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Supervisor Chan to host holiday party

SAN LORENZO — Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan is inviting community members to join her for a holiday open house Nov. 20.

The celebration will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. at her district office, 15903 Hesperian Blvd. Light refreshments will be served.

There will be a door prize of two field-level Oakland A’s tickets.

Those who are planning on attending should contact Steven Jones at 510-278-0367 or Steven.Jones@acgov.org.

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Lighting up downtown Hayward

HAYWARD — Tonight, B Street in downtown took on a festive air as lights on almost 50 trees were flipped on.

City workers wrapped the trees from Foothill Boulevard to Watkins Street with energy-efficient LED lights.

Unlike in the past, the evening lights will be a permanent fixture on B Street even after the holidays, turning off at 1:30 to 2 a.m.

Trees along Foothill, A Street and Mission Boulevard already are illuminated with uplights installed in sidewalks as part of the Route 238 project. Yes, that’s the roadwork that includes the maligned one-way downtown loop, but the sidewalk lights are cool, especially on north Foothill and Mission south of downtown.

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Hayward: Morrisson Theatre Chorus holiday concert Dec. 11-14

HAYWARD — The Morrisson Theatre Chorus will perform its annual holiday concert Dec. 11-14.

“Holiday Concert: Special Songs for a Special Time of the Year” will include classical works, popular holiday songs, Gospel and spiritual pieces and audience sing-along favorites. The chorus is directed by Cesar Cancino

The concerts will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets are $18 adults, $15 senior and $12 junior/student. Douglas Morrisson Theatre is at 22311 N. Third St., next to the senior center and Japanese garden.

The theater’s box office is open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and can be reached at 510-881-6777. Information is also available at www.dmtonline.org.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 29-Nov. 4

WED, 10/29/14 at 7:36 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Gading Road. Four armed suspects wearing ski masks and bandanas took cash and wallets from the victims. The suspects fled in a champagne colored American make car, with black painted stock wheels. Suspect #1 was described as a Hispanic male adult, 25-30 years old, 5’6”, and unshaven. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, black ski mask, black sweater and blue jeans, and armed with a chrome semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 was a Black male adult, 6’0”, wearing a ski mask, and armed with a handgun. No description was provided for suspects #3 and #4.

THUR, 10/30/14 at 5:00 PM, a SEARCH WARRANT SERVICE was conducted on the 300 block of Hyde Drive. The Hayward Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant and located a rifle belonging to a convicted felon. The suspect was subsequently charges with illegally possessing the firearm.

THUR, 10/30/14 at 10:40 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 24000 block of Mission Boulevard. Two unknown suspects approached the victims as they were leaving their business. One of the suspects pointed a pistol at the victims; and the other suspect removed the victim’s wallets and keys. Both suspects were described as Black male adults, and last seen fleeing northbound on Mission Boulevard.

FRI, 10/31/14 at 1:30 AM, a ROBBERY/ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (baseball bat) occurred on the 21000 block of Mission Boulevard. The victim was exiting a liquor store and was approached by the suspect, who asked for five dollars. The victim advised he didn’t have any money. The suspect punched the victim in the face and he fell to the ground. As the suspect was attempting to go through the victim’s pockets, the victim tried to fight him off. A second suspect suddenly appeared and hit the victim on the back of his head with a baseball bat. While the victim was still on the ground, the suspects took the victim’s money and wallet, then fled the scene. Both suspects were described as Black men, 6’0” tall, with a medium build. Both were wearing black clothing. The victim sustained significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

SAT, 11/01/14 at 12:30 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred between Western Boulevard and A Street. The victim was approached by two suspects. The first suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The second suspect assaulted the victim and pushed him to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet, iPhone and shoes. The first suspect was described as a Black male adult, 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark hoodie, jeans, and armed with a handgun. The second suspect was also a Black male, 18-20 years old, wearing a gray hoodie and white pants. The victim sustained minor injuries.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 8:16 PM, a ROBBERY occurred on the 200 block of Jackson Street. Two Hispanic male adults entered a business dressed in all black clothing. One of the suspects pushed the clerk onto the floor, and told the clerk to stay down or he would be shot. The other suspect took the money from the cash register and a money box from under the counter. The suspects fled the store northbound towards Winton Avenue.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 9:38 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 29000 block of Huntwood Avenue. The victim was walking, when he was approached by two male adults. The suspects, armed with a dark colored handgun, demanded the victim’s cell phone and iPad. After taking the victim’s property, the suspects ran away. Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’6”, with a medium to large build. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’9”, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red and blue jacket.

SUN, 11/02/14 at 11:50 PM, a CARJACKED VEHICLE was recovered at C and 4th Streets. An officer noticed a car with its left brake light out. The officer ran the license plate of the vehicle and it came back stolen. The officer stopped the driver and passenger and discovered the car was reported as “carjacked” to BART PD. BART PD arrived and took over the investigation. The two suspects ended up being arrested for the carjacking.

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Hayward holiday boutique fundraiser Nov. 21-22

HAYWARD — A holiday boutique fundraiser Nov. 21 and 22 will benefit SOS/Meals on Wheels.

More than 20 local craftspeople will sell jewelry, paper crafts, clothing and specialty food. The Meals on Wheels chef will be preparing meals, and a cookbook compiled by the nonprofit group can be purchased. A raffle also is planned.

The boutique will run from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Hill & Valley club, 1808 B St.

SOS/MEALS on Wheels serves residents in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Oakland. The agency delivers 1,200 meals daily to home-bound seniors, according to its website.

 

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Hayward police blotter, Oct. 23-29

THUR, 10/23/14 at 11:00 AM, a FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM occurred on the 700 block of Kino Court. The US Marshall’s arrested a known gang member for a Pasadena Police Department warrant. The warrant was for charges of robbery and a felon in possession of a firearm. During arrest, the suspect was found again to possess a loaded handgun, which was taken as evidence. Hayward Police Department officers took custody of the suspect and transported him to jail.

THUR, 10/23/14 at 1:38 PM, a RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE/AUTO THIEF was arrested near Culp/Whitman. An officer was patrolling in his beat when he noticed a car speeding on Whitman Street. The officer attempted to catch up to the car when he subsequently noticed the car had crashed at the intersection of Culp Avenue. The driver ran from the accident scene and stole a bicycle from a nearby residence in an attempt to escape. The officer caught up to the driver, who dismounted the bike after crashing onto the police car’s push bars. The driver attempted to escape (again), however, the officer was able to take him into custody. The officer discovered the car was stolen. The suspect was taken to jail.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 6:35 AM, a suspect was arrested for POSSESSING A STOLEN VEHICLE and other various charges. OnStar contacted Hayward PD and advised that they are tracking a stolen vehicle in the area. An officer heard the radio broadcast and located the stolen vehicle on Center Street near Castro Valley Boulevard. OnStar slowed the vehicle to 5 MPH and the officer was able to use a driving technique to get the car to stop. Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, evading the officers, and possessing a stolen vehicle.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 9:28 AM, a CARJACKING occurred near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Forselles Way. The victim stopped to answer his cellphone when the suspect opened his car door and placed a knife onto the victim’s neck. The victim escaped through his passenger door after the suspect took his wallet, cellphone, and car. The suspect was described as black male with a thin build, with a corn row style hairdo. The suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt.

FRI 10/24/14 at 11:03 AM, officers investigated a POSSESSION OF A FIREARM on the 27000 block of Manon Avenue. A security company reported that one of their guards detained a man with a gun, at gunpoint. Upon arrival, the officers determined that no crime actually occurred. It turned out the male was carrying his own personal unloaded firearm from the parking lot to his apartment, when he was detained by the security guard. The gun was unloaded; not concealed; and was properly registered.

FRI, 10/24/14 at 11:43 PM, an AUTO BURGLARY occurred on the 1000 block of B Street. A parking lot security guard called Hayward Police Department to report an auto burglary in progress. He provided a description of the suspects and their vehicle. It turned out the suspects’ car was just stolen in San Lorenzo three hours earlier. The suspects drove off on Foothill Boulevard, but the officers saw them and were able to catch up to the vehicle. The suspects were detained and the driver was identified as the person who broke into the car in the parking lot. The victim of the auto burglary was called to the scene and identified and claimed their stolen property. The driver was arrested for the auto theft, auto burglary, and possession of methamphetamine. The other occupants of the vehicle were arrested for warrants and possessing burglary tools. The stolen car was returned to its owner.

SUN, 10/26/14 at 12:40 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on Oliver Drive and Stromberg Street. The victim called Hayward Police Department from Carl’s Jr Restaurant to report that he had been robbed. The victim met a female online who turned out to be a prostitute. They arranged to meet in Hayward and took cab to an ATM. Upon returning to the area, the victim was surrounded by multiple males, who were carrying a rifle and a handgun. The male suspects beat the victim and took his cash, wallet, watch, and cell phone. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries and released.

SUN, 10/26/14 at 2:10 PM, a POSSESSION OF CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA FOR SALES occurred at Grand and A Streets. Officers made a vehicle code enforcement stop and noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. The officers located forty sheets of concentrated cannabis wax (1.15 pounds) and large amounts of cash. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail.

MON, 10/27/14 at 9:50 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 27000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. A loss prevention officer from a local grocery store attempted to detain a shoplifter. As this occurred, an associate of the suspect pulled out a gun and threatened him. Both suspects escaped in a newer white SUV, and drove toward I-880. Suspect #1 was described as a short Hispanic female adult, approximately 33-37 years old. Suspect #2 was a Pacific Islander male, 5’09″, and approximately 300 lbs.

TUE, 10/28/14 at 1:38 PM, a BATTERY WITH SERIOUS INJURY occurred on the 3500 block of Arden Road. Two co-workers employed at a business got into a fight. The suspect pushed the victim, causing the victim to fall backwards and hit his head on the ground. The victim lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital. The victim was found to be suffering from a serious head injury. As a result of the injury, the victim had no knowledge of the incident. The suspect was cooperative and provided his statement. The investigation is on-going.

TUE, 10/28/14 at 10:06 PM, a LARGE FIGHT involving 20+ Polynesian males occurred on the 27000 block of Loyola Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and de-escalated the incident. Multiple participants were arrested for public intoxication and released once they were sober. One suspect was charged with the smuggling of firearms paraphernalia into the jail.

WED, 10/29/14 at 2:48 PM, a POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE occurred at C and Atherton Streets. An officer was on bike patrol in the area when he noticed two males run from a SUV. The officer recognized the SUV as being involved in a nearby burglary which occurred a few days earlier and remembered it was also a stolen vehicle. The officer was able to catch up to the suspects and detained them. The two males were arrested and the investigation into their involvement in the prior burglary is ongoing.

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Castro Valley holiday art fair

CASTRO VALLEY — A holiday art fair will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Kenneth Aitken Senior and Community Center.

Items for sale include handmade ceramic bowls and mugs, vases, pottery, garden art, hand-sewn items, jewelry, wood crafts, and knitted and crocheted items.

Proceeds will support special needs and arts programs.

The fair will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 17800 Redwood Road.

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San Leandro gets $1.4 million grant to upgrade parks

SAN LEANDRO — The city has received a $1.4 million state grant to upgrade two parks and create an interactive art exhibit downtown.

The city plans to replace playground equipment at Siempre Verde Park. It also will upgrade the park’s group picnic area to meet federal disability access requirements.

Thrasher Park’s playground equipment also will be replaced and a taller safety fence will be erected to prevent balls from entering the play area. The park has a softball field.

The city will install a science-based interactive art exhibit at Joaquin Plaza downtown. San Leandro is partnering with San Francisco’s Exploratorium on the project.

Work on the parks will begin in 2016. The grant was awarded by the state Department of Housing and Community Development through its housing-related parks program.

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Hayward police blotter Oct. 16-22

THUR, 10/16/14 at 8:49 AM, MARIJUANA AND TWO LOADED HANDGUNS were recovered. A citizen called police to report suspicious males jumped into an apartment complex parking lot in the 29000 block of Dixon Street. Officers stopped five truant juveniles in the area. A 9mm pistol was recovered from one juvenile and a .38 caliber pistol from the backpack of another. A third juvenile was in possession of 7.4 grams of marijuana, which was individually packaged in clear baggies. The three juveniles were arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall. The fourth juvenile was taken to the police department where he was released to his parents. The fifth juvenile was returned to his school.

THUR, 10/16/14 at 10:00 AM, A RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY occurred on the 2600 block of Warwick Place. An alert neighbor telephoned HPD to report that a few subjects were attempting to gain access into a residence through a bathroom window. The neighbor realized the males do not live at the residence. An officer, who was enroute to the address, saw the suspects driving in the opposite direction. He pulled their vehicle over and waited for assistance. After the other officers arrived, they searched the vehicle and found the victim’s jewelry in the backseat. The suspects were arrested and taken to jail.

FRI, 10/17/14 at 8:52 AM, An ON-DUTY EMERGENCY VEHICLE COLLISION occurred on Mission Blvd, south of Sorenson Road. An officer responding to a hold-up alarm on Second Street collided with a small pickup truck that pulled out from a private driveway. The truck rolled over and landed upright in the southbound lane. The patrol car subsequently struck a light pole. The officer sustained minor injuries, one of the truck occupants sustained three fractured ribs, and the other occupant sustained bruising.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 11:55 AM, a MARIJUANA GROW was discovered on the 1900 block of W. Winton Ave. The property owner was searching his rental property for a reported water leak. The owner discovered a large marijuana grow inside a unit and called the police. The officers saw about 400 marijuana plants growing inside the unit. The officers contacted the Hayward PD Narcotics Unit and froze the scene, so Narcotics Detectives could take over the investigation.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 4:23 PM, police apprehended a suspect in POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE. An officer was patrolling on Filbert and Burbank Street when he saw a man run from a vehicle. A record’s check of the vehicle confirmed it was stolen. Officers searched the area and a short time later, the suspect came out of a motor home in which he was hiding. The suspect was arrested. and the owners of the vehicle got it back.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 4:29 PM, an ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD was found. A male approximately 7-years-old was found wandering by himself near Hesperian Boulevard and Oliver Drive. The child has a cognitive disability. Four hours later, the parents were located and officers discovered the child left home because of a family argument.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 8:52 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 26000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The suspect entered the business and pretended he was going to purchase an item. Once the cashier greeted the suspect, the suspect displayed a handgun and took cash. The suspect ran off in an unknown direction. The suspect was a light skinned black male, 5’9”, late 20’s to mid 30’s, and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing light colored jeans and was covering his face with a dark blue beanie hat.

SAT, 10/18/14 at 9:06 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 22000 block of Clawiter Road. A pizza delivery restaurant reported they were robbed. Responding officers discovered that a male suspect entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at the employees. The suspect took cash and fled on foot. The suspect was described as a dark skinned black male, about 6’0”, medium build, and dark colored eyes. He was last seen wearing dark colored ski mask, black pull-over jacket, black pants, and purple or blue socks.

TUE, 10/21/14 at 8:33 PM, an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY/ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on 10th Street and Hancock Street. The victim and a friend were approached by the suspect who tried to rob them at gunpoint. The victim attempted to gain control of the gun and was shot once in the abdomen. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries. The suspect is a tall, White or Hispanic male, about 18-20 years old, with a beard.

WED, 10/22/14 at 2:32 AM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on Tennyson Road and Huntwood Avenue. The victim met with the suspect near the Tennyson Skate Park to discuss work. During their conversation, the suspect attempted to take the victim’s bicycle. The victim tried to ride away on his bicycle. The suspect picked up a rock and threw it at the victim, inflicting injury to the victim’s head and ear. The victim lost consciousness and fell off his bicycle. The suspect, a local transient, was last seen running northbound on Huntwood Avenue.

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Hayward: Weekes, San Felipe parks to be overhauled

HAYWARD — Two popular parks are due for facelifts, and people can weigh in on what they would like to see there.

Weekes Community Park in South Hayward was developed in the 1960s, and San Felipe Community Park on upper D Street dates back to the 1970s.

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District will hold two community meetings on the parks’ master plans, which will guide any makeover decisions. People will be encouraged to share their ideas of what the parks should look like in the future.

The Weekes meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, and the San Felipe one will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. The meetings will be held at the parks.

Consultants hired by the park district will take people’s ideas shared at the meetings and draw up possible park design concepts. The designs will be presented and refined at later meetings, with district directors ultimately voting on the master plans.