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Sea level rise forum Saturday in Castro Valley

CASTRO VALLEY — Climate change and rising sea levels can be scary topics, but a community forum is planned for Saturday, Feb. 22, to help people prepare

“What?! Sharks in My Backyard?” will explore what is happening with climate change and what residents can do. It takes place at the Castro Valley Library.

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center naturalists will lead a community discussion, and representatives of the Adapting to Rising Tides Project will talk about local effects.

Also taking part in the forum are Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, Hayward; Hayward Area Recreation and Parks Department, MoveOn.org, 350Bay Area.org, the American Association of University Women, Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency Citizens Advisory Committee and the American Association of University Women and others.

The forum starts at 2 p.m. at the library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley.

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Environment, Hayward, San Lorenzo | No Comments »

Hayward challenge grant to aid homeless

HAYWARD — A $3,000 challenge grant to help the homeless has been issued in honor of community activist Jim Forsyth, who died last year.

Proceeds will go to the South Hayward Parish Joe White Movement, named for a homeless man who died while sleeping outside on a cold night in December.

Every dollar donated through the end of February will be matched; donations are tax-deductible.

The parish has been providing drop-in services to connect people to housing, employment, training and support through the Community Action Network (CAN) for the past four years. Its site is small, making it difficult to provide services.

Funds from the grant will help CAN get a larger place to help move people into housing.

To donate, send a check to South Hayward Parish, 27287 Patrick Ave., Hayward, CA 94544, with The Joe White Movement in the memo line. Details: 510-432-7703 or southhaywardparish@gmail.com

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Under: Alameda County, Hayward, Homeless | No Comments »

Hayward police blotter Feb. 4-9

02/04 11:35 AM
A robbery occurred at the Food Source on Mission Blvd. The heavily intoxicated suspect stole two bottles of alcohol. The suspect fought with employees but was detained until police officers arrived and arrested him.

02/05 06:13 PM
A female pedestrian was struck while crossing Hesperian Blvd at Tahoe St. The vehicle was located and suspects were contacted at a residence near where the car was recovered. The HPD Traffic Bureau is investigating.

02/05 08:00 PM
A female victim reported that two masked suspects forced their way into her home and demanded money. The suspects fled the scene taking the victim’s cell phone and cash.

02/07 10:40 PM
During an unexpected power outage caused by a traffic collision, unknown suspects broke into a series of auto parts stores and took merchandise. Officer were unable to respond due to the need for traffic control for the traffic accident.

02/08 11:55 PM
A male driver crashed his vehicle into a parked car near Sorensdale Park. When officers arrived, they had to chase the driver and passengers of the vehicle. The responding officers were able to detain two of the subjects.

02/09 02:50 AM
A single vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Mission Blvd and Gresel St. The driver and other occupants of the vehicle all sustained injuries from the collision. Two passengers were transported to nearby trauma centers. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision.

02/09 06:49 AM
A male suspect breaks the display window of a business in the 1000 block of B St and tries to take property. The suspect is confronted by the store owner and proceeds to fight with him. The owner’s son assists him in fighting off the suspect who is arrested when officers arrive. The suspect is later identified as being responsible for several downtown burglaries to businesses.

02/09 08:47 AM
A robbery occurred at the Phoenix Lodge on A St. The victim is battered by two suspects who try and take property from him. When officers arrive, they check for witnesses nearby. Officers contact a subject they know nearby but during questioning he flees. A picture of the subject who fled is shown to the victim and is identified as being one of the suspects in the robbery. The suspect returns to the scene later and is seen by witnesses who call the police. The suspect is detained by officers and arrested.

02/09 01:00 PM
Neighbors call regarding subjects arguing. Upon arrival, officers locate a stolen vehicle. While speaking to neighbors, a suspect who was last seen in the stolen vehicle by neighbors is contacted and arrested. Other involved suspects, including the last driver of the vehicle, are located nearby and arrested.

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Under: Crime, Hayward | No Comments »

Animal love Saturday in Hayward

From the Hayward police:

Join the Hayward Animal Shelter for our annual “All Fur Love” special adoption event and find the next love of your life. Saturday, February 8th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hayward Animal Shelter located at 16 Barnes Ct. (off of Soto Road at Jackson Street).

In recognition of Spay/Neuter Awareness month, the spay/neuter fee for all pets adopted at this event will be subsidized by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers. All adoptions only $20.

Dog licensing fee applies to Hayward residents. There are many dogs and cats just waiting to make your acquaintance and become your new best friend!

Contact Information:
Jennie Comstock, Administrator
Hayward Animal Services
510-881-7922
Jennie.Comstock@hayward-ca.gov

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Hayward police blotter 1/28-2/02

01/28 09:41 AM
A male forced entry into a residence on the 27000 block of Hayward Blvd and brandished a knife to a female resident. The woman’s son intervened and forced the male out of the home. The male subject was located nearby and arrested.

01/28 04:04 PM
One transient attempted to stab another with a box cutter during an argument in the 500 block of West Tennyson Rd. Neither subject was injured.

01/29 03:03 AM
A male subject threw a brick into a window of a business and took a cash register. This subject has been identified as being involved in several similar incidents in Hayward and neighboring cities in the area. This subject was stopped by a neighboring agency and arrested. Investigators are linking him to numerous incidents.

01/29 06:47 PM
A male and female attacked each other with weapons during a domestic disturbance in the 25000 block area of Copa Del Oro. Police officers are investigating to determine the primary assailant.

01/30 00:33 AM
A patrol officer observes what appears to be a robbery at the intersection of Tennyson Rd and Huntwood Ave. The suspect wound up being battered by the victim and was then arrested.

01/30 06:57 AM
A male is seen looking into parked vehicles in the Lucky’s Store Parking lot on Mission Blvd with a flashlight. The suspect is observed doing this by a witness who calls the police. When officers arrive the witness helps officers locate the subject and he is arrested.

01/31 00:29 AM
There were three armed home invasion robberies at an apartment complex located on Austin Avenue. The four male subjects forced their way into multiple occupied apartments and took property from residents. The suspects also robbed a female in the parking lot of the complex while leaving.

01/31 12:29 PM
A burglary to an occupied residence occurred in the 2400 block of Hibiscus Dr. A male kicked in the front door of the residence and began searching the house. When the male discovered a resident in a back bedroom he fled from the residence.

02/01 09:00 AM
A male subject was seen taking a purse from a vehicle parked in a parking lot on the corner of Winton Ave and Jackson St. The male was seen running to an apartment complex and go into an apartment. When the police arrived the male decided to surrender and the property was recovered.

02/02 07:11 AM
A resident comes home and discovers two males trying to steal his vehicle parked in front of his house. The resident confronts the males who flee. Officers searching the area discover the vehicle parked in front of a house near the scene. Officer contact the subjects in the residence and locate one of the males inside.

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Under: Crime, Hayward | No Comments »

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District website looking good!

HAYWARD — The website for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District has undergone a major redesign.

The new sophisticated design is a VAST improvement over the old one, which was frustrating for members of the community and HARD employees and board members.

Check it out at www.haywardrec.org. The site had a “soft” launch Friday, with an official launch next Monday.

The site quickly loads, features some great photos (though I’m not sure what that kid who popped up on several pages is actually doing, but that’s one intense look). There’s even a place where people can submit suggestions and questions. It’s easy to provide feedback, and the list of facilities also include maps for each place. Many of the site listings also have photos, and I assume more will be added.

There are still a few small kinks when I checked out the site. The search function did not seem to be working smoothly in every case, and some of the pages did not have a link back to the home page. I couldn’t find a staff directory.

There’s a photo of district general manager John Gouveia along with an interesting bio. It would be nice to have photos of department heads on their respective pages.

If there are things you notice that might need adjusting or suggestions for improving the site, it’s easy to give feedback on the site or call the district office at 510-881-6700.

Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Under: Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, San Lorenzo | No Comments »

Hayward police registering for community academy

HAYWARD — The police department is starting a new community academy in March.

The free nine-week course gives residents a better understanding of what police do and how the community can play an important role in making Hayward safe place to live.

The academy will meet every Tuesday beginning March 4 through April 29. The two-hour sessions will start at 6:45 p.m. at the new North District Office, soon to open at 22701 Main St. (corner of C and Main streets), the brick building that was the old location of the Hayward Area Historical Society.

Topics may include Neighborhood Alert, police patrol structure, police ethics, robberies and personal safety, narcotics and gangs, the police canine unit, special weapons and tactics (commonly called SWAT), 911 calls and firearms training simulator.

The academy is open to all residents 18 or older, but seating is limited. If interested, contact Gale Bleth at 510-293-7151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov or Mary Fabian, 510-293-1043 or mary.fabian@hayward-ca.gov.

Posted on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Under: Crime, Hayward | No Comments »

Hayward police blotter 1/21-1/27/2014

01/21 03:54 PM
Police were called to the area of the greenway and Southgate Park for a group of males fighting. Prior to police arriving a subject(s) in a vehicle fired off several rounds from a handgun. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.

01/21 10:51 PM
A burglary occurred in the 22000 block of Main Street. The resident was at home when he heard his alarm go off. The victim discovered a door into the home had been forced open and called the police. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

01/22 00:49 AM
Police Officers were called to a gas station on the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd regarding an assault and vandalism incident. The clerk and business had been shot with what was believed to be a bb gun. A suspect was stopped and arrested on Foothill Blvd a short time later.

01/23 06:52 AM
A traffic collision resulting in major injuries occurred at the intersection of B St and 6th Street. The pedestrian was walking across B St in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for her injuries.

01/23 08:37 PM
An armed Robbery occurred at Tennyson Road and Dixon St near the south Hayward BART station. The two suspects approached the victim and took the victim’s purse while displaying a handgun. Both suspects fled eastbound on foot.

01/24 00:12 AM
While in the Industrial area of west Hayward Officers observe an illegal racing event. Responding Officers stop several of the vehicles as they try and flee the scene. Drivers are cited for vehicle code violations and a vehicle is towed.

01/25 08:15 PM
A woman was stabbed with a knife when she got between and male and female who were fighting in the Dark Horse Lounge. The male and female who were fighting fled the scene prior to police arriving. The female who had been stabbed identified a truck at the scene as belonging to the male who stabbed her. Officers staked out the vehicle until the male returned where he was then arrested.

01/27 07:18 AM
Officers responded to a burglary in progress to a home at Fourth St and B St. The suspect was seen entering a residence and removing property. After checking nearby vacant addresses officers locate some of the stolen property. Suspects are stopped nearby with some of the stolen property in their possession and are arrested.

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Under: Crime, Hayward | 2 Comments »

Hayward police blotter 1/14/14

01/14 03:56 PM
There was a traffic collision at B Street and 3rd Street involving a motorist and a wheelchair-bound pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk when she was struck by the motorist. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital.

01/14 04:11 PM
A vehicle struck a church at the 27000 block of Patrick Ave. The driver was parking her vehicle when they accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the break causing the vehicle to hit the building. There were no injuries to the driver.

11/17 03:44 AM
A suspicious fire occurred at an apartment building on Cypress Ave. The fire started in a storage unit and spread causing damage to two apartments. There were no injuries.

01/17 03:50 AM
While filling his vehicle at the county gas pumps a police officer observes a mentally unstable suspect vandalizing Alameda County vehicles. The suspect is detained and Alameda County was advised of the incident.

01/17 12:22 PM
An unknown suspect set fire to an abandoned structure on the 1400 block of B Street causing significant damage to the structure.

01/17 12:48 PM
A robbery occurred at a bank on the 27000 block of Hesperian Blvd. The suspect presented a teller a demand note and then fled with cash. A search for the suspect was unsuccessful. The suspect was later determined to have committed or attempted to commit two other robberies in adjacent jurisdictions.

01/18 01:20 AM
An officer pulled over a suspected DUI driver, who fled when the officer approached his vehicle. The suspect crashed his car a short distance later and tried to flee from the scene but was captured and arrested. One city vehicle was damaged during the incident.

01/19 02:41
Officers respond to the intersection of Mission Blvd and Hancock Ave for a vehicle collision. The driver of one of the vehicles tries to flee the scene but is captured. After officers take the suspect into custody they transport him to a local hospital for treatment. While at the hospital the suspect is found to have narcotics in his possession.

01/19 07:40 PM
Police responded to a shooting on the 22000 block of South Garden Ave and find a single male victim who has been shot in the shoulder. The victim is transported to a local hospital where he is treated.

01/19 07:47 PM
There was a fatal vehicle accident on Industrial Parkway SW involving a single vehicle running into a light pole. The driver was declared deceased at the scene. Witnesses indicate the driver was seen driving erratically prior to the collision and was not wearing his seatbelt.

01/20 06:24 PM
Officers respond to an assault with a deadly weapon at the Timbers Apartments on Santa Clara Street. Officer arrived to find a male and female involved in a domestic dispute. The male was found to have a single laceration to his hand from the altercation.

01/20 08:08 PM
A shooting occurred in the area of Myrtle St and West Winton Ave. The suspect pulled up next to the victim and fired rounds into the victim’s vehicle. Further investigation determines that the victim and suspect know each other through female associates.

01/20 09:30 PM
An attempted robbery occurred in the area of Manon Ave and West Tennyson Rd. Two suspects attacked the victim but did not take any property. Both suspects are stopped by police nearby and were arreste

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Under: Crime, Hayward, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Community meeting on new Hayward fire station, health clinic

HAYWARD — The fire department is holding a community meeting about a plan to rebuild Fire Station #7 on Huntwood Road and construct a health center next door.

The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Fire Station #7, 28270 Huntwood (near Tennyson, across from Tennyson Park.) Firefighters will have drawings of the new facilities and talk about what is planned at both.

South Hayward currently does not have a public adult health clinic. The health center would be built on city property, but it would be run by Tiburcio Vasquez under a contract with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014
Under: Hayward, Health | No Comments »