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San Leandro: Home-buyers seminar June 14

SAN LEANDRO — A free seminar for first-time home-buyers is planned for Saturday, June 14.

The workshops will cover how to prepare to be a homeowner, how to purchase and finance a home, strategies for today’s market, and services available to first-time home-buyers.

The seminar is being held by the city and the Bay Area Home Buyer Agency, a non-profit regional joint powers authority. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Titan Room at Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.

Reservations are required; go to www.myhomegateway.com or call 888-572-1222, extension 101.

 

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Castro Valley: Aitken senior center to celebrate 25th anniversary

CASTRO VALLEY — The Kenneth C. Aitken Senior and Community Center will marks its 25th anniversary with entertainment by Stagebridge Senior Theatre on Friday, June 20.

Stagebridge, an Oakland senior acting group, performs musical revues, improv sessions, radio dramas and music.

The free celebration will be 1 to 3 p.m. June 20 at the center, 17800 Redwood Road in Castro Valley. The public is invited, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, go to www.haywardrec.org or call 510-881-6738.

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Ashland: Open house at new community garden

ASHLAND — A new community garden is holding an open house Saturday, June 21.

The garden is being developed on an empty lot owned by Alameda County at the corner of Mission Boulevard and Paradise boulevards. The garden is being developed by Project EAT, a county Office of Education program to promote healthy lifestyles.

Activities at the open house will include seed planting, kids’ games, nutrition information, healthy snacks and garden box applications. It will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20095 Mission Blvd., north of Mattox Road and south of Lewelling Boulevard.

For more information, contact Project EAT at projecteat@acoe.org or 510-670-4156 or go to www.projecteat.com.

 

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Hayward: Douglas Morrisson Theatre announces 2014-15 season

HAYWARD — Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 2014-15 season focuses on journeys.

The season begins with “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire, which runs Aug. 28-Sept. 21. “Candide,” with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, will be Nov. 6-30.

Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” plays Feb. 12-March 8, followed by “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik April 16-26. Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” closes out the season May 21-June 14.

“Every play this season tells the story of a journey, whether it’s to teeter on the brink of Niagara Falls, to find the true meaning of life, to escape a small town, to climb to country music fame and fortune, or even to time-travel through all of human history,” wrote artistic director Susan E. Evans in the theater’s brochure.

The theater’s Alt. Mondays program features Bare Bones staged readings series; Telling Tales, which are storytelling evenings; and a Broadway sing-along night.

Season tickets are available in a variety of packages, with an early-bird discount through June 20. For more information, call 510-881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org. The theater is at 22311 N. Third St.

 

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Hayward area outdoor summer movie season begins June 13

The local free family-friendly outdoor movie season starts Friday, June 13, with “Frozen” at Adobe Park in Castro Valley.

The free family-friendly movie night is being put on by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Those going are encouraged to take picnic dinners, flashlights and low-back small chairs or blankets.

The movie starts at 8:15 p.m. at the park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. Beginning at 6 p.m., people can listen to music, chat with local vendors, get health and wellness information, and play at the park district’s mobile recreation program.

For more information, call 510-881-6700 or email info@haywardrec.org.

The park district also is showing “Despicable Me 2″ at 8:15 p.m. July 18 at Hayward City Hall Plaza, at the corner of B and Watkins streets. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2″ also will be screened at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 8 at City Hall Plaza.

The park district holds its final free summer outdoor movie night at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Little League Park, 1062 Grant Ave.”Monsters University” will be the featured film.

In San Leandro, free movies will be shown July 9 at Halcyon Park, 1245 147th Ave.; July 23 at Chabot Park, 1698 Estudillo Ave.; and Aug. 6 at Washington Manor Park, 14900 Zelma St. Allo shows start at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Customer Service, 510-577-3462.

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Hayward Coffee With a Cop on June 14

HAYWARD — Police are inviting residents to join them for Coffee With a Cop on Saturday, June 14.

This is a chance to voice concerns, ask questions and get to know Hayward police officers.

Coffee With a Cop takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks coffee shop, 20523 Hesperian Blvd. (A Street and Hesperian)

For more information contact Gale Bleth, 510-293-7151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov

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Hayward free concerts in the park begin June 15

HAYWARD — Free Sunday concerts in the park start June 15 at the bandstand in Memorial Park.

The Hayward Municipal Band will perform every Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. through July 13 at the park, 24176 Mission Blvd. (next to the Plunge). The band will play big band, classical, pop and John Philip Sousa.

Those attending are encouraged to take blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

 

 

 

 

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Hayward police blotter May 24-June 1

05/24 02:30 PM
A robbery occurred in the parking lot of a business in the 20000 block of Hesperian Blvd. The victim stated he was sitting in his vehicle when a suspect approached him and placed a gun in his chest. The suspect demanded the victim’s money and wallet. The suspect took the victim’s property and left the scene. The suspect was described as an African American male adult with a black handgun.

05/27 10:57 PM
A robbery occurred on C St between Myrtle Street and Filbert Street. Two suspects grabbed the victim from behind and knocked him to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone and ran south on Burbank St. The suspects were described as African American males, 16 to 18 years old, 5’07” to 5’11”, 150 to 160 pounds and were wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

05/28 00:17 AM
A robbery occurred at a convenience store on the 300 block of Jackson Street. A total of three suspects entered the store. One of the suspects distracted the clerk while the other two suspects walked out with stolen merchandise. After the third suspect walked out of the store two employees confronted all three suspects outside. The suspects fought with the two employees. During the fight one of the employees was cut with a knife. The other employee sustained head trauma from the fight. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. Two of the three suspects were arrested by responding officers. The investigation has been transferred to CIB for further follow up.

05/28 09:28 AM
While in the area of Southgate and Calaroga St a patrol officer observes a suspect acting suspiciously in front of a residence. When the suspect became aware the officer was watching him he immediately ran away from him. The officer located the suspect a short distance away and determined the suspect had been prowling with the intent to commit a burglary. The officer arrested the suspect.

05/28 02:55 PM
A shooting in a public place occurred on the 400 block of Urbano Way. The victim confronted the suspect in front of their house going through a garbage can. During the confrontation the suspect produced a handgun and fired two rounds causing property damage. The suspect then fled the scene.

05/29 07:40 AM
During the investigation of a trespassing incident a patrol officer located a subject hiding from him behind a vehicle. The suspect immediately fled from the officer upon being contacted. After the suspect was detained the officer searched the area where the suspect was stopped and recovered a handgun in a nearby discarded backpack. The suspect was arrested for trespassing and possible possession of a concealed firearm.

05/30 10:39 PM
A strong arm robbery occurred in front of a residence on the 1400 block of West St. The victim pulled in front of her home and was unlocking the door to her residence when they were approached from behind. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and fled from the scene on foot.

05/31 04:52 AM
An attempted armed robbery occurred near the intersection of E 12th St and Tennyson Rd. The victim was approached by the suspect who pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim refused and the suspect fled northbound on E 12th Street. The suspect was described as an African American male, 25-30 years old, 5’07”, with a thin build and armed with a black handgun.

05/31 05:15 AM
An arson occurred on the 26000 block of Whitman Street. The Hayward fire Department responded to a vegetation fire and discovered an apartment on fire as well. When the fire department forced entry they discovered the apartment was vacant and found evidence the fire had been intentionally set. HFD is investigating.

05/31 05:15 PM
A shooting occurred inside a residence located on the 24000 block of Thomas Ave. HPD dispatch received a call from an informant claiming that a male relative had fired a weapon inside a home during an argument. When officers arrived they called everyone out of the home and detained them. Several weapons were recovered and the suspect was arrested.

06/01 03:13 AM
A shooting occurred near the intersection of Whitman St and Fruitwood St. A victim was brought to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. When police contacted the victim, they claimed to be the victim of a robbery. The victim stated he had been shot after pushing the suspect away during the robbery. The victim gave several conflicting stories during his interview.

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Hayward police blotter May 20-25

From the Hayward police:

05/20 05:54 PM
A carjacking occurred on Amador St and Elmhurst St when the suspect took a vehicle from his sister during an argument. The suspect’s sister was injured when she tried to stop the suspect from fleeing. On 05/22 Oakland Police Department stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect when he tried to flee from officers.

05/21 01:33 AM
A burglary occurred to a business in the 500 block of West Tennyson Rd. The owner of the business observed three suspects prying open the door to the business and called the police. When police arrived one suspect surrendered and the other two suspects were taken into custody by the police canine.

05/23 00:45 AM
A robbery occurred in a city parking lot in the 1000 block of B St. The two victims were approached by three suspects who surrounded them. One of the suspects pulled out a pistol and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects then assaulted the victims and took their property while they were on the ground. The suspects were described as three black males between 18 and 28 years old all approximately 6 feet tall.

05/23 00:21 AM
A robbery occurred in front of a residence in the 400 block of Rousseau St. The victim pulled into his driveway and was approached by two suspects who asked for change. The suspects then demanded the victim’s car keys and produced a handgun. The suspects took some of the victim’s property but not his vehicle. The suspects fled the scene in opposite directions. The suspects are described as Hispanic male adults in the early 20’s.

05/24 11:12 PM
A shooting occurred at a church on the 26000 block of Kay Ave. During an event at the church attendees heard an argument outside and went to investigate. The attendees heard several gunshots just outside and one attendee was struck once by a round with a nonlife-threatening injury. When officers arrived none of the attendees would cooperate and gave only partial information as to what had occurred.

05/25 11:08 AM
While in the Whitman St and Tennyson Rd area an officer saw a narcotics transaction. The officer stopped and detained the purchaser and recovered the narcotics. The dealer fled the scene but was later observed by an officer near the intersection of Whitman St and Fruitwood Way. The suspect ran from the officer and was detained while hiding in a backyard. The suspect was arrested and found to have narcotics in his possession.

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Free pet adoptions this weekend in Hayward

Press release from the city of Hayward:

Have you been thinking about adding a new four legged, furry family member to your household? Come to the Hayward Animal Shelter  on Saturday and Sunday, May 31st and June 1st for the fifth annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption days.

We have many amazing  animal companions longing for a family to love them. All adoptions are FREE to qualified homes during this incredible weekend. Licensing fees apply to dogs adopted to Hayward residents.

This record-breaking adoption weekend is sponsored by Maddie’s Fund. For every dog and cat adopted from our shelter during this weekend Maddie’s Fund with give our shelter an adoption stipend ranging between $500-$2000. These funds help to provide additional care to our homeless shelter pets.

Save a life. ADOPT! For more information visit www.Haywardanimals.org and www.adoptmaddiesfund.org.