The one-way traffic loop through downtown Hayward is scheduled for early March, according to the city’s website. I am working to get a more precise date, since March is less than three weeks away.
What’s involved: Massive traffic signal bridges that are being fabricated to order in Utah have to be shipped here. That entails getting permits to drive uber-wide loads through several states.
Once the bridges are here, there’s no good place to store them – we’re talking really wide – so they probably will go up pronto, though “pronto” still will take some doing and time. The bridges will span intersections along Foothill. The foundations (which run deep) were constructed earlier; remember those plywood boards for pedestrians near traffic lights? The foundations have been filled with asphalt for pedestrian safety. The bridges couldn’t be ordered until the foundations were constructed. It’s complicated, but Foothill is an old street, and the underground pipes and conduits aren’t always where the blueprints say they are, so each bridge’s specs are different. The asphalt was temporary and will be dug out.
Final paving of the loop – Five Flags north on Foothill to A Street, left on A to Mission Boulevard, south on Mission back to Five Flags – and lane striping will be needed, so, combined with installation of the signal bridges, we’re looking at major road closures and detours coming up. And you thought traffic was bad now!
Next week: According to city’s website, expect lane closures on Mission and Foothill, mostly Mission from Industrial to about Moreau High School both ways and Mission from Jackson Street to Highland Avenue, both ways.
The good news: Driving down Mission, big stretches are finished except for landscaping. The roads are smooth, and the ugly utility poles are gone. The lights look great.
Posted on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Transportation, Uncategorized, Union City | 11 Comments »
What sounds like a fun event Saturday will benefit the Lighthouse Community Center of Hayward. Viva Las Vegas casino night starts at 5 p.m. at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda.
Entertainment includes Sasha Stephane as Cher, the Golden Follies and the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.
It’s $25 advance, $30 at the door. If advance tickets are still available, you can get them at the Lighthouse Community Center, 217 A St., Hayward; Curly’s Place, 2059 B St., Hayward; and www.eventbrite.com.
Tickets get you $100 in gaming chips plus gourmet food, and there will be a cash bar. You must be 21 to attend.
The Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community of Southern Alameda County.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Under: Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »
Dr. Rene Gandolfi was chosen volunteer of the year by the Hayward Recreation and Park District for his work with Sulphur Creek Nature Center.
Gandolfi has volunteered at the center since 1987, logging more than 2,300 hours treating the animals at the center, which treats sick and wounded wildlife.
He was among those honored at a brunch Saturday hosted by the district. Gandolfi also was a volunteer of the month last year, along with Mark Sandfort, Laura Jones, Katie Souza, Marcie Zimmerman, Jim Patrick, Ashley Linnekin, Michaela Burpee, Halston Butler, Alice Reis, Don Eick and AmeriCorps.
Gandolfi and the others were honored at a brunch Saturday at the Hayward Area Senior Center to recognize volunteers. Last year, 894 district volunteers donated more than 72,000 hours of service.
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
The Hayward Area Planning Association surveyed city council candidates on matters including development surrounding the South Hayward BART station, transit vs. car access to Cal State East Bay, and Bayview Village. Six of those surveyed responded, and you can find the results here.
Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Under: Development, Environment, Hayward, Politics, Schools, Transportation, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »
Had a story on this program spearheaded by Lynn Bravewomon in yestesday’s paper and got a request to toss up a blog about it for discussion purposes.
Also got a call from Lea Lyon, who wrote a book in 2005 called “Say Something” that also encourages kids to take an active role in quashing bullying behavior at school. You can learn more about Lyon and her books on her website.
Here’s a little more on an anecdote mentioned in the story, from Bravewomon:
“With increasing frequency, as students learn how to speak up when bullying language is heard, they do so. There are stories of many students at many schools who are empowering one another to identify themselves as allies and speak up to their peers to stop bullying language. Student allies support the target by breaking the silence that so often occurs with the witnesses of bullying. One example occurred in an elementary classroom. Two girls overheard a passing and cruel comment muttered to this target by a child moving across the classroom. They both stood up and clearly stated, “We don’t tolerate bullying at our school, it hurts everyone who hears it, stop it now.” Students and teacher alike were surprised and impressed with this well-timed and effective display of ally behavior. Their teacher, who had been working with the Safe and Inclusive Schools Program and teaching the importance of being allies, praised the girls and continued teaching. The student who had been the target of bullying reports that after 2 or 3 weeks of support from a variety of allies in his class, the occurrence of bullying fell from multiple times daily to ‘maybe one time in a week, maybe less’. This student also reports he feels comfortable going to all parts of the recess yard and that people are friendlier.”
Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Under: Hayward, Odds & Ends, Schools, Uncategorized | 26 Comments »
Hayward Unified is easily the most popular subject of discussion here at the HayWord. Anyone with a desire to stop talking about the district and start talking for it has just such an opportunity: a colleague of mine pointed out that Hayward Unified is looking to ramp up its public relations staff, what with the following job postings. This one is for the PIO/Community Outreach Officer. This one seems redundant, maybe it’s the same post, but it’s for a Public Information Liaison. Here is one for a Lead Publications Assistant.
Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011
Under: Hayward, Schools, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »
Here’s the story on that part of last night’s meeting.
I will update this post with more information when I have a moment, but I have some other things to get done right now so I figured I’d at least get that out there.
Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Under: Hayward, Schools, Uncategorized | 12 Comments »
Had a story on last week’s State of the City event, a Neighborhood Alert affair at Southland Mall. I ran out of room in the story before I could get to Police Chief Ron Ace’s update on what’s going on with his department, so here it is.
Using the latest available figures from Dec 2009 to Dec. 2010, Ace said crime is down compared with the previous year. Violent crime down 7 percent, property crime down 14 percent, overall down 12 percent.
He acknowledged that 13 homicides for 2010 is a considerable uptick from the previous year’s seven, but noted that six of them happened in the first six weeks of the year, 11 in the first six months. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011
Under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Under: Uncategorized | 21 Comments »