We know you weren’t surfing the web when the ’89 quake hit. But what were you doing?
Our online production team has created a Loma Prieta Earthquake page in conjunction with the 20th anniversary. Check out the cool interactive map at www.contracostatimes.com/loma-prieta-earthquake or www.insidebayarea.com/loma-prieta-earthquake. Add a marker to show where you were and what you were doing at the time the quake struck.
The map is the first element on this page. Much more to come. Have fun posting and reading. And please share this link with others.
Hayward resident David Kolm sent in these photos of Mayor Mike Sweeney, Police Chief Ron Ace, Assistant City Manager Fran David and resident Marian Kolm at a National Night Out party on Tuesday on Montgomery Street. David says more than 30 people attended.
Sorry to break any hearts out there, but you can no longer obtain finger-lickin’ fried goodness at the KFC on E Street in Hayward. It appears to have shut its doors for good.
If it’s sugary goodness you want, however, you can now head over to the new Yogurt Sugar Shack (& Deli?) on the corner of Foothill and B. Here’s the difference between the Sugar Shack and Zuckersuss.
Spotted two red-light cameras going up at Hesperian Boulevard and West A Street…
Anyone remember the Baptist Theological Seminary of Hayward? Is it still around?
Is your house decked out for the holidays? Want to find the best Bay Area holiday light displays? Check out our interactive map!
We’re trying a new feature for Election Day that lets readers call in and leave a voice message with their thoughts. We’re presenting the audio mp3s on our Web site and asking “How has this election changed the country? How has it affected you?”
You can call 510-495-1442 to comment. Our Interactive Department will listen to the recording and then post it live on the site. We ask that comments be kept to about 30 seconds or less.
We also have a live chat going…join the conversation with George Kelly as he checks with our reporters in the field and brings you coverage from additional sources.
Some of you are probably aware that there have been beat changes at the Review (as was mentioned in one of the blog comments). In late August, the Review and the Argus in Fremont adopted a structure in which reporters comprehensively cover everything in their towns — city government, education, crime and other various subjects that fall under the heading of that city (unless otherwise noted). Here’s a breakdown of who’s covering what at the Review:
HAYWARD: Eric Kurhi
SAN LEANDRO: Karen Holzmeister
CASTRO VALLEY, CSUEB, CHABOT, GENERAL ASSIGNMENT (NIGHTS): Kristofer Noceda
SAN LORENZO, HARD, GENERAL ASSIGNMENT (DAYS): Jason Sweeney
Some of the more county-oriented governmental stuff is being taken care of by our county reporter at the Oakland Tribune, Chris Metinko. However, we are putting less emphasis on some of the more mundane governmental items and more emphasis on larger issues.
The restructuring was part of an effort to more effectively use the resources we have available. So please take note of who to contact when you have a story idea. It may not be who you were dealing with before. Everyone still has the same phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
And, as always, I’m at 510-293-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.