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Hayward Daily Review will stay!

By Eric Kurhi
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 1:00 pm in General, Hayward, Odds & Ends.

The Bay Area News Group announced that they are not eliminating all those local mastheads as previously planned, including the Hayward Daily Review. They’re also seeking community bloggers, so now’s your chance to step up to the plate. Find email to send inquiries to at end of story.

Now back to story on last night’s school board meeting, at which the new superintendent’s $229,500/yr three-year contract was approved in a 3-2 split vote amid accusations of racism. More on that soon.

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

    Glad to know that we will keep our local paper somewhat intact, hope this means that Eric will keep his position.

    Now on to the BOE meeting last night. I have spent the better part of this day digesting what I saw. A couple of weeks ago the board released a statement regarding the unamimous selection of a new superintendent. It was filled with remarks that were very positive regardilng this gentleman and hopes for a brighter future.
    Last night the formal vote to accept/approve the contract was the first action item on the agenda. As a member of the community I believed that the contract was negotiated in good faith between Dr. Evans and the board and that the vote was merely required formal action. Since member Heredia was late to the meeting, it was decided that the superintendent’s contract vote would be postponed until she arrived. STUPID ME, I thought this postponement was so that there would again be a unanimous vote!
    Instead viewers, audience members and Dr. Evans were treated to Mr. Armas and Ms. Heredia saying how qualified he was, how glad they were to have him come on board, how much their hopes were raised for success in HUSD….but he didn’t deserve the salary that was negotiated in good faith earlier last week. They claimed HUSD couldn’t afford to pay him what amounted to slightly more than they had paid Ms. Duran in this time of fiscal crisis. They forgot that they had just negotiated a contract for 183,000 plus for a new associate superintendent during the summer; a woman who by the way had interviewed for the superintendent’s position and was passed over. They said their conscience just couldn’t let them vote for this salary. I wonder if they would have said the same thing to Mr. Palacitos, the man they hired and then un-hired because he had not one bit of experience with cirriculum or classroom management or academic programs?????

    GREAT WAY TO GREET THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT…WE LIKE YOU BUT WE JUST DON’T THINK YOUR WORTH THE MONEY! No hard feelings of course, come on board and we will try not to remind you daily that you aren’t worth your pay.

    I truely believe this was an insult to the man and it think it smacks of the “R” word.

    I am sorry

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

    continued from the last post. I am sorry that these two people sit on the BOE; and very glad I voted for neither of them! I will work long and hard to see that they are not re-elected.

  • qodrn

    Yay! I think. Does that mean the layoffs are postponed too? I suppose I am crazy, but I have this idea they would sell more papers if they put more into it. That Monday edition is pretty embarrassing.

  • qodrn

    (Waiting for John’s response).

  • teachermama

    They just hired a new Director of federal and state programs, too, I think, in addition to the new associate supt.

  • qodrn

    I guess they have solved the Monday problem. I will expect a refund on my subscription.

  • http://! John Kyle

    Booth.
    It is your right to work hard! However, if your efforts are the equal of the scurrility which you employed last year, would you please consider that re-introduction of the virulence you displayed upon the blog last summer and early fall is to be discouraged. It reflects poorly upon the education community and is hard to display as good example of being earnest in Christian faith, as you claim to be!

    It also reflects poorly upon your family and is hardly good example to any HUSD student attempting to understand contrived machination in politics. In words that even you might understand… stick to truth!
    Stick to facts, not as you see them to exist but as thought and actions, well considered and capable of being supported in records available to the public and classified as public information and recited by you as to their availability in location and time at which it became public record.

    Corroboration is always helpful. Corroboration imposes revelation of your sources with date and time etc.
    Above else, be a bit more pro-active! If you quarrel with a decision, explain in detail the why and how of any alternative. Most importantly, do not rely on fading memory of past scenarios.

    Did I hear correctly…Is Mr. Reynoso bowing out? There is a woman employed at CSUEB who indicated two years ago that she might be back for another run at HUSD Board seat…… good prospect there?

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

    Thank you Mr. Kyle for your instructions…however, I will continue to post in the fashion I have used since day one. I have facts, I use facts when necessary and generally refer to them in my posts. When it comes to opinion, everyone is entitled to an opinion, be it based on fact or on gut instinct and is simply posted to stimulate others into thought.

    Once again, I remind you that reference to my family by you in any form is off limits. I have tried to keeep my direct comments to you free from any references to your family out of respect for them. Please do the same.

    I stand by everything I have posted on this blog…when I felt I needed to correct a particutlar statement I have done so and will continue to do so.

    Qodrn,
    I too will be expecting a refund on my subscription.

  • http://! John Kyle

    The news found on today’s Review issue, front page and carried over to page eleven seems to carry some promise of stimulation for Hayward as well as HUSD. All too often the only ‘local news’ is taken from ‘police records’ or Hayward location of County Courts which give the impression that Hayward is rife with crime. A great many crimes are adjudicated in Hayward which is not to say that they were committed in Hayward. BANG is not alone in it’s unintended injury to our community in this regard. The SF Chronicle, in it’s own shortage of news coverage in Hayward… frequently omits the fact that the trials which it deems newsworthy, give the impression that trials in Hayward are pretty much associated with crime in Hayward.
    The affect upon HUSD can’t be missed !

  • http://! John Kyle

    Booth.
    It is your right to work hard! However, if your efforts are the equal of the scurrility which you employed last year, would you please consider that re-introduction of the virulence you displayed upon the blog last summer and early fall is to be discouraged. It reflects poorly upon the education community and is hard to display as good example of being earnest in Christian faith, as you claim to be!
    It also reflects poorly upon your family and is hardly good example to any HUSD student attempting to understand contrived machination in politics. In words that even you might understand… stick to truth!
    Stick to facts, not as you see them to exist but as thought and actions, well considered and capable of being supported in records available to the public and classified as public information and recited by you as to their availability in location and time at which it became public record. Corroboration is always helpful. Corroboration imposes revelation of your sources with date and time etc.
    Above else, be a bit more pro-active! If you quarrel with a decision, explain in detail the why and how of any alternative. Most importantly, do not rely on fading memory of past scenarios.
    Did I hear correctly…Is Mr. Reynoso bowing out? There is a woman employed at CSUEB who indicated two years ago that she might be back for another run at HUSD Board seat…… good prospect there?

  • http://! John Kyle

    All;

    Yesterday, October 27, 2011, I caused to be placed in circulation a letter addressed to our Mayor Sweeney in which I entreat the assistance of Himself as well as members of the council and which was also cc’d to HUSD administration and Board of Trustees, a plan to divert a single trip of A/C Bus line Rte 22, on detour from Winton Ave along a route using Santa Clara, West A, South Garden, Marin Ave, Nevada Rd and Stonewall Ave to resume it’s trip across W.Winton using Southland Place to gain access to Southland Mall where it would resume it’s regular route.

    I have suggested, in my plea to City and School District leaders, to request assistance of Alameda/Contra Costa Transit in providing a morning only bus ride for children along South Garden Ave and it’s immediate environs for the purpose of assuring better attendance and the serious reduction of the truancy problem at Ochoa Middle School. For those of you who are unaware, there is a very serious truancy rate in our local schools. That fact goes direct to an annual loss of Average Daily Attendance money, reputedly resulting in an $8,000,000. loss of money from the State.

    If unaware of how the system works, learn this, a large sum of money is collected by the County in the form of Real Estate taxes on our homes, apartments and businesses.Some of tyhat money waqws intended for schools.
    Not too many years ago, the state grabbed those funds on the premise that it had a better idea, which was more equitable to those students living within hovels in our older communities. What is done is done and at my age I have no intention to fight for retention of local money for local use, in the fashion it was done up until the early 1990’s.

    Ochoa middle School suffered a truancy rate of 71.92% in school year 2010 – 2011. Ochoa feeds it’s graduates into MT. Eden HS which suffered truancy rate of 86.05%

    In all our schools lost $8,000,000 in lost ADA money for school year 2010- 2011. One of the softer ways of reducing truancy is to examine basic causes outside the idea that parents are at direct fault. Much has to do with the fact that transportation is a problem for many students, especially during periods of inclement weather, when they reside in areas of the school district which are not well served by A/C Transit.

    The residential area along ‘South Garden Ave’ was ‘built up’ when under the control of Alameda County. It was not under the control of modern day zoning controls and as a result it has high population density and is not situated near convenient bus stops.

    A/C Transit has a rule that it must provide bus service to residents at a point within an established distance of residential occupants. Students attending Ochoa Middle school and Mt. Eden High School while residing along South Garden and portions of Tehama ave and Nevada Rd are not well served because they must walk to a Bus Stop at the West Side of Hesperian where the Longwood Ave signal light occurs. That walk exceeds ½ mile walking distance and cannot be measured by old ideas of ‘crow flight’ distances. The essence of the problem lays with the fact that families living in a sea of apartment units along South Garden Ave, may have an auto but the high probability is that the wage earner uses it and has, if employed, departed for work at too early an hour to ‘drop kids off’.

    So, I am certain, that there are South Garden students in large enough numbers to affect serious loss of ADA money, are just staying home rather than get soaked along the way to school.

    Re-routing a single early morning trip along A/C Transit’s Rte 22 using South Garden Ave, Nevada Rd and Stonewall and return to regular stop at the mall, is not so big a deal as to cause shock to A/C Transit.

    What I ask here is that you contact your favorite Council Member, HUSD Trustee or County Supervisor and ask that they aid Mayor Mike in establishing this particular effort in aid of Ochoa MS’s truancy problem, as well as reduction of the $8,000,000 ADA loss.

  • Michael Moore

    Возможно, вы начнете понимать, что никто не хочет слушать эту чушь от вас.

    Чтобы решить ваш призыв к большей расходы и ответственность, школьный округ не должны расширять свою деятельность транзита, но они должны сократить его и вернуться в окрестностях школы. Уходи Иоанна.

  • http://! John Kyle

    BOOTH;

    Be awa5re that althoughI accept nothing you say, I will gbe quick to point out when you step over the line!

    Last year I asked this question of you: ‘DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREEDOM OF SPEACH AND LICENTIOUS SPEACH? I beleive you do not!
    Be concernhed fot your own , now diminished reputation when using licentious speach! I will respond to it when and as it appears.

    30

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

    You just do that Mr. kyle..you are welcome to challenge any and all that I say. Just leave my family out of your postings. I am a big girl and I can take on anything you have to say about my postings, my facts, my opinions…and I believe that’s what you live for on this blog…to read what I post and then try to impune my reputation…guess what reputation is something I no longer worry about! I care not whether you or anyone else admires who and what I am. I get up every morning and am glad to be me!

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

    I have lived too long and struggled too hard to be worried about a reputation. I get up every morning happy to be me, to speak my mind whenever I am so inclined.

  • http://! John Kyle

    BOOTH

    YOU ONCE TOLD ME THAT YOU ARE CATHOLIC….YET YOU FAIL UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREEDOM OF SPEACH AND LICENTIOUS SPEACH. DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PERILS YOU FACE ???

    AT YOUR AGE YOU SHOULD REALIZE THE PERIL IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE ATTITUDE.

  • Monica

    Michael Moore…I agree.

  • http://! John Kyle

    All:

    Poor Mary Hayashi……now we all wonder how the Campaign fund will be dispersed. WHAT AFFECT OCCURS UPON Husband’s position or the marriage?

    On the same page upon which that story occurs we see a photo of a chap by name of Michael Moore. Is that our very own blog contributor ?

  • qodrn

    Didn’t Mary loose her campaign money in the big Fienstein ripoff?

    I didn’t vote for this person.

  • qodrn

    Has John realized yet that BANG is not going to provide him with a Monday paper very soon? I guess he will have to drink his java six days a week now.

  • http://! John Kyle

    Qodrn;

    There is always the SF Chronicle ! They have a great reporter in Mr. Matier….. he seems to have endles scontacts on ‘the inside’ of SF and East Bay communities…. SAW HIM SHOPPING ONCE AT COSTCO IN SAN LEANDRO SO I IMAGINE HIM TO BE AN East Bay resident.
    He seems to be on top of his game and frequently is seen involved with a story on Channel 5 in addition to his shared column with another on the same page within the Chronicleas where we find scribbles of former Mayor Willie Brown.

    Chronicle does a good job covering the Bay area,but is a bit pricy…. I currently subscribe only on Sunday but would easily go ‘daily’ if BANG drops the ball! We all need some bettet coverage of Hayward…..if we are to continue describing Hayward as ‘Heart of the Bay’.

  • qodrn

    Sigh. I wish I could afford the Chronicle on Sundays…retiring early on disability is not all its cracked up to be.

  • qodrn

    Still looking for last Sunday’s paper. My delivery person is very good, so I think someone helped the paper disappear. We shall see.

  • qodrn

    Don’s see the point of dropping home delivery on Monday if they are still printing a paper anyway. Eric, can you give us a little more clarity on this?

    Don’t get in trouble, though.

  • qodrn

    Sorry, don’s is don’t. Lazy fingers.

  • Michael Moore

    I dropped my newspaper subscriptions, the Chronicle, Daily Review, San Jose Mercury, Atlanta Constitution, St. Louis Post Dispatch, LA Times and Sunday New York Times in 2008 and converted to electronic versions of all of these. No more newspaper. It is a much more responsible way to gather the news. Did I point out that all are also still delivered electronically on time for free.

  • http://! John Kyle

    Moore;

    Was that you mingling with Oakland’s ‘occupy’ clan as photographed and published by BANG recently?

    Good grief, if it was you, be careful how you mess with their economic re-organization; advocating use of electronic news reporting may bite into subscription counts….. and result in an affect upon your business!

    If that was not you,then we need not worry about the affect upon furniture at public library furniture! The presence of other newsprint at that location is also available at no cost to patrons of the Libary.

    Would a coffee dispensary be made available if I chose to reduce my Review subscription to Sunday only?

  • qodrn

    Re: New Paper.

    Pro: Front page has dropped some junk that was really never “news” and has more readable stuff. Local news section seems larger, but I am not sure that this is not an optical illusion. Enjoy the new colorful pictures. The business section also seems to have more stuff. The sports page is at least equal to the previous edition; may be larger.

    Cons: The new TV listings suck. They are no longer in color, and barely cover the local channels. And worse, until the new limited TV section, there is a daily ad to subscribe to a TV magazine. UGH!

    Comics: WHERE THE HELL IS PEANUTS?

    Extra stuff: Your weekly enclosusres have changed. This is confusing; I have missed ones I like already. Some sections seem to be almost overkill now (re: food) and others reduced (grocery ads and coupons).
    Not enjoying the increased ads scattered throughout the paper.

    And, don’t even THINK about not delivering my Monday paper. If I could go pick up a paper, I would. Us shut-ins look forward to our paper.

  • Sherry Blair

    I have been subscribed to the electronic edition of the Review for some time. Unfortunately, my password is no longer working and I can’t get anyone to help even though I have called, left messages and emails to various people.

    On the positive end,in the absence of my regular news, I have found more sources of news: the Chabot college news is online, for instance. In fact, there are a lot of sites trying to open to new sources of news in Hayward.

    I saw a poll on the DR about the occupyers that was not at all supportive. My kids tell me the DR is for oldsters and the polls are all about who reads it.

    It’s a changing world.

  • Cheryl

    So I went out looking for my Daily Review yesterday morning and couldn’t find it anywhere. Then I realized there is no more Monday paper. What am I going to read with my morning coffee?!!! I survived that crisis and then realized, if I can learn to live without the paper on Monday, I can learn to live without it the rest of the week. Not a good strategy on the part of ANG.