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Northbound I-238 closure

Caltrans just faxed the following info re: northbound I-238, which will be closed between I-880 and I-580 beginning midnight and until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Detours for motorists traveling westbound on I-580 will exit at Strobridge Avenue; turn left onto Castro Valley Boulevard, heading west, make a right onto Mission Boulevard and heading north, turn left onto Lewelling to access I-880. Signs will also be in place to guide motorists to the detours.

Caltrans: The closure is necessary so contractors can install bridge joint seals on the several bridges along I-238. Motorists should expect minor delays and proceed with caution through construction work zones.

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Hayward, Transportation | No Comments »

Sound off on San Leandro Hospital

If you can’t make Thursday’s community meeting to discuss the future of San Leandro Hospital, then join the conversation here.

No yelp-like reviews please.

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Under: General | 5 Comments »

We Tweet’n

Calling all Twitter Tweeps. Follow me at for story links, news updates, announcements and random observations around town…

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Under: General, Odds & Ends | 13 Comments »

E-mail blast criticizes CVHS diversity day

A parent apparently frustrated over an incident at Castro Valley High School that involved a lesbian guest speaker somehow managed to get a list of many school parents’ e-mails. The parent sent the following message in an e-mail:
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Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009
Under: Castro Valley, General, Schools | 33 Comments »

Song honors Oscar Grant

Mistah Fab, an Oakland-based rapper, has released a song in honor of Oscar Grant III — the 22-year-old from Hayward who was fatally shot by a BART police officer Jan. 1 at the Fruitvale station in Oakland.

For more of our coverage on the fatal early New Year’s Day shooting, click here.

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
Under: Alameda County, Crime, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends | 3 Comments »

The Gods of Wrath are coming…

Well, two at least.

Castro Valley’s own Ronny Munroe and bandmate Rick Van Zandt will help raise funds for The Kids’ Breakfast Club during a benefit concert Saturday at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.

Both are part of legendary heavy metal band Metal Church.

Metal Church on YouTube

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Odds & Ends | No Comments »

BYOB please

No, not that kind.

The Castro Valley Sanitary District is offering free reusable tote bags in support of the countywide Bring Your Own Bag campaign.

The bags are made of 80 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, and officials estimate the average person will save 250 plastic bags a year when bringing their own reusable bag to go shopping.

BYOB give-away schedule (for residents of the Castro Valley Sanitary District only):

Rite Aid Pharmacy
9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
3848 Castro Valley Blvd.

Longs Drug Store
12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
3667 Castro Valley Blvd.

Each event will last about three hours and supplies are limited.

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2008
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Environment, General, Other unincorporated areas | No Comments »

Poppin’ wheelies on my Castro Valley

Drop your Schwinn and hop on a Castro Valley bike. It’s the only way to cruise down the boulevard!

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
Under: Castro Valley, General, Odds & Ends, Transportation | 3 Comments »

Stackin’ that Ca$h Flow

Note: Some links feature offensive language.

Here’s a first, for us just “postin” at the Review anyway. Castro Valley is known in the Bay Area hip-hop community as Ca$h Flow.

As for who coined the term, it’s up in the air. But they probably had an influential say in baptizing Hayward with “the ‘Stack” and San Leandro with “the Dro” and “Slandro.”

Urban Dictionary also has some interesting submissions defining Castro Valley, Hayward and San Leandro.

Sorry San Lorenzans. No one has posted a description of your neck of the woods yet.

But I’m sure something will come up soon, ya smell me?

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2008
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, San Lorenzo | 4 Comments »

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3..

The state department of education released results of how students performed on the state-mandated California High School Exit Exam last year.

Check how area students did here.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering passing the exam is required by all California students to earn a high school diploma.

Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
Under: General | 10 Comments »