February 23, 2004

LaRouche Supporters on Upcoming Ballot

If you've been to a meeting of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee where the police have been called to deal with unruly Lyndon LaRouche supporters or to one of Congressman Pete Stark's town hall meetings where they've been equally disruptive, then you know how "interesting" some of these folks are.

If you don't know them, rest assured that you don't want them representing you, so don't vote for the following candidates in the upcoming election:

  • Andrew F. Laverdiere - District 18

  • Judith Wierenga Nuerge - District 16

  • Jason Ross - District 16

  • Summer Shields - District 16

  • Sylvia Spaniolo - District 16

  • Christopher "Charlie Spies" - District 16

  • Jonathan David Stuart - District 16

  • Oyang Teng - District 16

So, why shouldn't you vote for them? Because they support or are endorsed by Lyndon LaRouche, who makes Ross Perot look utterly normal and boring by comparison. His Northern California campaign headquarters are in San Leandro, which is a testament to the diversity and tolerance this city has achieved. But while that's nice, electing them to an office, any office, is a different matter. Here's an article from the Daily Californian.

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February 18, 2004

Volvo to Join San Leandro Auto Row

In case you haven't seen the construction at the southwest corner of Marina Boulevard and San Leandro, McKevitt Volvo will soon join the other lower-end dealers at the Marina Auto Mall. The 3.75-acre lot at 467 Marina Boulevard (APN 075-0087-003-02) is the former site of Yokota Nursery. According to the San Leandro Redevelopment Agency web site, it was supposed to open in 2003 and look like this:

McKevitt Volvo

Currently, it looks like this:

McKevitt Volvo - Feb. 2004

Next thing you know, we'll have Infiniti of San Leandro or a BMW dealership. Or a Toyota dealership.

So with Volvo heading to San Leandro, I wanted to see which of the existing auto dealers were on the web and found the following:

FH Dailey - Chevrolet and Isuzu

San Leandro Honda

The Ford Store San Leandro

Marina Square Auto Center - Nissan, Hyundai and Kia

Begier Buick

Marina Pontiac GMC

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February 5, 2004

Kohl's to build store at Bayfair

Wisconsin-based Kohl's is expected to begin construction of new store at Bayfair Mall in late February or early March. For those of you who don't know, it's basically a Target-clone, selling brand-name apparel, footwear and accessories; luggage; bedding; bath accessories; small electrics; area rugs at "locally competitive prices." I guess someone thinks that we need yet another Target-like store next to the Target at Bayfair and the Target about a mile away on Hesperian.

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