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Eden Township plans open house for medical office building

By rparr
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 6:29 pm in Castro Valley, General, Health

CASTRO VALLEY — Eden Township Healthcare District is holding an open house Wednesday, Feb. 5, for its new Eden Medical Office Building.

The open house will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 20400 Lake Chabot Road.

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Hayward Area Recreation and Park District website looking good!

By rparr
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 4:04 pm in Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, San Lorenzo

HAYWARD — The website for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District has undergone a major redesign.

The new sophisticated design is a VAST improvement over the old one, which was frustrating for members of the community and HARD employees and board members.

Check it out at www.haywardrec.org. The site had a “soft” launch Friday, with an official launch next Monday.

The site quickly loads, features some great photos (though I’m not sure what that kid who popped up on several pages is actually doing, but that’s one intense look). There’s even a place where people can submit suggestions and questions. It’s easy to provide feedback, and the list of facilities also include maps for each place. Many of the site listings also have photos, and I assume more will be added.

There are still a few small kinks when I checked out the site. The search function did not seem to be working smoothly in every case, and some of the pages did not have a link back to the home page. I couldn’t find a staff directory.

There’s a photo of district general manager John Gouveia along with an interesting bio. It would be nice to have photos of department heads on their respective pages.

If there are things you notice that might need adjusting or suggestions for improving the site, it’s easy to give feedback on the site or call the district office at 510-881-6700.

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How unincorporated area residents can have say in community’s future change

By rparr
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at 5:35 pm in Alameda County, Ashland, Castro Valley, Fairview, San Lorenzo

A press release from Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s office:

When asked why he is involved in improving his community, Keith Barros, a long time San Lorenzo resident quipped, “It’s better than being a mere spectator, and much better than being a victim.”

Are there things you would change or improve in your community? Then join the residents of Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, Fairview and San Lorenzo who are forming working groups to improve their communities in the areas of public safety and realignment, economic development, education, governance, and agriculture and environment. Community members can join the working groups by attending any of the meetings listed below.

Over the next five years, unincorporated Eden Area residents, business owners and others will be working to implement goals and projects in each of the areas listed above. These goals were voted on by more than 350 residents at a community meeting held last November. That meeting was the culmination of a community visioning process known as the Eden Area Livability Initiative Phase II (EALI II), which had more than 700 participants total.

Organized by Alameda County Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan, EALI Phase II is part of an ongoing effort that began in 2006 with the EALI Phase I process that resulted in the planning, building, and opening of the $25 million state-of-the-art, 32,000-square-foot REACH Ashland Youth Center.

Other projects for EALI Phase I included streetscape improvements and the creation of a community design team that is now planning the Cherryland Community Center.

“It’s an opportunity to participate and advocate for my community,” said Peter Rosen, an involved Castro Valley resident, who has invited his neighbors to join the working groups. “I can have a positive impact and can improve local control.”

The formation of working groups to implement EALI Phase II goals presents a chance for unincorporated Eden Area community members to address important issues and participate in improving their communities together.

Ruth Baratta, a Cherryland resident, said, “Those of us who were involved in EALI Phase I came back for EALI Phase II because it worked. We can make a difference, and it’s up to us to create the community we want to live in.”

For more information contact Eva Poon at eva.poon@acgov.org or 510-670-5717 or visit the EALI website at www.acgov.org/edenareavision.

Schedule of Working Group Meetings

Agriculture & Environment
Thursday, February 6
6:30-8:30pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

Education
Thursday, February 20
6:30-8:30pm
Castro Valley Adult School, Upper Campus, Rm12-13
4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley

Public Safety & Realignment
Thursday, February 27
6:30-8:30pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

Economic Development
Thursday, March 6
6:30-8:30pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

Governance
Thursday, March 13
6:30-8:30pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

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Castro Valley push to replace Daughtrey’s building with park

By rparr
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 10:05 pm in Business, Castro Valley

CASTRO VALLEY — Instead of the county trying to find a tenant for the long-vacant Daughtrey’s building on Castro Valley Boulevard, a resident is proposing the building be torn down and the space converted into a town square.

The Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Committee will take up the matter at its Tuesday, Feb. 4, meeting.

Peter Rosen sent a letter to the Castro Valley MAC outlining his argument why the former department store should be demolished. The building was purchased by Alameda County with redevelopment funds, but the county has been unable to find a new tenant. Rosen’s letter can be found under agenda at http://www.acgov.org/calendar_app/DisplayDetailServlet?site=Internet&ag=CDA&ty=PLAN&m=1&d=24&y=2014&t=M&i=2014-01-06%2011:22:48.417

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave.

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Hayward police registering for community academy

By rparr
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 8:36 pm in Crime, Hayward

HAYWARD — The police department is starting a new community academy in March.

The free nine-week course gives residents a better understanding of what police do and how the community can play an important role in making Hayward safe place to live.

The academy will meet every Tuesday beginning March 4 through April 29. The two-hour sessions will start at 6:45 p.m. at the new North District Office, soon to open at 22701 Main St. (corner of C and Main streets), the brick building that was the old location of the Hayward Area Historical Society.

Topics may include Neighborhood Alert, police patrol structure, police ethics, robberies and personal safety, narcotics and gangs, the police canine unit, special weapons and tactics (commonly called SWAT), 911 calls and firearms training simulator.

The academy is open to all residents 18 or older, but seating is limited. If interested, contact Gale Bleth at 510-293-7151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov or Mary Fabian, 510-293-1043 or mary.fabian@hayward-ca.gov.

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Hayward park district honors Gordins, Castro Valley Rotary

By rparr
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 7:43 pm in Uncategorized

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.

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Hayward police blotter 1/21-1/27/2014

By rparr
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 6:39 pm in Crime, Hayward

01/21 03:54 PM
Police were called to the area of the greenway and Southgate Park for a group of males fighting. Prior to police arriving a subject(s) in a vehicle fired off several rounds from a handgun. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.

01/21 10:51 PM
A burglary occurred in the 22000 block of Main Street. The resident was at home when he heard his alarm go off. The victim discovered a door into the home had been forced open and called the police. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

01/22 00:49 AM
Police Officers were called to a gas station on the 22000 block of Foothill Blvd regarding an assault and vandalism incident. The clerk and business had been shot with what was believed to be a bb gun. A suspect was stopped and arrested on Foothill Blvd a short time later.

01/23 06:52 AM
A traffic collision resulting in major injuries occurred at the intersection of B St and 6th Street. The pedestrian was walking across B St in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for her injuries.

01/23 08:37 PM
An armed Robbery occurred at Tennyson Road and Dixon St near the south Hayward BART station. The two suspects approached the victim and took the victim’s purse while displaying a handgun. Both suspects fled eastbound on foot.

01/24 00:12 AM
While in the Industrial area of west Hayward Officers observe an illegal racing event. Responding Officers stop several of the vehicles as they try and flee the scene. Drivers are cited for vehicle code violations and a vehicle is towed.

01/25 08:15 PM
A woman was stabbed with a knife when she got between and male and female who were fighting in the Dark Horse Lounge. The male and female who were fighting fled the scene prior to police arriving. The female who had been stabbed identified a truck at the scene as belonging to the male who stabbed her. Officers staked out the vehicle until the male returned where he was then arrested.

01/27 07:18 AM
Officers responded to a burglary in progress to a home at Fourth St and B St. The suspect was seen entering a residence and removing property. After checking nearby vacant addresses officers locate some of the stolen property. Suspects are stopped nearby with some of the stolen property in their possession and are arrested.

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Hayward police blotter 1/14/14

By rparr
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 9:19 pm in Crime, Hayward, Uncategorized

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

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Community meeting on new Hayward fire station, health clinic

By rparr
Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 4:09 pm in Hayward, Health

HAYWARD — The fire department is holding a community meeting about a plan to rebuild Fire Station #7 on Huntwood Road and construct a health center next door.

The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Fire Station #7, 28270 Huntwood (near Tennyson, across from Tennyson Park.) Firefighters will have drawings of the new facilities and talk about what is planned at both.

South Hayward currently does not have a public adult health clinic. The health center would be built on city property, but it would be run by Tiburcio Vasquez under a contract with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

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Blood drive in Castro Valley

By rparr
Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 6:18 pm in Alameda County, Castro Valley

CASTRO VALLEY — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Jan. 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the National Day of Service.

The office of Congressman Eric Swalwell is hosting the drive. Blood donors usually drop off this time of year, and to increase awareness, January is National Blood Donor Month.

The blood drive is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hayward Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road.

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