Week in Review: Man Killed Running Across I-880; Possible Cuts to Measure L Funds?

The top stories in San Leandro this past week.

Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on San Leandro Patch this week:

San Leandro Man Killed Running Across I-880

A man who was run over and killed on an Oakland freeway Sunday night has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 44-year-old David Mayorga of San Leandro. Mayorga crashed his Honda Civic into the center divider on northbound Interstate Highway 880 near High Street and then attempted to run across four lanes of traffic at about 7:45 p.m. In his attempt to cross the lanes, Mayorga was struck by two cars and fatally injured.

Have You Seen These Suspected Burglars?

San Leandro police released four still images taken from a video surveillance tape that may record two men and a getaway car involved in an attempted burglary on the 1000 block of Victoria Avenue. Police say the incident occurred on Dec. 29 when a resident returned home to find a window screen tampered with. The footage shows two strangers near the house; one is shown trying to pry open the window. The tape also shows a gold Nissan Maxima, from 1995 to 2000 vintage. See the photos and full report here.

Will Judges Cut or Keep $2.4 Million For San Leandro Schools?

In November, voters in the San Leandro Unified School District barely mustered the two-thirds margin needed to enact Measure L, a parcel tax intended to raise $2.4 million a year for public education. But that amount could be cut to about $700,000, according to one estimate, depending on how the California Court of Appeals decides a case that first arose in neighboring Alameda. The Alameda case hinges on the concept of a "split roll" tax. A split roll levees different assessment on single family homes as opposed to apartment buildings and/or commercial properties. San Leandro school officials did the same thing with Measure L, which is why local school funding will be affected by the Alameda case.


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