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These shoes were made for donating

HAYWARD — If you have any gently used shoes that you no longer need, you can donate them for a good cause while clearing space in your closet.

The Hayward-South Alameda County NAACP Youth Council is accepting the shoes to raise money for its activities, including a planned trip to Washington, D.C.

Shoes may be dropped off at the NAACP office, 1218 B St., from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Pickup is available; call 510-581-4111 or email hsacnaacp@gmail.com to make an appointment.  The council is accepting all sizes of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes.

 

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Chabot College scholarships for veterans

HAYWARD — Chabot College is offering three scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, to student veterans.

Deadline to apply is March 27.

The Marylou Cisneros Memorial Veterans Scholarship is $500. The Student Veteran Scholarship is $1,000. This is the first year Chabot has offered the Peter Sategna Veterans Scholarship of $5,000.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. March 27 at the Student Center (Building 2300), Room 2355, at the Student Life office. For more information, email life@chabotcollege.edu or call 510-723-2685.

 

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Hayward workshop on starting your own food business

HAYWARD — A free workshop March 11 will give some of the nuts and bolts of starting your own food company.

The workshop will include tips on how to define a concept, understanding food costs, financial planning, operations, marketing and cottage food industry laws.

The workshop will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. It is being sponsored by the city of Hayward, the Small Business Development Center and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. To register, go to http://acsbdc.org/events2 or call 510-208-0411.

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Douglas Morrisson to stage ‘Bare Bones’ reading March 30

HAYWARD — The Douglas Morrisson Theatre will stage a “Bare Bones” reading  of “The How and The Why” on March 30.

The play by Sarah Treem will have one performance only.

“The How and The Why” premiered January 2011 at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J.

According to the theater, the play explores science, family and survival of the fittest. On the eve of the prestigious National Organization of Research Biologists conference, two scientists meet for the first time –  Zelda, an established leader in the field, and Rachel, an up-and-comer with a radical new theory that will rattle cages in the male-dominated field of evolutionary biology. Treem explores generational divides and the choices women face, both in their personal and professional lives

The reading will be 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the theater, 22311 N. Third St. Tickets are $10 (open seating), and are available through the Box Office at 510-881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org.

The reading will be directed by Katja Rivera, an actor and director with local credits at Magic Theatre, Shotgun Players, Boxcar Theatre and CustomMade Theatre. She is an artistic associate with Shotgun Players and Playground and a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Treem’s plays include “A Feminine Ending,” “Empty Sky,” “Against the Wall,” “Orphan Island,” “Human Voices” and “Mirror Mirror. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and South Coast Repertory and been in residence at The Sundance Institute and The Ojai Playwriting Conference, among others. Her television credits include writing/producing HBO’s “In Treatment,” “How to Make It in America” and “House of Cards.”

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Hayward police blotter Feb. 19-25

THUR, 2/19/15 at 10:38 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 30 block of W. Tennyson Road. The victim was walking through the parking lot when suspect #1 exited a parked vehicle and brandished a handgun at the victim, demanding his backpack. The victim refused and Suspect #1 “pistol whipped” the victim in the head. Suspect #1 took the backpack and fled in a vehicle occupied by suspect #2. Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male adult, 19 years, 5’8”, thin build, mustache and acne on face. He was wearing all dark clothing and had a silver semi-auto handgun in his right hand. Suspect #2 is described as a Filipino male adult, 19 years, heavy set, wearing a burgundy “Stanford” college sweatshirt.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 1:42 AM, an IN-CUSTODY ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE occurred at Middle Lane and Clawiter Road. After receiving a suspicious person call from neighbors in the area, an officer noticed the possible suspect sleeping inside a vehicle. The officer conducted a DMV check on the vehicle and found it to be stolen out of Hayward. The suspect was detained without incident and arrested for the vehicle theft.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 7:17 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH HANDGUN occurred on the 1100 block of W. Tennyson Road. A Hispanic male adult brandished a handgun at the store clerk and robbed the business of cash. The suspect fled on foot towards Pompano Avenue. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, early 20’s, 5’2 to 5’3, 130-140lbs., black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue baggy jeans. The suspect had a black semi-automatic handgun.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 3:08 PM, an ATTEMPT KIDNAPPING occurred on the 26000 block of Joshua Court. A 14-year-old female Tennyson High School student reported that a Hispanic male adult in a white 4-door vehicle tried to grab her and pull her into his car. She was able to escape and run to a nearby neighbor’s home. Hayward PD’s Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified and is investigating the case.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 5:00 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred at the intersection of Meek Avenue and Myrtle Street. The victim (who is a gang associate) was walking on Meek Ave when two Hispanic males exited their silver Ford Mustang and punched him in the face. The victim defended himself and overtook suspect #1. Suspect #2 armed (himself) with a tire iron and hit the victim once in the arm. Both suspects then fled the scene in the silver Mustang. All of the parties were later detained and the suspects were arrested. Both suspects are also known gang members.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 6:50 PM, A STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred near 50 W. Tennyson Road. The victim was walking toward the South Hayward BART station when the suspects approached him and threw him against a concrete wall. The suspects forcibly took the victim’s backpack which contained his ID and cash. Victim’s cell phone not taken and he was able to call Hayward PD relatively quickly. A nearby officer located suspect #1 on the BART platform and subsequently arrested him. Suspect #2,is described as a Black male adult, 25-30 years old, 6’2, 250 lbs, goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. He boarded a BART train and was able to elude capture. The victim’s property was located on the ground (near) where suspect #1 was contacted.

FRI, 2/20/15 at 11:19 PM, an IN-CUSTODY ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND OBSTRUCTION TO AN INVESTIGATION occurred on the 2500 block of W. Winton Avenue. During a suspicious vehicle investigation, the officer stopped three members of a motorcycle gang. One subject fled and was detained by a nearby sergeant. The second subject was carrying a concealed handgun in his waistband. Both of these subjects were arrested and taken to jail. The third subject was cooperative and released.

SAT, 2/21/15 at 6:00 PM, a DUI CHECKPOINT was conducted by Hayward PD’s Traffic Bureau at Foothill Boulevard and City Center Drive. 15 Officers, 2 Supervisors and 1 Community Service Officer; and 6 CHP-Hayward Officers were in attendance. 897 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint resulting in 10 Field Sobriety Tests, 2 DUI arrests, 23 citations for unlicensed/suspended drivers, and 18 vehicles impounded.

SUN, 2/22/15 at 9:19 AM, SUSPICIOUS DEATH occurred on the 25000 block of Regal Avenue. A 40-year-old male was arguing with his wife the night before and had gone out for a walk. The man came back with an injury on his head (unknown cause). He went to sleep on the floor, and his wife found him deceased the following morning.

SUN, 2/22 at 4:13 PM, FIREARM RECOVERY/GANG ACTIVITY occurred on the 600 block of Memorial Way. A female called Hayward PD reporting that a male was at her door threatening to shoot her husband. Officers arrive quickly and detained the suspect. The suspect is a known gang member and was in possession of two unloaded firearms and ammunition. The suspect was arrested without incident.

MON, 2/23/15 at 10:53 PM, an IN CUSTODY ARREST FOR VEHICLE THEFT occurred on Sparrow Road and Osage Avenue. The victim saw his vehicle being driven by the suspect, called Hayward PD, and followed him. The suspect parked the vehicle at the corner of Sparrow Road and Swift Court and fled on foot while the victim gave chase. Officers arrived and located the suspect hiding on a porch on Lilac Ave. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and possibly linked to (another) vehicle theft and a burglary on Sparrow Road.

MON, 2/23/15 at 10:56 PM, ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARM occurred on the 28000 block of Sparrow Avenue. The victim, who was intoxicated, heard commotion outside of his home and went to investigate it. He noticed the victim (from the above stolen vehicle case) yelling at the suspect on the corner of Sparrow and Lilac Avenue. The victim decided that he was going to protect his home by grabbing his handgun and walking outside. The victim racked a round into the chamber and accidentally shot himself in his right hamstring. His wife secured the gun prior to police arrival and it was later retrieved for evidence. The victim was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

TUE, 2/24/15 at 2:05 AM, AN IN-CUSTODY ARREST FOR BURGLARY occurred on the 900 block of Palisade. The reporting person called HPD and stated that an unknown male was attempting to break into the YMCA (on the Palisade side of the school.) A perimeter was quickly set up and the attempt burglary was confirmed. As officers start to walk into school, the suspect fled on foot and jumped over fences towards Mission Blvd. Officers gave chase but lost the suspect in a tall grassy hillside. A K-9 search was requested and during the search the suspect self-surrendered without incident.

TUE, 2/24/15 at 8:04 AM, an AUTO VERSUS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT occurred on B Street and Watkins Street. A City of Hayward employee was crossing on Watkins Street (in the crosswalk) when she was struck by a vehicle. The employee suffered a hip injury and was transported to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle stopped and called 9-1-1.

TUE, 2/24/15 at 4:42 PM, a PROBATION/PAROLE SEARCH was conducted on the 27000 block of Sleepy Hollow Avenue. Hayward PD officers conducted a follow-up investigation to a burglary that occurred the previous day. No one was home when entry was made; and no property from the burglary was located. However, the officers did find evidence that the Probation/ Parolee suspect is involved in identity theft.

WED, 2/25/15 at 10:00 AM, a SMASH Operation occurred on the 900 block of Douglas Street. Officers from various divisions conducted the operation and located the suspect who was attempting to flee. The officers attempted to stop the suspect away from his residence but he evaded them and drove to his home where he was detained in his driveway. A probation search was conducted and a stolen semi-auto handgun was located. The suspect was arrested for reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, and possession of stolen property.

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Castro Valley: Community meeting Thursday on new park

CASTRO VALLEY — Residents can give their opinion on what a new park should look like at a meeting Thursday, Feb 26.

The 26-acre undeveloped site was purchased for $5.6 million last year by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District from the East Bay Municipal Utility District. The hilltop site is one of the last large parcels of land in Castro Valley.

East Bay MUD at one time planned to build a filter plant there but declared it surplus about 10 years ago. Some developers bid on the property but then backed out, and the utility district took it off the market until 2013.

The site is bordered by Sydney Way, Carlton Avenue, Jennifer Drive and Stanton Avenue in northwest Castro Valley.

The district is starting a master plan process that will decide on park design.

The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Castro Valley Community Center, 18988 Lake Chabot Road.

 

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Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council seeks applicants

CASTRO VALLEY — Applicants are being sought for two vacancies on the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

The council, known informally as the MAC, advises Alameda County supervisors on Castro Valley issues and concerns. Applicants must be Castro Valley residents; the term is four years.

Council members typically spent 12 to 15 hours a month on MAC-related matters. The council, which reports to county Supervisor Nate Miley, meets the second, third and fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library.

Miley’s District 4 also has existing or upcoming vacancies on the Local Planning Council, Human Relations Commission, Consumer Affairs Commission, Commission on the Status of Women, Septic Commission and Fire Advisory Commission.

Those interested can download an application at www.acgov.org/clerk/apply.htm and send it along with a resume to Anna Gee at anna.gee@acgov.org, fax 510-465-7628 or mail 1221 Oak St., Suite 536, Oakland, CA 94612.

 

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Hayward job fair March 7

HAYWARD — The city is hosting a job fair Saturday, March 7.

Last year’s job fair drew hundreds. This year, Hayward will partner with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and some local businesses.

The fair will include resume reviews and information about recruitment and applications. Representatives from the city, park district and businesses will be on hand for discussions and questions.

Recruiters will be accepting applications for clerical, semi-skilled and skilled trades, professional, technical and managerial positions.

Police and firefighters will explain how to pursue a career in public safety, and speakers will give job-seeking advice.

More than 300 resumes were reviewed at last year’s fair. City human resources department workers gave advice on language, formatting and listing of experience.

The fair is geared toward Hayward residents but open to everyone. It will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. Those attending can enter a raffle for prizes.

 

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Hayward area park district is hiring

HAYWARD  — The park district is hiring for both full-time and summer jobs.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District has part-time openings in its sports, aquatics, facility rentals, day camps, tennis, after-school programs, nature, ranger and theater programs.

Pay ranges from $9.49 to $20.82 an hour.

For more information and to get an application, go to www.haywardrec.org/451/Part-Time-Employment-Opportunities or call 510-881-6700.

 

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Hayward police blotter Feb. 13-18

FRI, 2/13/15 at 1:41 PM, an ATTEMPTED BURGLARY occurred on the 22000 block of City Center Drive. A neighbor saw two Black males force entry into the apartment next door. Upon Hayward PD’s arrival, the suspects decided to flee by jumping from the 3rd story balcony. Suspect #1 sustained serious injuries and broken bones. He was transported and later admitted to Eden Hospital. Suspect #2 suffered minor injuries and was medically cleared at St Rose Hospital prior to booking. During protective sweep of the apartment, officers found evidence of possession of prescription pills for sales (over 24,000 pills) were found along with a large quantity of marijuana and a loaded gun. The Narcotics Unit was called; they obtained a search warrant and discovered about $70,000 in cash. The renter of the apartment (the victim of the burglary) arrived on scene and was subsequently arrested.

SAT, 2/14/15 at 12:11 AM, a HOME INVASION ROBBERY/ BRANDISHING A WEAPON occurred on the 24000 block of O’Neil Avenue. A juvenile suspect entered the apartment and pointed a pellet gun at the female victim. The victim’s father-in-law struggled with suspect and held him down until HPD arrived. After a brief period the suspect exited the apartment and was detained. The suspect’s pellet gun recovered at the scene.

SAT, 2/14/15 at 8:20 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 28000 block of Huntwood Avenue. The victim was approached from behind by the three suspects. Suspect #1 pointed a handgun to the victim’s head while suspect #2 pointed a knife and told victim to give up his property. Suspect #3 punched the victim in the face, causing visible injury. The suspects took cash, a cell phone and the victim’s laptop. Suspect #1 was described as a Black male juvenile, wearing a black hoodie, black and orange hat, and armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 is a Black male adult wearing a black hoodie, black and orange hat, and armed with a folding knife. Suspect #3 is a Black male juvenile wearing a black hoodie and black and orange hat.

SAT, 2/14/15 at 9:28 PM, an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Mission Boulevard. The female suspect approached the victim and simulated a weapon in her sweatshirt pocket. She told the victim, “Give me your money.” The victim, while speaking to her friend on her cell phone, told her friend to call the police; which prompted the suspect to run away. The female suspect is described as a Hispanic female adult, 35 years old, 5’02, 135lbs., and last seen wearing a pink hoodie and blue jeans.

SUN, 2/15/15 at 12:45 PM, a PLANE CRASH occurred on the 1400 block of Golf Course Road. A single engine plane with a solo passenger lost power while taking off from the Hayward Airport. The pilot did a forced landing on to the #10 hole at Skywest Golf Course. The pilot was not injured in the crash, nor were there any injuries to others. The aircraft sustained moderate damage.

MON, 2/16/15 at 10:31 AM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 19000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The suspect entered the business and stole medications from a pharmacy by force. The suspect was described as a White male adult, in his 20’s, 5’9”, 160lbs, with brown eyes. He was wearing a baseball cap, gray zip-up hoodie sweatshirt, with a white t-shirt underneath, dark pants and gray shoes. The suspect did not display a weapon and was seen fleeing in a dark vehicle.

TUE, 2/17/15 at 6:43 AM, SHOOTINGS INTO UNOCCUPIED VEHICLES occurred on the 100 block of Revere Avenue, and on the 100 block of Lafayette Avenue. The vehicle on Revere Ave was shot four times and the one on Lafayette Ave was struck three times. Police recovered bullet casings from both locations.

TUE, 2/17/15 at 2:00 PM, a PROBATION SEARCH was conducted on the 25000 block of Bryn Mawr. The Special Duties Unit (SDU) made a traffic stop on two Fremont gang members at Harder Road and Mission Boulevard. One of the gang members was on probation with a search clause, so the officers conducted a probation search of the suspect’s residence. Various kinds of ammunition and a small amount of cocaine were recovered. The suspect was subsequently arrested.

TUE, 2/17/15 at 3:30 PM, a BURGLARY AND POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY (in custody) occurred at a high school. School Resource Officers (SRO) discovered a burglary occurred at a public high school. The SRO’s Waters reviewed CCTV Surveillance footage from the burglary and the following day, one of the SRO’s saw the same suspect walking on Mission Boulevard. The officer contacted the suspect and conducted a probation search of the suspect’s residence, where property from the burglary was recovered.

TUE, 2/17/15 at 6:10 PM, a RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY occurred on the 2200 block of Parnassus Court. Six firearms and some ammunition were taken. There was no suspect(s) or other information available at this time.

WED, 2/18/15 at 11:52 AM, a SEARCH WARRANT SERVICE was conducted on the 24000 block of Patricia Court. The Narcotics Unit obtained a Search Warrant and were able to recover methamphetamine, heroin, and a loaded handgun. Two suspects were arrested.

WED, 2/18/15 at 4:45 PM, a ROBBERY occurred at Oliver Drive and West Tennyson Road. An elderly female was walking home from the grocery store when a vehicle pulled up next to her. Suspect #1 exited the vehicle and grabbed the victim in a headlock while suspect #2 stayed in the vehicle. The victim felt a hard object placed onto her back and she believed it was a gun. Suspect #1 demanded the victim’s purse, but she refused. The suspect took cash from the victim’s purse and fled in the awaiting vehicle driving southbound on Hesperian Boulevard.

WED, 2/18/15 at 10:51 PM, a RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE/COLLISION occurred on the 700 block of Shepherd Avenue. While driving eastbound on Schafer Road, an officer saw the vehicle in front of him run the stop sign at Schafer and Chisholm Ct. The vehicle ran a second stop sign at Schafer Rd. and Huntwood. As the vehicle turned southbound on Huntwood Ave, the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Moments later, the officer found the vehicle had crashed into two parked cars and the suspects had fled the scene.