I have lived in San Leandro since 2000. I have two children and am married to Margarita Lacabe. I was one of the founding members of the San Leandro Community Action Network in 2006. As part of my focus on our schools within SLCAN, I ran for San Leandro School Board and was elected in 2006.
I began blogging about San Leandro in 2004 because I couldn't find information about San Leandro online. I don't accept advertising and have no intention of making money from San Leandro Bytes. I write about things that I think will interest the community. My goal is to provide accurate information in a fair and objective manner, despite my own biases.
I welcome suggestions and ideas about topics. You can email me at mkatz at sanleandrobytes-dot-com.
I don't write much about issues concerning the schools because my role on the School Board might threaten any sense of objectivity.
California is crumbling. The schools are being attacked. How are we going to get out of this mess? I'm a middle school history teacher in San Leandro, California, and a Union activist. I'm fed up with political excuses for creating substandard schools that don't serve the very kids who have the greatest need. Please share your comments with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.