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Hayward: Gospel choir concert at All Saints

HAYWARD — A gospel choir concert takes place Friday, July 18, at All Saints Catholic Church.

The concert will feature four choirs, four soloists and two instrumentalists.

Tickets are $10 or a donation; proceeds will fund scholarships for students graduating from the church’s parochial school. The concert is 7 to 10 p.m. at the church, 22824 Second St.

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Hayward police blotter July 9-15

Wed, 7/9/14, approx. 8:05 PM, a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CARJACKING occurred in the 2000 block of Aldengate: A man asked to borrow his girlfriend’s car. When she refused, he threatened to put a gun in her mouth and she complied out of fear. The car was later recovered on 7/11/14 by the Oakland Police Department.

Thur, 7/10/14, approx. 9:20 AM, a RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY occurred in the 22000 block of S Garden Ave: A neighbor saw two males climb up a balcony and through a window into an apartment. The neighbor didn’t recognize the males and called the police. Officers surrounded the apartment and with the assistance of a police canine, officers were able to talk the males into voluntarily exiting the apartment. It turned out they indeed did not live there and they were arrested.

Thur, 7/10/14, approx. 11:40 AM, an AUTO THEFT/PASSING A FRAUDULENT CHECK occurred at a liquor store in the 300 block of Winton Ave: A clerk called the police to report a female who used a fraudulent check to make a purchase earlier, returned to the store. When police arrived, they saw the female being driven away by a male in a truck. Before officers could stop them, the male pulled over and let the female out of the truck. Officers discovered the truck was stolen and were able to stop the man driving it. Officers searched the area where the female was last seen and found her hiding in a nearby business, so she was arrested as well.

Fri, 7/11/14, approx. 10:40 AM, an ARSON/RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION occurred in the 29000 block of Dixon St: The male suspect returned to his estranged wife’s apartment in violation of a restraining order, after being released from jail for domestic violence. The male began damaging and destroying property inside the apartment. The noise woke up the victim, who snuck out of the apartment and went to work. The male phoned the victim at her work and said he was going to destroy her property. When the victim came home, she discovered the suspect burned some property inside the apartment and then apparently put it out with a fire extinguisher.

Fri, 7/11/14, approx. 9:30 PM, a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE occurred in the 1500 block of Macatera: The male suspect punched his girlfriend in the face, inflicting visible injury. The male immediately began stabbing himself in the upper body. He was admitted to a local hospital for medical treatment for his injuries, which were not critical.

Sun, 7/13/14, approx. 3:25 AM, a NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM occurred in an unknown location in Hayward: A male came to a local hospital after he was shot in the lower body. Initially the man said it occurred while he was walking down a street, but his injury was not consistent with the information he provided. The man said he accidentally shot himself, but did not provide any investigative information.

Mon, 7/14/14, approx. 2:10 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at D/Atherton: Four to five black males demanded the male victim give him his backpack containing his wallet and other property. One of the males had a gun and pointed it at the male, as they made this demand, so he gave it to them. When officers arrived, they were able to use GPS technology to locate the stolen property on the 500 block of Dean St. An adult male and juvenile male found with the property and a gun, were identified by the victim as two of the males who robbed him. The males were arrested.

Mon, 7/14/14, approx. 4:40 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY occurred at a sandwich shop in the 31000 block of Mission Bl: A white male (about 35 yrs old, about 5’7”, medium build, wearing a black baseball cap and black shirt) pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, then ran away.

Tues, 7/15/14, approx. 12:30 AM, a CARJACKING occurred at Holy Oake/Mediterranean: A male suspect (unknown race/age, wearing dark clothing, with a hoodie covering his face) approached the male victim, as he stood near the door of his 2004 blue Range Rover. The suspect demanded the victim’s car keys. No weapon was seen or simulated. The Range Rover was later recovered, unoccupied in Oakland.

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Blues at the Hayward library

HAYWARD –Learn all about the blues at a free lecture and concert Wednesday evening at the Main Library.

The lecture is part of Blues Week, hosted by Bay Area Blues Society. The group which will be putting on the 15th annual Russell City Blues Festival next weekend, July 12-13, outside City Hall.

The blues society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues, jazz and gospel music and their interconnection with African-American culture.

After the lecture, Big Cat Tolefree and his Hipnotic Band will perform. Tolefree is a third-generation Russell City blues singer who has opened for the Temptations, BB King and Jimmy McCracklin.

The lecture and performance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 835 C St. For further information  call 510-771-7980 or go to www.library.hayward-ca.gov

The Blues Society also will have a festival kickoff party from 9 p.m to 1 a.m. July 11 and 12 at the Bistro, B and Main streets.

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Hayward police blotter, June 25-July 2

From Hayward police:

Wed, 6/25/14, approx. 5:00 AM, ARMED ROBBERY: The male victim phoned Hayward PD to report an armed robbery, as he was driving himself to a local hospital. The victim said two black males (5’8”-6’, 18-21 yrs, wearing all dark clothing) walked up to his car, pulled him out, took his property and shot him in the leg. Officers were unable to verify the location of the incident, as reported. The victim did not sustain any critical injury and the investigation is ongoing.

Wed, 6/25/14, approx. 4:25 PM, FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION @ La Mesa/Farmhill: A male pedestrian was struck by a car, as he crossed the intersection. The motorist stayed at the scene to assist with the investigation and intoxication was not thought to be a factor. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The collision is being investigated by the Traffic Bureau and a press release was issued last week.

Wed, 6/25/14, approx. 7:45 PM, ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY on Muir St: a Good Samaritan intervened when he saw a male suspect trying to rob another man at gunpoint. The suspect struck the Good Samaritan in the head with the gun and then ran to a nearby house. Officers surrounded the residence and discovered the suspect does not live in the house, but resides somewhere else nearby. Officers searched for the suspect, but did not find him at that time. A replica handgun used during the incident was recovered. The original robbery victim ran away when the Good Samaritan intervened and was never located. The Good Samaritan suffered minor injuries, but no loss of property. The Investigation is ongoing.

Wed, 6/25/14, approx. 11:20 PM, ARMED ROBBERY @ the downtown Wells Fargo Bank ATM: Two men drove to the bank so one of them could get money from the ATM. After the man collected his money from the ATM, the suspect (black male, about 6’1”, skinny, wearing a black hoodie and a skeleton mask), walked up and demanded the cash at gunpoint. The suspect then walked up to the second man, who was waiting nearby. The suspect demanded the second man’s wallet. The suspect got cash from the first man and the second man’s wallet.

Thur, 6/26/14, approx. 10:10 PM, ARMED ROBBERY on Luvena: The suspect (white male, about 5’7”, mid 20’s, medium build, short hair and a moustache) brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim gave the suspect his cell phone and wallet.

Fri, 6/27/14, approx. 9:40 AM, ARMED ROBBERY at the Rite Aid at 24536 Hesperian: The suspect (black male, 20’s, thin build, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans) went to the pharmacy department and simulated that he had a gun under his shirt. The suspect demanded narcotics, then got into a mid-size silver car. He was last seen southbound on La Playa. The investigation is ongoing.

Fri, 6/27/14, approx. 10:45 AM, ARMED ROBBERY at the Cigarette Store at 24703 Amador: The suspect (Black male, about 5’10”, medium build, wearing a black mesh mask, black and blue jacket, and a black backpack) walked up to the cashier and brandished what appeared to be a gun wrapped in cloth. The suspect demanded cash from the register and fled the store after getting it.

Fri, 6/27/14, approx. 3:40 PM, BURGLARY/AUTO THEFT occurred on Westwood: The victims came home to find jewelry, a firearm with some ammunition, and their SUV were all stolen sometime while they were at work that day. The SUV had a security system installed and several hours later police were able to determine the SUV’s location, still in Hayward. When officers converged on the SUV as it was stopped in traffic, the three male juveniles inside it ran away before the officers could effectively block their escape routes. Two of the males were taken into custody, after a short foot pursuit and the third male was found nearby hiding in a yard, a short time later. The jewelry and the firearm were not located.

Sat, 6/28/14, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Alcohol/Vice enforcement throughout the city, in conjunction with the Alcohol Beverage Control Agency (ABC): Detectives and ABC agents visited nine establishments to ensure they would not sell alcohol to minors. Two establishments did, but seven did not.

Mon, 6/30/14, approx. 5:05 PM, STABBING @ an unknown location in Hayward: The male victim went to a local hospital for puncture wounds he incurred during an attack by an unknown number of Hispanic males. The victim was unsure about how many males attacked him, where, and why. He thought one of them possibly stabbed him with an icepick. He sustained minor injuries.

Mon, 6/30/14, approx. 8:00 PM, STRONGARM ROBBERY near B/Watkins: The male victim said his girlfriend of one week asked him to meet her and to bring cash and marijuana. When the male arrived, the girlfriend and several males beat him up, and then took the money and marijuana. The female and one of the males were still in the area and were taken into custody. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Mon, 6/30/14, approx. 9:00 PM, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, near Huntwood/Tennyson: Two males got into an argument outside a liquor store and one of them brandished a gun. When officers arrived, the suspect was still there, with the gun concealed in his waistband. As a convicted felon, he cannot possess a gun and was arrested for brandishing and possessing the gun.

Tue, 7/1/14, approx. 4:50 PM, ARMED ROBBERY @ the Southland Mall Wells Fargo Bank: The male suspect (Hispanic, about 5’10”, in his 30’s, stocky build, wearing a plaid shirt, and a black and white baseball cap), handed one of the tellers a note, demanding money. The suspect ran off toward Hesperian, after getting the money. The investigation is ongoing.

Wed, 7/2/14, approx. 1:05 AM, ARMED ROBBERY @ 7-11 at 330 Jackson: The male suspect (Hispanic, about 5’8”, medium build, 17-25 yrs, wearing a black hoodie, red mask, and tan shorts) brandished a knife at the cashier and demanded cigarettes and money. The suspect fled after the cashier gave the items to him.

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July 4 celebration in South Hayward

HAYWARD — A Fourth of July celebration is planned on Tennyson Road in South Hayward.

The party will celebrate the area’s diversity with games, performances, food and handcrafts. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the corner of Tennyson and Leidig Court.

The event is sponsored by South Hayward Parish, Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Cal State East Bay Diversity Center, Hayward Councilman Francisco Zermeno, Councilwoman-elect Sara Lamnin and Liberty Tax Service-South Hayward.

For more information, call 510-470-3377.

 

 

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Castro Valley school administrators honored

CASTRO VALLEY — Four school administrators have been recognized by a professional organization.

The awards were given at the Association of California School Administrators Region 6 dinner June 19.

Stanton Elementary School Principal Jennifer Tomita was named the association’s Region 6 elementary principal of the year.

Dustin Gacherieu, assistant principal at Castro Valley Adult and Career
Education, was chosen adult education
administrator of the year.

The school district’s technology director, John Perry, was named technology administrator of the year.

Castro Valley High Assistant Principal J.C. Farr was a nominee for secondary co-administrator of the year.

Region 6 includes Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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Cajun music in San Leandro July 17

SAN LEANDRO — The Creole Belles band will perform Creole and Cajun music at a free concert July 17.

The performance will be at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

According to a library press release, the California-based band is know in the Cajun music scene for bringing the raw, driving authenticity of southwest Louisiana dance halls to its shows. The band’s music has been described as “a highly intoxicating brew of Cajun and Creole music played with spirit, reverence and love.”

For more information, contact the library information desk at 510-577-3971.

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Hayward police remind that fireworks banned in city

HAYWARD — A message from Hayward police:

Every year in the United States, we celebrate the Fourth of July with community parades, picnics, barbecues and fireworks — the things of which happy memories are made. But sadly, Independence Day also includes tragic events resulting from fireworks use.

This is a friendly reminder that ALL fireworks (including the “safe & sane” variety) are banned in Hayward and in the Fairview Fire Prevention District. Why? Fireworks can be extremely dangerous. Fireworks cause more than 30,000 fires every year and nearly 10,000 people annually — an average of more than 26 people every day — are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from fireworks. More than half of those injured are children.

Please help keep our community safe this July 4th! Report fireworks complaints immediately to the Hayward Police Department: (510) 293-7000.

Leave the lighting to trained professionals. By far, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is through public displays conducted by professional pyrotechnics hired by communities throughout the Bay Area.

2014 Public Fireworks Displays around the Bay:

  • Alameda County Fair
  • Berkeley Marina
  • Concord – Dave Brubeck Park
  • Livermore – Las Positas College
  • Oakland – Jack London Square
  • Pleasant Hill – College Park High
  • Richmond – Craneway Pavilion
  • San Francisco – Pier 39
  • San Jose – Municipal Stadium

 

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Fairview fire district seeks residents’ input

This is a press release from the Fairview Fire District. It’s rather vague and I’m not sure what the intended outcome is, but I have not had a chance to follow up, and thought I should post to alert folks to the meeting:

Fairview and Five Canyons residents

The Fairview Fire Protection District, a Special District responsible for Fire and Emergency Medical services delivered to the Fairview and Five Canyons communities, invites all residents of the District to a community meeting. It is important to attend this meeting to share your concerns and issues with the Board of Directors as they develop a Strategic Plan for the District’s future.

The meeting is at Fairview Elementary School, 23515 Maud Avenue, Hayward, July
1, 2014 from 6:30-8:00PM. Hayward Fire Chief Contreras, whose fire department  serves residents of the Fairview Fire Protection District under a contract for service, will make an informative presentation to attendees and then a professional facilitator will guide attendees through a process that will capture their issues and concerns about the District and its services.

The Directors will be present to hear what you have to say. They need your help to frame the future of the District.

Refreshments will be served.

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Cherryland public art meetings

CHERRYLAND — This unincorporated area is getting a community center and new fire station, and both projects will include public art.

A series of meetings are being held to let residents view the art proposals and give feedback. The next one is 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at the Cherryland Community Center Design Process meeting.  It will be at the Eden United Church of Christ’s Oliver Hall, 21455 Birch St.

The artwork also will be discussed at the Cherryland Community Association meeting Tuesday, July 8. That meeting starts at 7 p.m. and also will be held at Eden United Church of Christ.

Comments can be submitted online through July 9 at http://tinyurl.com/cherrylandart.