Let love rain down upon this blog!

Readers and public relations specialists sometimes blame journalists for dwelling on the negative. Journalists, in turn, sometimes blame the readers who comment on their Web sites for being even more negative than they could imagine.

So here begins the first ever HayWord Positivity Forum.


Tell us what you love about Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley and the unincorporated areas sometimes known (for good reason!) as the Eden Area. We know there’s lots to love and we don’t have a monopoly on telling you about it.

For starters, there’s an open studios arts festival coming up next week, not to mention an electric car Ride-a-long Rally and a downtown street party on Thursday evening. And that’s just the organized cheer.

  • monica ruiz

    I like this question:) Let me start with……swimming at the hayward plunge, the large variety of hiking trails, parks, don castro, japanese gardens, bay trail & shoreline, blues festival, chabot college performaning arts theater, flea markets, pet stores, bakeries, restaurants, mall, salsa classes, bike lanes, grocery stores, farmers market, hayward clean and green task force, ballys’, libraries, museum, art galleries, sports park, book stores, sulphur creek nature center, animal shelter, cinco de mayo festival, zuchinni festival, light up the season, greek festival, variety of dance groups throughout the city, MLK celebration, Joannes, green valley produce, hospitals, views of the mountains and the bay, weather, location, ac transit, BART, amtrak, greyhound, neighborhood watch, city politics, and city staff and of course the reporters at the daily review:) and much, much more…to be continued.

  • Thanks, Monica. I’d definitely include Garin Park on a Sunday on top of my list of favorites.