Calendar for week of May 9

wintonmuralHere’s what’s going on this week, according to the Review calendar and government listings. On Saturday, there’s going to be a ribbon-cutting dedication of Suzanne Gayle’s latest mural work at Winton Middle School. Press release, calendar after the jump:

Winton Middle School and the City of Hayward will unveil their newest mural on May 14th in a ceremony to be attended by the school, City officials and Star Arts artists. Suzanne Gayle, the founder and president of Star Arts, worked closely with Principal Donald West and the City to revitalize Winton’s appearance by creating a panoramic 360-degree mural that encircles the inner courtyard of Winton in addition to a large mural visible from the street of a leaping tiger in electric colors from Suzanne’s “Neon Jungle” series.

Murals in the courtyard emphasize mountain streams and sylvan glades for tranquility, with other scenery from desert winds to snow-capped mountains for balance.

Active participation and selection of art designs so energized the students and staff of Winton that they have chosen to change the school mascot logo of the Winton Wildcats to that of the leaping tiger and changed the school colors to majestic purple and gold. Christine Pacheco is also involved in the projects as a contributing artist creating tile mosaics on the brick planter boxes in the courtyard. Students will be planting all new plants and flowers to coordinate the vibrant school colors as part of the school beautification plan.
The mural was commissioned by the City of Hayward as part of it’s ongoing revitalization and anti-graffiti programs. On May 14th, Winton Middle School students will participate in a City-wide cleanup in honor of the City’s beautification programs. Suzanne Gayle will create a new mural of a leaping tiger to grace the top of the school around a giant “W” symbolizing the Winton Wildcats, and she has volunteered to supervise an additional mural that will be designed and painted by Winton’s students.

May 11

Cost saving ideas — 10-11:30 a.m. A representative of Consumer Credit Counseling Services will show how to stretch income by setting priorities, setting a budget, planning and saving. Free program for those age 50 and older at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., San Leandro. For more information, call 510-577-3462. (Course #23016.) Register online at www.sanleandrorec.org, or in person at the senior center.

Legal assistance for seniors — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sue Han, from Legal Assistance for Seniors, will describe its services and explain how to qualify for them at the Hayward Library, Weekes Branch, 27300 Patrick Ave. She also will discuss its health insurance counseling and advocacy program and provide a list of counseling locations in Alameda County. Free. No registration required. 510-881-7980 or go to www.hayward.library-ca.gov.

May 12

Hawaiian potluck — Noon-2 p.m. Celebrate older Americans month at the city of San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. Dress Hawaiian and bring enough of your favorite Hawaiian recipe to serve four people; bring copies of the recipe to share if you wish. Must be age 50 or older to register. Registration is $2 for residents, $4 for nonresidents. Register online at www.510-577-3462 (#22712), at the senior center, or at Marina Community Center on Wicks Boulevard.

May 13

Friday night film — 6:30 p.m. Cal State East Bay is showing the film “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” at the Art and Education Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Free admission/snacks, but parking fee will apply — pay stations in lots E2, G, K and N. 510-885-3299, or go to http://csueastbay.edu/arts.

May 13-14

“Voices from the Past” — An opportunity for brave investigators to hunt the paranormal in Hayward. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on two nights — May 13 at Meek Mansion on Hampton Road, and May 14 at McConaghy House on Hesperian Boulevard. Participants can sign up for one or both nights. Tickets are $75 per night or $100 for both nights. Each evening includes a presentation by the American Paranormal Research Association on recent findings at the houses and participation in an investigation inside one of the houses. Advance reservations are required. For more information or to reserve your spot, call the Hayward Area Historical Society, 510-581-0223.

May 13-15

Theatre and dance concert — “Sins, Taboos, and Other Bodily Delights,” performed in the University Theatre, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Performances at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 general, $10 youth, senior, and alumni, and $5 for those with Cal State student ID. Parking fee will apply. 510-885-3118.

May 14

Intergenerational community garden work day — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Complete the “Farm City” book-to-action series by volunteering at the Ochoa Middle School garden, 2121 Depot Road, Hayward — one of 25 school gardens in the Hayward Unified School District, and overseen by Project EAT (“Educate, Act, Thrive”). “Farm City” author Novella Carpenter will participate in the community service event. Free event, no registration is required. For further information, call 510-881-7980, or go to www.library.hayward-ca.gov.

Freshwater marsh bird walk — 1-4 p.m. Along the shoreline some birds have arrived to set up their loud and crowded colony. Meet at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., to begin this favorite walk to explore the islands and ponds normally closed to the public. Ages 12 and up. Free. 510-670-7270.

What’s Up Big Band — 2-4 p.m. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry James and others at the Weekes Branch Library, 27300 Patrick Ave., Hayward. Tap your toes and swing your hips as the 18-piece orchestra plays the biggest hits of the big band era. Free event. For more information, call 510-293-5366, or go to www.library.hayward-ca.gov.

Piano/accordion recital — 7 p.m. Norwegian pianist Knut Erik Jensen is performing at the Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Before the concert begins, attendees can visit the Solveig Club Boutique from 5-6:45 p.m. and see Scandinavian treasures. Concert is a freewill offering event. For more information, call 510-889-0958.

May 15

Weekend weed warriors — 1-4 p.m. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., needs help to eradicate the non-native plants that threaten shoreline diversity. Restoration day involves working and learning techniques of invasive removal, native planting, as well as information about the native plants and animals of the Hayward shoreline. Refreshments provided. Bring gloves or borrow some of ours. Free program for ages 12 and older. 510-670-7270.

“Legacy of the Nisei Veterans” — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Digital stories of Japanese American World War II veterans at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The film stories share experiences of men in the segregated 100th/442nd RCT, the most decorated military unit of its size in U.S. history, and the largely unknown story of the Military Intelligence Service, whose members were key to the campaign against Japan through their work translating, interrogating and collecting battlefield information. Reception follows. Free tickets available at the information desk. 510-577-3991.

May 16

Documentary film — 6 p.m. Water is essential to every living thing on the planet. “Flow” is an award-winning documentary investigation into an important political and environmental issue — the world water crisis. Free screening at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. For more information, call 510-881-7980, or to to www. library.hayward-ca.gov.

Government Listings.



There will be a hearing at

9:30 a.m. Monday in the Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St., Oakland.

Topics include the future of San Leandro Hospital and availability of emergency and acute care in San Leandro and surrounding areas.



A special meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district office board room, 24411 Amador St.

Topics include a presentation on staying in qualified budget status and reaching positive certification, and child development budget and programs.


A regular meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the City Council chamber at City Hall, 777 B St.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Hayward cable Channel 15.

Topics include more on the budget and fiscal recovery, and the formation of a community interview panel for superintendent candidates.

View the complete agendas at http://husd.k12.ca.us/


A regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the City Council chamber at City Hall, 777 B St.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Hayward cable Channel 15 and online at www.hayward-ca.gov.

Topics include recommendations for the Capital Improvement Program for 2012.


A regular meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the district offices, 1099 E St., Hayward.

Topics include a presentation on this year’s Rowell Ranch Rodeo, a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Hayward Area Shoreline Interpretive Center, and reports on the budget for next year. For the full agenda, go to www.haywardrec.org.



There will be a joint work session at 7 p.m. Monday in the Dave Karp Room at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

Topics include an update on the Measure M school facilities bond improvements and updates on city and school budgets.

Eric Kurhi

  • Eric Kurhi

    Also, Hayward Unified announced today they are having another special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the district office board room. It’s a work session, topic: Board governance and goal setting.

  • Another special HUSD meeting announced, this one be incorporated in tomorrow’s regular meeting, which starts at 6:30. They’re talking about changing the preschool program model to one that will require five less certificated employees, 6.5 less classified. Read the report here.