You’ve probably heard the tragic story that happened last week involving the Hayward High School students. We’re keeping an ear out for updates, but I received a press release that was e-mailed to me by relatives of the twins. We’re not releasing any names at this point because of the nature of the case.
Here’s the family statement, which they want to be shared: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Crime, Fairview, Hayward, Religion, Schools | 6 Comments »
I hear Alameda County Board of Education trustees were deadlocked over two candidates at a special meeting last week. This press release just came out: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Leandro, San Lorenzo | 1 Comment »
Here are some links to look at… like I mentioned in a recent comment, I’m off this week but I wanted to open up a new post for election commenting.
HUSD 2-year seat. Here’s our story.
Here’s the smartvoter information page on candidates. Candidate websites: Jesus Armas, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Annette Walker.
HUSD 4 year seat. Here’s our story.
Here’s the smartvoter information page. Candidate websites: Audie Bock, Lisa Brunner, Sue Lafferty, William McGee, Sheila Sims.
We also had stories on the Eden Township Healthcare District race, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, San Leandro school board, San Leandro mayor, San Leandro City Council, San Leandro ballot measures, more on San Leandro’s Measure Z, San Lorenzo school board, Fairview Fire Protection District, Castro Valley Sanitary District, and last but not least, the District 2 supervisor’s race.
Here’s the smartvoter Alameda County page, where you can find more information on many of those races.
The city of Hayward website has a page with links to videos of forums between the supervisors and Hayward school board candidates, but it doesn’t seem to be working for me. Might be my computer.
Catch you all next week!
Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, Other unincorporated areas, Politics, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools | 58 Comments »
So I’m off this week. Just got back from a short camping trip — don’t much care for publicly announcing when I won’t be home, so I didn’t. But I’m back in town now yet still not actively at work, although I’ll be attending tomorrow night’s forum to gather more thread for the school board candidate story. But I’m officially off until Monday.
Here’s the info on this week’s candidate forums, which ran as a brief in the Review:
CANDIDATE FORUMS: There will be a forum for Hayward Unified school board candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in room 804 at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd.
The event is sponsored by the college’s political science department and Chabot College Foundation.
Organizers said all candidates are expected to attend.
There will be another forum at 7 p.m. Friday at the Westminster Hills Presbyterian Church, 27287 Patrick Ave. That event, sponsored by the Hayward Demos Democratic Club, the Greater Hayward Democratic Club and GLOBE, will be followed by a forum for candidates running for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District board.
Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, Politics, San Lorenzo, Schools | 8 Comments »
Good news! We have some additional hands around here these days: Chris Metinko, who was covering Alameda County issues for the Oakland Tribune, joined us to take over the unincorporated areas beat.
That includes Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Fairview, Ashland and Cherryland. Like the rest of us, he’ll tackle all aspects of the areas, including schools, crime and planning/land use/neighborhood issues. In addition, he’ll be taking on stories out of Cal State East Bay and Chabot College.
Chris is a very welcome addition. If you have stories out of our neck of unincorporated AlCo, let him know. He’s at 510-293-2479 or email@example.com.
Posted on Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Crime, Development, Fairview, General, Odds & Ends, Other unincorporated areas, Politics, San Lorenzo, Schools | 3 Comments »
Find a preview of tomorrow’s story below for the nitty-gritty on all the elections with extended filing periods.
Both former city officials said they have a lot of other community service opportunities, as well as professional and personal goals.
“I definitely believe in Hayward, and schools are a priority,” said Greg Jones. “I’m certainly interested in using leadership however I can. I thought this would be a good way to serve but it did not turn into that in my mind.”
Jones added that he is a flexible man, and has no regrets about leaving the city to pursue other goals. May said the same about her departure from the City Council, adding that the atmosphere could be “stifling.”
She quoted a line from her Facebook page: “The right team can make the most mundane task worthwhile. Similarly, the wrong team can make the most meaningful endeavor a complete waste of time.”
Here is the election update story:
By Eric Kurhi and Jason Sweeney
ALAMEDA COUNTY — An anticipated run for the Hayward school board by former City Councilwoman Anna May and her fiance, former City Manager Greg Jones, did not materialize as the Wednesday deadline passed and they decided not to file.
In addition, two candidates for Hayward Unified — Sabrina Becerra and Gabriel Jimenez — withdrew from the race, leaving a field of Audie Bock, Lisa Brunner, Sue Lafferty, William McGee and incumbent Sheila Sims seeking two available seats. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Fairview, Hayward, Politics, San Leandro, Schools, Transportation | 122 Comments »
After looking at the “About The HayWord” page, it appears that it’s time to revisit all of that info. Still lists Kim Santos as editor (she’s now at the Valley Times/Tri-Valley Herald), Jason Sweeney covers San Leandro and Kris Noceda left us last week. To those not in the Twitterverse – that’s where news breaks these days — Kris left the Review to join an online news group.
Yeah, we’re already missing him — not just because he’s a good reporter and a positive newsroom presence, but also because now we have to cover his beats until a new reporter is hired. In a nutshell, that means I’ll pick up Castro Valley, Fairview, Cherryland, Cal State and Chabot College stories; Jason Sweeney is going to tackle unincorporated crime items, San Lorenzo and Ashland.
Now then, please read this official policy. We’re going to start enforcing it. I honestly don’t have much time to play comment police, so if you post something unacceptable, I will have to put you in the spam queue. Then, when I have a chance, I’ll look at the spam queue and see if there’s anything there to post. That means you will not have the instant gratification of seeing your comment go live when you hit the post button, and I can’t guarantee what kind of lag time there will be. Here’s that policy:
Blog policy: While The HayWord welcomes lively discussion and tough criticism, personal attacks on writers or other readers are not allowed. Spam, obscene language, personal attacks or abusive hate speech are not allowed. You may not pose as another person when posting. Violators are subject to a ban. We recommend that posters to The HayWord use their full names when posting, to keep this forum reliable and encourage constructive discussion.
Posted on Monday, August 9th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Blogroll, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Crime, Fairview, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools | 19 Comments »
Information from the HUSD website:
May 18, 2010
Dear Hayward Community:
On Thursday night, June 3, 2010, from 7:00-8:30 pm, I will be holding a Community Outreach Meeting at Burbank Elementary School to get community input on the state of HUSD.
I highly encourage all interested parents and community members to attend. The purpose and agenda points are below.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEETING:
Thursday, June 3, 2010 / 7:00-8:30 pm / Burbank Elementary
· To reach out to the community to discuss the state of HUSD
· To answer questions regarding the fiscal crisis, high academic student achievement, & campus safety
· To seek assistance & continued support for Hayward Schools
· To listen to Hayward parents/community regarding their public schools
· To clarify that the school situation is of concern & the responsibility of all
· Welcome & Purpose of Community Outreach Meeting: Janis Duran, Superintendent HUSD
· Introductions: Maribel Heredia, Vice President of HUSD School Board
· Greetings from the City: Mayor Michael Sweeney
· Greetings from Alameda County Office of Education: Sheila Jordan, Superintendent ACOE
· Panel Moderator: Fran David, Hayward City Manager
· Questions from Audience / Panel Answers
· Ways You can Support HUSD, Students & Families
· Raffle—DONATED Prizes
· Child Care / Donated Refreshments
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Under: Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, Schools | 17 Comments »
This broke late today. We’ll revisit the matter for a story early next week. Here’s the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Superintendent Jordan issues a statement regarding the certification of the provisional appointment of the Hayward School Board Trustee
The following letter was sent to Superintendent Janis Duran and the Hayward Unified School Board
April 23, 2010
Janis Duran, Interim Superintendent
Hayward Unified School District
24411 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544
Dear Superintendent Duran:
In accordance with California Education Code and advice of legal counsel, I certify that as of April 16, 2010, the provisional appointment of the Hayward School Board Trustee was made effective and that Jesus Armas will remain a board Trustee until the November 2, 2010 election. I have carefully stayed within my legal responsibilities to identify whether the required conditions to call for a special election have been met. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, Politics, Schools | 33 Comments »
… Jesus Armas. Here’s the brief for tomorrow’s paper, will have more on this later.
Former City Manager Jesus Armas was appointed to serve as an interim Hayward school board member Wednesday, and said he intends to seek a permanent seat in the November election.
That will pit him against outgoing City Manager Greg Jones and Councilwoman Anna May, who each are leaving their positions to run as a slate for two of the three slots available on the board.
School board members chose Armas from a field of 10 candidates in a 3-1 vote, with Luis Reynoso dissenting.
Reynoso was wary of the appointment because he felt district staff members were “less than transparent” in divulging the fact that Armas’ wife works as a human resources manager in the district, which he said creates potential for a conflict of interest.
In other news, today was the filing deadline for June’s election. All six of the City Council contenders mentioned in this story filed.
Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Under: Alameda County, Fairview, Hayward, Politics, Schools | 11 Comments »