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Calendar for week of March 7; Bunker Hill meeting tonight

There’s a meeting tonight that I just found out about, regarding the disposal of Bunker Hill properties currently owned by Caltrans. A Bunker Hill resident faxed me a city document that she’d gotten hold of through a public records request. It outlines potential troubles, such as “limited ingress and egress” and “unsafe nature of the existing roadway,” and the need for road and infrastructure improvements. It also points out that Caltrans wants to get a fair deal for the land, money which will then be used to fund transportation projects in Alameda County.

Bottom line: “Caltrans has made a preliminary finding that it would be preferable to market the property as one large piece, which would maximize return on the entire parcel and allow flexibility in ultimately configuring development so as to make development more economically feasible, while meeting the zoning and health and safety requirements of the city. It is this preliminary finding that we will be discussing with attendees at the upcoming meeting at Hayward City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Calendar, Development, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Leandro | 1 Comment »

No medical marijuana outlets for San Leandro

no-marijuanaThe City Council voted to have staff write up an ordinance that will ban any medical marijuana dispensaries from moving into town. That will make them the seventh Alameda County city to do so — Alameda, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Livermore and Pleasanton have such bans in place, according to a staff report. Dispensaries are allowed in Albany, Berkeley, Oakland and unincorporated Alameda County. There are two nearby AlCo dispensaries, in San Lorenzo and Cherryland.

Hayward remains the biggest AlCo city that doesn’t have a policy one way or the other.  The city was considering prioritizing the matter last year, but did not do it. There was no mention of medical marijuana during the priority setting process this year.

Cities such as Oakland are looking at the industry as a potential boost to city coffers. Oakland has a business license tax on marijuana dispensaries, and it was estimated at San Leandro’s meeting that it brings in about $1.4 million each year, based on gross sales of $28 million.

Find Hayward’s story from last February after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Business, Castro Valley, Crime, Hayward, Health, San Leandro, San Lorenzo | 1 Comment »

Calendar for week of Feb. 28

 Here’s this week’s calendar. Just about to head to San Leandro to see what they say about options for a medical marijuana ordinance. Tomorrow, the Hayward City Council is poised to take steps to save redevelopment assets from a possible state take. And Wednesday’s Sustainability Committee meeting could be a big one, as they will be looking at the draft Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance. They moved that meeting into the main Council Chambers instead of the work session room, in case people turn out. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Business, Calendar, Castro Valley, Energy, Environment, General, Hayward, Politics, Real Estate, San Leandro | 5 Comments »

Faith Frazier, San Leandro councilmember and women’s advocate

From a April 13, 1974 story after Frazier was elected to the City Council.

From a April 13, 1974 story after Frazier was elected to the City Council.

We had a story in today’s paper about the passing of Faith Frazier. For space reasons, we couldn’t write more than that, but I received a lot of information that is included below. The bio is courtesy of former San Leandro Mayor Shelia Young.

“I’ll tell you something,” said her son, Carl. “My mom has devoted more years in San Leandro to civic issues, political issues than probably anyone else other than Jack Maltester. My mom goes back to before the city was really a city.”

“She passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital last Sunday, February 20, 2011, with her family by her side,” wrote Young in an e-mail.  “She was an incredibly gifted woman who helped numerous people throughout her lifetime learn things about government and how it affects us all. She will be missed by scores of electeds throughout the city of San Leandro and Alameda County. Clearly, she was a legend in her later life and accomplished much by way of leadership and knowledge sharing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011
Under: History, Politics, San Leandro | No Comments »

Calendar for week of Feb. 21

privatelivesHere’s the calendar for the coming week. At right is a photo from “Private Lives,” at the Douglas Morrison Theater.

Feb. 23
Job lab — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., offers assistance for community members seeking employment by providing a quiet space for job seekers to use the library’s laptops to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or other employment-related activities. Computers and assistance available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call Lyn at 510-667-7903.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Calendar, Castro Valley, Entertainment, General, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools | 5 Comments »

This week’s calendar and Corita Celebration

love1985Here’s what’s going on this week. A story on the Corita Celebration is running in tomorrow’s paper, but it’s available online, and you can already wander through the gallery at Hayward City Hall and take a look at various pop art works. She’s most famous for the stamp at left, which became one of the best selling U.S. Postage stamps of all time after being released in 1985. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Calendar, Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools | 9 Comments »

Events for week of Jan. 24-Jan. 30

Here’s this week’s calendar. Lots of Hayward stuff going on — highlights include Burbank neighborhood meeting tonight, City Council priorities meeting tomorrow night, dueling State of the City vs. school board meetings on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Alameda County Transportation Forum

I figured I’d put this in its own post because I have the press release info pasted after the jump. I’m already committed to another Thursday evening meeting, but Review will be staffing this … The East Bay Greenway path sounds interesting: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward, Other unincorporated areas, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Transportation | No Comments »

Calendar through Jan. 25

Hey, I really appreciate the feedback that came in, both in the comments and emails. I like Kelly’s idea about a place to put info regarding upcoming public events. Here’s what I can do — post what the Review has in the calendar section, looking forward about a week or so. Then everyone can use that post as a springboard to add events in the comments section. Let’s try it out, let me know what you think. You’ll find the community event calendar after the jump, followed by government listings. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, Politics, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Schools, Transportation | 6 Comments »

Poor, neglected HayWord blog!

Oh, hello there. It’s been a while since  a new post has appeared on the HayWord, although I see the commenters have been keeping busy regardless.

The holiday weeks were a little frantic around here. We a had reporter off for those few weeks on vaca, and that means everyone else has to pull extra weight . Keep in mind that the Review has two reporters on staff right now and you’ll understand who everyone else is.

Recent recap: We had the HUSD superintendent announce her resignation, an officer-involved shooting and Hayward’s first homicide of 2011. Also had a story about the proposed expansion of the BART maintenance yard, as well as an update on what’s going on with those school construction funds. Couple of recent profiles — a quick one on Library Commissioner Judy Harrison, a longer Hometown Hero on another library commissioner (that was purely coincidental) and transgender activist Kari McAllister. There were also the various feature stories of the sort that reporters are prone to do when they need to find something fast to help fill the paper. Keep in mind that as far as Bay Area News Group beats go, Hayward is the largest city being covered in all aspects — City Hall, schools, crime and courts — by a single reporter. And it’s true that I’ve been seen lurking around the San Leandro City Council chamber — we still have not replaced our beat writer for that city.

I’m going somewhere with this. Find out where after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Under: Blogroll, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, Schools | 24 Comments »