Zermeño 14 points ahead of Henson

This is starting to look like a sports blog. The latest results don’t change the outcome, but Zermeño has climbed a step up on the totem pole since this morning.

Barbara Halliday: 7,705 votes (18.62)
Bill Quirk: 6,598 (15.94)
Francisco Zermeño: 6,216 (15.02)
Olden Henson: 6,202 (14.99)
Marvin Peixoto: 6,007 (14.51)
Linda Bennett: 5,564 (13.44)
Rob Simpson: 2,956 (7.14)
Write-in: 138 (0.33)

  • TheVoice

    Why so much focus on Zermeno, Oh, he did use to write for the paper, chumy. Now we have a “Latino” on Council. I wait to see the change and benefits. Lets here more about the ‘youth and upset’ that the paper said happened.(2 year slot) We now have a 1/3 female mix also on the Council. Hayward changes. But lets see if anything gets done fast or remains in reactive state. Lots of hard work ahead. Good Luck to all in the coming years.

  • Why the blog focus on Zermeño’s numbers? Because they are changing his position. It was clear from the outset that Anna May was winning the 2-year race, and we reported it as such. It was not so clear for Peixoto, Zermeño and even Henson, which is why we keep posting the updated numbers. Why was May’s election described as an “upset”? Because her opponent had been gathering endorsements and raising money since 2007. May came out of nowhere and beat him. The “female mix” is unchanged, since she replaces Doris Rodriquez.

  • Also, on the issue of Zermeño writing for the paper: For a time, Zermeño wrote an unpaid guest column that he sent to The Daily Review editors. He did not work in the newsroom or even appear in the newsroom during the time I was there, and that column has had no impact on our coverage of him.

  • J. W. Kyle

    QUID PRO QUO? An UNPAID opportunity to go around the rules applicable to submissions described as ‘Letters to the Editor’ or ‘My Word’ bits? …. Why?

    Com’ on tell us why you needed to satisfy needs of either the Chamnber of Commerce Committee dealing with Latino Business Men or was it easier access to City Hall ?

    I never read anything so boring as the’discovery’ resulting from trips to France and Spain and re-counting off details gathered such as the revealing bit that’Zermeno’ was spelled ‘Cermeno’ in Spain and that it was applicable to a fruit which we here in California describe as pears.

    Then we had his famous contribution of the need for ‘art work’ and ‘plantings’ in ‘down-town’ which he carried onto the planning commission and the dealings over South Mission development…. together with the inquiry about protected bike parking at the BART Station,… a concern which was outside the scope of the planning commission matter before him!

    Perhaps I could have been supportive of Mr. Zeremeno had he been a bit more active in the various atreas of concern affecting Hayward, such as participation in sny of the various and many task force groups and ‘ad hoc’ committees which would have educated him to a better understanding of the City than what I have heard from the man.

    Which is not to say that I begrudge a seat to a Latino. I just think there is better talent available in that potrtion of our community which, percentage wise, is large but not representative of their turnout at the polls!

    When I implored Zermeno to consider the affects of auto/truck exhaust upon latinos in the San Joaquin Valley, a condition which heavily and disproportion- ately affected Latino children in the Valley, or African Americans in Oakland with reputed major damage to school budgets due to loss of ADA money resulting from asthmatic illness, I was shocked at his written response. I’d let any and all read that item if they cared to drop by!

  • Kim Santos

    Mr. Zermeno has not had a column published in The Daily Review in at least two years. That’s way before this council run came about. And even then, his column was canceled because the company decided to go with a different one (Mary Hanna). Are you saying we shouldn’t report on anything related to Zermeno because he used to write an unpaid culture column for the Review?

    Speaking of opportunities to go around the rules for “Letters to the Editor or My Word bits,” this is it right here. The blog. Comments on the blog bypass almost all of the rules for our print letters and My Words. And sometimes they’re not even relevant to the post! So you are being afforded just as many opportunities to express yourself. Maybe even more, considering some haven’t discovered the blog yet.

  • J. W. Kyle

    I have re-read my own as well as yours, and I’ll be darned if I can figure out the ‘jump’ to your question at the last sentence of your first paragraph in response #3.

    I do not think your ‘blog’ has been successful. Few read it or if they do, fail to respond. On the other hand over the many years that my scribbles appeared in ‘Letters’ or ‘My word’, I had,developed something of a following if no affect on community. Hardly a week goes by when I bump into someone who makes a remark to the affect that ”” are you still writing to the Editor ? Or we havn’t seen a scribble from you in the Review.

    Had the blog been succesful you would enjoy more contributors and responses to submissions. One difficulty was the permited use of ‘nom de plume’ in which we saw use of, shall we say, comments lacking in charity and authored by unknown asasins. The blog is a poor substitute for a good read at the breakfast table or coffee break at work.

    I have fed you, obver a fairly long period of time, some good bits in the hope that Daily Review would ‘pick up’ on those tips and write a balanced story.

    The blog submissions are tiring, especially for old guys with failing eyesight. Your font size in the submission area is too small, it lacks spell check and for some gosh awful reason, frequently disappears from the screen,, most distressing when the scribble is done in late hours.

    I recently submitted a My Word piece dealing with the forclosure problem. It was well reasoned and supported by an experience of the Founder of Bank of America, which at the time of the event described, was known as the Bank of Ztaly, a name chosen at tha tme of Banking History when ‘ordinary peop;e as well as non english speking folks were turned away from successful banks which required references as well as memebership in Country clubs and of course the frequent demand of deposit minimums of $100,000.
    A.P. kieww that the Italian fishermen and producew merchants wrere shut out at ‘Anglo’ banks and that the foreigners were keeping there gold coins and currency under the ‘loor boars.. He went after that business and was soon wildly successful; he took it a bit farther when he advocated for’branch banking’ etc.

    Soon, the State Banking authorities wrere asking him to ;take over’ stste banks which were failing right and left, especially unit banks which were located in agricultural areas. It was in those take overs thayt he spotted the looming problem with forclosures involving agriculture.

    You folks might just be so pressed for time, that you chose to use the potential space for advertisers. Om the other hand, you seem to have failed to understand the forclosure problem, its effect upon the overall economy and the high degree of probability that a depression will occur. In which case it is highly likely that Review will not survive.

  • Kim Santos

    It may appear that the blog is “unsuccessful” because of lack of comments, but our stats show more than 9,000 nonstaff hits/reads per month. That’s pretty good in the way of our company blogs. Unfortunately, we can’t force people to leave comments.

  • J. W. Kyle

    Well I’ll be hornswoggled ! 9,000 hits per month at http://www.Ibabuzz.com/Hayword – ? That is something! Just imagine the count if you had a greater number of contributers. Or, if my personal hits of ten or more a day, which occur when seeking a response to my own scribbles ought be cut back a bit?

    Larger type font available? Then typos such as ‘loor boards’ would read ‘floor boards’ etc.

  • Kim Santos

    The packaged computer program we use for our blogs doesn’t allow for a larger font size, but try this: at the top of your browser, above the tool bar, there should be several tabs such as “File,” “Edit,” etc. Click on the “View” tab. There should be a “text size” option. Select “Largest.” It should change the font size on your computer not only for our site, but any Internet site you visit.