 300 Estudillo Avenue.



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Rail Improvement and Maintenance will result in the closure of Farallon Dr. from Sept. 1ST -4TH

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will complete maintenance and improvement work at the rail crossing on Farallon Drive at 2021 Farallon Drive from Tuesday Sept.1st - Friday Sept. 4th. This construction work will require closure of the street to vehicular traffic for the duration of the construction, which is estimated to be three days. Local businesses will be provided continuous access to their locations.

UPRR will provide alternative routes and detour signage directing drivers while the roadway is closed to traffic. Please inform your employees, customers, suppliers, family and friends to expect delays due to this work.

Contact Mark Mahoney with UPRR at (916) 789-6114 or Austine Osakwe, Senior Engineer, with the City of San Leandro at (510)-577-3486 with your concerns or questions.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation and support.



ALERT: No BART Service Between East Bay & San Francisco on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 5, 6 & 7)

Planning on using BART to travel between the East Bay and San Francisco during the Labor Day holiday? BART will be making critical repairs to the tracks and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations. Plan ahead and avoid unnecessary Transbay travel by finding alternate means of transportation across the Bay during Labor Day weekend on September 5, 6, and 7.

BART will offer limited bus service between the 19th Street Station and San Francisco.

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Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2015 Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Kiddie Kollege Preschool, Kid’s Club Before/Afterschool program, Jr. Warriors Basketball, Special Events – Family Bike Party, Halloween Carnival, Monarch Butterfly Walks; Classes; Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.



Community Meeting to Discuss Changes to Rent Review Ordinance Set for August 19th

The City is in the process of developing amendments and updates to the Rent Review Ordinance. To help inform that process, there will be a community meeting to receive public comments, particularly from interested tenants and landlords. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 19th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street. Some of the currently proposed changes include modifications to the eligibility threshold, and various other efforts to more effectively and efficiently administer the program. To view all of the proposed changes, please visit the Rent Review Program page.

For more information, please contact Steve Hernandez, Housing Specialist II, at 577-6005 or shernandez@sanleandro.org.



San Leandro to Host Community Meeting on Downtown Parking Strategies

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council announced that the Engineering & Transportation Department will be hosting a community outreach meeting to discuss parking issues in the downtown area. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the San Leandro History Museum, located at 320 West Estudillo Avenue in downtown San Leandro. The meeting will include extensive opportunities for the public to share ideas and concerns about parking in the downtown area.


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San Leandro to Honor Fallen Officer Dan Niemi with Celebration of Life and Street Renaming Event on July 25th

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the City of San Leandro and its Police Department will honor the 10-year anniversary of the slaying of San Leandro Police Officer Nels “Dan” Niemi by hosting a “Celebration of Life” event at Root Park, located at the corner of East 14th Street and Hays Street, beginning at 1:00pm. As a tribute to his legacy the City Council has authorized the renaming of a portion of Hays Street between East 14th Street and Davis Street as “Dan Niemi Way.” The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of new street signs erected at both ends of the block. The event will include light snacks and refreshments and is open to the public. For more information, please contact Police Liuetenant Mike Sobek at 577-3245 or msobek@sanleandro.org



Free Downtown Wi-Fi System Now Live

San Leandro’s new publically accessible Wi-Fi system officially went live on July 29th. To celebrate the occasion, Mayor Cutter and officials from City Hall held a ceremony at the Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market that day. The new system is connected to City-owned fibers contained within the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network, providing free wireless internet access in San Leandro’s downtown core at some of the fastest speeds available anywhere in the Bay Area. To connect to the system when downtown, simply look for the "SL Wi-Fiber" network on your laptop or mobile device. For more information, please visit: http://sanleandronext.com/wi-fi/




Districts 3, 4 & 6 Town Hall Meeting Set for Monday, July 13th

The City will be hosting a Town Hall meeting for districts 3, 4 and 6 on Monday July 13th, from 7:00pm–8:30pm, which will take place in the Titan Room of the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Blvd. The event is being hosted by District 3 Council Member Lee Thomas, District 4 Council Member Benny Lee and Vice-Mayor Jim Prola from District 6. The agenda for the evening will include updates on various projects that are happening throughout the districts, as well as substantial open time for questions or feedback from the public on any topics concerning city government. Staff from all city departments will be in attendance throughout the event in order to provide information or answer questions. For community members who may be unsure of the specific City Council district in which they reside, please visit the Council District Map webpage.

For additional information, please contact Eric Engelbart at eengelbart@sanleandro.org or 577-3391.



Free Family Movie Nights at San Leandro Parks

The highly-popular Family Movie Nights program is back for summer 2015, which will showcase family-friendly movies at various parks throughout the City during the months of July and August. These fun events are free and open to the public and will take place according to the following schedule:


  • Maleficent on Wednesday July 8th at Washington Manor Park (14900 Zelma Street)

  • Paddington on Wednesday July 22nd Halcyon Park (1245 147th Avenue)

  • Big Hero 6 on Wednesday August 5th at Chabot Park (1698 Estudillo Avenue)


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Urban Cycling 101 Class to Take Place in San Leandro

The Alameda County Transportation District and Bike East Bay announced that they will be hosting a free urban cycling skills class in San Leandro on Tuesday June 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to adults and teens and will include basic lessons on smart bicycling, riding in traffic, required equipment, crash avoidance, rights and responsibilities, and more via a fun and interactive presentation. Attendees will receive a free reflective vest and Smart Cycling Quick Guide manual, as well as bike theft prevention handouts and bike lock discount coupons. The event will take place at 1001 Davis Street (Boy Scouts of America offices).

Pre-registration is not required, although highly encouraged. To register, or for more information, please visit the event page.



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San Leandro: Cultivating Art!

The City of San Leandro recently produced this new video celebrating the wave of public art that is currently spreading throughout the city. With an incredible new mural from acclaimed artist Rigo 23, one of the region’s largest murals on the Preferred Freezer building, a fast-growing utility box art program, and an artist community growing at The Gate, San Leandro has taken great strides in promoting arts and culture.

This is just the beginning - please keep an eye on San Leandro Next for news on additional art projects in the near future.



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Neighborhood Cleanup Event - Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Join us for this annual cleanup tradition! Over 200 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th. The City will advertise participating households in the May 14 edition of the San Leandro Times. Explore our interactive map and view a list of items being sold, or download a list today, and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

From 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. San Leandro residents are invited to drop-off electronics, appliances, tires, mattresses, fluorescent lights and much more at Alameda County Industries (ACI) for recycling. For more information visit www.RecycleSanLeandro.org.



Town Hall Meeting for Districts 1, 2, & 5 Set for May 11th

A Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for residents of San Leandro City Council Districts 1, 2 and 5. The meeting will occur in the main hall of the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street in San Leandro. The event is being hosted by District 1 Council Member Deborah Cox, District 2 Council Member Ursula Reed and District 5 Council Member Corina Lopez. The agenda for the evening includes updates on various projects that are happening throughout districts 1, 2, and 5, as well as substantial open time for questions from the public on any topics concerning city government. Staff from all city departments will be in attendance.

For San Leandro community members who may be unsure of the specific City Council district in which they reside, detailed maps can be found on the Council District Map webpage.

For additional information, please contact Eric Engelbart with the City Manager's Office at eengelbart@sanleandro.org



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Summer Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2015 Summer Activities Guide! Summer Camps – Chabot Day Camp, Summer Adventures; Special Events – Family Movie Nights, Family Fun Recreational Swim, Cherry Festival; Classes; Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.



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2015 City of San Leandro Summer Blood Drive

The City's annual summer blood drive is scheduled for Monday, June 8th, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue (Karp Room). Please spread the word to friends, family and neighbors regarding this important event. Donors are needed every day. Don't wait to help save a life.

To schedule your appointment, please sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the Sponsor Code of CSL, or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


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Public Input Welcomed at Community Meeting on Future Growth

The City is seeking continued public input on long range planning policies, particularly land use, transportation, and open space, as the City moves forward with an update to its General Plan. The public is invited to attend a community meeting on Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. Participants will have the opportunity to respond to real time polls on imporant policy choices related to land use throughout the city.


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San Leandro Creek Toxic Algae Update

City staff received notification Thursday evening from East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) staff regarding positive sampling results for toxins (from blue green algae) taken earlier in the day at a location below Lake Chabot dam. EBRPD staff have suggested that any park along San Leandro Creek put up signs warning the public and their pets to avoid water contact. Signs have been placed at Chabot Park and Root Park. (Click on "more" tab below for additional information.)



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Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Please join the City of San Leandro on Friday April 24th to celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting Ceremony at Halcyon Park, located at 147th Avenue.



Governor Announces Mandatory Water Use Reductions

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with the State facing a severe drought, on April 1st, Governor Brown directed the State Water Resources Control Board to require water suppliers to implement mandatory water reductions to reduce statewide water usage. This action is designed to better protect the state’s limited water supply, prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's response and invest in new drought resilient technologies. The City’s water supplier is the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), who has has declared a Stage 4 critical drought and issued mandatory water usage restrictions in order to achieve a 20% reduction in local water usage, compared to 2013 levels.

For additional information, including mandatory water use restrictions that are now in effect, please visit the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Drought Update web page.



Notice of Proposed Change in Street Sweeping Schedule

In order to improve on our street sweeping practices, the City of San Leandro is proposing to change certain sweeping areas, effective May 1, 2015. Please refer to the City of San Leandro Street Sweeping webpage for additional details and a map of the affected areas. This is being proposed as a 6-month pilot project, at which time the effectiveness of the modification will be assessed and a determination will be made whether to make it permanent. Please note that this change will not conflict with your garbage pick-up day.



Mayor Cutter Delivers State of the City Address

On Monday March 30th, Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter delivered her State of the City Address at the San Leandro Senior Community Center.

As part of the event, which was co-sponsored by the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Cutter provided an update on the acceleration of San Leandro’s innovation climate as well as other exciting local developments.

Other key topics and themes included:

  • Major new investments in infrastructure and public safety made possible by Measure HH
  • Various initiatives to improve San Leandro’s quality of life, including the upcoming Cherry Festival on June 6th, as well as other efforts to enhance art and culture
  • Transforming San Leandro’s industrial area into a center for innovation in the Bay Area
  • The City’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain new business investment

For additional information, please see:

The transcript of the State of the City Address

The State of the City slideshow



Nomination Period Now Open for Recreation & Parks Commission Representative

The City of San Leandro presently has a vacancy on its Recreation and Parks Commission. This particular commissioner will be selected by, and will represent the interests of the San Leandro Unified School District on the City Commission. Applicants must be registered voters and residents of San Leandro who can demonstrate involvement in community service, schools, and Recreation and Parks activities and who have the ability to be strong liaisons between the District and the Commission. Applicants must also reside within the geographic boundaries of the San Leandro Unified School District. The successful candidate will be expected to attend the Commission's monthly meetings (plus potential ad hoc meetings) as well as monthly meetings to report to the School Board.



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Mayor's "State of the City" Address Set for Monday March 30th

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the annual State of the City address with Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter the evening of Monday, March 30th. The community is invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. The event will begin with a social gathering at 6:00 p.m., with the Mayor’s address starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at eengelbart@sanleandro.org.


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Fraud Prevention Forum to be Held on Thurs March 26th

A free Fraud Prevention Forum for seniors will be held at the in San Leandro Senior Community Center on Thurs March 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. It’s a great resource for the elderly and their caregivers, with speakers discussing a wide range of issues that may impact them, including Medicare, prescription drugs and cyber fraud. There will also be an opportunity to have questions answered by the people representing the various agencies who can assist the public. The event is being hosted by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. For more information, please visit the event announcement page, or call (510) 577-3462.


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Color Up San Leandro: A Run for Fun!

The Recreation and Human Services Department is hosting its first “Color Up San Leandro: A Run for Fun!” Come out and enjoy a colorful walk or run around the San Leandro Marina while supporting the Youth Advisory Commission of San Leandro (YAC) mini grant program. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the San Leandro Marina. Admission to the event costs $8 and advanced registration is strongly encouraged by visiting the online registration page.


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FREE Shredding, e-Waste & HHW Recycling Event – April 4th

The City’s Recycling Program has partnered with the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program to bring you a FREE one-stop recycling event on Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road. Residents are welcome to bring personal documents for shredding and may drop-off audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, household chemicals and batteries, as well as e-waste, medications, needles and sharps for recycling.

For a complete list of materials being accepted and packaging guidelines, please visit the Solid Waste & Recycling homepage or call (510) 577-6026.



$25k Reward Offered in Homicide of Joel Ramirez

On February 17th the City Council approved a $25,000 reward for information regarding the December 2014 unsolved homicide of Joel Ramirez, a 21 year old San Leandro resident.

SLPD detectives have explored several motives surrounding this case and are presently searching for leads in order to identify the suspect responsible for Joel’s senseless murder.

The $25,000 reward is being offered in order to help will prompt someone to come forward with information that will lead to the arrest and criminal charging of the suspect responsible for the murder.



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Interstate 880 Freeway Closures Scheduled at Marina Blvd. Interchange

This week the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin removing the temporary support underneath the Interstate 880 Marina Boulevard Bridge. Full freeway closures are needed to perform the work safely. Refer to the below tab to view the full closure schedule.


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AC Transit Major Corridors Study and Open House Information

AC Transit is conducting a Major Corridors Study to identify future improvements that will help buses run faster and more reliably on key transit corridors. AC Transit and Alameda County Transportation Commission are jointly hosting Open Houses in Alameda County in February and March. Refer to AC Transit's website for a brochure on this topic as well as for Open House dates.


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San Leandro Launches New Online Permitting System

The City of San Leandro is excited to announce the launch of its new Online Permitting System. Powered by Accela, this cloud-based system allows community residents to file permit applications online and streamlines the entire process with workflow and routing, mobile capabilities, and reporting. It will soon be integrated with our GIS mapping engine and allow online fee payments and scheduling of inspections. Please visit the Building & Safety Division webpage to find out more.


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Library to Host Lunar New Year Celebrations on Feb. 21st / Public Invited to join “Tea with the Mayor” Prior to Event

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, the San Leandro City Council and the San Leandro Public Library will be welcoming the Year of the Sheep at the City’s annual Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue in downtown San Leandro. Admission is free.



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City Council to Discuss Potential Community Workforce Agreement on February 10

The City Council will hold a Work Session on February 10 at 7 p.m. at City Hall to explore the possibility of a Community Workforce Agreement (CWA) that would govern the award of contracts for City construction projects. A CWA (also known as a Project Labor Agreement) is an agreement between the City and local trade unions that would establish the unions as sole the bargaining representative of all construction persons working on qualifying projects.

Although no action will be taken at this Work Session, it will provide an opportunity for members of the public to offer feedback to the City Council and for the City Council to provide direction to staff on next steps.


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Calling all Businesses! Sponsor a Utility Box Mural!

Since last year, the City of San Leandro has worked with Streets Alive on a demonstration project to develop artistic enhancements for seven groups of utility boxes; transforming these drab, gray boxes into works of art. The City is now looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor more utility box murals citywide. Click on the tab below for details about how to sponsor a box mural.

Please contact Justin Proffitt (510) 577-3327 in the Office of Business Development more details.



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Police Dept to Present Annual Report on February 4th

On Wednesday, February 4th, the City Council will be hosting a special work session at which the San Leandro Police Department will present its annual report highlighting various achievements in 2014 and goals for the upcoming year. The meeting will take place beginning at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers of CIty Hall, located at 835 East 14th Street in downtown San Leandro. The meeting is open to the public and will include opportunities for public comments and input.



City Council to Host Annual Planning Session on Saturday 1/31

Mayor Cutter and the City Council invite members of the San Leandro community to attend and offer their comments and input at the City Council’s annual planning session, set to take place this Saturday, January 31st. The approximately half-day event will take place at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Agenda topics will include a review of accomplishments over the past year, as well progress made on the goals established at last year's planning session. An overview of the City’s financial condition and information on upcoming City projects also will be provided.

For more information, please see the press release that was issued for the event or contact Eric Engelbart in the City Manager's office at eengelbart@sanleandro.org



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Spring Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2015 Spring Activities Guide! Summer Sneak Peek, Chabot Day Camp, Summer Adventures, Special Events, Classes, Aquatics, Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.


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Community Meeting to Discuss Regional Rescue Vehicle (MedEvac)

On Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6 p.m., the San Leandro City Council and the San Leandro Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to discuss a Regional rescue vehicle project. The meeting will be at the Senior Community Center located at 13909 E. 14th Street. A similar model vehicle has been loaned to SLPD for display, and it will be available for viewing beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide community members with valuable facts about the vehicle, its purpose, the history of the project and provide opportunity for community input.


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Notice: City Offices Closed December 24 - January 2

The public is advised that City of San Leandro administrative offices will be closed for the holiday period beginning December 24th and concluding on January 2nd, with the exception of public safety services (Police Department) and other required functions (e.g., Main Library and the Water Pollution Control Plant). Regular operating hours will recommence on Monday January 5th.


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City Council Recognizes Community Leaders

On Monday, December 15, the Mayor and City Council presented leadership and service awards to 15 community members who made outstanding contributions to San Leandro. Please see the press release for additional details on the award recipients.


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December 11 Storm Statistics

San Leandro endured last week’s major storm event in relatively good condition, due in great part to proactive efforts by City staff and community residents. City staff also posted informational updates throughout the storm event on various city websites and social media outlets. Aside from Wednesday night leading up to the storm, Mother Nature also helped out: winds remained mild and high tides were in the ‘normal’ range causing no significant shoreline erosion or damage.


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“Coffee with the Mayors” Event Set for December 13th in San Leandro

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter announced that they will be jointly hosting a holiday “Coffee with the Mayors” event on Saturday, December 13th. Community residents and local business owners are invited to join them in an open dialogue, and ask questions or share concerns about any topics concerning City government. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue in downtown San Leandro.


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Winter Storm Advisory Now in Effect

A Winter Weather Warning has been issued for the bay area for Thursday Dec 11th. Heavy rain, high winds, and possible flooding is expected. For more information on what you can do to prepare, please visot: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pw/storm...


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Free Family Holiday Event at Casa Peralta Set for Sat Dec 13th

The City of San Leandro will be hosting a free open house holiday event at the Casa Peralta, San Leandro’s historic house and museum located at 384 West Estudillo Avenue, on Saturday December 13th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.


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New Mayor and City Council Members to Take Oath of Office on Dec. 8th

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter, District 1 Council Member-elect Deborah Cox, District 3 Council Member-elect Lee Thomas, and District 5 Council Member-elect Corina Lopez will be ceremonially sworn into office at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014. The event will take place in the City Council Chambers of San Leandro City Hall, located at 835 East 14th Street in downtown San Leandro. In accordance with the City Charter, the terms of office for the new Mayor and Council members commence on January 1, 2015.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, a welcoming reception will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery, located adjacent to City Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception.


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San Leandro Secures Nearly $1.4 Million for Parks Renovations

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that the City has been awarded approximately $1.38 million dollars in new state grant funding that will be used to revitalize parks and recreational opportunities at three locations in San Leandro. The City plans to invest the funds into two of its community parks: Siempre Verde Park and Thrasher Park, as well as to create a new interactive art exhibit in the heart of downtown.


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Traffic Advisory - Southbound 880 HOV Lane Project

Caltrans is planning a full closure of southbound Interstate 880 on Friday morning, November 14 from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. and full closure of northbound Interstate 880 on Monday morning November 17, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.

In addition, there will be various lane closures on northbound and southbound Interstate 880 prior to and after the full freeway closures:

  • Various northbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Various southbound lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Detour for Northbound: Exit at the Davis Street off-ramp, cross Davis Street, and return to northbound I-880.
  • Detour for Southbound: Exit atDavis SB off-ramp, turn right, U-turn at signal and return to southbound on ramp to I-880.

Please refer to Southbound 880 HOV Lane Project.



San Leandro's New Mobile-Friendly Website Launched!

The City of San Leandro is excited to announce that you are now using our new mobile-friendly website (called “Responsive Design”). The site will automatically adjust based upon the screen size of your device. More than 35% of our traffic comes from mobile devices, so we are happy to launch this new feature. Help us improve! Please report any errors you encounter to citycomments@sanleandro.org. You can also take our feedback survey at http://www.sanleandro.org/contact/website_feedback.asp. Thanks, and happy surfing!


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Community Meeting to Discuss Temporary BART Parking Options During Construction of Major Downtown Development Projects

The City of San Leandro welcomes residents and businesses to attend a presentation on temporary BART replacement parking and public transit options during the upcoming construction period for the first phases of the Cornerstone Apartments (Cornerstone) and the San Leandro Tech Campus (SLTC) developments near the San Leandro BART Station. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Main Library (Karp Room), 300 Estudillo Avenue. Both development projects are scheduled to begin construction in December 2014.
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General Plan Update Community Meetings on October 23 & 28

Local residents are invited to attend upcoming community meetings to share ideas for San Leandro's future growth and development. The meetings are part of the City’s General Plan Update, a two-year effort designed to guide long-range growth and development in San Leandro over the next 20 years. Key elements to be discussed include land use, transportation, and recreation/open space. Public meetings have been set for the following dates:

Thursday, October 23 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street

Tuesday, October 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard

For additional information, please visit http://www.sanleandro2035.org/, or contact Tom Liao, Deputy Community Development Director, at (510) 577-6003.

Airport Noise Issues

Due to ongoing maintenance of the South Field runways and associated equipment at Oakland International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been re-routing air traffic over several neighborhoods in San Leandro, resulting in frequent, low flying flights and associated noise impacts. Per communication from Oakland Airport, flight paths should now be back to normal. Should members of the public wish to report a complaint or receive additional information about this issue, please visit www.flyquietoak.com or contact the Airport's Noise Hotline at (510) 563-6463. Please be advised this hotline is not staffed 24/7, but all complaints are recorded and Noise Office staff are very conscientious about following up on all complaints.

Transportation & Housing Town Hall Set for Monday 9/22

The public is invited to attend a Transportation & Housing Town Hall this Monday, Sept 22 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Information will be provided on the current state of transportation & housing in San Leandro as well as future funding opportunities, such Measures BB and HH, which will be on the November ballot. Presentations from BART, AC Transit and other regional agencies will be provided, with an opportunity for public comments. The BikeMobile will provide free tune ups for anyone who brings their bike (advance sign up recommended), and FREE child care is offered. For more information, please call 510-577-3428 or see the press release

Candidate Orientation Night Set for Monday, September 8

On Monday, September 8, City staff will be hosting an orientation night for candidates running for elective office in San Leandro in the upcoming November 2014 elections. All City Department Heads will be in attendance, who will be providing a presentation on City government. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Karp Room of the Main Library. For questions, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at (510) 577-3391.

San Leandro Family Bike Party Set for Sunday, September 7th

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that the Recreation and Human Services Department will be hosting the third annual San Leandro Family Bike Party on Sunday, September 7th. Community residents are invited to bring children, parents, neighbors, and friends to this free and fun community event. The festivities will commence at 1:00 p.m. from the blacktop area between Roosevelt Elementary School & Farrelly Pool, located at 864 Dutton Avenue in San Leandro.

For more information, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department webpage or call (510) 577-3462.

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Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Activities Guide!

NFL Flag Football, Monarch Butterfly Walks, Kiddie Kollege, swimming, trips, classes... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.


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CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENDED

The candidate nomination period will be extended until Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the offices of Mayor and City Council District 5. Contact the City Clerk's Office at (510) 577-3367 or mhanda@sanleandro.org to schedule an appointment to draw nomination papers and see the candidate information page for more information about becoming a candidate.

New Water Conservation Regulations in Effect

On Tuesday, July 29th, an emergency regulation by the State to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect. The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. With this regulation, all Californians are expected to stop:

· washing down driveways and sidewalks;
· watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff;
· using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle; and
· using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.
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City Council Hosts Work Session on Shoreline Fund and Police Space Planning

On Monday evening, July 28th, the Mayor and City Council hosted a successful work session on the City's Shoreline Fund and Police Department Space Planning efforts.

More information can be found in the Shoreline Fund presentation or the Police Department Space Planning presentation, or through the press release.



July 30th Community Meeting on Future Housing Growth

The Community Development Department will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street, San Leandro, to seek public input on community housing needs and growth issues as the City moves forward with an update to its Housing Element. This meeting is part of a two-year program to update San Leandro's General Plan. For additional information, click here.

Districts 3, 4 & 6 Town Hall Meeting Set for Monday July 14th

The public is invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m for Districts 3, 4 and 6. The meeting will occur in the Titan Auditorium room of the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard in San Leandro. The event is being hosted by Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Vice-Mayor Benny Lee, and Council Members Diana Souza and Jim Prola. The meeting will include substantial open time for questions and answers from the public on any topics concerning city government. An update on the Marina Blvd. and Davis Street overpass work also will be provided by Caltrans. For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at 577-3391 or eengelbart@sanleandro.org.

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Davis Street Demolition and Full Freeway Closure

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin demolition work on the Davis Street bridge in San Leandro. The demolition work will start as early as July 7 and continue until July 24.

The majority of the work will be performed at night with lane closures on I-880. Lane closures and full freeway closures will be in both the northbound 880 and southbound 880 directions. Full freeway closures will be in one direction only each night. The lane closure hours are 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM on weeknights and 10:00PM - 8:00 AM on weekend nights. Demolition may occur between any of the above mentioned hours. Click here for more Caltrans information.

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AC Transit Community Meeting-June 26

Attend a Community Meeting about East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Artistic Enhancement, hosted by AC Transit, on Thursday, June 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m., at San Leandro City Hall, South Offices Conference Room.
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Free Seminar for Homebuyers to be Held in San Leandro

The City of San Leandro, in conjunction with the Bay Area Home Buyer Agency, announced that it will be hosting a Free Homebuyer Education Seminar (English, Spanish, Chinese flyers) on Saturday, June 14, in the Thunderbolt Room at the Marina Community Center, located 15301 Wicks Boulevard. The seminar will be taking place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a challenging and stressful process. Housing studies have confirmed that education and counseling are essential tools in helping new homebuyers navigate the homeownership process smoothly and successfully in order to become stable homeowners.

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UPDATE: Davis Street Construction Continues Along Interstate 880

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue working on Davis Street west of I-880 between the 880 southbound off-ramp to Davis Street and Warden Avenue and Phillips Lane until at least July to perform exploratory work regarding existing utilities. The work may be noisy at night, jackhammer operations will be limited to approximately two to three nights starting as early as Tuesday June 3, 2014. Caltrans will monitor noise in order to minimize impacts to residents. Expected work hours at night are 8PM-5AM (Monday-Friday).

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San Leandro News - May 2014

The May issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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San Leandro Library Awarded 2015 Big Read for 5th Year in a Row

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the San Leandro Public Library with its prestigious Big Read grant for 2015. The book selection for 2015 is Into the Beautiful North, a novel by acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea, author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. For additional information, see the press release, or contact Addie Silveira at asilveira@sanleandro.org or (510) 577-3991.

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New Stage of the I-880/Davis Street Construction Project Highlights

The contractor will close the existing I-880 Southbound Davis Street off ramp (from Oakland area) on Friday night, May 16, at 10:00 p.m. A new, permanent Southbound Davis off ramp will then open to traffic on Saturday morning, May 17, but with a right-turn movement only going towards Costco.

Commencing Monday, May 19, the following roadway conditions will last for four to six weeks:
  • Westbound Davis Street will be on the newly built bridge.
  • Westbound Davis Street to I-880 Southbound on-ramp (to Hayward/Fremont) will make a right-turn movement onto a ramp like before (i.e. no more left turns).
  • I-880 Southbound Off-ramp traffic making a left-turn movement onto Eastbound Davis Street (i.e., towards downtown San Leandro) will be on the newly built bridge, as well.
  • Regular eastbound Davis Street from west of Warden Avenue (e.g., Costco, Home Depot) to downtown San Leandro will remain on the existing, old roadway.


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Neighborhood Cleanup Event - May 17, 2014

Join us for this annual cleanup tradition this Saturday, May 17! Over 300 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8 am – 1 pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 15 edition of the San Leandro Times. Or download a map and listing today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

To view on Google Maps, click here.

From 10 am – 4 pm San Leandro residents are invited to drop-off electronics, appliances, tires, mattresses, fluorescent lights and much more at Alameda County Industries (ACI) for recycling.

For more information go to www.recyclesanleandro.org.

Cooling Center Activated - Temperatures Reach 90 Degrees in San Leandro

The City's Cooling Center has been activated. Temperatures in the City of San Leandro have reached 90 degrees and are expected to remain high through tomorrow. The Cooling Center locations are at the Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Boulevard) and the Main Library (300 Estudillo Avenue). The Cooling Center will remain open from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 14) as temperatures are expected to be high.

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Districts 1, 2 & 5 Town Hall & Durant Task Force Meetings

The City of San Leandro will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. for the residents of Districts 1, 2, and 5. The meeting will occur in the Karp Room of the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue. The event is being hosted by Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Council Members Michael Gregory, Ursula Reed and Pauline Russo Cutter. For residents who may be uncertain of the specific district in which they reside, please see the Council District Map.

The agenda for the Town Hall includes substantial open time for questions from the public on any topics concerning city government, with staff in attendance from all city departments to assist in providing information. A brief presentation also will be provided by representatives from AC Transit regarding the Bus Rapid Transit ("BRT") project that will be moving forward in Oakland and San Leandro.

Immediately prior to the Town Hall, a meeting of the Durant Avenue Task Force will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Estudillo Room of the Main Library, located immediately adjacent to the Karp Room where the Town Hall will be taking place. At this meeting, community members residing along or near Durant Avenue will have the opportunity to share feedback and city staff will provide updates on what actions are taking place to address community concerns.

For additional information, please see the press release announcement or contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at 577-3391.

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City Council to Consider DRAFT Heritage Tree Ordinance - May 19

On Monday evening, May 19, the San Leandro City Council will consider a new Draft Heritage Tree Ordinance. The City Council Meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 835 E. 14th Street. If adopted, the ordinance would apply to the removal of larger trees (defined as "Protected Trees") on private property that meet any of the following criteria:
  1. Any live woody plant having a single perennial stem of 18 inches or more in diameter;
  2. Any multi-stemmed perennial plant having an aggregate circumference of 40 inches or more measured 4½ feet above the natural grade;
  3. Any tree of particular historical significance specifically designated by official action;
  4. Any tree which is part of a Grove.
Under the draft ordinance, property owners seeking to remove a Protected Tree would first need to apply for a tree removal permit with the Public Works Director, and demonstrate that the Protected Tree is posing a significant impact on the property. A Tree Appraisal report would be required as part of the permit application. Normal maintenance pruning would not require a permit.

For additional information about the draft ordinance, please contact the Department of Public Works at (510) 577-3440.

For community residents interested in filing formal comments on the draft ordinance, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (510) 577-3367 or mhanda@sanleandro.org

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2014 Summer Activities Guide

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2014 Summer Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Youth Sports, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Summer Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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Full Closures for Marina Boulevard Overcrossing Demolition

Due to the recent rains, Caltrans postponed the demolition work on the Marina Boulevard Overcrossing at I-880. They will begin the demolition work as early as this Friday, May 2, with work potentially continuing through Wednesday, May 14. All work will take place during weeknights and weekend evenings only. For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/880sbhovlane/docs/trafficdemo.pdf.



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2014 City of San Leandro Blood Drive

Friday, June 6, Noon - 6:00 p.m., Main Library Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue

· The City's annual summer blood drive is scheduled for June 6. You are more than welcome to donate and spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors.

· To schedule your appointment, please sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the Sponsor Code of CSL. Or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).



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2014 Bike to Work/School Day

This year's Bike to School Day will coincide with Bike to Work Day in San Leandro again. On May 5, the San Leandro City Council will issue a proclamation declaring May 8, 2014 as Bike to Work/School Day. The City of San Leandro is one of 70 proud sponsors of this event in the East Bay.

The Engineering and Transportation Department will host an Energizer Station at the main entrance to the San Leandro BART station during the morning commute from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., as one of many throughout the Bay Area. We will offer water, juice, coffee, and pastries to bicyclists. In addition to City’s Energizer Station, Dr. Sheila Donnelly who recently moved her chiropractic business to San Leandro and is the VP of the San Leandro Downtown Association will host another Energizer Station at San Leandro Memorial Park.

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San Leandro News - April 2014

The April issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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I-880 Marina Boulevard On-ramp Closure and Detour

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a traffic switch at Marina Blvd on to the new Marina Bridge in the city of San Leandro.

To ensure public safety during the work, the northbound I-880 Marina Boulevard on-ramp will be closed from Tuesday April 8th 10 p.m. to Friday April 11th at 5 a.m. Westbound Marina Blvd will be temporarily reduced to one lane during these hours. Once completed the new bridge will be a total of four lanes (two lanes in each direction). This configuration will remain until the second half of the new bridge is constructed.



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Successful "State of the City" Address Held on March 24

In partnership with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, the City of San Leandro hosted the annual Mayor's State of the City Address on Monday evening, March 24th. As part of his annual address, Mayor Stephen Cassidy updated attendees on the acceleration of San Leandro’s innovation climate as well as other exciting local developments. Some of the key topics and themes included:

  • Various initiatives to improve San Leandro’s quality of life, including the return of the Cherry Festival on May 31st, as well as efforts to enhance local artistic and cultural amenities
  • Transforming San Leandro’s industrial area into a center for innovation in the Bay Area
  • The City’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain new business investment
  • Major new projects that will be coming on line in 2014, including:
    • The expansion of the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network,
    • The development of a local craft brewery cluster,
    • The new downtown technology campus, and
    • Many others
For more information, please see the video recording, or copies of the Mayor’s Address and Presentation.

For questions, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at 577-3391.

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2014 Earth Day/Watershed Festival – April 12

The Friends of San Leandro Creek will host its annual Earth Day and Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon (Creek Cleanup); noon to 4:00 p.m. (Festival), Root Park, East 14th Street at Hays Street. Story telling, recycled art projects, recycling & composting and more, plus food trucks from the "Food Truck Mafia" and live entertainment from the Banana Slug String Band! For more information, contact Slevenson@sanleandro.org or call (510) 577-6069.
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Mayor Stephen Cassidy to Provide State of the City Address - March 24

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the annual State of the City Address with Mayor Stephen Cassidy the evening of Monday, March 24. The community is invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. The event will begin with a social gathering at 6:00 p.m., with the Mayor's address starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.



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San Leandro News - March 2014

The March issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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SLPD Youth Roundtable Meeting – March 18

The San Leandro Police Department (SLPD) is hosting a roundtable discussion for San Leandro youth to discuss public safety on Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 pm at the San Leandro Main Library Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue. The partnership with SLPD and Youth is to improve the quality of life for those who live, work and play in San Leandro. "Share your opinion… eat pizza!"

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FREE Shredding & Techno Trash Recycling Event - March 29

Are you concerned about privacy when disposing of confidential papers? Get rid of unwanted personal documents in a safe and secure manner. Join the San Leandro Recycling Program for a FREE document shredding event on Saturday, March 29, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Public Works, 14200 Chapman Road, and watch your documents get shredded on the spot. Residents can also drop-off CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, jewel cases, household batteries, and audio and video tapes for recycling.

For more information go to www.recyclesanleandro.org or call (510) 577-6026.



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Virtual City Hall Launch

The City of San Leandro is pleased to launch its Virtual City Hall platform, through the assistance of Peak Democracy. Virtual City Hall provides a new online tool enabling community residents to share their opinions or offer feedback with city officials and staff. The first survey asks community members to share how they presently receive information about City government. To read what others are saying or to share your own opinion, please visit: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/1714.

Should you have any questions, please contract Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager, at 577-3391.

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ACWMA Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Collection Fee Consideration

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) is considering adopting a fee of $9.55 per year per residential unit, collected through the property tax roll, to support countywide household hazardous waste collection. The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, solvents and pesticides.
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San Leandro News - February 2014

The February issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Stopwaste.org New Benchmark Service

A new benchmark service from StopWaste, the county's solid waste management authority, is intended to help residents achieve our community recycling goals. Alameda County households reduced the percentage of recyclable or compostable materials in their garbage carts from 60% to 42% between 2008 and 2012. Progress has been made, but there is still more to be done. The Benchmark Service helps by measuring and reporting on our progress every year.

The first Benchmark Service report was mailed in late January 2014. Future reports will be sent at least once per year. To fund the benchmark service, StopWaste is assessing an annual fee of $1.81 on all residential and commercial garbage accounts in Alameda County effective July 1, 2013. The annual fee is included in waste hauling bills. Residents who wish to unsubscribe to the service should contact StopWaste at www.StopWaste.org/Benchmark or by calling (877) 786-7927. Requests to unsubscribe received after March 31, 2014 may not be approved.

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City Council Holds Successful Planning Session on February 1

The San Leandro City Council conducted its yearly Planning Session on Saturday, February 1, at the San Leandro Main Library. Topics for the day included a review of accomplishments over the past year, an overview of the City's Finances, as well priorities and goals for 2014. The event also included several opportunities for public comments as well as a presentation on the results of a recent community survey.

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San Leandro News - January 2014

The January issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations and “Coffee with the Mayor” - January 21

The community is invited to attend the City of San Leandro's celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard. The event commemorates the birthday of this great American leader and his lifelong work toward equality and justice, and will include entertainment from the Sistahs of the Drum and the Bishop O'Dowd High School’s Black Student Union, as well as student speeches as part of an oratorical contest. Light refreshments and crafts for kids also will be provided, with free admission for all who wish to attend.

Immediately following the event, Mayor Stephen Cassidy will host "Coffee with the Mayor," which will allow community members to ask questions, voice concerns, or provide feedback on civic affairs and City programs and services.

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Information on San Leandro Medical Marijuana Ordinance

On December 16, 2013, the San Leandro City Council approved a medical marijuana ordinance allowing for the operation of one medical marijuana dispensary in an eligible location in San Leandro. For the latest information on this ordinance as well as any next steps in the process, please see the City webpage that has been developed for this issue.



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The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department Launches 2014 Spring Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Kiddie Kollege, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Spring Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

Notice: City Offices Closed December 24 - January 1

Please be advised that City of San Leandro administrative offices are closed for a holiday furlough between December 24, 2013, through January 1, 2014. Public safety and emergency response services (e.g. Police Dept) and required functions (e.g. Main Library, Water Pollution Control Plant) will continue to remain in operation.



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San Leandro News - December 2013

The December issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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City of San Leandro Seeking State Legislative Advocate

The City of San Leandro is currently seeking the services of a state legislative advocate who will assist the City of San Leandro develop a state legislative program as well as advance its legislative goals at the state level. For additional information, please see the Request for Proposals document or contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at (510) 577-3391.

Meeting of Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on State Legislative Advocacy

The City of San Leandro is considering moving forward with the distribution of a Request for Proposals for a state legislative advocate, as well as the development of a state legislative platform. In order to assist in this process, the City Council has formed an ad hoc sub-committee made up of the Mayor, Council Member Souza, and Council Member Gregory. The first meeting of this sub-committee has been set for Friday November 22, 2013 at 8:00 am in the Council Conference room, which is on the 2nd floor of City Hall (accessed via the City Manager's Office), located at 835 E. 14th Street, in San Leandro.

This meeting is open to the public. For additional information, please see the October 21 staff report or contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at (510) 577-3391.

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BART/San Leandro Station - Earthquake Safety Project

As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, BART is in the process of strengthening structures at the San Leandro Station to withstand future earthquakes. For safety reasons some of the work will need to take place at night when the station is not open. The schedule for this work is as follows:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 through Thursday, November 21, 2013 , 12:00 am to 5:00 am

BART will monitor noise and dust and will work to minimize any inconvenience to the surrounding community. Additionally, the contractor has carefully planned the work to direct lights downward and shield equipment. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and will work to minimize inconveniences during this construction.
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Airport Committee - City Seeks Citizen Representatives

The City of San Leandro is looking for residents to serve as the community's citizen representatives to one of three important groups that work with the Oakland Airport: the North Field Research Group.

This North Field Research Group, which currently has (2) vacancies, was created by the Port of Oakland to address community noise concerns and make recommendations on noise related issues at the Oakland Airport. This group consists of representatives from local communities, airport staff, airlines and tenants at the airport, and the FAA, who join efforts to facilitate cooperation between the airport and local communities.

The North Field Research Group meets quarterly, normally during morning business hours at the airport’s North Field Offices. City staff members serve on the Research Groups as well. The appointment is for four years.

Anyone interested in applying for this appointment may obtain an application or additional information from:

Lyzanne Alfonso
Division of Building & Safety Services
(510) 577-3405
lalfonso@sanleandro.org

Meeting to Discuss Floresta Blvd Striping Changes

NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC MEETING
Floresta Boulevard Striping Changes
ANNUAL OVERLAY/REHABILITATION 2012-13 PROJECT

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting regarding roadway striping changes to Floresta Boulevard between Fremont Street and Monterey Boulevard, set to take place:

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
James Monroe Elementary School Cafeteria
3750 Monterey Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94578


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San Leandro News - November 2013

The November issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting - November 13

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery Room at City Hall. The focus of this meeting will include: 1) following up on projects in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan; 2) Shoreline Bike Trail; 3) Complete Street Policy and General Plan Update; and 4) identifying new improvement locations for bicycle and/or pedestrians in the city.

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America Recycles Day

On Saturday, November 16, an America Recycles Day event will be held at the Davis Street Transfer Station, where they will offer:
  • Free drop-off of Electronics and Hangers for Recycling
  • Free bag of compost
  • Free 5 gallon container of Recycled Latex Paint
  • Collection point for donations of purses, clothing, shoes, books, and magazines for local charity

The event will be located at 2615 Davis Street, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

For more information, please see the Davis Street Transfer Station Website


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Environmental Forum - November 9

The Friends of San Leandro Creek (FSLC) will host an Environmental Forum on November 9, 10:30 a.m. at the San Leandro Main Library Estudillo Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue. View exhibits and listen to guest speakers from local environmental and community groups. For more information, please call 577-6069 or visit www.fslc.org.

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Video Broadcasts of City Council Meetings Now Available

The City of San Leandro is pleased to announce that all City Council meetings and work sessions are now being broadcast live on the web and on local public access television (Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99) with repeat television broadcasts occurring each week. Videos of each meeting also are being archived on the web for later viewing. To see the latest recording, please visit the City Council Agenda page and click on the "Play" button on the right.

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District 5 & 6 Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Vice-Mayor Jim Prola and Councilmember Pauline Cutter will host a Town Hall Meeting on October 28.

The event will include substantial open time for questions and answers on any topics concerning city government, with staff present from each department. Brief presentations also will be provided on community and neighborhood safety, and transportation and roads projects.

Details: Monday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., San Leandro Main Library Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue

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Floresta Boulevard Paving Update

Floresta Boulevard between Fremont Avenue and the I-880 overcrossing is in its final stages of construction. After a good start to the paving operation on Thursday, October 17th, the asphalt production facility in Oakland suffered a major breakdown. The stoppage of asphalt production not only stopped work on this project but affected all others in the area. The repair of the facility will take a few days.

The general contractor, Gallagher and Burk, is scheduled to resume paving on Tuesday, October 22nd and complete paving by the end of that week. As only a portion of the street is paved, we ask that if you must use this section of roadway, please continue to drive carefully in the construction area.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the roadways in San Leandro. If you have any specific concerns, please contact Mr. Kyle Lei, Project Manager with the Engineering and Transportation Department at klei@sanleandro.org

This project is funded through Measure B, Vehicle Registration Fees Funds, Gas Tax Funds, and Proposition 1B. Information regarding this and other regional Measure B funded projects can be found on Alameda CTC's website at http://www.alamedactc.org/.



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San Leandro Library Now Offering Work Space & Free WiFi for Commuters Impacted by BART Strike

In order to assist community residents impacted by the ongoing BART strike, the San Leandro Public Library located at 300 Estudillo Avenue is offering work space and free wifi access for anyone interested in telecommuting. The work space will be available all week through Friday, October 25th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. A limited number of power receptacles also will be available for commuters who need to charge their laptops or other mobile devices. For more information, please contact Bill Sherwood at (510) 577-3965 or email bsherwood@sanleandro.org.



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America Recycles Day - November 20

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event on Wednesday, November 20, 9 am to 1 pm, at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard. This year's campaign theme "I Want to be Recycled" is aimed at motivating residents to recycle every day. Recyclable materials can be given a second, third, and fourth life to become something new if someone chooses to recycle. In a very practical way we can all help to improve our economy and conserve our energy and resources if we recycle. For a list of acceptable items or for more information, call the Recycling Program hotline at 577-6026.

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San Leandro News - October 2013

The October issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Friends of San Leandro Creek Member Meeting - October 15

It's up to all of us to keep our beautiful creek healthy! Join the Friends of San Leandro Creek (FSLC) Member Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Main Library Lecture Hall, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Councilmember Michael Gregory will update members and the community on the work FSLC is doing with EBMUD and other local agencies to restore water flow to San Leandro Creek.

For more information, please call 577-6069 or visit www.fslc.org.

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Lawn Conversion Party - November 2

Learn how to lose a lawn and gain a garden. Come join the Lawn Conversion Party on Saturday, November 2, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come together with other would-be lawn converters, Bay-Friendly educators, Evergreen Nursery and Greensmith Landscapes, as they team up with a San Leandro homeowner to transform her front yard. See the entire process first-hand – from curb cutting, prep, actual sheet mulching to planting.

Come to the party and enter the drawing for a chance to win complimentary sheet mulch packages and other garden gifts. For additional details and registration, visit www.stopwaste.org/gardening.

Power Restored at Main Library

The San Leandro Main Library located at 300 Estudillo Blvd experienced a temporary power outage this morning. PG&E has since been able to restore power and the facility will be reopening to the public once systems are restored. Please contact the Library reception desk at (510) 577-3971 for more information.

Next Generation Workplace District Study Presentation - October 2

The public is invited to attend a community presentation of the Next Generation Workplace District Study at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 2, at the Zero Net Energy Center located at 14600 Catalina Street. The City commissioned the prominent urban design firm of Freedman, Tung + Sasaki to prepare the study, which provides recommendations on how to create a more vibrant, 21st century central industrial area, attract innovative and advanced businesses that generate well-paying jobs, and make the most out of key current opportunities such as the nearly completed Kaiser Permanent Medical Center and the high speed fiber optic loop (Lit San Leandro).

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Join the 20th Annual Trivia Bee to Benefit Project Literacy on October 18!

To celebrate the 20th Annual Trivia Bee, Project Literacy of the San Leandro Library is hosting a Black and White Bee Gala! Sponsor a team... be a team member... purchase a dinner ticket... purchase a raffle ticket: just get involved, join the fun, and help raise much-needed funds for adult literacy! Trivia Bee Teams will be challenged with a variety of amazing trivia questions in three thrilling elimination rounds until only the top teams remain to battle it out for First Prize! Audience members get to watch the exciting, friendly competition and root for their favorite team!

The Trivia Bee will be held at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., on Friday, October 18 with dinner and entertainment starting at 6:00 PM and the Trivia Bee contest starting at 7:30 PM.

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Mayor Cassidy Suspends Raising the Flag of the People’s Republic of China at San Leandro City Hall

Mayor Stephen Cassidy today suspended the City Council's decision to raise the flag of the People’s Republic of China at the San Leandro City Hall on October 1, 2013.

On September 16, 2013, on a 4 to 3 vote, the City Council approved the flying of the flag of the People’s Republic of China in place of the flag of the City of San Leandro at the San Leandro City Hall on October 1, 2013. The National Day of China, marking the founding of the People’s Republic of China, falls on October 1.

Under the San Leandro City Charter, the Mayor possesses the authority to suspend implementation of any action taken by the Council, within three days after such action. The matter is then placed as a motion for reconsideration for the Council to consider at its next regularly-scheduled meeting. The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the City Council will occur on October 7, 2013. View the full press release.

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San Leandro News - September 2013

The September issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Closure of NB I-880 at Marina Boulevard Early Monday Morning - September 16

I-880 will be closed northbound at Marina Boulevard early Monday morning, September 16, from 12:01 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. This closure is needed to make minor adjustments to the falsework that was installed last month for the first stage of the new bridge at Marina Boulevard. For this closure, freeway traffic will be taken off at Marina Boulevard exit and detoured right back onto the freeway at Marina Boulevard. Local access on Marina Boulevard at I-880 will be flagger controlled so that drivers should expect minor delays traveling from one side of the freeway to the other. Drivers may also encounter flashing red signals at the intersections of Teagarden/Marina and Merced/Marina around the time of the full closure hours.

For more information contact Scott McCrank, Corridor Traffic Manager I-880 Construction at scott.mccrank@dot.ca.gov or call (510) 393-5750.

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San Leandro Street Eats to Bring Gourmet Food Trucks Downtown

The City is partnering with the company Food Truck Mafia to bring San Leandro Street Eats to Downtown San Leandro. Starting on September 17, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., six to ten gourmet trucks will be open for business in the parking lot at 1550 East 14th Street (the site of the former Lucky/Alberston's store). San Leandro Street Eats will continue each Tuesday evening at the same time through the fall.


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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.
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History Museum Grand Reopening

The San Leandro History Museum, located at 320 West Estudillo Ave., is reopening its doors to the public beginning on Thursday, August 29th.

The History Museum will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month from 11am-3pm beginning in October. School tours also are offered to local third and fourth grade classes on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Grand Reopening Flyer
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Bay Bridge Closure - 8/28 - 9/3

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, the entire Bay Bridge will be CLOSED to traffic so that crews can complete construction of the eastern span. The new span will open by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3. For further information, go to www.baybridgeinfo.org or 511.org to learn about alternate routes and detours around the Bay Area.

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Annual Overlay/ Rehabilitation Project - Expect Detours

Construction will start in late August for the Annual Overlay/ Rehabilitation 2012-13 Project. Road work will be done on Fremont Avenue from Alvarado Street to Floresta Boulevard; Floresta Boulevard from Fremont Avenue to Monterey Boulevard; and Farnsworth Street from Monterey Boulevard to approximately 270 feet southwest of the Interstate 880 overpass. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times on Floresta Boulevard and Farnsworth Street. Fremont Avenue is narrower, which makes it difficult to accommodate both construction and traffic at the same time, so a detour will be set up as shown on this map.

An informational meeting with nearby residents and businesses will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the James Monroe Elementary School cafeteria, 3750 Monterey Boulevard.
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2nd Annual San Leandro Family Bike Party - September 8

Join us for the 2nd Annual San Leandro Family Bike Party on September 8, 2:00 p.m., beginning at Washington Manor Park, 14900 Zelma Street. Bring your kids, parents, neighbors, and friends to this free and fun community and family event that highlights three great San Leandro parks. The Bike Mobile will be fixing bikes at the park for Family Bike Party participants from Noon to 2:00 p.m.


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San Leandro News - August 2013

The August issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Closure of SB I-880 at Davis Street Early Saturday Morning - August 19

I-880 will be closed southbound at Davis Street early Monday morning, August 19, from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. for work on the new bridge at Davis Street. According to Caltrans, freeway traffic will be taken off at the Davis Street exit and detoured right back onto the freeway at Davis Street. Local access on Davis Street at I-880 will be flagger-controlled, causing minor delays for motorists trying to cross the freeway.

For more information contact Scott McCrank, Corridor Traffic Manager I-880 Construction at scott.mccrank@dot.ca.gov or via cell phone at (510) 393-5750 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/880sbhovlane/.
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San Leandro Library to Again Offer Work Space & Free WiFi in Event of BART Strike

The San Leandro Public Library will again offer publically accessible work space with free WiFi internet access. Community residents are invited to utilize this space as a place from which to telecommute in the event of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike.

The work space will be available from Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Karp Room of the San Leandro Public Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue.

For more information, see the latest release in the press release archive


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Alternative Transportation Options During Potential BART Strike

The City of San Leandro is aware of the potential impact of a BART strike on our residents and businesses. Please click on the "More" icon below for additional resources you may find useful as you consider alternate plans for your transportation needs in case of a strike.
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Fall & Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2013 Fall/Winter Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Kiddie Kollege, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Fall/Winter Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.




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I-880 Overnight Closure

I-880 will be closed southbound at Marina Boulevard on Monday night, August 5th, from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. AND northbound at Marina Boulevard on Tuesday night, August 6th, from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. for work on the new bridge at Marina Boulevard.

According to Caltrans, for both closures, freeway traffic will be taken off at the Marina Boulevard exit and detoured right back onto the freeway at Marina Boulevard. Local access on Marina Boulevard at I-880 will be flagger-controlled, causing minor delays for motorists trying to cross the freeway.

Should BART strike, the full closures will likely be shifted to 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. each night. This may change the number of nights required to do the work. If so, it may take two nights in each direction to do the same work. If necessary I-880 southbound will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday night and I-880 northbound will be closed both Wednesday and Thursday night. Caltrans won't know if the additional nights will be required until the first night is completed.

For more information contact Scott McCrank, Corridor Traffic Manager I-880 Construction at scott.mccrank@dot.ca.gov or via cell phone at 510-393-5750.


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BART Earthquake Safety Program Construction

Construction of earthquake retrofit improvements at the San Leandro BART station is scheduled to commence in early August 2013 and continue for two years. Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

As part of BART's systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, stuctures at the downtown San Leandro station will be strengthened. There will be some temporary closures of parking and bicycle lockers.

For more information, please visit the project website at: www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety or call the Program Information Line at (510) 476-3876.
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FREE Family Movie Night At Washington Manor Park - August 14

The City of San Leandro Recreation & Human Services Department invites you to a Family Movie Night at Washington Manor Park (14900 Zelma Street) on Wednesday, August 14; show time is at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy this summertime family event. Admission is FREE!

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Recreation & Human Services Customer Service at (510) 577-3462.


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San Leandro News - July 2013

The July issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


Community Meeting - July 23

Westlake Development Partners will be conducting a community meeting on July 23, 6:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, Estudillo Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue to seek input from San Leandro residents and businesses on its proposal for the Downtown Tech Campus located next to the BART Station. The proposed project involves a multi-phased office development of up to 400,000 square feet that will benefit from the Lit San Leandro fiber optic loop and attract technology businesses and jobs. The project represents one of the major developments under the City's Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy. Westlake will also be presenting the proposal at a soon to be scheduled Planning Commission Work Session.
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Public Safety Forum - July 16

Presenters from the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, the Alameda County Fire Department and the San Leandro Police Department will share important information about public safety at a FREE Community Forum on July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Community Ceter, 13909 East 14th Street. Topics will include elder abuse, scams and fraud, crime trends, evacuation plans, how to fire and crime proof your home and general personal safety tips. A Question and Answer session will follow the presentations. Seniors, family members, caregivers and friends are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Optional pre-registration is requested by going to the Senior Community Center, Marina Community Center or registering online at www.sanleandrorec.org or calling (510) 577-3462.
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Need A Place To Cool Down?

When the temperature reaches 90 degrees or more, get relief from the heat at two locations in the City of San Leandro from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, except when City facilities are closed:

  • Marina Community Center - 15301 Wicks Boulevard
  • Main Library - 300 Estudillo Avenue
The City will provide a comfortable air-conditioned room with tables and chairs, water, family-friendly movies, card and board games. Click here for more information or call 577-3462.
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Construction Update: BART/Oakland Airport Connector

The Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) project is under construction and is impacting the Hegenberger Road business corridor. Click here to view a flyer that provides more information concerning planned road closures and other traffic impacts.
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SLPD "United For Safety" and 2nd Annual Open House - July 27!

Join the San Leandro Police Department (SLPD) for a United For Safety Event and its 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Police Department, 901 East 14th Street.

Get to know your Police Department! Tours will be available, as well as Traffic Unit, K9 and SWAT demonstrations. Tons of photo opportunities throughout the day and everyone who attends gets a prize!
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FREE Family Movie Night at Halcyon Park - July 10

The City of San Leandro Recreation & Human Services Department invites you to a Family Movie Night at Halcyon Park (1245 147th Avenue) on Wednesday, July 10; show time is at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy this summertime family event. Admission is FREE!


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Lit San Leandro Featured at the Connected World Conference

The City of San Leandro and the Lit San Leandro fiber optic initiative were featured at the Connected World conference on June 11-12 in Santa Clara. The Connected World Conference brings together technology-driven professionals, tech-minded consumers, and upwardly mobile entrepreneurs, all around the idea of either creating or consuming the latest emerging devices and technologies. City Manager Chris Zapata and Patrick Kennedy of OSIsoft participated in a panel titled "Lit San Leandro Reinvents Innovation."

Click here to view the presentation.

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Presentations from June 27 Districts 1 and 2 Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Councilmembers Michael Gregory and Ursula Reed hosted a Town Hall Meeting on June 27. Topics of discussion included: neighborhood safety and crime prevention; major economic projects and innovation strategy; and major transportation projects and condition of roads. Please view the presentations below:



Pile Driving I-880 Southbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Project

Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission began driving piles at Marina Boulevard and Davis Street on June 3 and will continue through July 2, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Join the Kid's Summer Reading Program!

Excitement and fun are on the menu this summer at the San Leandro Public Library when we serve up Reading Is So Delicious!, the Library's summer reading program, which runs from June 3 through August 9. The program is free, and kids of all ages can participate to earn prizes and other incentives for reading, making it a fun way to stay engaged in reading and learning over the summer.
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Neighborhood Cleanup Event - June 1, 2013!

Join us for this annual cleanup tradition! Over 350 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 30 edition of the San Leandro Times. Or download a map and listing today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

To view on Google Maps, click here.

From 10:00 am - 4:00 pm San Leandro residents are invited to drop-off electronics, appliances, tires, mattresses, fluorescent lights and much more at Alameda County Industries (ACI) for recycling.

For more information go to www.recyclesanleandro.org.



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San Leandro News - June 2013

The June issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


City Seeks Community Input on Economic Development Work Plan

City staff recently prepared a draft Economic Development Initiatives and Work Plan which reflects ongoing and planned efforts to promote sustainable economic development and transform San Leandro into a center for innovation. City staff is seeking input from the community to shape the Work Plan, please click here to view the Draft Work Plan. The Work Plan was presented to the City Council on May 13, 2013. To contribute your thoughts and inputs, please e-mail jkay@sanleandro.org.

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Friends of San Leandro Creek Cleanup - May 11

It's up to all of us to keep our beautiful creek healthy! All are welcome – volunteers, individuals, families, student or service groups – to help Friends of San Leandro Creek (FSLC) this Saturday, May 11, to remove litter from San Leandro Creek at Root Park. Meet at Root Park (East 14th and Hays Streets) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive - June 27!

The City's annual summer blood drive is scheduled on June 27. You are more than welcome to donate, and spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors. To schedule your appointment, please sign up online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter the Sponsor Code of CSL.



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Summer Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2013 Summer Activities Guide!

Summer Camps, Family Events, Aquatics, Kiddie Kollege, trips, classes... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Summer Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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San Leandro News - April 2013

The April issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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City Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Boston, MA Victims

Per a Proclamation from the President of the United States issued April 16, 2013, United States flags shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2013. Read the entire proclamation here.

Earth Day/Watershed Festival - April 20

The Watershed Festival is a celebration of the San Leandro Creek Watershed and the many community efforts to preserve and protect the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us this Saturday, April 20, 10 am to 2 pm at the Cary Drive Property (behind the Bancroft Middle School field). This year the Festival will feature a free community recycling event. Bring broken or unwanted CDs, DVDs, jewel cases, floppy disks, audio and video tapes, cell phones, household batteries (no car batteries), empty ink toner cartridges, and mercury thermometers to recycle. Call (510) 577-6069 or visit www.fslc.org for more information.
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

The City of San Leandro will host its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 3. The fiesta promises to be a fun celebration of Mexico's culture and traditions. The highly popular event will feature regional Mexican dances performed by the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno and the music of Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward and Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Raymundo Coronado. Children will have a chance to make traditional Mexican arts and crafts, and light refreshments will be served. View flyers in English and Spanish.

For more information, call 577-3477.


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Bike to Work/School Day - May 9

Is your bike still hiding somewhere in the garage or backyard, dusty from lack of use? Why not bring it out for the Bike to Work/School Day on May 9? The City's Engineering and Transportation Department will host an Energizer Station at the main entrance to the San Leandro BART station during the morning commute from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., as one of many throughout the Bay Area. Water, juice, coffee, and pastries will be available to bicyclists.

Visit the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) website to find raffle prizes and giveaways; join or start a team in the Team Bike Challenge; and register for Free Adult, Youth, and Family Bicycle Safety Classes.

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Neighborhood Cleanup Event - June 1

Mark your calendars for San Leandro's annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, June 1st! Host a Garage Sale at your house in the morning. The City will advertise participating households in the San Leandro Times (registration by May 23, 2013 is required). Later, drop-off items to be recycled at a local facility.

Click here for more information.



San Leandro Library Launches The Millennial Academy

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Millennial Academy, an exciting and innovative new program designed by and for Millennials, people aged 18 to 33. The Millennial Academy is made possible through a $15,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library.

The Millennial Academy will offer a wide range of free, engaging events and activities including career development workshops, technology related volunteer opportunities, gaming events, a homebrewing workshop (for Millennials 21 and over), hands on "hacker/maker" 3D Printing and Arduino Programming workshops, a film series, and a Beard & Mustache Competition. The events have been designed for Millennials, but all adults 18 and over are welcome to attend. For more information about the Millennial Academy, contact Bill Sherwood at (510) 577-7964.

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San Leandro Mayor’s State of the City Address

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce will partner in hosting the annual State of the City address with Mayor Stephen Cassidy on Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, next to San Leandro Hospital.



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San Leandro News - March 2013

The March issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



The Apple Pushers Film Screening at San Leandro Library - March 23

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, join us at the San Leandro Main Library Lecture Hall on Saturday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m., for a screening of the film, The Apple Pushers, followed by a panel discussion and art gallery reception. Learn about efforts to bring fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to the community and the issues affecting the health of our youth.

The film is a documentary that follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who have joined a unique New York City initiative to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in food deserts. Following the film, discuss our community's health challenges with a panel including Vice Mayor Michael Gregory, and a student photography show and resource fair. View or download the event flyer in English or Spanish.



Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

The City of San Leandro is recruiting for an at-large member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Applications are due Friday, March 22, 2013.

The BPAC consists of one City Council appointed member from each of the six Council Districts and five at-large members. The mission of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to provide input to the City on a comprehensive master plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities that provide complementary amenities and healthful transportation choices to the citizens of San Leandro. Click here for an application and contact Senior Transportation Engineer Reh-Lin N. Chen at (510) 577-3438 or rchen@sanleandro.org for further information.

FCC Chairman Genachowski and Mayor Stephen Cassidy to Discuss Gigabit City Challenge

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit San Leandro on Wednesday, February 27, to acknowledge the unique public/private partnership that created San Leandro's fiber optic network, known as Lit San Leandro.

Chairman Genachowski will be the featured speaker at this event on February 27, 2:30 p.m. (note time change) at the City of San Leandro Library, Andrew Carnegie Lecture Hall, located at 300 Estudillo Ave. The hour-long event will include brief presentations from City and Lit San Leandro representatives that will be web streamed live.
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San Leandro News - February 2013

The February issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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Community Meeting on the Proposed Residential Chicken and Bees Ordinance - March 14

Members of the community are invited to attend and provide comments regarding the proposed revisions to the animal control ordinance on Thursday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, which will include provisions to allow for chickens and bees in residential neighborhoods. The purpose of this community meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed ordinance.



Teens Walk and Ride to Win a Bicycle at Bancroft Middle School

Bancroft Middle School students will be taking to the sidewalks and streets February 11 and 13, 2013 for a chance to win a bicycle and helmet. Students who walk or bike to school and participate in safety workshops will be given "Bancroft Bronco Tickets" for a drawing to be held at 11:30 a.m. on February 15, 2013 at Bancroft Middle School, 1150 Bancroft Avenue. Vice-Mayor Michael Gregory will be presenting the bike and helmet to the winning student. Joining Vice-Mayor Gregory for the presentation will be Keith Cooke, Principal Engineer for the City of San Leandro, along with Jessica Cruz and Lisa Jackson, the Safe Routes Coordinators.

The drawing and workshops are part of the City of San Leandro's Safe Routes to School Program. The Program is a nationwide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The City’s Safe Routes to School Program encourages children to embark on a healthier lifestyle and supports this goal by providing increased safety education, enforcement and infrastructure improvements that will help keep children safer when walking or biking to school. This Program is made possible through a federally-funded Safe Routes to School grant, and is administered by the City of San Leandro Engineering and Transportation Department. Programs are implemented by Safe Moves and the Alameda County Transportation Commission Safe Routes to School Program. For more information, call Reh-Lin Chen, Senior Transportation Engineer, at (510) 577-3438.

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Welcome to our New Website!

On January 31, this website was re-launched with a refreshed design and improved functionality. In addition to new photos and graphics, viewers will notice several functionality enhancements including a date and weather display (at the top of the page) and the option to translate the site into different languages using Google Translate (at the bottom of the page). The site has also been optimized for improved display on mobile devices. As always, we welcome your feedback on the site.



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Special Meeting on the Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ordinance

Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
Senior Community Center – 13909 East 14th Street

In December 2012, staff presented a draft Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ordinance for San Leandro City Council review that would permit no more than two medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the City. Members of the community are invited to attend and provide comments regarding the proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ordinance at a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at the Senior Community Center. Staff will describe the proposed ordinance, amendments to the Zoning Code and next steps in the public review process, which will include hearings by the Board of Zoning Adjustments and Planning Commission. The purpose of this special meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed ordinance.

The proposed ordinance and a related staff report can be viewed online:
www.sanleandro.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=13119.

Please view flyers for this special meeting in English, Spanish and Chinese.

For more information, including whether you will need translation services or require any handicapped accessibility accommodations for the February 12th meeting, please call the City Manager's Office at (510) 577-3351.
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Carpool to School Day - February 6

The City and Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), through the Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program, are sponsoring the first Carpool to School Day on February 6, 2013. Carpool to School Day was created to encourage families to save gas and time, make friends to build community and reduce pollution. Carpooling is also an alternative when the weather is too inclement for walking or bicycling. The program intends to encourage families that travel to school by car to form carpools by registering at http://www.schoolpool.511.org/. Schoolpool.511 is a free online tool to help families share the responsibility of getting children to school. Schoolpool.511 matches parents who make similar school trips with other interested families traveling to the same school. On Carpool to School Day, carpooling students will be greeted by parent volunteers and will then participate in an art project as they arrive on the morning of February 6, 2013. We want to congratulate Corvallis Elementary School for participating in the event this year and look forward to many more schools participating in the future.

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San Leandro News - January 2013

The January issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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City Council Planning Session - January 26

The San Leandro City Council will conduct its yearly Planning Session this Saturday, January 26, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Districts 3 and 4 Town Hall Meeting - January 30

Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Councilmembers Diana Souza and Benny Lee will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard. Topics of discussion will include: community and neighborhood safety; proposed ordinances; the new Kaiser Hospital; and a transportation update on I-880 overpass reconstruction.
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I-880 Southbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Project - Two Public Meetings, January 16

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the City of San Leandro will hold two meetings on January 16 to discuss upcoming construction activities and impacts for the I-880 Southbound HOV Lane Project.

Construction is scheduled to commence in late January 2013.

For more information, visit the Caltrans website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/880sbhovlane/.
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Spring Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2013 Spring Activities Guide!

Summer Sneak Peek, Egg Hunt, Aquatics, Kiddie Kollege, trips, classes... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Spring Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.



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Personal Safety Meeting - January 8

The San Leandro Police Department (SLPD) will provide a brief presentation followed by an open discussion about protecting personal safety in the Downtown Parking Garage and throughout the downtown area on Tuesday, January 8, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at the San Leandro Main Library, Lecture Hall, 300 Estudillo Avenue

For more information, call (510) 577-3428.
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Sign Up for SLPD Community Alerting System

To receive notification regarding a local emergency, sign up for alerts via Nixle and CodeRed.

In the event of a localized emergency:
  • Tune in Radio San Leandro - 1610AM
  • Watch Cable Channel 15/Comcast or Channel 99/U-Verse
For more information, visit: www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/services.

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Alameda County Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect January 1

Beginning January 1, 2013, single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores that sell packaged food in Alameda County. Stores must charge a minimum of 10¢ for each paper or reusable bag. Stores, however, will still be permitted to provide free plastic produce bags to protect and transport produce, bulk food or meat. To avoid the bag charge, customers are encouraged to bring their own bag when shopping.

The Reusable Bag Ordinance was adopted by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority in January of 2012. The ordinance is intended to reduce litter, keep plastic bags out of local waterways, and encourage the use of reusable bags. To learn more about the Reusable Bag Ordinance visit www.ReusableBagsAC.org.



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San Leandro's Got Talent is Coming - February 8!!

Calling all talented teens! You can audition for San Leandro's Got Talent, a new city-wide talent show and fundraiser for teen programs. We are looking for talented teens, ages 13 to 18, who can sing, dance, juggle, play an instrument, rap, do spoken word, you name it. Audition applications must be returned by January 8, 2013. San Leandro’s Got Talent will take place in the Lecture Hall at the San Leandro Main Library on February 8, 2013 from 7-10 pm. Click here for more information.

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SL Police Department Presentation at CC Work Session - December 10

On December 10 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers in San Leandro City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, the San Leandro Police Department will be making a presentation to the City Council to highlight the department's 2012 accomplishments and to explain our goals for 2013.

Some specific topics which will be covered include: Staffing, Community Outreach, Technology, Crime Reduction Initiatives, Recruitment/Retention

For crime prevention tips please go to the Police Departments website at www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/crime/prevention/programs.asp or contact Officer Tim DeGrano at (510) 577-3248.



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San Leandro News - December 2012

The December issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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City Celebrates the Holidays with Lights, Holiday Tree and a Variety of Events!

The City encourages everyone to include festivities in the City of San Leandro in your holiday plans. The City has opened the holiday season with a beautiful tree in the Civic Center Plaza and lights throughout the Downtown. Here are a few sprinkling of the events and offerings here in the City:

  • Senior Holiday Dance and Luncheon – Friday, December 14, noon, Senior Community Center
  • Nutcracker Ballet – Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m., Main Library
  • Live musical performances at Bayfair Center each weekend afternoon. Santa, too!
For more information, please read the full press release here.

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Union Pacific Railroad Construction Begins November 27

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will be performing maintenance work from November 27 through December 19 on the westernmost rail in San Leandro. The work requires complete street closures at the rail crossings on Williams Street, Marina Boulevard and Fairway Drive.

Contact Kevin Yoder of UPRR at 916-204-4049 for railroad questions and Keith Cooke in the Engineering and Transportation Department at 510-577-3439 for City related items.

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New Downtown Parking Garage Opening a Success! Watch Video Below!

San Leandro's new Downtown Parking Garage is now open! A ribbon cutting event was held on November 16. Click here to watch the video of the ceremony.

"We are extremely pleased to announce the opening of the new Downtown Parking Garage," stated Mayor Cassidy. “The garage will play a critical role in enhancing our downtown by offering convenient parking for employees and customers of our downtown businesses.”

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Coffee with the Mayor - November 16

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy's next "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting is scheduled for this Friday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. to noon, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Mayor continues to offer opportunities for San Leandro residents and business owners to voice concerns and raise questions related to City programs and services with his open dialogue sessions. All are welcome to attend.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Oratorical Festival

The City is hosting an Oratorical Festival at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m.,* at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard. *Please note, event time change due to the Presidential Inauguration.

Student contestants will perform an original or well-known essay, speech or poem in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's message of peace, tolerance and social justice.

  • Entry Forms Available: November 1, 2012
  • Entry Form Deadline: January 14, 2013
  • Eligibility: San Leandro Resident, Ages: 6 – 17
  • Contestants will compete in the following age categories: 6 – 9 yrs, 10 – 13 yrs, 14 – 17 yrs
  • Event Rules

There will be entertainment, crafts for the kids and light refreshments. For more information, please call 577-3462.



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Environmental Forum - November 10

The Friends of San Leandro Creek are inviting everyone to participate in an informative discussion about watershed restoration around the San Francisco Bay-Estuary on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am to noon at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street. Panelists from Merritt College, PRBO Conservation Science - the STRAW project, and the Alameda Creek Alliance will provide information on their projects restoring Creeks around the Bay Area. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

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Student Showcase of the Nutcracker Ballet at the San Leandro Library - December 15

The San Leandro Public Library is pleased to help ring in the Holiday Season by providing an opportunity to enjoy San Leandro's own conservatory of ballet performing excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 15, from 2 pm to 3 pm at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Admission is FREE.


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America Recycles Day - November 15


In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event on Thursday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard, for household batteries, fluorescent lights, pharmaceuticals and mercury-containing devices on November 15. Millions of people throughout the country will be participating in local events to celebrate and learn more about recycling programs.

America Recycles Day, recognized annually on November 15, celebrates the successes of recycling and helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day and all throughout the year.
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Free Educational Seminar for First Time Homebuyers on November 3

The City of San Leandro is sponsoring an upcoming free homebuyer education seminar for the general public on Saturday, November 3.

The recent elimination of Redevelopment Agencies in California has taken a toll on home ownership programs throughout the Bay Area. In spite of funding reductions, the City has made it a point to continue providing assistance to first time homebuyers.

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Halloween Carnival - October 27 at Marina Community Center

Come in costume and enjoy an afternoon of games and all-around spooky cheer on Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard! Master puppeteer Nick Barone, will perform a show full of "Tricks and Treats." Enjoy a candy-free and safe afternoon of fun! Games and entertainment are geared toward children ages 4-8 years old. Game tickets are 25¢ each and may be purchased at the event.

This event was made possible by a generous donation of the San Leandro Optimist Club.

For information, please call Customer Service at (510) 577-3462.
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City and Chamber of Commerce Work to Keep and Grow Local Business at October 22 Work Session

The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce invite residents and business owners to a special City Council workshop Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 835 East 14th Street.

Chamber and City staff will highlight programs aimed at retaining local businesses and supporting their growth. Partnerships, City investment, incentive programs and tools that strengthen small business will also be discussed. The workshop will also provide information on businesses and business sectors that are expanding in San Leandro. Read the full press release here.

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Alameda County 60th Annual Veteran’s Day Observance

The City and the Alameda County Veterans Affairs Commission will host the Alameda County 60th Annual Veteran's Day Observance at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, on Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. This countywide observance will also include the City’s Annual Veterans Day Flag-Raising Ceremony.

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San Leandro News

The October issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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Visit Museums for Free with Discover & Go!

Looking for something fun, educational, and free to do with the family? The San Leandro Public Library is pleased to join the Discover & Go Network, a service providing free and discounted passes to a wide variety of Bay Area museums and cultural attractions. Library cardholders can browse a growing list of participating Bay Area cultural venues, make online reservations, and download and print passes, all through the San Leandro Public Library's Discover & Go website. For more information click here.
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SLPD Community Policing Forum - October 2!

The San Leandro Police Department will host a Community Policing Forum on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, for the entire community to discuss the partnership between the Police Department and Citizens for Safer San Leandro and encourage residents and businesses to get involved. There will be tables set up representing the San Leandro Chamber, Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Home Owner Associations and Crime Free Multi-Housing.

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Economic Development Administration Awards San Leandro $2.1 Million To Expand City’s State-Of-The-Art Broadband Network

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy announced today that the City of San Leandro has received notification of a $2.1 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the expansion of San Leandro's fiber optic network, known as Lit San Leandro. The network became operational earlier this year, offering connection speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. This is 2,000 times faster than the average U.S. connection. The grant, funded through the EDA’s Public Works Economic Development Assistance program, will facilitate the construction of 7.5 miles of new conduit, bringing the Lit San Leandro network to a total of over 18 miles (see system map). Read full press release for more information.

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Lit San Leandro is coming to the Library!

Lit San Leandro, the state-of-the-art fiber optic loop that is set to revolutionize economic development in San Leandro, has been connected to our library. This will result in tremendously increased Internet speeds for public access PCs and WiFi connections at the Main Library and Manor Branch Library.

A "lighting" celebration is planned for Monday, September 24 at 4 p.m. in the Karp/Estudillo Room at the Main Library. Attendees will see a short demonstration of the new connection speed and will have a chance to try it out for themselves.
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The Future of San Leandro Streets

San Leandro has 127 miles of maintained streets, an area of asphalt pavement equivalent to over 600 football fields. We invite you to provide your opinion on the condition of your city streets by taking a one-minute opinion survey. To participate, click here.

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San Leandro News

The September issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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Transportation Meeting Video and Presentation Now Available

The public was invited to attend a Transportation Town Hall Meeting on September 27 at the Senior Community Center. The focus of this Town Hall Meeting was to discuss the state of transportation in San Leandro and future funding opportunities, such as Measure B 1, the half-cent sales tax proposal on the November 2012 ballot. Click here to watch a video of the meeting, and click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

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Design Experts Sought for Shoreline Advisory Group

Mayor Stephen H. Cassidy has announced that the City is seeking three individuals with expertise in design or architecture to join the San Leandro Shoreline Advisory Group (SAG). The SAG currently consists of 21-members from the former Shoreline Development Citizens Advisory Committee which worked over three years with the City and Cal-Coast Development to create a Comprehensive Master Plan for the shoreline area. The SAG meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on an as-needed basis and has met once since City Council ratification of its members June 4, 2012. Applications for the appointment to the SAG must be received by the City’s Office of Business Development by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012. To view the application, click here.

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Scenario Planning for San Leandro: Stories About Our Future

San Leandro is at a pivotal position in becoming a vital and thriving participant in a global economy that depends on and is driven by the high-speed transmission of data. To achieve its potential, City leaders and residents must understand some of the political and economic forces that can shape, or hinder, future development in this digital era, and the outcomes that can be anticipated in a given environment.

In order to plan for the unknown, the community engaged in Scenario Planning exercises lead by Judi Clark. Scenarios are used as part of strategic planning exercises to explore and develop a better understanding of various trends and interacting forces that are at work in our evolving business environment. Scenarios work as focused, divergent hypotheses through narrative form. The resulting report is called Scenario Planning for San Leandro: Stories About Our Future and can be found here.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day

Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day to be held on Saturday, September 15, from 8 am to 12 pm at the San Leandro Shoreline trail. Staff will be stationed at the Monarch Bay Drive Bridge and the Heron Bay Entrance to provide trash bags, recyclable bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer to volunteers. This year we will also be handing out free reusable bags to volunteers courtesy of the Alameda County Clean Water Program (while supplies last).Water will be available through large dispensers so don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle with you! Be advised that the Heron Bay Entrance is for drop-off only – parking is not allowed within the development.

California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state's largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. For more information about California Coastal Cleanup Day, go to http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

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Police Department Open House - September 7!

Get to know the San Leandro Police Department (SLPD) on September 7! Tours of the SLPD facility will be provided every 20 minutes with tons of photo opportunities throughout the evening. There will be demonstrations from the Traffic Unit, K9 Unit, SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Team. Prizes will be awarded to the first 100 guests. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Officer Tim DeGrano at 577-3248 or email tdegrano@sanleandro.org.
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City Flags Flown at Half-Staff

"As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong," President Obama has ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on Friday, August 31, the day of Neil Armstrong's funeral.

City flags will also be flown at half-staff through Wednesday, September 5, in memory of Senior Commissioner Lucille Nobriga, who passed away on August 29.

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Chabot Park Disc Golf Community Meeting - September 8

All Disc Golf players are invited to this community meeting on Saturday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. at Chabot Park (top of Estudillo Avenue and Sylvan Circle) to discuss the game and review options for sign and tee placement. For more information, contact Recreation and Human Services Department Director Carolyn Knudtson at (510) 577-3466.
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"The Weight of the Nation" Documentary - September 20

The City in partnership with the HEAL Cities Campaign to screening a segment of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" on Thursday, September 20, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Senior Community Center (13909 East 14th Street) focusing on childhood obesity and its effect on our children, our families and our community. Following the screening, Vice Mayor Michael Gregory will moderate a panel discussion with healthcare professionals.
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San Leandro Family Bike Party - September 9!

San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department is sponsoring the first ever, San Leandro Family Bike Party on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Memorial Park! Bring your kids, parents, neighbors and friends to this free and fun community and family event! Grab your bikes, bike helmets and locks and bring a picnic dinner. There will be music, bike decorating and a parade, a bike rodeo, games and lots of fun. The BIKE MOBILE will also be available before the event and at the end of the event to repair and tune up bikes for free for families participating in the Family Bike Party (first come, first served by the Bike Mobile).

For more information, call (510) 577-3462 and click the "More" button to view a flyer in both English and Spanish.
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San Leandro News - August 2012

The August issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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Recycling Program Update - New Ban!

The City of San Leandro adopted a Polystyrene Foam Food Service Ware Ordinance that requires the City and local food establishments to discontinue the use of polystyrene foam (also known as Styrofoam ®) food service ware products by November 1, 2012. Banned polystyrene foam food service ware products include cups, bowls, plates, clamshell containers, soup containers and trays made from expanded foam polystyrene typically labeled #6. Polystyrene foam is not recyclable and is often found polluting waterways and public spaces.

For more information visit www.recyclesanleandro.org.



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Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2012/2013 Fall/Winter Activities Guide!

NFL Flag Football, Monarch Butterfly Walks, Kiddie Kollege, swimming, trips, classes... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp
or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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15th Annual Senior Resource Fair - September 14

The City of San Leandro's 15th Annual Senior Resource Fair will be held on Friday, September 14, at the Senior Community Center from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seniors, their families and caregivers will learn about services, information and resources available to seniors regarding housing, health and wellness, transportation, financial planning, leisure activities, and much more during this information-packed day. Over 60 agencies serving seniors will be on-hand to provide information, answer questions, and provide free screening and health checks! Recycle bins for fluorescent lamps (no tubes), batteries, expired medications, mercury thermometers, and used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones will also be available at the fair. Over 600 guests and 74 vendors participated in last year’s fair. Admission is FREE.
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FREE Family Movie Night - THE LORAX - August 15!!

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy this FREE summertime family event to view the hit film, THE LORAX, on Wednesday, August 15, at Washington Manor Park, 14900 Zelma Street. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

For more information call customer service at 577-3462.
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City Seeking Applicants for District 4 City Council Vacancy

The City of San Leandro will be accepting applications from August 2 - August 20, 2012, for appointment to fill the City Council District 4 vacancy created by the resignation of Councilmember Joyce R. Starosciak. This is a temporary appointment and the appointee to the District 4 Council seat will serve through December 31, 2012. This position will be held until the newly elected District 4 Councilmember takes office. For more information on the vacancy application and appointment process, please click here.

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Safe Routes to School Program for Elementary and Middle Schools

The public is invited to attend a presentation of the City of San Leandro's Safe Routes to School Program at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 1300 Williams Street, on Tuesday, August 7, starting at 2:00 pm. The presentation will include an introduction to the program from the Mayor’s Office, San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Cathey and San Lorenzo Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Dennis Byas. The event will provide demonstrations of pedestrian and bicycle safety with program exhibits including a miniature city, blender bikes and traffic sign costume characters.

The Safe Routes to School Program is a nationwide and Alameda County Transportation Commission initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The City of San Leandro’s Safe Routes to School Program will encourage children to embark on a healthier lifestyle by providing increased safety education, enforcement and infrastructure improvements that will help keep children safer when walking or biking to school.

This program is made possible through a federally funded Safe Routes to School grant and Alameda County’s Measure B program. To learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program, contact Reh-Lin Chen, Engineering and Transportation Department at (510) 577-3438 or RChen@sanleandro.org.

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“Murder in the Library” Mystery at the San Leandro Public Library

Join us for another all new Murder in the Library! For this event, we'll go back in time to Hollywood during the Silent Film Era for an elegant soiree hosted by society queen Elinor Prym. The program will be held in the Lecture Hall and Theater at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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SanLeandroRec.org Gears Up For NFL Flag Football League

Are you ready for some football? Fall is Flag Football time in San Leandro! The City of San Leandro is partnering with the NFL to offer a flag football league for boys and girls. This non-competitive program focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship and skill development in a fun, no pressure environment. The league is a safe, non-contact way to introduce your child to organized football. Each participant will receive a reversible NFL team-identified jersey, along with skilled coaching and participation in games.

The league is open to boys and girls ages 5-14 and runs every Saturday, September 8 through November 10 at Washington Manor Park in San Leandro. During the early registration period which ends on August 27, 2012, the cost of the program is $124 for residents of San Leandro and $144 for non-residents. After August 27, the regular registration rate is $149 for residents and $169 for non-residents. For information, call customer service at (510) 577-3462 or register online at www.sanleandrorec.org. Space is limited so sign up today!

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Family Movie Night at Chabot Park - WALL-E - July 25!!

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy this FREE summertime family event to view the hit film, WALL-E, on Wednesday, July 25, at Chabot Park, 1698 Estudillo Avenue. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

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New Video Promotes the Benefits of the Lit San Leandro Fiber Optic Network

In order to get the word out about this game-changer for the entire region, the City of San Leandro created a short, fast-paced video called "San Leandro - Get Connected!"


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San Leandro News - July 2012

The July issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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Lit San Leandro Featured on 'The CEO Show'

Mayor Cassidy and OSIsoft President Patrick Kennedy were interviewed on the July 3 episode of 'The CEO Show' on KLIV AM1590, a weekly program that focuses on the tech industry. The interview focused primarily on Lit San Leandro, an innovative public-private partnership to install a fiber optic broadband network in San Leandro. Dr. Kennedy explained how the data revolution is leading to an increasing demand for bandwidth from businesses in virtually every industry. Mayor Cassidy described how Lit San Leandro fits into a larger pattern of investment in the City.

Click here to hear to the full interview.

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Recreation and Human Services Department Receives National Award

San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department was recently selected to receive a National Facility Design Award by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for the Senior Community Center. NRPA will present the award publicly at a special reception at the Association's 2012 Congress & Exposition in Anaheim on October 17.

The San Leandro Senior Community Center was chosen for the National Award for being a model facility in its inclusiveness and responsiveness to the needs of the community. A Senior Needs Assessment completed in 2000 identified a multi-purpose senior center as the highest priority need for seniors in San Leandro. Ten years of the City working with community members, stakeholder groups and partner organizations resulted in the San Leandro Senior Community Center; a 21,000 square foot, LEED Gold-certified new focal point in the community that offers senior programs, rental facilities and a state-of-the-art Emergency Operation Center. Read the entire press release here.

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Presentation of Major City Project Updates

At the June 25, 2012 Work Session, City staff gave an update on current and future Major City Projects to the City Council. To see the exciting major developments planned or underway in San Leandro, view the PowerPoint presentation here.

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ACWMA Implements Commercial & Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted a Mandatory Recycling Ordinance that takes effect in San Leandro and 11 other cities in Alameda County on July 1, 2012. The ordinance requires businesses generating 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week and all multi-family property owners (5 units or more) to obtain a level of recycling service adequate for the amount of recyclables they generate. This local ordinance builds upon a California State law, AB 341 also effective July 1, 2012.

The local ordinance was adopted as a critical strategy to help Alameda County reach its long-term waste reduction goals. Fines may be issued to businesses and multi-family properties not in compliance beginning in January 2013.

For additional information including details about who is affected and what materials must be recycled, please visit www.recyclingrulesAC.org.

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Coffee with the Mayor - June 22

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy's next "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting is scheduled for this Friday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Mayor continues to offer opportunities for San Leandro residents and business owners to voice concerns and raise questions related to City programs and services with his open dialogue sessions. All are welcome to attend.


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San Leandro News - June 2012

The June issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.



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San Leandro City Council Adopts Balanced Budget For 2012-13

Mayor Stephen Cassidy announced that the San Leandro City Council on June 4 unanimously adopted a balanced budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. For the second consecutive year, the City Council has adopted a budget that is balanced without relying on the use of one-time-only funds to pay for reoccurring costs. The total City budget for all funds is $119,454,751 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. Read the full press release here.



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San Leandro Summer Youth Programs

Recreation and Human Services Department Gears Up for Summer

Whether your child wants to play football, swim, create an art project, or learn how to skateboard, the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has something fun to offer for children of all interests and ages. There are Summer Adventures, Youth Sports Camp, Chabot Day Camp, Swim Lessons and more! Go to www.sanleandrorec.org to learn more!

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City Seeks Members to Serve on Measure Z Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The Mayor and San Leandro City Council are seeking to appoint members to the 5-person Measure Z Citizens' Oversight Committee. Measure Z, the 0.25% sales tax ordinance approved by the voters in November 2010, requires that there be an oversight committee to review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax.

Individuals meeting one or more of the criteria are encouraged to complete a Member Application for the Citizen Oversight Committee. Deadline for submittal is June 13, 2012. For more information and for an application, clicker here.
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Downtown Village Marketplace Development Moves Forward

On May 21, the San Leandro City Council, serving in its capacity as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency, unanimously approved a Disposition and Development Agreement with developer Innisfree Ventures II authorizing the sale of 1550 East 14th Street for development of the Village Marketplace retail center.

A Mediterranean-style retail center of roughly 28,000 square feet consisting of superior construction materials and incorporating public art, Village Marketplace will be anchored by specialty grocer Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market with an adjacent Peet's Coffee & Tea and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The project also includes an AT&T retail store and a full-service sit-down restaurant. The tenant for the restaurant will be announced at a future date. Read the full press release here.
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Summer Programs for Kids and Families at the Library

The children's summer activity flyer is now available, listing the Library's activities for June, July and August. We have great programs for the whole family to enjoy, including our fabulous summer reading program, Dream Big -- READ !

The summer reading program starts Monday, June 4, and runs until Friday, August 10. Click here to view the children's summer activity flyer, which lists our summer programs for kids and families.



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Neighborhood Cleanup Event - May 19

Join us on Saturday, May 19, for this annual cleanup tradition! Over 350 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8am - 1pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 17 edition of the San Leandro Times. Or download a map and listing today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

From 10 am - 4 pm, San Leandro residents are invited to drop-off electronics, appliances, tires, mattresses, fluorescent lights and much more at Alameda County Industries (ACI) for recycling.

For more information go to http://www.recyclesanleandro.org/ and click on Neighborhood Cleanup. To view the map on Google Maps, click here.



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City News - May 2012

The May issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.

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Mayor Cassidy Elected President of the Alameda County Mayors’ Conference

At its monthly meeting on May 9 in Oakland, the Mayors of Alameda County unanimously elected San Leandro Mayor Stephen H. Cassidy as President of the Alameda County Mayors' Conference for 2012-2013. Mayor John Marchand of Livermore was elected as Vice President. Terms of each position are for one year.

The Alameda County Mayors' Conference was founded in 1954 as a means of maintaining a cooperative effort and understanding in matters of mutual interest among the cities in Alameda County. The group works to assemble and discuss information regarding issues relevant to various areas of the County, as well as to consider, study and make recommendations related to regional, state and federal issues. The Conference meets monthly, with meetings rotating through the cities in the County.




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Par Course Re-Opening Celebration - May 6

Join us to check out the new par course and outdoor gym equipment at Marina Park this Sunday, May 6! The celebration will start at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome and introductions. You can try out the new outdoor gym equipment; assistance from instructors will be available. Everybody who participates in the par course or the outdoor gym will be given a raffle ticket and eligible to win a fitness oriented raffle prize at noon.


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Ad Hoc Committee Mtg - April 23

The San Leandro City Council Ad Hoc Committee, formed to consider the Future of San Leandro Hospital and Community Health Care, will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 23, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery, at City Hall, 835 East 14th Street. View the agenda here.

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Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration - May 4

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the traditional music and dance of Mexico featuring Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno and Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Raymundo Coronado, free light refreshments and traditional crafts for the kids. Join the fiesta on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m. in front of the Police Department in the Civic Center Plaza, 835 East 14th Street. Cinco de Mayo is an ASL Sign Language and Spanish interpreted event. Admission is free. For information, contact the Recreation and Human Services Department at 577-3462.

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David Baum Named New Finance Director

David Baum began work at San Leandro City Hall on April 16 as Finance Director of San Leandro. Mr. Baum brings with him more than 20 years of local government experience and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University.



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Recreation Summer Guide is Here!

Sports camps, swimming, arts, music, trips, volunteering... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community! Get Family Rec Swim Passes! Now your family can go to any of the San Leandro Pools' Recreational Swims and use your family swim pass! For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp. To visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage, please click here.

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Bring 'Em Back - Recycle Your Fluorescent Lights

Buying compact fluorescent bulbs is a bright idea, both for the home and for the environment. But when bulbs go dark, they shouldn't be thrown into the trash or recycling bins. Bring 'Em Back, StopWaste.Org’s new campaign allows individuals to return their old compact fluorescents and tubes back to a local participating retail store.

The program is partially funded by PG&E as part of efforts to keep compact fluorescent bulbs out of the landfill. For more information and to find a retailer near you, go to www.BringEmBackAC.org.



Upcoming San Leandro Crossings Development Community Meetings

Tuesday, May 1st, 6:30 pm
300 Estudillo Avenue
Main Library (Lecture Hall)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30 pm
15301 Wicks Blvd
Marina Community Center (Titan Auditorium)
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Community Development Update - April 2012

Please view the Community Development Update, which includes an update on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of March 2012. Highlighted articles include: the increased sale and leasing activity in San Leandro, deconstruction of the former Quality Tune Up update from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a preview of planning activities for April, May and June, an overview of building permit activity and a monthly business tip.



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City News - April 2012

The April issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.

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April is Fair Housing Month!

April 2012 marks the 44th anniversary of the passage of Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Law, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or family status. Annually, Fair Housing Month is celebrated across the country each April to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act.

In recognizing and promoting the importance of ending housing discrimination and creating equal housing opportunity for all, the City of San Leandro, at the April 2nd City Council meeting, issued a Mayoral Proclamation declaring April 2012 as "Fair Housing Month" in the City. Fair Housing flyers and posters educating the public and housing providers about their fair housing rights and responsibilities will be posted in the City Hall, Main Library, and the Senior Community Center for the entire month of April.

Download the April Fair Housing Month flyer/poster: English | Spanish

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Spring Forum on Children and Youth - April 21

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, for the Spring Forum on Children and Youth – "Putting the Pieces Together to Build Strong Families". This seminar will feature speakers, resource tables and breakout sessions. The discussions for parents will include topics such as wellness issues, parenting education, job and mentoring resources, and social media and teens. The event is sponsored by the City of San Leandro, and both the San Leandro and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts. To register you can email childrensforum@sanleandro.org or call 577-3351. Limited childcare (potty-trained only) will be available but the child must be registered prior to the day. Supporting families supports our entire community!
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San Leandro Police Department Launches NIXLE!

On March 15, the San Leandro Police Department launched a new Community Notification Service called "NIXLE" designed to improve communication with people who live, work, and visit San Leandro. NIXLE will be in addition to the City's Code Red notification system with the ability to have attachments. The Code Red System is currently used to notify residents during an emergency situation. NIXLE is a secure communications service available to municipal, county, and state government agencies. There is NO spam or advertising associated with NIXLE Municipal Wire messages. The system is free (standard text message rates apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers) and provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members and subscribers. Through Nixle, the Police Department is able to send text messages (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in areas as small as one quarter of a mile.

For more information about Nixle, please access the Police Department’s website at the following link: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/nixle___community_notification_service.asp.

Kathryn Korematsu Day - March 14!

As a wife and mother, Kathryn Korematsu was very active in the San Leandro community as a member of the San Leandro Lioness Club, Girl Scout Brownie Leader and Den Mother and more. Read the entire Proclamation honoring Mrs. Karematsu here.


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BART and City Community Meeting - March 24

BART Boardmember Bob Franklin and City of San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy will convene a community meeting at the San Leandro BART Station, 1401 San Leandro Boulevard, on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

This follow-up meeting is a result of a joint Town Hall meeting held in November of last year. Mayor Cassidy and President Franklin will share information and gather community input regarding the San Leandro BART station. A walk through of the station will be conducted to determine what areas can be improved and how BART, the City and the community can work together to make those improvements happen. Meeting participants should gather at the BART entry gates to begin the meeting.

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San Leandro Mayor’s State of the City Address

On Monday, March 19, Mayor Stephen Cassidy presented the 2012 State of the City Address to the San Leandro City Council.

A link to the speech and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation can be found at the following link (then put in the link to his page). An audio of the recording can be heard at: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/cityhall/council/audio/audiostream.asp.


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City News - March 2012

The March issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.

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Annual Egg Hunt at Marina Park - April 7

An Egg Hunt for children under 10 years old will take place at San Leandro Marina Park onSaturday, April 7, at 10:00 AM. The event is free and open to the public.

The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp, rain or shine. Egg Hunt will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Bring your basket and get ready to have an EGGciting time!

For information, call the Recreation and Human Services Department at (510) 577-3462 or visit the website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/rec/default.asp.

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Community Development Update - March 2012

Please view the Community Update, which includes information on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of February 2012. Highlighted articles include: Introducing Lit San Leandro Workshop; the Pasteurization Technology Group; the closure of the Bayfair Center's Chevys; a preview of planning activities for March, April and May; an overview of unemployment rates; and a monthly business tip.

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Community City Manager Welcome Reception

The community is invited to attend a cake and coffee reception to meet and greet San Leandro's new City Manager, Chris Zapata, on Tuesday, February 28, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. in the Dave Karp Room at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue.

City Council 2012 Retreat - Financial Overview and City Manager Report

The City Council held their 2012 retreat on February 25 at the Main Library. Please view the Financial Overview and City Manager Report that was discussed at the retreat.

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Big Read 2012

Join the San Leandro Library in the Big Read 2012 Program, with the community wide reading of Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories, an anthology of some of Mexico's finest authors edited by Jorge Hernández.

For more information about Big Read 2012 events, which run from March to May 2012, please contact the Main Library’s Information Desk at 577-3971 or visit the Library's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/default.asp.
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Topaz: Artists in Internment Exhibit Coming to San Leandro

San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery Open Weekends During Topaz Exhibit

The traveling exhibit Topaz: Artists in Internment Their Visual Work and Words is currently at the San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery at 320 W. Estudillo Avenue. The Museum and Art Gallery will be open weekends until March 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for this exhibit. For more information about this exhibit, visit the Library website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/default.asp.



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City News - February 2012

The February issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Community Develpment Update - February 2012

An update on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of January 2012 can be viewed here. Highlighted articles include: the elimination of Redevelopment Agencies in California, Introducing Lit San Leandro Workshop, a preview of planning activities for February, March and April, an overview of industrial vacancy rates and a monthly business tip.

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AC Transit East Bay BRT Project - Final Environmental Impact Statement

AC Transit's East Bay BRT Project has just released their Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR) for public review. A copy of the document is available at the San Leandro City Clerk’s Office, San Leandro Main Library and at the following web site: http://www.actransit.org/final-environmental-impact-statementfinal-environmental-impact-report-feisfeir/. The public comment period will close on March 19, 2012.
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Coffee with the Mayor - February 10

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy's next "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The Mayor will introduce new City Manager Chris Zapata at this meeting.

The Mayor continues to offer opportunities for San Leandro residents and business owners to voice concerns and raise questions related to City programs and services with his open dialogue sessions. All are welcome to attend.

2011 Drafted Update of ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan

The City of San Leandro is in the process of updating its Americans with Disabilities Act Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. We welcome your review of the drafted Plan of the City's programs and services, and welcome your comments or recommendations.
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Recognizing our SLPD Heroes

At their January 17, 2012 meeting, the City Council recognized (in the photo from left to right) San Leandro Police Officers Jonathan Remulla, Josh Brum, and Louie Brandt and provided each officer commendations, in the cases of Officers Remulla and Brum, for saving lives and Officer Brandt for organizing and overseeing the successful Bikes for Tykes holiday program. Read the full commendations here.



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Is Your Home in the Flood Zone?

The City of San Leandro continues to participate in the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Flood Insurance Rating System and achieved a Class 8 designation that enables residents in FEMA-designated flood zones or Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) to receive discounts of up to 10 percent on flood insurance. The flood zone is in the southern and western parts of the city, generally surrounding the flood control channel running from East 14th Street near Bayfair Center to San Francisco Bay. For more information, click here.

For access to the City's flood zone webpage, please click here.

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City News - January 2012

The January issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Community Development Update - January 2012

Please view the Community Development Update, an update on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of December 2011 is attached for your information. Highlighted articles include: the elimination of Redevelopment Agencies in California, a preview of planning activities for January, February and March; an overview of building permit activity; and a monthly business tip.



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Spring Activities Guide is Here and Ready for Registration – Online and In Person!

Sports camps, swimming, arts, music, trips, volunteering... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community! Our Spring guide will also features a sneak preview of up upcoming summer programs. For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp.

To visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage, please click here.



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Screening of "Unchained Memories" at the San Leandro Main Library

In recognition of African American History Month, a screening of Unchained Memories, a powerful film of the African American experience prior to the Civil War will be shown on Friday, February 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. This event is free, however, tickets are needed for entry. Tickets will be available starting at 12 noon on February 24 at the Main Library's Information Desk.

In the 1930’s, the memories of over 2,000 slave-era survivors were carefully preserved by the Library of Congress. These interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique record. Their stories are as vital today as when they were first recorded over a half century ago. These first-person accounts, ranging from the brutal to the bittersweet, have been brought to vivid life with voice-over readings of highly acclaimed notables, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson and many others.

Please note that this film is not rated. For more information, please call the Information Desk at 577-3971.



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Welcome the Year of the Dragon at the San Leandro Public Library

Welcome the Year of the Dragon with exciting music, beautiful dance, and bright costumes! The San Leandro Public Library invites you to a very special Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue. The admission is free. Click here for more information.

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Free Energy Upgrade California Event - January 26

The City of San Leandro, San Leandro Education Foundation (SLED) and Sustainable San Leandro are joining with Energy Upgrade California and Energize for the Prize to co-host a free workshop on Thursday, January 26, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Main Library Lecture Hall, 300 Estudillo Avenue, for homeowners who want to learn more about available rebates, tax credits and the benefits of a home energy upgrade. Please join us for a homeowner information event in San Leandro where you can learn about these incredible opportunities, meet Participating Contractors, and have all your questions answered. This event is free, although registration is required. Sign up here.

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City Manager Chris Zapata Begins Service to San Leandro

Chris Zapata arrived at San Leandro City Hall today for his first day as City Manager of San Leandro. Mr. Zapata brings with him more than 25 years of local government experience and a Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University. Mr. Zapata's first public meeting with the City Council will be at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. He will also be introduced to the community at Mayor Cassidy’s "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting on Friday, February 10, 8:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. View the entire press release here.



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2011 - Year in Review

Please view "2011 - Year in Review" highlighting City projects and accomplishments during the year. The Interim City Manager would like to thank the City Council for its leadership, the Department Heads and their staff for their outstanding efforts and commitment, and the community for its support.

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Street Sweeping/Fall Leaf Bag Program

The Street Services Section of the Public Works Department sweeps residential streets on a monthly basis. During heavy fall leaf season, sweepers must make several passes over a street throughout the day and dump their trucks more frequently in order to accommodate extra leaves.

In order to ensure that streets are cleaned properly during fall leaf season, residents should remove cars from the curb on street sweeping days and refrain from piling leaves in the street. For more information, visit the Public Works page.

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Free CERT Training Starts January 19

The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) would like to announce that the first Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class of 2012 is right around the corner! Classes will be held at the San Leandro Library in the Karp Room, beginning January 19. CERT trains people to take care of themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. There is no cost for this training.

View the class flyer and feel free to distribute to family, friends, and neighbors. As a reminder, all ACFD CERT classes are free to anyone who lives or works within Alameda County's Fire District (Dublin, San Leandro, Newark, Union City and the Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County).
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Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks Available Now!

San Leandro Public Library continues its journey into the 21st century by offering eBooks and audiobooks to its patrons who wish to use a digital format to read or listen to books on a computer, eBook reader, or mobile device.

This new collection is in direct response to the requests of library patrons, particularly those who have little time to visit the library. The Library is using OverDrive, the global leader in digital distribution, to provide this new eBook and audiobook collection.

The Library has selected new and popular fiction and nonfiction digital materials representing a variety of genres and subjects for all ages. There’s something for everyone and it’s all available anytime, anywhere using an internet connection.

Click here to visit the Library’s OverDrive website.
The “Getting Started” section located in the right column of the Library’s OverDrive website is the place to begin. For more information, call (510) 577-3971 or email libraryinfo@sanleandro.org.


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Community Update - December 2011

Please view the Community Update, an update on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of November 2011. Highlighted projects include: coverage in the San Francisco Business Times regarding-Lit San Leandro, Village Marketplace, and the Shoreline; "It's a Wonderful Night;" a preview of planning activities for December and January; a highlight of economic trends; and a new business tip feature.

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San Leandro Marina Lighted Boat Parade - December 17

The San Leandro Marina Lighted Boat Parade will be held on December 17. The theme is "A Tropical Holiday." At 5:00 p.m., there will be refreshments with Santa and his elves at Mulford Point near the Marina Office, and at 6:00 p.m., the lighted boat parade will begin, and an award ceremony will follow hosted by the Spinnaker Yacht Club. Sponsors of the event are Otis Spunkmeyer, Ghirardelli, El Torito, Horatios, Marina Inn, Crown Worldwide Moving and Storage, and Monarch Bay Golf Club.

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City Council Work Session on Local & Regional Economy - December 12

Curious about the Local & Regional Economy? On Monday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will hold a Work Session in the City Council Chambers at City Hall to hear a report. The public is welcome to attend.




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City News - December 2011

The December issue of City News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.


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Safe Medicine Disposal

The City now accepts unused and expired medications for proper disposal at three local sites – San Leandro Senior Community Center, Public Works Service Center, and Davis Street Family Resource Center. San Leandro residents may place medicines, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, liquid medicines, medicated ointments and lotions, and medications for pets in secured pharmaceutical waste bins available at each site. For more information, click here.

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Mayor to Host “Coffee with the Mayor” and “Open Office” Hours December 5

Mayor Stephen Cassidy welcomes the community to visit with him on Monday, December 5, in two different venues. He will be holding a "Coffee with the Mayor" open public meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 835 East 14th Street. Then from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., he will have “Open Office Hours” in his office at City Hall, Second Floor, for anyone wishing to have a one-on-one visit with him. To view the entire press release, click here.

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City Council District Leadership Awards and Mayor’s Awards of Excellence to be Presented December 5

At their December 5 City Council Meeting, City Council members and the Mayor will be presenting awards to eight individuals in recognition of their community service. The recipients are: District 1 – Deborah Cox; District 2 – Charles Gilcrest; District 3 – Lee Thomas; District 4 – Marti Lantz; District 5 – Anna and John Tandi; District 6 – Carole Rinaldi; Mayor's Award of Excellence – Chad Pennebaker; Mayor’s Award of Excellence in Business – Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, OSIsoft, LLC.

A coffee and cake reception will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery in City Hall at 6:00 p.m. that evening, followed by the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010 Annex

The City of San Leandro, in collaboration with the Association of Bay Area Governments, has completed an update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and is seeking community input on the plan, which can be found at this link.

If you wish to comment on the Plan, please contact Kathleen Ornelas, Community Relations Representative, at (510) 577-3358, or kornelas@sanleandro.org.

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Fairway/Aladdin Closed at I-880

The Fairway Drive/Aladdin Avenue bridge over Interstate 880 will be closed due to road construction on November 16 and 17. Signs will be in place to detour traffic to the Marina Boulevard I-880 overcrossing. For more information, please call 577-3431.

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Community Update - November 2011

Please view the Community Update, which includes information on projects and happenings in the Community Development Department during the month of October 2011. Highlighted projects include: Lit San Leandro, Village Marketplace, Paramedics Plus, the installation of an online property search tool, the East Bay EDA Building on Our Assets report, a preview of planning activities for November and December, and a highlight of economic trends.


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Winter is Youth Basketball Season in San Leandro!

Junior Warriors Basketball is back for its 12th year in San Leandro! This program is open to boys and girls 5-14 years of age. The 2012 season will be held on Saturdays starting January 14, 2012 and running through March 17, 2012. Taught by City staff, the program offers a non-competitive environment where beginners and veterans alike can improve their skills through weekly games and instruction. This program promotes healthy lifestyle choices for kids by encouraging physically active programming.
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Does the money you spend on heating go right out the window?

Come to the City of San Leandro's Home Energy Efficiency Class on November 16. San Leandro residents that take the class get a free in-home evaluation.

Learn how to save money and make your home more comfortable.

City staff will show you exactly where you can make the biggest energy savings bang for your buck! The evaluation consists of a pressurization test that dramatically shows exactly where your house is leaking. We’ll also use our infrared camera to find cold spots and missing insulation and test your heating system for leaks!

The in-home evaluation is included in the cost of the class.
  • Similar commercial testing can cost $200-$500!
  • Test is for San Leandro residents only.

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    Many City Trees Damaged Due to Recent High Winds

    City crews have responded in force to tree damage caused by recent high winds. Since 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1, the City has received over 50 reports of trees and limbs down and debris in roadways. Since then, crews have been working around the clock focusing on the most critical tree-related hazards.


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    San Leandro Mayor and BART Board President Schedule Joint Town Hall Meeting

    Mayor Stephen Cassidy and BART Board President Bob Franklin announced today that a joint Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Main San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Mayor Cassidy and President Franklin will share information and gather community input regarding BART's two stations in San Leandro. Topics for the meeting include development around both San Leandro BART stations, safety improvements, noise and parking issues, and general station maintenance. Read the full press release here.

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    Community Workshop on the Village Marketplace

    The City will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. to provide an update and solicit citizen feedback on the proposed Village Marketplace retail center at 1550 East 14th Street (the former downtown Albertsons store). The workshop will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall located at 835 East 14th Street.

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    City-Wide Fiber Optic Loop Coming Soon

    The San Leandro City Council at its last meeting unanimously approved a license agreement with San Leandro Dark Fiber. The agreement will allow San Leandro Dark Fiber to install a fiber optic loop, known as "Lit San Leandro," of approximately ten miles through several areas of the City through existing conduit. While San Leandro has a rich manufacturing history, Lit San Leandro offers an opportunity to revolutionize San Leandro's infrastructure, positioning the City to be a major player in the high-tech and clean-tech economies.


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    America Recycles Day

    Tuesday, November 15 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Marina Community Center - 15301 Wicks Boulevard

    In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event for household batteries, fluorescent lights, pharmaceuticals and mercury-containing devices. Be part of the millions of people throughout the country who turn out to local events to celebrate and learn more about their recycling programs! America Recycles Day, recognized annually on November 15, celebrates the successes of recycling and helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling -– every day -– all throughout the year. View the flyer here.

    For more information about the City's Recycling Program, click here.



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    First Time Homebuyer Seminar - October 22

    The Bay Area Home Buyer Agency, in conjunction with the City of San Leandro, is hosting a free first time homebuyer workshop on October 22 at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This seminar will cover the necessary aspects to become a successful homeowner. These aspects include credit, financial considerations, and down payment assistance programs that are available to first time homebuyers.

    To register, please go to www.myhomegateway.com. Also for more information, please view the flyer: English, Spanish, Chinese.

    For more City of San Leandro Housing information, please click here.

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    Notice of Proposed Sewer and Wastewater Rate Repurpose

    A notice was mailed to all property owners whose property is served by the City of San Leandro Water Pollution Control Plant.

    If a City sewer main needs to be relocated or reconstructed, under current City policy the property owners must pay the full cost of reconstructing their private sewer laterals to reconnect to the City sewer main. The City is proposing to use wastewater funds to reimburse property owners for the cost of reconstructing their private sewer laterals in the event of a City sewer main relocation. Prior to "repurposing" wastewater funds, the ratepayers are allowed to protest this new use.

    For additional information visit the Water Pollution Control page.

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    Annual Halloween Carnival!

    When: Sunday, October 30, 2011
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.

    Come in costume and enjoy an afternoon of games and all-around spooky cheer! Master juggler Daniel DaVinci, "The Juggling Genius," will perform a show full of stunts and laughter. Enjoy a candy-free and safe afternoon of fun! Games and entertainment are geared toward children ages 4-8 years old. Game tickets are 25 cents each and may be purchased at the event.

    This event was made possible by a generous donation of the San Leandro Optimist Club. For information call the Ghost Hotline at (510) 577-3462.
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    Notice of Proposed Sewer and Wastewater Rate Repurpose

    A notice was mailed to all property owners whose property is served by the City of San Leandro Water Pollution Control Plant.

    If a City sewer main needs to be relocated or reconstructed, under current City policy the property owners must pay the full cost of reconstructing their private sewer laterals to reconnect to the City sewer main. The City is proposing to use wastewater funds to reimburse property owners for the cost of reconstructing their private sewer laterals in the event of a City sewer main relocation. Prior to "repurposing" wastewater funds, the ratepayers are allowed to protest this new use.

    For additional information visit the Water Pollution Control page

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    City News - October 2011

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    The October issue of City News is here.
    This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.
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    Transportation Planning in Alameda County - Interactive Workshop

    Please come to an interactive workshop being held Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th Street, hosted by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). The workshop will focus on the Alameda Countywide Transportation Plan (CWTP) update and development of a new Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) that will guide investments throughout the county. This workshop will:

    • Provide an overview of the CWTP and TEP
    • Present preliminary TEP project, program and financial information
    • Engage participants in prioritizing transportation improvements
    For more information, check the Alameda CTC website: www.alamedactc.org.



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    Meetings Scheduled to Obtain Community Input on City Council Redistricting and City Manager Selection

    Two meetings have been scheduled to seek the community's input on two important matters – redistricting of City Council districts, and characteristics and qualifications of the ideal future City Manager for San Leandro. The meetings, scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue, and Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderbolt Room of the Marina Community Center at 15301 Wicks Boulevard, will cover both topics in each meeting.

    Redistricting of City Council Districts generally comes every ten years, after the US Census has been completed and new Census tracts show shifts in the City’s population. The City Council strives to balance the number of residents within each Council district. For more information, click here.

    The recruitment for a new City Manager for San Leandro is underway and the community is encouraged to give recommendations for the qualities and qualifications desirable in a new City Manager. An on-line questionnaire is available on the City’s website to receive community input as well as at the following link: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/cityhall/council/cmquestionnaire.asp

    The two topics will be combined into single meetings as a convenience to the community. For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at (510) 577-3367.

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    Annual Trivia Bee

    SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21!
    It is sure to BEE our best BEE ever! Project Literacy's annual Trivia Bee is here again! The event will be held at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., on Friday, October 21, with dinner and entertainment starting at 6 pm and the Trivia Bee contest starting at 7:30 pm. Start early this year and get a group of friends or colleagues together and form a team or just come and be a part of the cheering audience. You will be challenged with a variety of amazing trivia questions in a slow elimination down to the top teams who will battle it out for First Prize. Form a team for $350, which includes three dinner tickets or purchase a $25 ticket which includes dinner. Tons of fun, loud cheering and lots of laughs will be part of this very special evening that will raise much needed funds for Project Literacy. To sponsor a team, call Project Literacy at (510) 577-3944. Purchase raffle tickets and win great prizes! Tickets will be on sale at the Main Library and the Marina Community Center beginning in August. Support literacy when you join us for an evening of fun and facts and be a part of a program that changes lives and strengthens our community.

    For more information, please call 577-3944. All proceeds benefit the Project Literacy Program of San Leandro.



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    Mayor Welcomes Dialogue with SL Spanish-Speaking Community

    San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy's next "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Lecture Hall of the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue, which will be specifically for San Leandro’s Spanish-speaking community.

    The Mayor continues to offer opportunities for San Leandro residents and business owners to voice concerns and raise questions related to City programs and services with his open dialogue sessions. All are welcome to attend.

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    Monarch Butterfly Walks

    One of the few places in Alameda County to witness this natural phenomenon! Flying thousands of miles at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and a mile high in the sky, Monarch butterflies return annually to the same trees at the San Leandro Marina and hunker down to spend the winter. Learn about the life cycle and mysterious migrations of the Monarch butterfly from a butterfly expert. After a brief talk, take a short walk to see large clusters of butterflies on the Eucalyptus trees. Wear comfortable shoes that can get a bit dirty. We'll walk a few blocks to the site on paved surfaces, then on grass to view the butterflies. Bring binoculars or borrow some of ours! Meet at the Monarch Bay Golf Club parking lot at 13800 Monarch Bay Drive in San Leandro. Register through the Recreation and Human Services Department – 577-3462. To arrange a school or group tour, e-mail Adrienne DePonte at sanleandrobutterflies@earthlink.net.



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    Community Workshop on the "Village Marketplace"

    The City will hold a community workshop on Tuesday, September 27, at 7 p.m. to provide an update and solicit citizen feedback on the proposed Village Marketplace retail center at 1550 East 14th Street (the former downtown Albertsons store). The workshop will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall located at 835 East 14th Street.
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    Worldwide Day of Play!

    Join the City of San Leandro September 24 as we partner in Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play and offer a variety of free activities at several parks. The entire day is dedicated to play as Nickelodeon turns off programming to encourage kids and families to get out and play! Click here for detailed information on how you can play Volleyball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Football and Swimming activities that day – all for FREE!

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    San Leandro Dog Park Opening!

    Bring your family and dog (limit three dogs per owner) to the Dog Park Opening on Saturday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. Individuals and groups that made the Dog Park possible will be recognized and then we'll "let the dogs out" to play in their new park. The Dog Park is located at the south end of Marina Park, 14001 Monarch Bay Drive. After parking, walk through the Shoreline Trail entrance, across the bridge and just past the EBDA building on the left, and you will see the Dog Park!

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    Sausage and Suds Music Festival Returns Sunday, October 2

    San Leandro’s largest free music festival, Sausage & Suds, returns on Sunday, October 2. Join the fun from 10am – 6pm on Parrott Street between Washington Avenue and East 14th Street. The celebration features sausage, beer and wine and is geared toward families, with a kid’s Green Zone featuring fun outdoor games. Sponsored by the San Leandro Downtown Association, this event is intended to promote fun in Downtown San Leandro, allowing an opportunity for neighbors and friends to gather for the afternoon. Within walking distance from BART and with bicycle parking available right on Parrott Street, alternative modes of transportation are encouraged.


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    City Council Seeks Public Input on City Manager Recruitment

    The City of San Leandro is looking for a new City Manager, and the City Council is interested in hearing what qualifications and characteristics make up the ideal candidate for this critical position in City government. An on-line questionnaire has been developed to obtain community input on the qualities they would like to have in a new City Manager; the survey also provides an opportunity for the public to provide input on the important issues facing the City.

    An on-line questionnaire is available at this link.
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    Recommendations to Help Prepare Your Property For Storms

    Storms cause extensive damage to homes each year in California and throughout the United States. Because weather patterns shift and change it is important to prepare for upcoming storms and events such as fire or flood that could damage your property. The best time to prepare for a storm is before it happens. The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to offer some recommendations to help protect and prepare your outdoor space for winter storms.
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    27th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

    Mark your calendars for the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day to be held on September 17, 2011 from 8 am to 12 pm at the San Leandro Shoreline trail. Staff will be stationed at the Monarch Bay Drive bridge and the Heron Bay entrance to provide trash bags, recyclable bags, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and water to volunteers. Don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle with you!




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    San Leandro Remembers 9-11-01

    On Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., San Leandro will join communities throughout the nation in marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania with a "Moment of Remembrance." Residents and businesses are asked to stop at that hour and take a moment to reflect on the tragedies that occurred ten years ago, as well as to honor those who protect our communities, our nation and our freedoms today. Available Police and Fire sirens will sound at that moment, and San Leandro's Faith Community is being asked to sound bells or chimes at that moment. The community is also asked to fly the American flag that day, at half staff if possible, as a sign of unity and remembrance. In addition, the Main Library has a special collection of books about 9-11-01 on display. A press release can be found here. The following link http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr112-237 will take you to the US Senate Resolution that was passed in July, calling for a national "Moment of Remembrance."

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    NFL Flag Football League is Here!

    Are you ready for some football? Fall is Flag Football time in San Leandro! The City of San Leandro is partnering with the NFL to offer a flag football league for boys and girls beginning September 10. This non-competitive program focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship and skill development in a fun, no pressure environment. The league is a safe, non-contact way to introduce your child to organized football. Each participant will receive a reversible NFL team-identified jersey, along with skilled coaching and participation in games.

    The league is open to boys and girls ages 5-14 and runs every Saturday, September 10 through November 12 at the Pacific Recreation Complex in San Leandro. During the early registration period, which ends on September 4, the cost of the program is $124 for residents of San Leandro and $144 for non-residents. After September 4, the regular registration rate is $149 for residents and $169 for non-residents. For more information, call customer service at 577-3462 or register online at www.sanleandrorec.org. Space is limited so sign up today!

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    Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote at the San Leandro Library

    The San Leandro Public Library invites the community to attend a free program on Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a program that honors the women of California who fought many years and endured terrible prejudice for the right to vote. That right was granted on October 10, 1911, nine years before the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The program, presented by the San Leandro Public Library, will be held at the Main Library's Lecture Hall, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue, in downtown San Leandro. Admission is free. The program includes a living history portrayal by the San Leandro Players of those fighting for the right to vote and their fierce opponents. This will be the day to celebrate Your Right to VOTE!

    A “meet and greet” reception with cookies and tea will follow the program. Read the press release here. For more information, please call the Library’s Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.
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    Coffee with the Cops

    "Coffee with the Cops" is a pilot program implemented by the San Leandro Police Department in an effort to enhance communication between community members and the police department. These monthly meetings at various locations around the community will have an informal format, designed to be informative regarding public safety and quality of life issues that impact your neighborhood. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, at Dick's Restaurant at 3188 Alvarado Street. Click here for more information.



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    Public Meeting Notice - Marina Park Group Picnic Area Renovations

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 11:00AM
    LOCATION: HERON GROUP PICNIC AREA
    (adjacent to Marina Park's south parking lot)

    The City of San Leandro is seeking feedback regarding renovations of the Group Picnic Areas: Seagull, Mallard and Otter. City Staff encourages users of Marina Park to come to the Marina Park Heron group picnic area on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. to complete a survey and provide feedback and suggest priorities for the renovations whether or not you have reserved one of the group picnic areas in the past.

    If you have reserved or used one of the picnic areas in the past and would like to complete a survey, click here. If you would like to provide feedback but are unable to attend the meeting, please email us at citycomments@sanleandro.org or contact Carolyn Knudtson, Recreation and Human Services Director, 577-3462.

    We hope you can join us at the community meeting!

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    SL Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Eden Township Healthcare District Lawsuit Against Sutter Health

    The City of San Leandro announced that it has filed an amicus curiae – "friend of the court" – brief with the California State Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District in the matter of Eden Township Healthcare District v. Sutter Health, et al. Sutter Health holds control of San Leandro Hospital and has proposed to close full-service hospital functions at the hospital in five years, converting the facility to an acute care rehabilitation hospital. Eden Township Healthcare District has filed suit against Sutter Health, claiming that two of Sutter Health's officials who participated in this decision have financial interests in Sutter Health and therefore a conflict of interest under Government Code Section 1090 that would require Sutter Health’s proposal to be invalidated. For more information, please visit the City's Litigation webpage.

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    Legacy of the Nisei Veterans Program Airing on Comcast Channel 15

    City Library staff brought together Bay Area members of the Japanese-American 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service who served during World War II to collect their stories as a permanent record of the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry so that the causes and circumstances of these and similar events would be remembered and understood. These amazing true stories have been documented in a DVD The Legacy of the Nisei Veterans as part of a grant sponsored by the California Civic Libraries Public Education Program (CCLPEP). The program is airing on Comcast Channel 15 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., and copies of the DVD are available for borrowing at all San Leandro Libraries. For more information, read the press release here.

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    SL City Junior Golf Championship

    This year, the San Leandro City Junior Golf Championship will be held on both courses at Monarch Bay on August 11. It is anticipated that 210 juniors, from around Northern California, will participate, again making the San Leandro City Junior Championship one of the largest single-day City Junior Golf Championships in California. The Junior Golf Championship runs smoothly due largely to the volunteers from the Men's and Women’s Clubs at Monarch Bay, as well as American Golf staff.
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    Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

    Sports camps, swimming, arts, music, trips, volunteering... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community! For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp.

    To visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage, please click here.



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    Community Workshop on the Village Marketplace

    The City will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. to provide an update and solicit citizen feedback on the proposed Village Marketplace retail center at 1550 East 14th Street (the former downtown Albertsons store). The workshop will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall located at 835 East 14th Street.
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    Free Family Movie Night - RANGO!

    Join the Recreation and Human Services Department for an outside showing of the family friendly movie, "RANGO," on Wednesday, August 10, at 8:30 p.m. at Washington Manor Park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, as well as your friends and neighbors.
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    Alerting and Warning Sirens and CodeRed

    Do you know what to do when the sirens sound?

    In 2002, San Leandro joined Oakland, Alameda and the California Emergency Management Agency in establishing community siren and emergency message systems. Seven sirens are strategically placed around San Leandro and will be sounded to alert the whole community or specific areas that an emergency has occurred and people should look for further information. Those information resources include the City's website (www.sanleandro.org), Comcast channel 15, and AM radio station 1610. Each of these notification systems will be promptly reprogrammed to provide emergency information and instruction as called for, depending upon the emergency.
    Remember that the sirens are tested at noon the first Wednesday of every month.

    CodeRed will also be used. CodeRed is an ultra high-speed automated telephone calling system which allows the San Leandro Police Department to telephone all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. All local published telephone numbers are already programmed into CodeRed, but you can also register your unlisted telephone numbers and receive CodeRed notices on your cell phone or e-mail. Registration with CodeRed is easy and free. Go to the Police Department's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/default.asp and click on the CodeRed link.

    Note: The Alerting and Warning Sirens are tested at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

    For more information on emergency preparedness in San Leandro, please go to http://www.sanleandro.org/services/emergency/default.asp.


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    City Files a Petition with the United States Supreme Court to Hear the Case of City of San Leandro vs. International Church of Foursquare Gospel

    The City filed a Petition with the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of City of San Leandro vs. International Church of Foursquare Gospel regarding the City's denial of the Church's request to occupy a property in San Leandro which is zoned for industrial use. If the petition is approved, the case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court during its next term. For more information on the petition, please go to the City Attorney’s webpage and select the link for Litigation.

    ---B-R-O-A-D-B-A-N-D----S-T-R-A-T-E-G-Y---We Want Your Input!

    As part of the City's project to develop a Broadband strategy, the City will hold two public workshops for San Leandro business owners, commercial landlords, property owners, and real estate brokers to get feedback on the availability of broadband internet service to commercial properties. City staff wishes to learn of any difficulties local businesses are experiencing in obtaining broadband as well as desired service improvements. The meetings are scheduled for:

    • Tuesday, July 19, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
      San Leandro Senior Community Center
    • Tuesday, July 26, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
      Davis Street Transfer Station Education Center
      2516 Davis Street

    In addition, San Leandro businesses are encouraged to complete a short online survey on broadband availability at www.sanleandro.org/broadband.



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    City Requests Public Input on Parking

    A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery at San Leandro City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, to gather community feedback regarding effective employee parking strategies, the implementation of license plate reader enforcement technology, the creation of parking zones, and the effectiveness of parking meters versus strictly enforced timed free parking from area residents and customers of downtown businesses. Please join San Leandro City staff to discuss ways in which to make downtown parking more efficient for customers, employees and residents of downtown. To view the complete press release, please click here.
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    DIY Energy Efficiency Class (Note location change to Council Chambers)

    Our next DIY class will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The class is two and a half hours long and provides information to homeowners about how they can improve the efficiency of their homes. All San Leandro residents that participate in the class are eligible for an in-home assessment to pinpoint areas for improvement. Residents that make a 15% improvement, verified by a (free) second test, can receive up to $400.00 reimbursement for their material costs. Registration is required. Please call (510) 577-3405
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    San Leandro Bans Fireworks on July 4th and Year Round!

    • With the 4th of July just around the corner, the City of San Leandro wishes all residents a safe and happy holiday!
    • Remember, all fireworks are banned within San Leandro city limits, even fireworks considered "safe and sane."
    • Anyone caught making, selling or using fireworks within San Leandro will be cited and may be required to pay large fines, and the fireworks will be confiscated.
    • In addition, anyone owning or responsible for property where fireworks are used can also be cited and fined.
    • If you see anyone using illegal fireworks, call the San Leandro Police Department at 577-2740.

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    35th Annual Flag Day Ceremony

    Please join us as we honor our nation's flag at the 35th Annual Flag Day Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center.

    This event is sponsored by the Optimist Club of San Leandro, San Leandro VWF Post 819 and the City. Mayor Stephen Cassidy will be the keynote speaker, and the program will include a presentation of the five branches of military service and a historical flag display. Light refreshments will be served.



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    Global Access Forum a Success!

    The Global Access Forum on Friday, May 20, at San Leandro's new Senior Community Center was attended by approximately 100 business and municipal leaders. The Forum brought together professionals from Ex-Im Bank, the SBA and the U.S. Department of Commerce to educate local companies on how to export goods and services to foreign markets. Attendees learned about federal financing mechanisms created to increase exports, and federal trade resources for identifying new markets. The panel of local business owners, including Hans Peter Michelet of San Leandro based Energy Recovery Inc., shared how they have used these programs and resources to increase their sales.

    For video of the Forum, see links below or watch the video on Comcast Channel 15 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Agency Officials – How We Help
  • Business Success Stories



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    Marina Park Par Course Path And Equipment Renovation - Community Feedback Survey

    The City of San Leandro is seeking feedback regarding the proposed upgrades to the paths and par course renovations at Marina Park. Follow this link for information about the pathway changes and possible par course equipment. A survey is also included to receive community input about how you currently use the par course, what would you like to see and your thoughts about the proposed equipment.

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    May 16 - Presentation on City Budget

    There will be a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Proposed Budget at tonight's, May 16, City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers. Click here for more information and to view the proposed budget.

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    FREE - World Cultural Celebration & Summer Reading Programs Kickoff

    Everyone is invited to the World Cultural Celebration and kickoff for the Library's annual Summer Reading Programs at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, June 11, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Admission to the celebration is free and includes dazzling multi-ethnic entertainment and special fun for the kids!

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    City Manager Qualifications Survey Results

    More than 85 residents, business owners and City employees responded to the City Council's survey regarding the most important qualifications and characteristics San Leandro's next City Manager should possess, as well as what the most pressing issues are facing the City today and in the future. To view the survey responses, please click here. While the remainder of the City Manager hiring procedure remains confidential, the City Council appreciates all of the input it has received in this very important process and is taking all comments and recommendations into consideration.

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    Global Access Forum

    The City of San Leandro wants to help your business prosper. Join Mayor Cassidy at a program called the Global Access Forum, where Federal officials from the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Small Business Administration and the US Department of Commerce will discuss ways business can draw upon the resources of the federal government to boost exports. Additionally, local business leaders will share stories about how they used some of these government products and resources to increase sales. The forum will occur on Friday morning, May 20, at San Leandro's new LEED Gold Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street.

    There is no cost, but registration is required. Register at: http://www.exim.gov/gasb.
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    New SLPD Online Police Reporting

    The San Leandro Police Department has launched an online reporting service that enables the members of the community to complete an online form to report nonviolent and "cold" complaints or crimes. This will allow residents and visitors to avoid going to the police station or waiting on the phone to file a non-emergency crime report or crime tip. To go directly to the SLPD website for more information, click File a Police Report.

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    Recycle to Win! The Ready Set Recycle Contest Launches this Spring in Alameda County

    Are you the best recycler on your block? Starting in April, Alameda County residents will have the chance to win cash and prizes by keeping recyclable and compostable materials out of their trash, and in the correct bins. From April through June, Stopwaste.org's Ready Set Recycle Contest Prize Crew will travel ahead of garbage collection trucks, randomly select trash bins and sort their contents. If your household has the least amount of recyclables and compostables in the garbage bin, you win!

    For complete contest rules, or to decline participation, visit www.ReadySetRecycleContest.org or call (877) 755-5552.



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    LED Street Light Conversion Project is Complete!

    Over the last two weeks, the Public Works Department oversaw the conversion of approximately 400 residential HPS street light fixtures to LED fixtures. The conversion is now 100% complete.
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    Community Meeting on City Manager Recruitment

    The City Council will host a Community Meeting on the recruitment of San Leandro's new City Manager on Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Main Library's Lecture Hall. The public is invited to attend to give perspectives and recommendations regarding the desired qualities and characteristics of the new City Manager.

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    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5!

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the traditional music and dance of Mexico featuring Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, free light refreshments and traditional crafts for the kids. Join the fiesta on Thursday, May 5, 6 – 7 p.m. in front of the Police Department in the Civic Center Plaza, 835 East 14th Street. Cinco de Mayo is an ASL Sign Language interpreted event. Admission is free. For information, contact the Recreation and Human Services Department at 577-3462.



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    April is Fair Housing Month!

    April 2011 marks the 43rd anniversary of the passage of Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Law, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or family status. Annually, Fair Housing Month is celebrated across the country each April to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act.
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    Watershed Festival

    Fun for all ages! Explore the San Leandro Creek and learn about water, local animals and plants, and much more on Saturday, April 30, from noon to 4:00 pm at Root Park, East 14th Street at Hays Street! Enjoy lots of family friendly activities that promote the message of environmental stewardship. Call 577-6069 or visit www.fslc.org for more information.



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    Summer Activities Guide is Here!

    Summer camps, swimming, drama, arts, music, trips, volunteering... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community! For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp.

    To visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage, please click here.



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    Budget Information Work Session April 11

    The public is invited to attend the City Council Work Session on Monday night. This evening the Council will hear presentations on the City's unfunded liabilities and update on pension issues. The second part of the evening will focus on the proposed 2011-12 budget: funds other than the General Fund. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will be located in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

    To view the agenda, please click here.

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    Downtown Farmers' Market Every Wednesday Through October 19

    The Downtown Farmers' Market returns to Parrott Street at East 14th Street for a 4th season, beginning on Wednesday, April 20, two weeks earlier than in previous years. The seasonal market will occur weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through October 19.


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    Egg Hunt - April 23 at Marina Park!

    An Egg Hunt for children ages 1-10 will take place at Marina Park on Saturday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m., rain or shiine. All children should bring a basket, and Egg Hunts will be divided into age appropriate groups. Get ready for a visit with the bunny, and an EGGciting Egg Hunt!


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    March 28 Council Work Session

    A City Council Work Session on the City's General Fund budget, the City’s Redevelopment Agency, and the Capital Improvement Program will occur this Monday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. To view the agenda, please click here.


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    Home Earthquake Strengthening Course

    The City of San Leandro is again offering it's nationally recognized and award winning Home Earthquake Strengthening Course to homeowners. This is a "do-it-yourself" course geared towards owners of older, raised floor homes. Homeowners will be shown how to identify and strengthen structural weaknesses in their homes. Upon completion of this four-day course (April 7, 12, 14 & 19), each homeowner will have a customized blueprint for their seismic project.

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    California of the Past - Stories of Japanese American Internment

    On Sunday, April 10, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., the San Leandro Main Library, in partnership with the Eden Japanese American Community Center, will screen California of the Past – compelling, personal stories of Japanese American internment during WWII.

    Please Note: At this time all tickets have been dispersed. Please contact the Main Library Reference Desk at 510-577-3971 if you are interested in seeing the film shown simultaneously in the overflow room at the Main Library.



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    Improve Your Energy Efficiency with FREE Green House Calls

    In partnership with the City of San Leandro and PG&E, the California Youth Energy Services (CYES) Program will be serving San Leandro homeowners and renters this summer with FREE Green House Calls. CYES, a program of the non-profit Rising Sun Energy Center, has hired and trained nine local San Leandro youth to provide free efficiency services to residents. The program runs through August 11 and space is limited.
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    Marina Harbor Basin Alternatives Report

    The City is continuing to study options for future development of the San Leandro Shoreline Marina. The recently completed Marina Harbor Basin Alternatives Report will be presented to the City Council for discussion at a Work Session on Monday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

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    City Council Meetings Audio Streaming on Web

    Beginning Monday evening, March 21, San Leandro City Council meetings will be heard through streaming audio on the City of San Leandro website, in time for Mayor Stephen Cassidy's 2011 State of the City Address. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be heard by going to http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/cityhall/council/audio/audiostream.asp. Anyone wishing to hear the Mayor's State of the City Address in person may attend the meeting in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

    To read the entire press release, click here.

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    California Dept. of Public Health Sets Up Japanese Earthquake Information Line - (916) 341-3947

    In the wake of Japan’s 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, local authorities confirmed damage to two Japanese nuclear reactors, resulting in evacuations around the facilities and fears of a potential radioactive release from one or both of the facilities.

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established a public information response line at (916) 341-3947 to answer questions about the impact to public health in California. The information line is staffed from 8 AM to 5 PM daily. CDPH is preparing materials related to this incident that will be posted online. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Japan Nuclear Emergency



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    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The San Leandro Police Department, in conjunction with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and state law enforcement agencies, is coordinating a "Take Back Day" on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the SL Police Department, 900 East 14th Street, to provide an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, and unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. This services is free; no questions asked.

    For more information, please call 577-3232 or email jtudor@sanleandro.org.


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    FREE - Personal Emergency Preparedness Disaster Training

    The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) is hosting a free Personal Emergency Preparedness Disaster Training on Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library, Conference Room B, 300 Estudillo Avenue.

    You will learn how to prepare your home for an emergency, make an emergency response kit and manage utilities after an earthquake.

    To register, please call 618-3417 or email your first and last name to cert@acgov.org.


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    Metropolitan Transportation Commission - "Call for Projects"

    The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has issued an open "call for projects" for the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). The City and the Alameda County Transportation Commission are working together to assist MTC by coordinating project submittals for the county and our City. If you would like to learn more there will be an Informational Open House and Workshop on Transportation issues held on Wednesday March 16. at the San Leandro Main Library – Karp Room. The Informational Open House will be held from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and the Workshop will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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    Senior Community Center Grand Opening!

    Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Senior Community Center on Saturday, April 2. The Open House from 1:00 to 4:00 pm will feature a sampling of senior programs and services including Line Dancing, Fall Prevention, Tai Chi, free bone density scanning and blood pressure checks. After speeches, DJ Geri Foley will offer dancing with the Senior Swingers class participants in the Main Hall. Senior programs and services will officially begin at the Senior Community Center on Monday, April 4. The facility operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



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    Shoreline Development Citizens Advisory Committee Appointments Open

    Mayor Stephen H. Cassidy has announced that three openings exist for appointment to the San Leandro Shoreline Development Citizens Advisory Committee (Shoreline CAC). The Shoreline CAC provides input to the City Council and development team on a comprehensive master plan for approximately 40 acres of San Leandro's shoreline.

    Applications for appointment to the CAC must be received by the City's Office of Business Development by the end of the business day on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. An application may be obtained by calling the Office of Business Development at 510-577-3314 or by e-mailing epeneranda@sanleandro.org, or here:

    Read the full press release here.


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    Neighborhood Cleanup Event

    Join us for this annual cleanup tradition! Over 350 homes will sell household goods and one of a kind items from 8am - 1pm. The City will advertise participating households in the May 12 edition of the San Leandro Times. Or download a map and listing today and share it with your friends and fellow shoppers!

    From 10am - 4pm San Leandro residents are invited to drop-off electronics, appliances, tires, mattresses, fluorescent lights and much more at Alameda County Industries (ACI) for recycling.

    For more information go to www.recyclesanleandro.org and click on Neighborhood Cleanup.


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    Next Bus Real-Time Info from AC Transit

    Did you know you can find out when the next bus is coming to your stop through your smart phone, computer, or e-mail alerts? Go to AC Transit's website (http://www.actransit.org/rider-info/nextbus/) to learn more.

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    Spring Activities Guide is here!

    Basketball, swimming, drama, arts, music, trips, volunteering... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community! For information on our current course offerings, please visit https://online.activecommunities.com/sanleandrorec/Start/Start.asp.

    To visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage, please click here.

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    New San Leandro Mayor Hosts First Community "Coffee with the Mayor" Meeting

    Newly elected San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is inviting residents and business owners to share concerns, ask questions, or just come to hear what is on other peoples' minds at his first "Coffee with the Mayor" meeting on Friday, January 7, 8:30 -9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 835 East 14th Street. For more details, click here to read the press release.



    San Leandro City Council Meeting Audio Recordings on City Website Beginning January 4, 2011

    Beginning January 4, 2011, the day following the first City Council meeting of the new year, audio recordings of San Leandro City Council meetings will be available on the City's website. To listen to the audio recording of the January 3 City Council meeting and subsequent meetings, visit www.sanleandro.org/depts/cityhall/council/audio/audio2011.asp.

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    New Police Chief Announced

    A twenty year law enforcement veteran, Benicia Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, has been selected as San Leandro's next Chief of Police. Chief Spagnoli has been Benicia’s Police Chief for the past four years. Prior to that, she was with the San Carlos Police Department for sixteen years, the last eight as a commander. For more details, click here to read the press release.



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    Light Up the Night! & Gingerbread House Contest!

    The holidays are quickly approaching and what better way to get in the spirit than spreading a little cheer. The Recreation and Human Services Department is offering Light Up the Night and the Gingerbread House Contest this season. Light Up the Night encourages residents to decorate their homes and businesses in festive lights. The Gingerbread House Contest is a great family tradition! Build a gingerbread house over the Thanksgiving holiday and enter it in our contest. For more information and program guidelines, click here!

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    Parking Changes to the 1550 East 14th Street Lot in Downtown San Leandro

    On November 29, when construction of the new downtown parking garage is scheduled to begin, the former Albertson’s parking lot will be converted to Permit Parking and 3-Hour parking. The permit parking will accommodate vehicles that have been displaced during demolition and construction of the new downtown parking garage. Parking Permits are available to the public for $30 a month and employees are encouraged to purchase permits in order to leave short-term parking spaces for customers. Questions about permit parking should be directed to Tim Ricard at (510) 577-3315 or tricard@sanleandro.org. To purchase a parking permit, please contact Angie Denton at (510) 577-3372 or adenton@sanleandro.org.



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    Town Hall Meetings Scheduled to Discuss the Boat Harbor Basin

    Town Hall Meetings have been scheduled to provide the community an update on the Shoreline Development project to date and gain input on alternatives for the boat harbor basin. Please plan to attend and share your ideas. The same information will be covered at both meetings so you need only attend one.
    • Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library, Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue
    • Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard

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    America Recycles Day

    Wednesday, November 3rd
    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City is hosting a recycling collection event for household batteries, fluorescent lights, pharmaceuticals and mercury-containing devices. The event will be held at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro.


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    Flu Shots for Seniors Available October 11 and 18

    The annual Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Mondays, October 11 and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marina Community Center. This service is offered in partnership with Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice (VNA).
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    New for this Election: Ranked-Choice Voting

    For the November 2, 2010 election, San Leandro voters will use Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) for the first time for the Mayor and Council District races. Learn more about how to vote using RCV by visiting our Ranked-Choice Voting webpage or, by attending an upcoming RCV presentation at a location near you.

    The City of Oakland also has a RCV news item on its main page. Here's the link: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/.

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    Sausage & Suds Music Festival is the Place to be on Sunday, October 3rd!

    Have you been to the annual Sausage & Suds Music Festival? If not, check out this terrific FREE event on Sunday, October 3rd from 10 am - 6pm on Parrott Street between Washington Avenue and East 14th Street. The 2010 music schedule includes Stereo Freakout (www.stereofreakout.com), 12:30 - 1:20pm; Spazmatics (www.myspace.com/thespazmaticslive) (back by POPULAR DEMAND!) 1:45 - 2:45pm; Delta Wires (www.deltawires.com) 3:15 - 4:15pm; Lydia Pense and Cold Blood (www.coldblood.biz) 4:45 - 6pm. Stay tuned for some additional bands to be featured from 10am - noon.

    Learn more at www.sanleandrodowntownassociation.org. The festivities include a raffle with a 50" TruSlim Plasma TV as the grand prize. All proceeds from the event fund future FREE fun events in Downtown San Leandro.
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    Access San Leandro No Longer Available - San Leandro Assist Coming Soon

    Access San Leandro, the City's request management system, is being upgraded and will be replaced by San Leandro Assist as of Monday, October 4. Unfortunately, while the transition is underway, you will not be able to enter your concerns in an electronic tracking system. However, your concerns and questions are always important to us. Until San Leandro Assist is up and running, please telephone any concerns you have regarding property conditions to the Police Department Community Compliance Office at 577-3260. Any other questions, concerns or problems may be reported to the Community Relations Office at 577-3358, or by email to citycomments@sanleandro.org. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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    Downtown Farmers' Market Continues, Wednesdays Through October 20

    2010 has been the most successful season of the Farmers' Market yet. Every week, the Market features delicious fruits, vegetables and specialty foods. With the season beginning to wind down, don't miss your chance to take advantage of this great downtown event!
    ( Downtown Farmers' Market )
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    13th Annual Senior Resource Fair

    Friday, September 10 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Marina Community Center

    Did you know that in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle, older persons must take steps to prepare for later life? These steps include obtaining information and understanding services available in the community such as housing, health & wellness, transportation, community participation and leisure activities.

    Over 60 agencies serving Seniors will be on hand to answer your questions, distribute important information and provide free health checks and screening.



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    17th Annual Trivia Bee

    Friday, October 15, Marina Community Center

    Start early this year and get a group of friends together and form a team or just come and be a part of the cheering crowd. You will be challenged with a variety of amazing trivia questions in a slow elimination down to the top teams who will battle it out for first place.

    Form a team for $350 which includes 3 dinner tickets or purchase a $25 ticket which includes dinner. To sponsor a team, call Project Literacy at (510) 577-3944. Purchase raffle tickets and win great prizes! Tickets on sale at the Main Library and Marina Community Center.

    All proceeds benefit the Project Literacy Program of San Leandro.

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    Halloween Carnival

    Saturday, October 30 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.

    Come in costume and enjoy an afternoon of games and all-around spooky cheer! Games and entertainment are geared toward children ages 4 to 8 years old. Each game requires tickets that can be purchased at the event. Bring your friends and enjoy a safe afternoon of fun.

    Made possible by a generous donation from the San Leandro Optimist Club.

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    San Leandro Cooling Center Activated

    Weather in San Leandro is projected to reach 95 degrees today. The Cooling Center will be activated at the Marina Community Center at 15301 Wicks Boulevard. The Multipurpose Room B will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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    Community Build at Toyon Park Playground! Volunteers Needed!

    The San Leandro community has been given a unique and exciting opportunity to build a playground in one day at Toyon Park through a community build process; which means recruiting up to 200 volunteers. With the organizational help of KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to play, financial and volunteer help of AMGEN, a pharmaceutical company, San Leandro Rotary, the City of San Leandro and community volunteers, we will build the playground on Saturday, September 18, 2010!

    For more information, go to the Recreation and Human Services Department's KaBOOM! webpage.

    Para información en español haga clic aquí.



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    National Night Out - August 3, 2010

    Join members of your community, the San Leandro Police Department, and the Alameda County Fire Department in the 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 3, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

    NNO is designed to:
    • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, and
    • Generate support for, and participation in, Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts.

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    Traffic Delays - East 14th Street Median Project

    Construction began some time ago along East 14th Street between 136th and 144th Avenues and recently resumed after a six-week delay. Motorists should expect traffic delays during contruction. During work hours, one traffic lane in each direction will be closed. Intermittent delays will continue until the project is complete in November.

    For more information, go to the City's Engineering and Transportation Department webpage.

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    Filing Period Now Open for City Council Candidates

    The nomination period for the November election is open now through August 6. The offices of Mayor and City Council Districts 1, 3 and 5 will be voted upon. Please visit the Candidate Information Page for details on how to run for City Council.

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    San Leandro Police and Fire to Enforce Local Fireworks Ban

    The Fourth of July holiday is nearly here – a time to celebrate our nation's birthday with picnics, parades and family fun. To ensure the safety of all community members, the City of San Leandro, along with its police and fire departments, has launched a concerted campaign to educate the community about its long-standing ban on fireworks and discourage fireworks use.

    The City has prohibited sale, manufacturer, purchase, and use of all fireworks, even those considered "safe and sane," since the 1980’s. The ban was enacted due to many public safety issues surrounding fireworks use, particularly injuries and fires. The ban also applies to anyone who allows fireworks to be set off on their property or any property under their control.
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    Free Summer Reading Programs for all Ages

    Calling all readers! Come to the San Leandro Main Library or any of our branch libraries and register for a summer reading program!
    ( Reading Programs Flyer )
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    Alameda County Fire Department Free Neighborhood Training

    The Alameda County Fire Department invites you to attend a free Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Response Training on Monday, June 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Lecture Hall, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro.

    This training will help communities organize themselves to be self-sufficient in the event of a large scale emergency or disaster.
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    City's Annual Blood Drive

    The City is partnering with the Red Cross for its annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 7, from 11:00 am to 4:45 pm in the Karp Room at the San Leandro Main Library.
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    Citywide Garage Sale & Recyling

    GARAGE SALE
    Saturday, May 15
    8 am to 1 pm


    Over 300 homes in San Leandro will sell their one-of-a-kind treasures at this annual event.

    Download a map and listing: Garage Sale List & Map

    RECYCLING EVENT
    Saturday, May 15
    10 am to 4 pm
    Alameda County Industries (ACI)
    610 Aladdin Avenue


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    Bike to Work Day 2010 - May 13

    The Engineering and Transportation Department will host an Energizer Station for the 16th Annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 13, during the morning commute from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the main entrance to the San Leandro BART Station. The San Leandro event site will be one of many located throughout the Bay Area that day.
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    Estabrook Place Tour - May 14

    The City, developer (Eden Housing) and East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) are partnering together to host a tour of the latest San Leandro affordable housing project, Estabrook Place, a 51-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors on Friday, May 14, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the complex site, 2103 East 14th Street.

    If you would like to attend this event, please RVSP by May 12 to Ceci Perez at (510) 247-8127 or email cperez@edenhousing.org.
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    San Leandro Police Explorer Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser - May 22

    The San Leandro Police Explorers are having their first annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, May 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Marina Community Center.
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    17th Annual Watershed Festival - April 24

    City residents and visitors of all ages will honor San Leandro Creek as an important natural resource in the East Bay at the 17th Annual Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 24, hosted by the Friends of San Leandro Creek. This free festival runs from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. and takes place in Root Park, located at East 14th and Hays Streets in downtown San Leandro, near City Hall. For more information, contact Laurey Hemenway at (510) 577-6069 or visit the Friends of San Leandro Creek web site at www.fslc.org.


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    Bill Lockyer Bay Trail Bridge Completed and Open

    San Leandro's final link to the Bay Trail has been completed and is open. The San Leandro Bay Trail Bridge, which was named the Bill Lockyer Bay Trail Bridge on May 7, connects the San Leandro shoreline trail to an East Bay Regional Park District and Port of Oakland trail that navigates along the perimeter of Oakland's Metropolitan Links golf course. The bridge was made possible through a cooperative effort of numerous agencies in the Bay Area and the state.
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    Community Meeting on the City Budget

    Mayor Tony Santos is holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 13, for the community to hear about the City's budget situation, how the recession has impacted City programs and services, and what cuts will need to be made to the upcoming Fiscal Year budget that begins in July.
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    Moving to Our Community

    Are you moving to our community? If so, check out our on-line videos for more information about our city.



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