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Hayward park district honors Gordins, Castro Valley Rotary

HAYWARD — Jana and Jeff Gordin and the Castro Valley Rotary are the winners of the park district’s annual awards.

The Gordins are being honored for establishing and supporting the Karen Gordin Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in 2001 in memory of their daughter, Karen Gordin, who was killed when her car was hit by the driver of a stolen van who was being pursued by deputies. Gordin, 19, had been on her way to work as a lifeguard at the Hayward Plunge, which is run by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

The scholarship has benefited more than 24 lifeguards with their college education. The fund also has provided swimming lessons for hundreds of low-income youth and swim team scholarships. The Karen Gordin Foundation has donated more than $28,000 to the park district since 2001.

The Castro Valley Rotary is being recognized for its partnership with the park district and support of its programs. In 2013, Castro Valley Rotarians donated funds and volunteered for the Ashland holidays gift giveaway and Sulphur Creek Nature Center and hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon for 150 seniors in Castro Valley.

The Rotary club donated money to help the district set up the Sulphur Creek Owl Cam. (If you haven’t viewed the owl cam, check it out once nesting season begins.)

Castro Valley Rotary partners with the district and other groups to stage the Rowell Ranch chili cook-off, the Castro Valley Blues Festival and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade.

Posted on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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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
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Hayward police blotter 12/30/13

12/30 02:39 PM
A Burglary occurred in the area of Virginia Street where an unknown suspect(s) entered an occupied residence during the night and took tools. One resident was home during the incident and recalled hearing movement in the home but did not see suspect.

12/30 11:29 PM
A Robbery occurred at Mount Eden Park. The victims were surrounded by a group of suspects who threatened them into giving up a cellular phone and a bicycle.

01/02 08:33 AM
A Patrol Officer in the area of First Street and Armstrong St observed a suspect running from a stolen vehicle after it was located by LOJACK. A police perimeter was established and a canine was used in a search for the suspect. The suspect was located hiding to the rear of a residence and apprehended.

01/02 02:05 PM
Patrol Officers observe a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects which is illegally parked near a bank. Upon contacting the subjects officers develop probable cause to search the vehicle resulting in the recovery of two stolen handguns. All three suspects were arrested.

01/02 11:00 PM
A robbery and attempted sexual assault occurred at an apartment complex in the area of Hesperian Blvd and W Tennyson Rd. The victim fought off the suspect who fled from the scene after being chased by residents. Patrol officers are able to identify the suspect and pass this information onto the Investigations Bureau. After conducting surveillance the suspect is located and apprehended by investigators. The victim’s property was recovered and the suspect arrested.

01/04 00:16 AM
CHP chased a stolen car into the Hayward city limits where the driver and passengers abandoned the vehicle on Flamingo Way. Hayward patrol units set up a perimeter and conduct a search, which located the driver of the stolen vehicle. CHP arrested the suspect for vehicle theft.

01/04 02:10 AM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 900 block of Torrano Avenue. The suspect hit the victim on the head with a baseball bat, causing a significant injury. Suspect is arrested at the scene.

01/04 05:37 AM
A carjacking occurred in the area of 1000 Tennyson Road. The two suspects take the victim’s vehicle at gunpoint and flee the scene. The vehicle is later located by Alameda County sheriff deputies and four subjects are taken into custody. Hayward patrol officers take over the investigation and take custody of the suspects, who are also determined to be involved in a recent shooting incident in the 26000 black of Evergreen St.

01/04 05:57 AM
A stolen vehicle is set on fire in the area of Cavanaugh and Foley.

01/04 06:26 AM
An armed robbery occurred to a business in the 22000 block of Foothill Bl. The suspect armed with a handgun robbed the business and then fled from the scene. The loss was cash.

01/06 01:57 AM
Three suspicious fires occurred at Centennial Park in a 24 hour period resulting in damage to trash bins and surrounding vegetation.

01/06 02:10 AM
Patrol officers respond to a request for assistance by BART PD for a group fighting on the tracks near the downtown station. As subjects are leaving the scene multiple gunshots are heard from the A Street train tracks. Several vehicles flee the scene and expended casings are found at the scene. A vehicle which was stopped driving from the scene had one passenger flee from police and escape. No victims were located or weapons recovered.

01/06 07:02 AM
An auto burglary in the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd resulted in the loss of a backpack containing person electronics.

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Hayward limits free food hand-outs downtown

HAYWARD — The City Council on Tuesday put restrictions on free outdoor feedings downtown, limiting them to once a month at city parks.

The rules cover Portuguese Park and other city-owned properties. Portuguese Park has been the site of two or more food handouts daily to 50 to 100 people, which neighbors say has resulted in thefts, vandalism and trash in the area, plus people relieving themselves in the park and the area.

At the Daily Review office on Foothill a few blocks away, we’ve seen some of the problems neighbors describe, though to a lesser extent. We have had people defecating near a dumpster behind our office. We’ve come to work in the morning walking past people sleeping in corners. We’ve had to call the police because of mentally unstable people going off and trying to smash things as they stagger along Foothill, where traffic zips by at 40 to 50 mph. We’ve been accosted and intimidated in the municipal parking lot behind our office.

The problems in downtown Hayward are real. These are problems the city has been grappling with for years, yet they only seems to intensify.

City staff members and council members are quick to point out that the new restrictions aren’t intended to address homelessness, or hunger, but to make downtown safer and to regulate what occurs on city property.

What do you suggest be done? Everyone seems to be sympathetic and compassionate, but long-term solutions remain elusive. I’d love to hear what others think.

 

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Fashion show to help others

HAYWARD — Nina’s Bode, a boutique on B Street downtown, is hosting a fashion show Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise funds for Eden I&R (2-1-1).

Eden I&R is a nonprofit agency that connects people with services available to them. It’s the only centralized source for health, housing, and human services information exists anywhere else in Alameda County.

According to its website, it serves thousands of at-risk individuals, including youth, non-English speakers, the economically disadvantaged, people living with HIV/AIDS, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, disabled, the homeless, and human service agencies seeking services or housing for their clients.

The fundraiser, entitled “The Gift of Giving,” begins at Nina’s Bode, 1037 B St., with appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by the fashion show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the boutique, 510-537-3900.

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Cruises for the disabled

CASTRO VALLEY — Cruise ships are beginning to reach out to those with physical limitations, accommodating those in wheelchairs, scoooters and walkers.

A local travel agent and a representative from Princess Cruise Lines will talk about some of the features the ships now offer at the monthly meeting of the Low Vision Support Group on Oct. 3.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at Baywood Court Retirement Community, 21966 Delores St., Castro Valley.

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter Aug. 27

August 27, 2013 2:19PM
A stabbing occurred in the Spanish Ranch Mobile Home Park on Granada Ave. The victim was stabbed in the leg and arm, and his injuries are non-life threatening. The victim was uncooperative with the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 27, 2013 9:10PM
A shooting occurred in the area of D St. and First St. An unknown suspect fired several rounds from a rifle; however there was no report of injuries or property damage. Officer investigating did find several .30 caliber shell casings in the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 29, 2013 6:58AM
An armed robbery occurred at the Bank of America Bank, located at 24700 Hesperian Blvd. The victim had just withdrawn money from the ATM when a vehicle pulled into the parking lot. As the victim was walking back to her car, Suspect #1 blocked her path. Suspect #2 approached the victim from behind and pointed a handgun at her. Suspect #2 took the victims, wallet, cellular telephone and car keys. Suspect #1 is described as an unknown race male, 5’10”, heavy build; and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black mask and black baggy pants. Suspect #2 is described as an unknown race male, 6’0”, heavy build; and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, black gloves and black baggy pants. The driver of the vehicle is described as a Hispanic female, 40-50 years old, medium complexion, black hair pulled back and dark brown eyes. The suspect vehicle is a 1990’s gold sedan. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 29, 2013 10:33AM
A stabbing occurred at Fairway Park Shopping Center on Mission Blvd. The victim was walking near Fairway Shops when a vehicle pulled up and two suspects approached him. The two suspects claimed “LND” and began to assault the victim. During the assault the victim was stabbed in the facial area; however his injury is non-life threatening. Suspect #1 is described as a Black male, early 20’s, 6’2”, 180-190 lbs, thin build, black shoulder length dreadlocks with blonde tips and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white shoes. Suspect #2 is described as a Black male, 18-19 years old, 5’8”, 200 lbs, chubby build and goatee. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage jeans and black and white Nike Airmax shoes. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model, Toyota Camry, 4-door and black or navy blue. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 30, 2013 3:55PM
A bank robbery occurred at California Bank located at 785 Southland Dr. The suspect gave a bank teller a demand note and simulated a handgun in her pocket. The teller gave the suspect the money from her cash box, and the suspect fled out the bank eastbound. The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, late 20’s, 5’6”, heavy build, long black hair and acne. She was wearing brown sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and white athletic shoes. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 30, 2013 9:18PM
A robbery occurred at Sushi Ichimoto located at 888 W. A St. The suspect entered the business and demanded money from the cash register while threatening to have a gun. After getting the money the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a White male, late 20’s, thin build; he was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt and faded denim shorts. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034.

August 31, 2013 7:00PM
A DUI check point was conducted at Jackson St. and Soto Rd. from 7:00PM to 1:00AM. One arrest made for DUI and several citations issued for unlicensed driving.

September 1, 2013 3:29PM
A strong arm robbery occurred at Hesperian Blvd. and Sueirro Ave. As the victim was leaving church the suspect approached her and ripped a gold chain from her neck. The suspect fled eastbound on Sueirro Ave. and got into a red Honda Prelude. The suspect is described as a Black male, 18-20 years old, 5’6”-5’9” and 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red baseball hat and dark colored jacket. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau at (510) 293-7034. – See more at: http://nixle.com/alert/5058132/#sthash.XEqvkAT4.dpuf

Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter Aug. 5-11, 2013

08/07/2013 8:40PM
A robbery occurred at 426 W. Harder Road (Grocery Outlet). Two suspects armed with handguns entered the business. The suspects brandished the handguns at the clerks and stole money from the cash registers; they also took property from a customer at the store. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/08/2013 12:30AM
Mutual aid was requested by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon, and the sheriff’s department asked for assistance with calls for service due to lack of resources. Hayward Police assisted the sheriff’s department for approximately one hour.

08/08/2013 9:50AM
A robbery occurred on the 27000 block of Dickens Avenue. The suspect approached the victim on foot and punched her in the face. The suspect then ripped a gold necklace off the victim’s neck and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, 17-18 years old, tall, shaved head and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt with “Hollister” written on the front in white letters, and blue jeans with red shorts underneath. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/09/2013 3:59PM
A robbery occurred in the area of Lemontree Court and Oliver Drive. The victim, a 65 year old woman, was walking home from a nearby shopping center. The suspect ran up behind her, grabbed her by the arm and ripped a gold necklace from her neck. The suspect fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex. The suspect is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, 6’0” and thin. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/10/2013 2:00AM
A robbery/assault with a deadly weapon occurred on Tennyson Road under the BART overpass. The victim was walking home from a party when he was approached by three suspects. The suspects assaulted the victim, and one suspect ripped a gold necklace from the victim’s neck. After the assault the victim realized he had sustained superficial stab wounds. The suspects are described as three black male adults and no further information provided. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

Posted on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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A book with a powerful message

HAYWARD — In April, 30 volunteers handed out free copies of the book “The Language of Flowers” in Hayward to people who don’t normally read as part of World Book Night. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the book’s author will give a free talk at Hayward City Hall.

“Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is about Victoria, 18, who has aged out of the foster care system. She sleeps in a San Francisco park, where she plants a garden. The discovery of her garden leads to discoveries of herself.

In addition to sharing the book, Hayward Library’s Book-to-Action program focused on raising awareness about foster youth. The program connects reading a book with a civic engagement project.

Volunteers let the community know about Bay Area and national organizations that help foster youth, including The Camellia Network (co-founded by Diffenbaugh), Hayward-based Bay Area Youth Centers, Beyond Emancipation, First Place for Youth, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), and Adopt a Special Kid, according to a release.
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Representatives of those groups will be at Diffenbaugh’s talk, which begins at 2 p.m. in Hayward Council Chambers, 777 B St.

Those interested in becoming a World Book Night book giver next year can sign up for the WBN mailing list at http://www.worldbooknight.org/ .

The Aug. 17 event is sponsored by the Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Library, and the Book Shop on B Street. For more information, call 510-881-7700, email sally.thomas@hayward-ca.gov or visit http://library.hayward-ca.gov

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Hayward police blotter July 30-Aug. 4, 2013

07/30/2013 9:53PM
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the area of Revere Ave and Kennet St. The victim, and sole occupant, was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect(s) approached him. For unknown reasons the suspect(s) began shooting at the victim. The victim was able to drive away a short distance before crashing into a parked vehicle on Revere Ave. The victim was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/02/2013 4:23PM
A shooting occurred in the 27000 block of Patrick Ave. The victims were driving south on Patrick Ave. when the occupant of a passing vehicle fired multiple gunshots at the victims. The victims self transported themselves to a local hospital. Two occupants of the vehicle were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. The suspect vehicle is possibly an older, dark gray and two-door vehicle. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/02/2013 5:07PM
A shooting occurred in the 27000 block of Pompano Ave. A male and three family members were exiting their vehicle when the suspect vehicle stopped next to them. The suspect vehicle was occupied by several male subjects, one of which began shooting at the victims. Numerous rounds were fired, but no one was shot. The suspect vehicle is described as a green Buick LeSabre. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/03/2013 5:34AM
A shooting occurred at 551 Garin Ave. Unknown suspects fired several bullets into the business (Super Stop Market), however the business was closed and unoccupied. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

08/04/2013 1:50AM
A stabbing occurred in the area of W. Tennyson Rd. and Sleepy Hollow Ave. The victim walked into Kaiser Hospital with a stab wound. The victim was uncooperative and refused to provide any suspect information. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hayward Police Investigations Division at (510) 293-7034.

AWARDS:
The Hayward Police Department Explorers returned from a week-long academy. While at the academy, Officer Jenkins received the Advisor Honor Award. He was the lone recipient out of 47 advisors that attended the academy. The award honors Officer Jenkins for his leadership and dedication to the explorer program.

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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