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Hayward area election links

Here are some links to look at… like I mentioned in a recent comment, I’m off this week but I wanted to open up a new post for election commenting.

HUSD 2-year seat. Here’s our story.

Here’s the smartvoter information page on candidates. Candidate websites: Jesus Armas, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Annette Walker.

HUSD 4 year seat. Here’s our story.

Here’s the smartvoter information page. Candidate websites: Audie Bock, Lisa Brunner, Sue Lafferty, William McGee, Sheila Sims.

We also had stories on the Eden Township Healthcare District race, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, San Leandro school board, San Leandro mayor, San Leandro City Council, San Leandro ballot measures, more on San Leandro’s Measure Z, San Lorenzo school board, Fairview Fire  Protection District, Castro Valley Sanitary District, and last but not least, the District 2 supervisor’s race.

Here’s the smartvoter Alameda County page, where you can find more information on many of those races.

The city of Hayward website has a page with links to videos of forums between the supervisors and Hayward school board candidates, but it doesn’t seem to be working for me. Might be my computer.

Catch you all next week!

Eric Kurhi

  • Eric Kurhi
  • Monica Ruiz

    Thanks:)

  • Michael Moore

    Eric,

    These are terrific summaries and of great value.

  • qodrn

    I would like to see our area teachers reviewed in a manner similar to what the LA Times did. I am not so much interested in names as the facts. It would seem to me that a student should at least retain the level he enters a classroom with, and hopefully grow some. Looking at the LA results, many students lose ground every year. I wonder how much a problem this is here.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Good Question. Try sending it to the superintendent and see what kind of an answer you get. If you get one at all.

  • Sherry Blair

    In Minane Jameson’s letter to the editor(October 21st) regarding the candidates for the HARD board, she wrote, “HARD members Louis Andrade, Dennis Waespi and I urge you to join us in re-electing them [Paul Hodges and Carol Pereira] to the HARD board.”

    I couldn’t help but wonder just how the three of them went about making that decision. Was it on some board agenda or did they meet somewhere privately and decide? Do they even know about the Brown Act?

    The agendas and minutes of HARD board meetings are far from current on the HARD website and they don’t televise their meetings at all. I know people love HARD, but do we love them so much that we don’t have to watch them or keep informed? Is it now all right for them to do the public’s business in private?

    Maybe things are a little too cozy at HARD. Maybe we are a little too comfortable too. I’m glad that Audie Boch is willing to challenge the HARD board to change. But this isn’t about her. She’s doing her part. It is about us.

    If we are to have the kind of government we want, we have to wake up.

    I just sent this to the Review’s letters to the editor. Thought you might be interested.

  • qodrn

    I am not that satisfied with the current HARD board. I would like to see more bathrooms at parks, more patroling by someone and more access to some areas. Perhaps they use the bathrooms to keep access to certain parks to the local neighborhood, but arn’t we all neighbors? I would also like them to finish up the park on Spring avenue that was promised so many years ago.

  • qodrn

    I wish to mention that the New York City teacher’s union has obtained a stay preventing the release of data about teachers similar to what the LA Times was able to obtain. Apparently forwarned is forarmed.

  • John W. Kyle

    Ms, Blair .

    In the case of HARD director Jamison’s remarks….. it is hard not to recognize that what you interpret as illicit conversations, ( Brown Act Violations ) might be something unavoidable at HARD meetings. Imagine the situation occurring where a person files for candidacy in twio elections, especially after that person was defeated two years earlier. It could have been an innocent remark passed during the course of an open meeting.

    You have to admit that the contender to the current incumbent candidates is something of Chameleon in that the Contender CHANGES POLITICAL PARTIES in attempts to gain a win.

    The sole contender against Mr. Hodges and Ms. Carol P. won a seat in the State assembly which lasted less than two full calendar years. The win was a fluke, not based on merit, when the contest was the result of an inability by contenders to gain a majority in an earlier race.

    In the final attempt at a ‘runoff’, there were but two contenders and election was lost by Elihu Harris when he was dis-qualified during the race for a really dumb violation of election law. Elihu Harris was once a Mayor of Oakland, Has his name is on that Twin tower bldg in Oakland which has the bridge between the two towers at or near the top. He is now the ‘former’ administrator of the Peralta Community College who was caught authorizing contracts to his buddies without comparative bids. . two big boo-boos !

    So now rhe candidate in opposition to Paul and Carol, is running for two positions. Hayward City Council and Hard Board…..
    be aware also that the Lady has in recent past attended School Board meetings at which she held aloft a sign which simply stated… “Fire Duran” !
    Back in the 1990′s when a state wide recall attempt seeking to depose Governor Gray Davis/was on the ballot, our famous contender was among the hundreds who ran for Governor on the associated ballot. Not content with the ‘loss of face’ in that fiasco, she took out nomination papers to run against Barbara Lee in hopes of gaining a seat in the US Congress. She withdrew when it became obvious that after being expelled by the Green Party her change of registration was insufficient for a run at a US Congressional seat. I am a bit surprised she did not make a run against Fortney Stark in the current election campaigns.

    Ms. Blair, frankly I am surprised you are not aware that the current contender against two prized Hard members seeking re-election to the tranquil, successful HARD Board could not become a matter of open conversation.

    If you get a chance, ask Ms. Bock about the laws she wrote in that
    less than 24 month experience in the Assembly… she may have put something to paper but which of those laws that she wrote, actually found the support needed to become law in fact as would occur by acceptance of both sections of our state legislature!

  • John W. Kyle

    Ms. Qdrn;

    As to the amenities of HARD parks let yourself become aware of the problems associated with provision of restroom facilities at Hard Parks.

    They are expensive to construct but are even more expensive to maintain against illicit use and vandalism.

    Yes it is a shame that they are not present at all HARD Parks, fully equipped or provisioned with paper products! Even more shameful is the lack of self discipline of some individuals as to their use as a scene for illicit sex, drug use and sleeping accommodations for the homeless. Add to all that, the serious expense of janitorial service and watchmen needed to make that presence possible.

    I hope now you understand the dilemma faced by the folks at HARD!

  • Michael Moore

    The HARD Board has for a very long time been a comfortable place well protected from the public. The board has for a very long time been an entitlement of sorts for a work time in the community of service and not rocking the boat. One needs only to know the present and past members to certify their personal sense of entitlement.

    HARD should face up to its responsibilities to maintain its existing facilities and limit its outreach to what it can support and maintain.

    Apologists for the present board and its past incarnations can be looked to for further effluvia. That there should be change in the HARD board is in keeping with the zeitgeist.

    Looking for community representation and the appropriate diversity should be the goal of the electorate. The present incumbents do not represent the community thought they do stand firmly as representatives of the past.

    Toss the recumbent incumbents.

  • John W. Kyle

    M r. Moore;

    Is it just me that you dislike ? Or is that just part of disdain incumbents much admired by others as well as myself…. in general?

    In the HARD election there are two incumbents running for re-elction and just one opponent who is searching for acceptance somewhere…. she should have chosen just the HUSD school Board opportubity rather than to announce that she seeks election somewhere to something !

    Are you the Michael Moore of various film production efforts?

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    And I thought Mr. Kyle had gone on a long cruise or something. =( I think once again you have gotten a bit confused. In your first posting you state that Ms. Bock is a candidate for Hayward City Council and HARD. Then you post that she is running for a position within HUSD…

    Ms. Blair,
    Just as I thought some of the viewers of this blog cannot really understand why you questioned violations of the Brown Act in Ms. James’ letter about the HARD race. Innocent conversations during a HARD open meeting regarding a candidate should not have happened, unless there is nothing more pressing for the HARD directors to discuss than “gossip”. If that is the case then perhaps there should be fewer meetings, since obviously there is not a need to do the public’s work.

  • Sherry Blair

    Mr. Kyle,
    You have misjudged me and misunderstood what I wrote.

    1. Maybe you don’t see the necessity for the Brown Act, but it is the law nevertheless. I would say that three board members writing a letter endorsing two other board members in an up and coming election was more than an “innocent remark.”

    2. I am not against the present HARD board nor did I say I was.

    3. I am not endorsing Audie Boch.

    My complaint has to do with my desire to be able to fulfill my responsibility as a citizen. I cannot do that if the HARD board is not transparent. I hope they begin to televise meetings and post agendas and minutes in a timly fashion as well as meeting the requirements of the Brown Act.

    Finally, if you knew me,you would know that I am not at all interested in blame, gossip or personal attacks on people.

  • teachermama

    When you spend a lot of time in the classroom, it is easier to understand why some students lose ground each year. The STAR test gets increasingly difficult every year (of course), but an underprepared student will have difficulty making a year’s worth of progress because they have not mastered the skills from the previous grade. It is like trying to force someone to run before they can walk. Too much of the instruction will go over the student’s head and there will not be enough remediation of previous skills to help them catch up. What the LA Times doesn’t say is that even though those “low” students are losing ground in relation to other students or in the percentage of questions they answer correctly, they are undoubtedly making progress – they are not learning less than they knew the year before.

    On a happier note, this Wed. the board will honor all the students in HUSD who achieved a perfect score on one or both parts of the STAR test last year. There are quite a few, and they represent many different neighborhoods, income levels, native languages, racial and ethnic groups, as well as both genders. I encourage everyone to attend and show these young people that their community is behind them 100%.

  • John W. Kyle

    Mr MOORE;

    Your use of the english loanguage is admirable. Your constant reminder of superior wisdom on how things ought to occur, AS TO CONDUCT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS,IS DOWNRIGHT BODACIOUS.

    Conduct of more efrfective meeetings of HUSD and HARD meetings will only become effective when your presence in one of those seats is observed.

    Run Michael, run!

    Choose as CAMPAIGN MANAGER, an individual such as Ms. K. Booth whose infallible memory of HUSD history combined with expertise in legal matters, would be an incredible advantage in any campaign where truly infallible memory and quick wit is needed.

  • Monica Ruiz

    That’s great news Teachermama. I will try and attend the board meeting. Thanks for the good news:)

  • John W. Kyle

    To all:

    Here we are, it is October 25, 2010 and there exists just eight more opportunities for ANG’s historical and famous newspaper to risk loss of paid subscriptions. It has a distantly located management team which wholly owns the Daily Review as well as a large group of other newspapers. Their failure to to take deep look at HUSD or address the subject of endorsements for candidates in the HUSD election, just plain mystifies me.

    Hayward Unified School District is just eight editions of the Review removed from the day on which an exceptionally important election occurs. Although the ANG group has advised support for candidates to trusteeship positions at several other communities…. Hayward Unified School District seems to have been ignored. One wonders how many absentee ballots have already been mailed. Of course, absentee, ‘mail in’ ballots are usually utilized by the more astute, elder citizens of this community. So it is reasonable to assume the ‘winners’ are already determined.

    Telepathic powers tell me that those for whom I voted have won; what discourages me is the fact that our community newspaper may be found to be in pretty much in the same economic condition as our school district.

    Perhaps the money problem is not as acute at ANG as it is at HUSD but that does not answer the basic question. Why the reluctance to participate in maintaining a ‘sense of community’?.

    I suspect that the loss of advertising revenue derived from the departed auto sales agencies along Mission Blvd is at the core of the problem. (THANK YOU HAPA LEADERS !) These thoughts are provoked by the fact that another ANG newspaper, ‘The San Jose Mercury News’ has taken up the practice of dropping an (UNSUBSCRIBED) Sunday issue at my doorstep and I suspect that satisfies the gross circulation demands relative to the expense of full page ads when extorting huge advertising costs from steady customers; such as regionally located auto dealers in southern most Alameda County and those which might be located at the western end of the Hayward bridge upon which Highway 92 is located.

    A free copy? My gosh, that adds heat to the thought that the Review is dying and that if I want news of Central Alameda County, I’ll need to look for it in the San Jose newspaper; (assuming that events in silicon valley allow the needed space.)

    Heck, I’ll re-subscribe to the weekday issues of the San Francisco Chronicle. Perhaps that Republican rag will then be motivated to carry news of Hayward beyond that which occurs at the ’Hayward’ Court House… it does have a better collection of sports writers and of course, Chip Johnson’s coverage of Oakland politics and police enforcement scenes will provide better understanding of Hayward’s future if we fail to see a ’turn around’ at HUSD.

    I do not understand ANG’s failure to openly recognize talent and experience in management of budgets as well as personnel, all of which is possessed by Mr. Jesus Armas. HUSD needs that man !

    I favor Sheila Sims as well as Mr. McGee; their basic experience in classroom teaching experience and continuing interest is highly desired if we are to solve the drop out concerns involving Afro-American youth.

    Ms. Lisa Brunner and Ms. Annette Walker are intelligent candidates and I personally hope that one or both seek the seat occupied by Mr. Reynoso when that seat is up for grabs two years hence. I would also hope that those two take an interest in the sorely needed Town Hall meeting which ought take place in the second quarter of 2011. Good minds and leadership qualities in both of those ladies is acknowledged and I encourage both to take prominent roles leading to a Town Hall meeting event, that activity is needed by HUSD on it’s way to recovery. A successful Town Hall meeting will induce participation of talented retirees. empty nest activists and responsible voters who recognize the need for responsible volunteerism!

    Which is not to say that parents of present students would be discouraged from participation.

  • qodrn

    I would be grateful if the paper would show up on Sunday, which is the only day I take it. It misses at least every other Sunday.

  • qodrn

    I have to agree with Mr. Kyle. I have been wondering why the paper didn’t either support some HUSD canidates or just say they had no opinion. Maybe Eric K. took the wrong weeks off. I am not happy with all folks running for some major positions. If it wouldn’t be wasting my vote, in some cases I would vote for Micky Mouse as a protest.

  • teachermama

    I watched the video of the forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. I hope Brunner and McGee win the 4 year seats. They offered nuanced perspectives and cogent arguments to support their positions. Both very student-centered and had a range of experience with HUSD. No Sims, she has (not) done enough with her tenure already.

    The race to watch is for the two year seat, though. Annette Walker is going to give Armas a run for his money! I don’t agree with all her positions, but she is articulate, grounded, and passionate. A formidable candidate for the former city manager.

  • John W. Kyle

    Teachermoaner.

    wHAT WOULD hayward do without the ‘special interest’ of HEA and the CTA?

    A very large percentage of the HEA membership resides outside the school district.

    Ilol give CTA credit for it’s creative effort in acheiving a powerful politiocal organizatiohn. Was it not CTA FLEXING IT’S MUSCLE WHEN IT ASSURED TAECHER’S SALOARIES WOULD ONLY BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSIONS.

    I lIKE BRUNNER AND MC GEE TOO BUT SEE Mc GEE’S ELECTION TO A FOUR YEAR TERM AS BEING THE BETTER CHOIXCE IN THIS YEAR’S EELCTION. Ms Brunner AND and Ms Walker are strong potential candidates in the 2012 run for four year seats. That assumes of course that they are able to muster a stringer start withy major endorsements outside that of HEA.

    Armas, Reynoso and Herdeia will need to run again in 2012.Remember that in the coming election Armas is a two year candidate.

    We certainly have need to replace Reynoso who probably won in year 2000 solely because of his first place position in the ranking on the Ballot. ( Thank God that factor has not aided Ms. Bock in her twin campaigns.)

    I would back Armas first in 2012 and I may be a bit presumptuous but Ms. Sims would probably choose to depart of her volition. So Brunner and Walker would be well considered if they again run on that occasion.

  • John W. Kyle

    Qdrn’

    If the Sunday paper fails to arrive… phone the complaint to Daily Review or do not pay the bill. iF YOU FAIL TO PAY THE BILL….WHAT REMEDY DO THEY HAVE?

    tHE sUNDAY cHRONICLE MIGHT EASILY WORK FOR YOU…. A TAD MORE EXPENSIVE BUT LOADED WITH NEWS FROM ALL OVER EXCEPT hayward.

    Kurhi may not be takinbg vacation time. Either he is on reduced pay or is spending time learning the procedures at the San Jose paper. Either way, Hayward loses….We once made fun of named Milpitas. Reached from Oakland by use of a narrow two lane road, widened in late 1930′s two three lanes in aq few straight sections to two lanes for north and south traffic and the middle ‘suicide lane’ possessed by driver5s who used high beams in mid-day in attemmpts to scare opposing ‘passers’ into belief that suicide was better than dealing with Sunday TRAVELLERS ON THE RIGHT LANE.

    HOWVER NO ONE LAUGHS AT MILPITAS THESE DAYS. Many subscribers there who demand attention to their schools! We FIRED A SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT FOUR FIRINGS AGO. HE SEEMED HAPPY WITH HIS NEXT POSITION AS SUPERINTENDENT. i’LL BET THAT HE IS GLAD THAT HUSD IS HAS ESCAPED HIS MEMORY.

    iF WE WIND UP WITH THE sAN jOSE PAPER TAKING OVER FOR THE REVIEW AND THE ARGUS…. BEING REMOVED FROM THE SCENE… i’LL GO BACK TO THE CHRONICLE, EVEN THOUGH i DISDAIN IT’S EDITORIAL PAGES….mY WIFE WILL MISS THE OBITS ABOUT THOSE SHE SURVIVED WHILE LIVING IN HAYWARD.

    ONE GOOD THING, THE HAYWORD BLOG WILL ALSO GO!

  • http://www.MarkWelchBlog.com/ Mark Welch

    I’m growing ever more annoyed at the illegal campaign signs being posted by candidates who seek to represent our community. Today, I pulled down a dozen signs (Lockyer, McGee, Armas, Bock, Fitzpatrick, and Stark); earlier this month I pulled down others.

    Ironically, I noticed that Mr. McGee is listed as a member of the “Hayward Clean & Green Task Force,” so he surely should know better. Of course, all candidates should understand the law: you can ONLY post campaign signs on PRIVATE property (never on public property), and only with the private property owner’s express permission.

    I don’t see any reason to vote in the HUSD election at all.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    What would John Kyle do without the HayWord????

  • John W. Kyle

    Buuth

    Do not worry about me…worry about yourself !

    You have much to reflect upon in your own life’s journey…. to what reward ?

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    I find my rewards every day when I look at my grandson, hear the voices of my friends, feel the cool nose of my dog on my hand, smell the odors of good food cooking in the kitchen and say good night and good morning to my loved ones.

  • John W. Kyle

    Mr. Welch,

    The essence of your despair results in the thing which annoys you….. HUSD IN IT’S PRESENT CONDITION. Or, are you indifferent to that problem.?

    What is it that you are most proud of in your own contributive efforts to aid HUSD ??
    If you own property within the district it can be determined and identified through the County’s records or on your computer through the Hayward City Website….. may I please deposit five (5) of them on that site on the evening of November 2nd ??

    For your own understanding…..the locations you describe are used historically during the run up to election day and so far as I know, 90% or more are removed by candidates or their volunteers…. the obverse side of most are useful in creating signs for garage sales activity…. perhaps you are willing to pull those down as well as ‘police’ those which offer bogus opportunities for loans or real estate bargains……???

    Shucks, you could make a career of tearing down signs… especially the faded garage sale signs ? Hayward is ‘sign City’ only the appearance of Berkeley is worse because of them… but be proud! Berkeley’s condition is a year ‘round problem. ‘cause dey got intellgunt folks livin’ dere’ Right?

    If you are not amused by the excessive labors of your postal route carriers in the many weeks leading up to election day…at mail rates which add to the budget burden of our US Postal system…. then do something constructive about it such as tearing down the signs of guys like Fortny Stark….. or better yet should Carly F. win Boxer’s seat…..complain to her….. she will understand and make a difference…. like creating law against political signs, especially those which are most annoying… ‘publicans‘ type….. they appear on the telly almost constantly….

    Expand your view point… change the system???? Be useful ! Chase down a few termite swarms now appearing locally…. Stomp on ‘em !

  • Monica Ruiz

    Mark Welch…I agree with you.

  • K Rocchio

    I do agree with Mr. Welch and I believe that two years ago you had to apply for a permit to place campaign signs in public right-of-ways. However, based on the City of Hayward Sign Regulations it appears these signs may be exempt. According to the regulations, political signs are allowed on a temporary basis as long as they are “removed within 14 days after the election for which they are designed”. There is some liability to hold the owners accountable for their removal. The regulations state owners may be billed for costs incurred by the City to remove the signs, however I doubt this ever happens.

    Unfortunately, in my opinion, the deluge of signs and expensive mailers received is just another indicator of the large amount of money spent on these campaigns.

  • John W. Kyle

    Ms. Roccio and Mr. Welsch…

    Add in the ‘light postage revenue’ received by Post Office as well as burden of delivery by carriers for “Junk Mail’ campaign material. The opposite side of that couin is the need for recycling of all that stuff from candidates which fllosds our mail box……stuff I never read !!!!except to marvel at the expensive paper quality and expense of colored ink etdc…. fortunately our fire Deot;s union leaders 9as well as police0, did not join in with the nail box bombardment!

    On the other hand this nation does not experience oresence of street thugs tlling all how to vote!

    We could get a tally on our blessings if we had more fingers and toes?

    I only had two knocks on the door from volunteer prev=cinct workers…. which tends to explain why Longwood school is ‘packed with students ‘bussed in’ as well as the incredible number of autos delivering kieds to Longwood school…( from other neighborhoods ??)

    One of the knocks was performed by Audie Bock… she was polite as were my responses; eying lawn signs for Armas, McGee, Lockyer and Hodges….she wanted to know who I voyed for when our absentee ballots were mailed in several weeks ago, Clueless???

    The second knocjk was from Paul Hodges himself, Paul wanted to know where he could place his sign without destroying the aesthetics of my neglected lawn. Nice guy Paul ! Carol P. Hard director also a candidate does not invest in such but why turn away from another winner ?

    I’ll save those signs for a short while… any group of volinyteers who wants material for a purpose of rasing funds at churc or school acyivity can have them for the asking…… Most signs hav a great opportunity for added use…. garage sales, church Bazaars etc….. ask and thou shall receive at least four…..

    My wife’s sister has a large shed at the family brick yard… she stores recovered signs delivered for re-use in the next election. I wish he were that thrifty in performance of his job as an elected official.

  • qodrn

    If you don’t want mail, or are tired of shoveling it out of the house, you can write refused on the mail and return it to the post office. This will cause the sender to pay for the postage to send it back to their selves. Sometimes it comes back to you, but you can refuse it again…I don’t usually play with the mail, but sometimes when idiots won’t leave you alone…it is a way to fight back.

  • qodrn

    What happened at the meeting last night? I guess no police action this week…

  • qodrn

    In case you missed it Ally week is back at the HUSD. This was the program that wound up on Fox’s O’Rielly factor. So, if it was Bad at a k-8 school, why are the junior highs having this program given out by the school’s leadership classes?

  • John W. Kyle

    Qodrn

    Yopu mean you did not watch husd meet because of the Giants/Texas game?

    Should Reynoso file a rievance against Major League BASEBALL DISTRACTION FROM IMPORTANT STUFF?

    HAVE YOU SURRENDERED CONTROL OF TV TO YOUR HUSBAND?

    TELL MS bOCK AND MS BUTH ABOUT THIS PROBLEM? iF THERE WAS A MEETING AND IT WAS NOT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE WORLD SERIOUS GAMES,,( A BIG ECONOMIC BOOST TO BAY aREA) THEN THE TRUSTEES WHO ATTENDED MUST BE REWARDED WITH A BONUS EQUAL TO 6 MONTHS PAY!

    ON THE OTHER HAND, A MEETING DURING THE ‘HOLY’ ATHLETIC GAMES IS WORTHY OF A FINE…. TAKE AWAY SIX MONTHS PAY? wILL THE GAME ON SUNDAY FROM HEATHEN TEXAS HAVE AFFECT ON CHURCH ATTENDENCE HERE IN HAYWARD?

    wILL TV APPLIANCES BE INSTALLED IN CHURCHES UNDER THE PULPIT SO THAT THE HEATHENS OF HAYWARD AS WELL AS HAYWORD WILL FINALLY HAVE EYES AND EARS CENTERED ON THE PULPIT? wILL PPREACHERS PRESENT THEIR OWN REMARKS TO THE TIME WHEN BEER ADS APPEAR AT BREAKS IN THE ACTION ON THE BASEBALL FIELD?

    pLEASE ELICIT AN OPINION FROM YOUR HUSBAND !

  • qodrn

    No, John, I did watch the Series, but I cant get the HSUD meetings live because I subscribe to Directv. However, I have noticed an attachment to the agenda site that lets you see the meetings from that site. I will definately give this a try for the next meeting.

    my husband is a computer nut and I am the sports nut in the family. However, for some reason he is a Giants fan. I don’t like the Giants. I think we were married some ten years before he admitted to being a closet Giant fan. Besides, our prients, bless them are not above giving a summary of sports events during a church service at appropriate moments. Used to be worse when we had the priests from Notre Dame.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Mr. Kyle,
    I have no idea what you are rambling about.

    For Qodrn,
    The meeting last night was very interesting, starting with the recognition of all of the students. It was rewarding to see them receive their evening in the spotlight.
    I bounced between the game and the board and really didn’t miss much from either. Again there was discussion regarding the effort by the majorit of the board to place an undue burden on the public to correct mistakes in the minutes. Again, there was no clear directive as to when or to whom these corrections were to be submitted. Mr. Armas did his little show of his own corrections, since there was no reading of the correction that I saw or heard, I guess then he or anyone could submit anything and it would be approved as a correction.

    With respect to the fiasco regarding payment of board insurance premiums, I think they arrived at a method to handle it going forward, they just haven’t figured the formula out yet. However, I am concerned that there is and has been no effort to really address the issue of who allowed this to happen since around 1997.

    I do know that when an education code or government code is amended or eliminated, the state sends out a notice to all Superintendents and business offices so that they may update their information and practices. Clearly all of the superintendents and business managers in HUSD and the now four separate fiscal advisors from the county did not pay attention to the notice and continued the practice. I would like to know when those past and Ms. Duran and her business staff will be held accountable for this agregious oversight??? Why is it that it is simply “poo-poo’d”? Why is it that there is no fiduciary accountability for the “Six Figured Salaried” employees who allowed this to happen?????

  • teachermama

    Everything was so nice when the kids were there, and the mood was uplifting. In sad contrast, the bickering started later in the night.

  • John W. Kyle

    MS. QDRN’ Ms. Boot and Teacher Momma;

    MS. QDRN; PREISTS FROM NOTRE DAME COULD NOT HOLD A CANDLE TO THE JESUITS IN WIFE’S FAMILY, FATHER IN LAW WHO ATTENDED GONZAGA NOR BELLARMINE CLASSMATES ATTENDING SANTA CLARA. MY FAVORITE PLAYER WAS HERMAN WEIDEMEYER WHO PLAYED AT ST. MARY’S AND WHO WAS A NATIVE OF HAWAII, A QUARTER BACK WHO SLIPPED OFF HIS SHOE TO KICK THE PUNTS! Pappy Waldorf’s ‘platoon system’ at Cal beat herman’s team whose linemen played conyimuaqlly…. but the scores were close enpugh to make Herman WELL RECOGNIZED. hIS SON COACHED FOOTBALL WHILE CONFINED TO A WHEEL CHAIR AT sT. fRANCIS ON SF pENNIUSULA…… RUGGED FOLKS THOSE HAWAIANS! Have you noted the number of polynesians playing pro-football?

    MS. BOOT
    It matters not one iota to me what you do or do not understand.

    TEACHER MOMMA
    Sorry, I have no comment about Wednesday’s meeting…….World Serious was on the list of needs for me.

    I’ll havew to wait for the web site recording to see the ‘Ruckus’. I suspect that Reynoso was attempting to influence elections….. What say you?

    TODAY IS ‘TRAVEL DAY’ FOR THE BB TEAMS….. ERGO, IF RECORDING IS ON HUSD WEBSITE, I MIGHT FIND OPPORTUNITY LATE TONIGHT.

    I NOTE WITH DISDAIN THAT ang VENTURED TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS IN CITY OF ALAMEDA WHILE FULLY 25% OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW STACKED UP AT COUNTY REGISTRAR’s ELECTIONS OFFICE.

    I’LL TAKE BETS ON PROSPECTS OF FITZPATRICK.

    I think I am nearing the point in time where the expense of daily delivery, rather than the Sunday only delivery of SF Chronicle is once again becoming attractive. Visits to Kaiser see availability of free weekly newspaper based in Fremont but covering topics in South Alameda….. seems attractive also. Demise of Daily Review AND Argus is neatrer than anyone thinks.
    The replacement of “D” superceded all except ‘reports’ from Hayward Police Blotter.

    Or hasn’t anyone in Hayward noticed?

  • John W. Kyle

    October 29, 2010

    Comcast’s news flash arriving with 6the ‘Home Page’, sopeaks of the retailers use of the phrase ‘black Friday’ as they begin the process of ‘stuff’ price discounts.

    Tis funny that they use the experience ofccurring 81 years ago today to ‘sdcare’ folks into believing that if they do not hurry to take advantage of pricing discounts on ‘stuff’…. we will have economic failure !

    Reminds me of the uproar in El Cerrito about 40 or 435 years ago when the ‘El Cerrito Shopping Center which had at that time the first ‘branch’ of H.C. Capwell’s stotre, induced the El Cerrito merchanta along San Pablo Ave to put up the ‘Christmas’ decorations along ythe street’s lamp posts etc….. in the third week of September…. hell broke loose and the merchany=ts along the street were so embarassed all they could do was point to their ‘mall’

    Merry Christmas shoppers…. may you trip over the entrails of your Thanksgiving Turkey when that item becomes available….. !

  • teachermama

    I say your suspicions are dead on. Very intuitive.

  • John W. Kyle

    mR. kURHI;

    oTHER THAN A FEW ‘SQUIBS’ FROM THE POLICE BLOTTER i SEE NO CONTRIBUTION BY YOU ON THE SUBJECT OF hused ELECTION.

    yOUR MANAGEMENT FOLKS HAVE MADE RECOMMENDATIONS OB SCHOOL BOARDS IN SEVERAL COMMUNITIES THE LAST OF WHICH i RECOLLECT TO BE CITY OF ALAMEDA.

    yOU SEEM TO HAVE ACCUMULATED MUCH IN THE WAY OF TIME COMPENSDATION IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS….

    CARE TO COMMENT ?????

  • qodrn

    mr.Kurhi covered the school board meeting on Wednesday and then got involved in the twin murder suicide thing by Hayward High. I might take some time off after that myself. My sympathies to all invovled.

  • qodrn

    No parking on Mission between Fletcher and Tennyson. They will be ripping out the center island the week between Harder and Tennyson. I wish they would move some of the trees. Also, watch out for the new big holes (vaults for underground wiring) when walking down Mission. Falling in a vault does not seem like a great way to spend a day or night.

  • qodrn

    I left out the little gas leak on Hesperian on Thursday that caused Kaiser to shelter in place which I still think is rediculous for a hospital. Eric was stuck with that story too.

  • John W. Kyle

    SUNDAY EDITION OF REVIEW HAS A RUN DOWN ON THE ELECTIONS AND IT’S RECOMMENDATIONS THROUGH OUT IT’S SERVICE AREA… BUT NOT EVEN SPILLED INK ON husd ELECTIONS.

    WELL THAT DOES IT FOR ME….. I CAN BRING UP THE OBITS BY COMPUTER SEARCH…OR MORE FREQUENT VISITS TO LIBRARY….

  • K Rocchio

    Just to let you know, while the HUSD schools are off today for “Local Recess Day”, all departments at the District Office are staffed and open for business. Is this an example of keeping cost saving cuts out of the classroom? Will anyone else be looking for a change in the way HUSD does business tomorrow when they cast their votes?

  • Lucy’s Mom

    Dear Ms. Rocchio,

    What an excellent point you made! I am here today with Lucy, I had to take the day off from work. She is not receiving instruction, her teacher will not get paid for today, or will get paid (depend on negotiations?), and the DO is open? Thank you for the information.

    Community,
    Please do not vote for any of the incumbents/appointed candidates. Nothing but rubber stampers! While the funds that belong to our students go directly to employees at the DO paychecks.
    Think of all our Hayward children attending HUSD schools when you vote tomorrow!

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Ms. Rocchio and Lucy’s Mom have summed it all up so well. The only prayer that the students have is that some people with a backbone are elected to the board. Things must change…Duran and all of her cronies must go…Ms. Heredia needs to remember why she ran for election, because she no longer represents the students, she simply spends her time condoning what the current administrations is doing and finding ways to pull Mr. Reynoso’s chain. How sad that students take a back seat to belittling fellow board members.

  • Eric Kurhi

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