Hayward police are beefing up their presence in a 15-block area in downtown Hayward through January. Part of that includes traffic enforcement (aka tickets), with zero tolerance (you can’t talk your way out of one). Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, Hayward | 2 Comments »
It’s been too long, but The HayWord is back. This is not just our site to post updates and capture the community as we find it; it’s also your site. We hope you’ll visit us and share links, comments and perspectives. Stop on by; we’ll be here.
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, Fairview, Hayward | 4 Comments »
The Selmeczki family outside their newly opened hardware store on Castro Valley Boulevard in 1926. From left, dad Pete, son Ernie, mom Mary and son Frank.
The Hayward Area Historical Society will hold its 13th annual history awards ceremony on Friday, and tickets are still available. We had a story on Pete’s Hardware in Castro Valley, which is being honored as a historic business.
This year’s other winners are Randy Wittorp for his work to restore his Tudor home on Prospect Hill in Hayward, the Hayward Municipal Band for years of summer concerts and other events, Hayward High teacher Peggy Hearne for her history-rich curriculum, Robert and Erica Campisi for their work to improve Cherryland and Meek Park, and Supervisor Nate Miley for his leadership in preservation efforts at the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.
Find more information on all the winners in the HAHS press release after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012
Under: Ashland, Business, Castro Valley, Cherryland, General, Hayward, History, San Lorenzo | No Comments »
Correction: Oops, the link below isn’t to the final story after all, but this one is.
Here is the final story on the board’s approval of the parcel tax measure. I had a voice mail from Trustee Luis Reynoso this morning, he wanted people to know that he tried to get a low-income exemption added to the measure but the addendum was not accepted by Trustee Maribel Heredia, who made the motion on the item.
He said at the meeting that when he was a teacher he stockpiled granola bars and snacks because a lot of kids were coming to school unfed because they lived in poverty. He added that includes homeowners, and said to look at the number of foreclosures as evidence.
“So when you tell me it’s only $58, go tell people who lost their homes that it’s only $58,” he said. “Tell them when they can’t feed their kid when they send them to school.”
Also of note: Trustee William McGee said he’s wary of the tax because of the “way the school board conducts business.” He expressed disappointment earlier in the meeting because he has requested a demographics study be taken up by the board, and it has yet to happen. Also said they have yet to address the matter of new schools opening, some of which will be underenrolled.
“I hear the community wanting us to support this, but I’m not hearing the board talking about agenda construction, and the schools opening up,” he said. “I’m not sure staff has direction.”
He wanted to discuss the matter, but Board President Jesus Armas said the matter at hand is the resolution concerning the parcel tax.
“Wow,” McGee said. “This is an issue. I’m asking when are we going to start talking, as a school board, about how to maximize dollars if this gets passed. … I’m looking for an answer and not getting it.”
For the sake of school district comparison, here are stories on what’s going on in Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro and New Haven.
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012
Under: Castro Valley, Cherryland, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools, Union City | 11 Comments »
Last weekend saw the groundbreaking of a the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial at Castro Valley Community Park. That’s the one on Lake Chabot Road near Seven Hills. Here’s the press release:
Castro Valley, CA – It was history in the making Saturday, March 3, 2012 as a dedicated band of volunteers and local dignitaries joined more than 200 members of the public to break ground on a permanent tribute to the sacrifices of military men and women: the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial. The Memorial, now fully permitted, is closer than ever to completion.
The Memorial will one day soon occupy a prominent corner of Castro Valley Community Park at Lake Chabot Road and Quail Avenue. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #9601 has been the driving force to bring the vision to reality, all in the name of commemorating those who have honorably served our nation and defended and continue to defend our freedom and way of life.
“I see this memorial as a salute to the military veterans of Castro Valley and Alameda County who have given so much to defend and protect this great nation, the United States of America,” said Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.
Supervisor Miley donated funds for part of the memorial that will signify the contribution of women, a “Rosie the Riveter” bench. His is one of the many generous contributions, including a $50,000 donation from the family of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Travis M. Amsbaugh. Sgt. Amsbaugh was a Castro Valley native who passed away on September 1, 2011.
Joining Supervisor Miley at the groundbreaking were State Senator Ellen M. Corbett, State Assemblyman Bob Weickowski, Hayward City Council Member Bill Quirk, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Director Dennis Waespi and East Bay Municipal Utility District Director Frank Mellon.
The Castro Valley Veterans Memorial Committee acknowledges all of the major donors on its website at www.cvvm.info/sponsors. Committee members are: Michael L. Emerson, Patrick Flanagan, BART Board President John McPartland, Bob Pirone, Jim Uhlik, Art Benin and Mary Greenlee.
Although the committee has been successful in raising almost all of the required money, more donations are still needed. Go to: www.cvvm.info for more information and to make a tax deductible donation.
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012
Under: Castro Valley, History, Odds & Ends | No Comments »
Volunteer Joel Ellioff and HARD trustee Louis Andrade at the honarary brunch on Jan. 28.
Joel Ellioff was honored with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s volunteer of the year award. He works at the senior centers, and is a volunteer driver for day trips, bringing seniors co museums and other cultural attractions. He also volunteers in the woodshop program and spends his lunch break in the kitchen, serving up hot meals.
HARD has a honors a volunteer each month and then picks one from the 12 for this honor. Find a list of all volunteers of the month and more on Joel in the press release after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Hayward, Health | 5 Comments »
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 »