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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 »
Had a story over the weekend about Chabot-Las Positas Community College District being the sole party still fighting the approved 600-megawatt Calpine powerplant at the Hayward shoreline, about a mile and a half away from the campus.
I just received a letter of support from the Chabot-Las Positas Faculty Association, which was sent to the district’s trustees. Find the full text after the jump, and here’s the district’s web page dedicated to the subject. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Under: Development, Energy, Environment, General, Hayward, Health, San Lorenzo, Schools | No Comments »
A little late, didn’t have a chance to post yesterday. Note that tonight the Hayward City Council will be talking about proposed amendments to the city’s noise ordinance, as we discussed late last year here on the HayWord. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Calendar, Crime, Hayward, San Lorenzo | 6 Comments »
The 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 »
Here’s the calendar for the coming week. At right is a photo from “Private Lives,” at the Douglas Morrison Theater.
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 »
It’s oral and written history time over at the Hayward Area Historical Society, where they want to hear your fondest memories of Hayward, Cherryland, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Mt. Eden, Ashland, Fairview or old Russell City. They’re putting together an exhibit for the new museum space, which is under construction in the former Kumbala building at Foothill and Russell in downtown Hayward. The exhibit, scheduled to open in the fall, will feature memories of residents tied to the Hayward area, both of the recorded and written variety.
We were just talking about good ideas for the Hayward mural, here’s another chance to share some of your treasured or poignant moments. Deadline is April 30.
Read some examples, find out how to submit after the jump. Bonus: Historical photos, courtesy HAHS! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, History, Odds & Ends, Other unincorporated areas, San Lorenzo | 15 Comments »
Here’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 »
The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District held its annual volunteer celebration, and chose Frances Horn as HARD Volunteer of the Year. She’s in the photo at left, holding the plaque with a photo of Frances Horn on it, surrounded by family members. Horn has volunteered at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center since 2001, and is in charge of the Senior Health Screening program. She sounds like a good candidate for one of the Review’s Senior Journal profiles, but for now find the HARD press release after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, San Lorenzo | 6 Comments »