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By Eric Kurhi
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 1:07 pm in Alameda County, Castro Valley, Hayward, Layoffs, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, San Lorenzo.

We’re being rebranded. Here’s the story, feel free to discuss. The Hayward Review first published on Nov. 5, 1891. The name change to the East Bay Tribune takes effect Nov. 2.

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  • Conrad

    It kind of became official with CSUH. The message to Hayward residents is clear – we don’t want our product tainted by the name of your city. It is unfortunate.

    Maybe I’m just being touchy.

  • John Kyle

    All:

    IN THE CASE OF CSUAQEB,,, WE EARNED DDESERTION OF TYHE NAMWE hAYWARDE…. RECFALL THAT THE SITE ON THE HILL WAS INFLUENCED BY A PRONISE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE, SPEDY ACESS BY STUDENTS ON TIGHT TIME SVHEDULES MADE NECSSARY BY CLASS SCGHEDULING CONFLICTS WITH NEEDED JOBS. tHE INTENT THEN Was to assuire speedy accsess along extension of 238 from the Foothill interchange @ I-580 to I 680 in gtemont /Irvington area… put down by scorn of the GREAT Professor who retired from CSUEB
    I azm told that those using the lunch room clonspifred to sit with others, so that there was no room for the man to ‘horn in’ and bore evefryone with his anti 238 BS.

    Fail to honor an agreement and you eventually pay a price.

    Will Tribune abandon the practice of space filling squoibs taken fronm HPD ;’blotgters;?

  • Michael Moore

    All Hail King Mondegreen and Queen Malaprop, Spoc Dooner has mspkn gn.

  • Michael Moore

    It is also good to see that there will be a whole new BANG VP and increased local coverage of news, business, sports and technology which will add in the battle against oblivion. The only thing separating BANG from PATCH is that BANG has a foundation in journalism and PATCH is a spot in your shorts.

  • watchdog

    So what’s next, do we rename Hayward? How about “Dogpatch of the East Bay?”

  • Alex

    Just 3 days shy of it’s 120th birthday…

  • qodrn

    I thought the East Bay was like Danville. I thought this was South Alameda County. Who knew? Can’t wait to see what the mayor says about this….

  • qodrn

    If we rename Hayward, I would like it to be Pistacchio.

  • http://BoothmanSr@sbcglobal.net Kathi Booth

    Eric,
    How does this affect you and your position here in Hayward? How will this affect the HayWord?

    Your efforts to meet the needs of this community, given the restraints placed upon you have been commendable.

  • qodrn

    good questions one and all.

  • Eric Kurhi

    Thanks for asking, Kathi! But I don’t have much in the way of answers. The changes go a lot deeper than the masthead, and it’s all up in the air right now, at least as far as info that I’m privy to.

  • http://BoothmanSr@sbcglobal.net Kathi Booth

    Well for what it’s worth Eric, you have the support of this small but vocal community to keep you here covering the happenings in Hayward. We appreciate your responding to our requests for more diversified stories and all of your efforts. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

  • Sherry Blair

    I agree that there were some real advantages to having a real community newspaper. But,that old newspaper has been gone for a long time. What we have now is already inadequate!

    I have been forced to get more of my news from the internet. But what about the local news? The Review is the only source for that.

    As it is we are now depending more and more on our local government itself to give us the news. That’s a huge problem. Who is going to ask the questions that lead to the information they don’t want us to know? Where will our voice be?

    Maybe the answer will come from citizen journalists, but we are certainly going to have to learn how to do it right first.

    Gee, maybe we can get together and hire our own journalists. A people’s paper. We could give them leads about the stories we would like to know more about. How ’bout it Eric? Want to work for us? You could write a blog, call it the Hayword.

  • Watchdog

    I must admit, the Daily Review does not seem to print much about our Hayward schools. It seems to be a generic paper from ANG under different titles. All we see is stuff in the news briefs about robberies and other acts of violance.

  • Michael Moore

    I suspect that Eric may well require greater funding than that available to Hayword readers. Sherry you are right that a People’s Paper or Worker’s World are the right idea, if not early Twentieth Century and long ago have become VLogs or Blogs. The AOL/Huffington/Patch model is the first attempt at local news. They are not very good, but part of that is that the contributions are unpaid and the editors are untrained. I suspect that even though Hayward is not Patched, there are Patch sites for Newark, Fremont, Union City, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Danville and Berkeley Patches. In no way am I advocating Patch but it is there.

    It would be great if the censorship in Patch was reduced, but that will change, I am sure, if the brand works. I think that that is still open right now. Most of the writing and blogging is little better than high school and lacks the quality of real journalism.

    Patch also does not pay well. But it is a start.

    Good luck Eric.

  • qodrn

    My thoughts on this are that in reality, these newspapers ceased to exist a long time ago, before the current owners bought them. Other owners besides these were not able to be financially successful. Does it really behoove us to pertend these papers still really exist?

    I think this new approach could work out better if handled correctly. I am not happy about people being laid off; wish more could be done to help these folks out.

    I would like to see a Hayward patch. This town is certainly big enough. News should not only be event driven; it would be nice to have some articles on gang issues in the neighborhoods, problems with policing, problems with schools, issues at city council, filing these empty lots, etc.

    Would like to see some areas set up for homeless folks to get through the winter. Yes, we have them here in Hayward. Clearly, we need better mental health care; issues are rising perceptitously.

  • qodrn

    To sum up the Little League World Series for the Big Little Leagues. District 45 lost three games, but won their last game. They did not make it to the finals, but not bad for a first trip to the World Series.

    The Little League World Series was won by the California team over Japan on an error by Japan. Southern California is planning a big parade on Sept. 10. Cost $70,000 for the 13 team members to go to the Series. Good for them.

  • qodrn

    East Bay Tribune…Is that the best they could come up with? Gosh.

  • Dorf

    Qodrn needs to check his or her facts. The previous owner was Floyd Sparks and yes he made a million dollars. He took care of his employees. He bought out the three competing newspapers. When ANG bought The Sparks Newspapers, (Floyd Sparks retired) all the local news disappeared. As far as rebranding, the only change is the masthead. The paper won’t improve until local people own the paper.

  • qodrn

    I wasn’t thinking so much of Mr. Sparks as I was of the former owners of the Tribune. Truly sad the local owners had to sell.