New year, new job

Gene Calderon’s name should be familiar to anyone who has dealt with the offices of former state Sen. Liz Figueroa and former Assemblywoman (and, now, Figueroa successor), state Sen. Ellen Corbett. Calderon, a former aide to both legislators, has been hired by Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker and will work out of her San Lorenzo office. San Leandrans take note: Calderon is the point guy for the Cherry City. His area of focus will be San Leandro.