Here’s some news from the Hayward Area Historical Society. Each year, they honor local residents, organizations and businesses that are history minded, and for 2011 they’re seeking the public’s help in coming up with some candidates. They’d like to hear from you by the end of the mo nth.
Click on the link at left to cue the theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey."
The Daily Review received one in 2006, a few years before I landed at the paper. I took a photo of the black obelisk award, attempting for some kind of dramatic perspective.
Submissions can be made by mail:
ATTN: History Award Nominees
Hayward Area Historical Society
22392 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541-2710
By phone: (510) 581-0223 ask for Alison
By email: email@example.com
Find press release after the jump, but feel free to also bounce some ideas around in the HayWord comments, too, it could be fun! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, General, Hayward, History, Other unincorporated areas, San Lorenzo | No Comments »
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.
Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Hayward, Layoffs, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, San Lorenzo | 20 Comments »
The Standardized Testing and Reporting results came out today, find our overview story here with links to data. While Hayward as a district remains considerably below both the state and Alameda County averages for proficiency in math and reading, both areas did see some progress. For English, 40.7 percent of kids tested proficient, compared with 39 percent in 2010 and 36.4 percent in 2009. In math, 37.3 percent tested proficient this year, compared with 35 percent last year and 32 percent in 2009.
Quick comparisons: San Leandro came in at 46 percent proficient in English, 36.4 percent in math, with about a 1.5 percentage point gain in each. San Lorenzo had 42.9 percent proficient in English, 36.9 percent in math, both down by a fraction of a percent from last year. Castro Valley had 73.6 percent proficient in English, up from 70.6 percent, and 65.5 percent proficient in math, up one percentage point.
Some individual Hayward schools had impressive results, as you can see on this chart.
“We are particularly pleased with the results at Longwood, Harder and Burbank,” wrote Leticia Salinas, a director of academic affairs with the district, in an email. ”Under state and HUSD board guidelines, these schools put in reform efforts that had phenomenal gains. We are so pleased with the work that Longwood, Burbank, and Harder have accomplished. These schools worked with a focus on collaboration as a school community and targeted professional development in the areas of standards and assessment. For example, in English Language Arts at grade 2, the percent proficient/advanced increased 23% at Burbank , 16% at Harder and 15% at Longwood at 2nd grade. The teachers, students, principals, and parents accomplished so much!”
Here’s a list of Hayward schools and the change in the proficiency score from last year, double-digit gains bolded, declines in red:
Bowman Elementary -3.51%
Brenkwitz High -0.10%
Bret Harte Middle -1.96%
Burbank Elementary +13.75%
Chavez (Cesar) Middle +1.40%
Cherryland Elementary -1.61%
East Avenue Elementary -6.37%
Eden Gardens Elementary +2.22%
ldridge Elementary +4.19%
Fairview Elementary +2.66%
Faith Ringgold School of Arts +17.95%
Glassbrook Elementary -6.48%
Golden Oak Montessori of Haywa +5.15%
Harder Elementary +8.30%
Hayward High +1.22%
Impact Academy of Arts & Techn +17.96%
Leadership Public Schools +11.80%
Longwood Elementary +13.12%
Lorin A. Eden Elementary +4.74%
Martin Luther King, Jr. Midd +3.31%
Mt. Eden High +0.97%
Ochoa (Anthony W.) Middle +7.71%
Palma Ceia Elementary -4.75%
Park Elementary -1.10%
Ruus Elementary -1.35%
Schafer Park Elementary +4.11%
Southgate Elementary +2.58%
Stonebrae Elementary +1.34%
Strobridge Elementary +7.83%
Tennyson High +4.67%
Treeview Elementary +2.26%
Tyrrell Elementary -4.25%
Winton Middle -0.22%
Find the lengthy press release from the state after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Cherryland, General, Hayward, Schools | 15 Comments »
Councilman Bill Quirk sent out this message today regarding his run for Hayashi’s assembly seat. It includes a link to his campaign website for more information. Not sure who all else is gunning for the seat except for Jennifer Ong. Here’s more information about the district. Here’s Quirk’s statement:
I have decided to run for California State Assembly because I believe that my 7 years on the Hayward City Council give me the experience needed to make a difference in Sacramento. My primary concern is to get Californians back to work. I have been endorsed by Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, Former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, Mayors Michael Sweeney of Hayward and Marshall Kamena of Livermore and many others. You can go to my website http://www.electbillquirk.com/ to get more information on my positions and endorsements. Please let me know by return email if you are willing to give me your endorsement. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Politics, San Lorenzo, Union City | 8 Comments »
The walkability index is a guide that rates cities and neighborhoods based on proximity to nearby amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks, and public transit.
Here is Hayward’s data and a pretty cool map in which green is good and red is bad in terms of legging it around town. Notice that while the overall number isn’t very impressive, some areas of town are indeed very walkable according to their methodology. In particular, North Hayward is up there at 77, which isn’t bad considering the 85 rank enjoyed by the country’s two most walkable cities of New York and San Francisco. San Lorenzo also got a 58 overall score, while San Leandro was somewhat higher at 65. Castro Valley faired poor for walkers, with a score of 45.
Fun feature: Enter an address and find a walk score particular for where you are. I’ll have you know that the Daily Review’s address is a “Walker’s Paradise” with a score of 98. The Castro Valley neighborhood where I grew up rated a dismal, “Car-Dependent” score of 28, but I could have told you that it wasn’t much fun getting around pre-car without the rating.
Here’s the press release from Walk Score.
According to the website, “The 372 largest cities in California have an average Walk Score of 50. The most walkable cities in California are West Hollywood, Albany and San Francisco. The least walkable cities are Mead Valley, Prunedale and Adelanto.”
Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Business, Castro Valley, Environment, General, Hayward, Health, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Transportation | 12 Comments »
Matt Rodriquez was selected by Gov. Jerry Brown to run the California Environmental Protection Agency, and his mom called the Review to point out that he’s a son of Hayward.
You might know his mom, too, from her years of service on the City Council.
“I just wanted to drum the fact that Hayward is a really nice town,” said Doris Rodriquez, who was on the council from 1991 to 2004, and also served as an appointed member from 2006 to 2008. She still can often be heard speaking at city meetings.
“It’s been a while since Matt went to Hayward schools, but he did,” she said. Matt went to Southgate, Calaroga (now MLK) and Mt. Eden.
”Chabot College, too,” she said. ”It was what I could afford, and he spent two years there before going to UC Berkeley and Hastings. It says something about Chabot.”
She said her other two children also started out at Chabot. One is now the head of the Hayward Education Association, and the other is also an attorney.
“It can make for sort of dull dinner conversation sometimes, but other than that it’s a good deal,” Rodriquez said.
Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Under: Castro Valley, Environment, General, Hayward, Politics, Schools | No Comments »
We had a story about the base API scores being released this week. The scores aren’t new — they are rejiggered from the growth API scores that were released in the fall. There are variables that change in the formula for calculating the scores each year, so once those variables are figured out, the previous year’s score is put through the calculations to come up with a base for comparison in the fall.
If you need a recap, here’s a guide to the state’s Accountability Progress Reporting system.
There are links in the story, but click here if you’d like to jump directly to scores for Alameda County’s schools. As you can read in the story, none of Hayward Unified’s schools make it into the statewide top 50 percent. But some fare better when compared with schools similar in terms of student’s socioeconomic status, number of English language learners and other factors, which the district pointed out in a press release you can find after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools, Union City | 8 Comments »
Here’s what’s going on this week. Also, check out the slideshow on the Castro Valley artist who carves fish out of wood. They’re pretty impressive pieces, and you can see them at The Book Shop on B Street.
Community Calendar items can be faxed to 510-293-2490, mailed to 22533 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 510-293-2464. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Arts, Calendar, Castro Valley, Entertainment, General, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools | 8 Comments »
Sometimes, for various reasons, a story runs online without a key component, like today’s tale about artist Terry Hunt and the mosaic benches he makes. I bet you’d like to see what these benches look like, wouldn’t you?
Here’s Terry with his fishing-themed bench in front of St. Rose Hospital.
There are additional benches at various locations around town; read the story to find out where. Funding for the benches comes from the city’s Mural Art Program, the same one that supports the various murals on walls and utility boxes to deter vandalism.
Here’s the Russell City blues-themed bench in front of the noodle restaurant at Southland Mall.
Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Arts, Castro Valley, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Lorenzo | 2 Comments »
How is San Leandro doing? — 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. State of the city is assessed by Mayor Stephen Cassidy at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce — members and nonmembers are invited. Luncheon is at the Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th St., San Leandro. Prepaid registration is required. Cost: $30 for chamber members, $40 for nonmembers. Register at: sanleandrochamber.com, click “events” link. For more information, call 510-317-1400. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Calendar, Castro Valley, Entertainment, General, Hayward, San Leandro | 16 Comments »