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Downtown Hayward car show Sept. 6

HAYWARD — A rockabilly inspired car show will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, in downtown.

The show will include live music, food, face painting, a balloon artist and raffle. Vehicles will be limited to pre-1973, and those attending are encouraged to wear ’40s and ’50s attire.

The show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on B Street is being put on by Vintage Alley boutique and Classic & Kustom Bombs Magazine.

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Castro Valley candidates forum Wednesday

CASTRO VALLEY — A candidates forum for the Castro Valley Sanitary District November election will take place Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Five candidates are running for two spots on the district board: incumbents Melody Appleton and Ralph Johnson, and Marc Crawford, John Maher and Kunio Okui. Crawford is chairman of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, and Okui is a former Castro Valley Unified School District trustee. Maher is a retired BART employee.

The forum is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd.

For more details, contact the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce at 510-537-5300 or info@castrovalleychamber.com.

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Free play at Hayward park Sept. 7

HAYWARD — “O Best Beloved” will be staged for free Sept. 7 at East Avenue Park.

The family-friendly production is an ensemble adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Just-So Stories.

The play was named “Best of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival.

According to the ensemble’s website: “Rudyard Kipling wrote these tall tales about the beginnings of the world in the voice of a narrator addressing a youngster that he or she calls ‘Best Beloved.’ Kipling wrote the Just-So Stories for his own best beloveds: his two small daughters, who insisted that he tell the stories the same way every time, or ‘just so.’ They’re full of silliness and wordplay, and are delightful when read aloud.”

The ensemble has been performing at area parks and outdoor venues. The Hayward stop is sponsored by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. It starts at 2 p.m. at East Avenue Park, 3221 East Ave. Those attending should take blankets or lawn chairs.

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San Leandro bike party Sept. 7

SAN LEANDRO — The city will have its third annual bike party in three parks on Sunday, Sept. 7.

The Bike Mobile will make free minor repairs on bicycles of those taking part in the ride, starting at 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt Elementary School playground area, 864 Dutton Ave. There also will be a bike rodeo, games and other activities.

The actual ride starts at 1 p.m. at Farrelly Pool at Roosevelt. Riders will head to McCartney Park (behind Washington Elementary at Breed Avenue and Sunnyside Drive) for musical entertainment and activities. The bike party then will ride to Siempre Verde Park (Park Street and San Leandro Boulevard) for bike decorating, before returning to Farrelly Pool where participants can enjoy a free family swim until 5:30 p.m.

Those taking part should take helmets, bike locks, sunscreen, snacks, water and a picnic dinner for the pool party. Children under age 18 are required to wear a helmet, though smart cyclists of all ages use the protective headgear.

For more information, call 577-3462 or email youth@sanleandro.org.

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Sen. Corbett to honor environmental poster winners

Press release from Sen. Ellen Corbett’s office:

SAN LEANDRO — State Sen. Corbett will host a celebration in her San Leandro district office to honor the 18 student awardees of the “Habitat Means Home” Poster Contest.

The annual “Habitat Means Home” Poster Contest—sponsored by East Bay Regional Park District, the Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, the Ohlone Audubon Society, the Friends of Coyote Hills and Carin High—encourages students to submit artwork that celebrates the diverse habitats and species of Coyote Hills Regional Park, while also highlighting the importance of environmental preservation.

Senator Corbett invites families, local residents, community representatives and educators to come together on Thursday, Sept. 4, to help celebrate these honored students in grades K-6 at the celebration.

Senator Corbett remains committed to supporting education, artistic student learning, environmental protection and the preservation of local animal habitats.

Ice cream and refreshments (water and juice) will be served during the celebration.

WHEN: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4
WHERE: Office of Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
1057 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 206
San Leandro, CA 94577
RSVP: 510-577-2310 (Joe Diaz)

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Hayward police blotter, Aug. 22-27

FRI, 8/22/14 at 10:26 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred. Two hours prior to reporting the incident, a 14-year-old male victim was walking in the area of D Street and 2nd Street, when four black male adults surrounded him. The victim was punched once and he fell to the ground. The suspects searched the victim’s pockets and took his cell phone, IPod, debit card, and $6. The suspects were described as black males, in their late teens or early twenties.

FRI, 8/22/14 at 11:08 PM, an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred. A passerby saw a male lying down in greenway at Bishop Street and Cascade Avenue. The Hayward Fire Department responded and determined the victim was suffering from two stab wounds to his right chest area and from facial injuries. The unknown victim was combative and had to be restrained on gurney. The victim was transported to Eden Hospital, where they reported the victim had significant brain hemorrhaging. Hayward police fingerprinted the unknown victim and obtained his identity. On 8/27/14, no change to the victim’s medical status.

SAT, 8/23/14 at 1:32 AM, Hayward PD had an outside assist with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. ACSO deputies pursued a stolen vehicle into our city. The female suspect crashed her vehicle at Sycamore/Thomas. The suspect collided with a parked vehicle on Thomas causing it to flip over and land in a yard on top of a vehicle. No Hayward PD units were involved in the pursuit. The suspect was arrested by ACSO and taken to jail.

MON, 8/25/14 at 10:57 AM, Hayward PD had an outside assist with ACSO on the 300 block of West Jackson Street. An Eden Township Station (ETS) deputy stopped a vehicle that had just been involved in an armed robbery. Three suspects were detained near a gas station’s gas pump. Another suspect ran into the store of the gas station and locked himself in the bathroom. The store was evacuated and a perimeter was established around the business. The suspect eventually walked out of the store and was taken into custody.

MON, 8/25/14 at 3:18 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY occurred on the 900 block of B Street. An intoxicated victim was accosted by two black males. They took his cigarettes and $250 in cash from his shirt pocket by tearing the pocket open. The victim was uncooperative and kept changing his story. The primary officer is investigating the case.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 5:55 AM, an INDECENT EXPOSURE occurred at a restaurant on the 20000 block of Hesperian Boulevard. The victim was parking her car when she saw the suspect walking towards her. The victim got out of her car and headed for the restaurant when she turned around she saw the suspect shaking his exposed penis at her. The suspect fled towards another store when a vehicle entered into the parking lot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male Adult, 6’0”, 165 lbs., 30-35 yrs. old, short dark hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and black pants.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 7:25 AM, A HIT AND RUN occurred on W. Tennyson Road and Baldwin Street. The victim was walking southbound on Tennyson Road when the suspect vehicle struck him. The driver backed up, drove around the victim and fled westbound on Tennyson Road. A passerby found the victim bloodied and took him to St. Rose Hospital. The suspect vehicle was described as a white, 4-door Toyota. The suspect driver was a Hispanic female with blonde hair. The victim was intoxicated. The victim sustained serious facial injuries from the collision and was unable to recall any further details from it.

TUE, 8/26/14 at 1:47 PM, a HAZMAT incident occurred on the 3100 block of Depot Road. Strong chemical odor and smoke was seen coming from a business. The Hayward Fire Department requested Hayward PD to assist in traffic control around the area of the address to include blocking the highway 92 off ramps. The chemical odor was reported as far south as Mt Eden High School. A “Shelter-in-place” advisory was given to nearby schools and businesses. Hayward PD sent out Nixle alerts to keep the citizens informed. There was media coverage of the incident, which was handled by Hayward FD. There were no reported injuries from this incident.

WED, 8/27/14 at 11:30 AM, a Probation Search occurred on the 26000 block of Lakewood Way. The Narcotic’s Unit conducted a probation search and arrested a subject who was suspected of selling Marijuana.

WED, 8/27/14 at 12:59 PM, A ROBBERY occurred at Southland Mall. A clerk at a jewelry store was showing a ring to the suspect. The employee took possession of the suspects ID and gave it back after the suspect returned the ring. The suspect then forcefully grabbed the ring from the clerks hand and fled out the mall.

WED, 8/27/14 at 5:04 PM an ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON occurred on the 500 block of Tennyson Road. An employee at the hair salon was fired and tried to cut another employee with a knife. The staff of the salon held the suspect down until police arrived. The ex-employee was arrested and no one was injured from the incident.

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Hayward police blotter Aug. 4-10

THUR, 8/7/14 at 9:50 AM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH A HANDGUN occurred at Ted’s Pharmacy, 27000 block of Hesperian Blvd. The suspect stole controlled pain medications and drove off in an off-white vehicle. An officer recalled a suspicious vehicle from the day before at Ted’s Pharmacy. The vehicle and its license plate matched the robbery suspect’s vehicle. Police looked up the vehicle’s registry information and found the car on Gettysburg Ave. A search warrant was issued and the home was surrounded by Hayward‘s Special Duty Unit. SDU called out the occupants out of the home, including the suspect, who came out willingly. The victim positively identified the suspect through an in-field show up. The pain medications and the suspect’s gun (a loaded .45) were recovered inside the home. Investigations spoke to the suspect and he confessed to committing the robbery and to others crimes as well.

FRI, 8/8/14 at 7:24 PM, a nine-year-old child was riding his bicycle on Dolphin Lane crossing onto Florida Street when a vehicle traveling westbound struck him. The boy was trauma activated to Children’s Hospital (Oakland) with non-life threatening injuries.

SAT, 8/9/14 at 1:08 PM. Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop for a registration violation. The officers smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a consent search, the officers located Xanax pills in a clear baggie, opened and unopened beer cans, and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a ten round magazine. One of the passenger confessed to the officers that the pills and the gun were his. He described the gun and the pills to the officers, ensuring them of his ownership. Both occupants were arrested.

SAT, 8/9/14 at 3:59 PM, a STRONG ARMED ROBBERY incident occurred adjacent to the Burger King located on Mission Boulevard and Industrial Parkway. Four suspects assaulted the victim and stole his wallet and cell phone. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 is a Black female in her mid 20’s, 5’8”, medium build. She was seen wearing a red jersey with #5 written on front.
Suspect #2 is a Black female, 5’8”, pink hair, and wore a black Tee shirt.
Suspect #3 is a Black female adult with no description.
Suspect #4 is a Black male adult, 5’9”, thin build; he was wearing a black shirt, black pants, and wore a black beanie hat.

SUN, 8/10/14 at 12:54 AM, Officers responded to the area of Thelma and Barker for a naked man running down the street. The suspect charged at one of the officers as she exited the patrol vehicle. She was able to restrain the suspect until another officer was able to help her. The officers called an ambulance to transport the suspect to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. No injuries were reported to the officers or suspect.

MON, 8/11/14 at 2:26 PM, an ARMED ROBBERY WITH A HANDGUN incident occurred at the Subway located on the 26000 block of Mission Boulevard. The suspect entered the store, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect ran towards Sorenson Road and was seen getting into a white car driven by a white female. The car sped southbound on Mission Boulevard. The suspect is a white male, mid 20’s, 6’0”, and heavy set. He was last seen wearing a black/gray SF Giants hat, red bandanna, black hooded sweatshirt with writing on front and back, tan shorts and tan work boots.

WED, 8/13/14 at 5:20 PM, a report of a man BRANDISHING A FIREARM on the 27000 block of High Country Drive. The victim was walking on High Country Drive when the suspect came out of his home, yelled, and pointed his shotgun at the victim. The victim called police, but informed them that he did not want to press charges against the suspect. After the police made contact with the suspect, they determined that he needed a psychological evaluation and sent him to the hospital.

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Hayward Coffee With a Cop on Aug. 26

HAYWARD — Police are inviting residents to stop by and chat at a downtown coffee shop Aug. 26.

Coffee With a Cop will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at Eko Coffee Bar and Tea House, 1075 B St. Police will be available to answer questions.

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

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November election filings

Friday was the candidate filing deadline for the November election, and some races have drawn several candidates while others had only one.

The deadline for San Leandro City Council District 5 was extended because incumbent Pauline Cutter is not seeking re-election, instead running for mayor. Three people jumped into the race late: Leah Hall, Corina Lopez and Mia Ousley.

District 1 will have a four-way race: David Anderson Sr., Deborah Cox, Mike Katz-Lacabe and Kenneth Pon.

Allen Schoenfeld, Victor Aguilar and Thomas Lee will square off in San Leandro City Council District 3.

Running against Cutter for mayor will be fellow Councilwoman Diana Souza and businessman Dan Dillman. Incumbent Mayor Stephen Cassidy is not seeking re-election.

Several races have already been decided when no opponents filed against the incumbents or only one person filed for each open seat; these will not appear on the ballot: Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Paul Hodges and Carol Pereira; Washington Township Healthcare District Jacob Eapen, Bernard Stewart and Michael Wallace; East Bay Municipal Utility District Ward 7 (Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, portions of San Leandro and Hayward) Frank Mellon; Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Area 4 (Castro Valley) Donald “Dobie” Gelles and Area 6 (Hayward and San Lorenzo) Hal Gin; San Leandro Unified School District Area 2 Lance James; San Leandro Unified Area 6, Ronald Carey; Fairview Fire Protection District Sven Andersen and Leslie West; East Bay Regional Park District Ward 3 Dennis Waespi; Eden Township Healthcare District Lester Friedman, Roxann Lewis and Thomas Lorentzen.

Hayward Unified incumbents Lisa Brunner and William McGee are being challenged by Marita Cheng. Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Area 2 (San Leandro) incumbent Isobel Dvorsky is being challenged by Gene Judson.

In Castro Valley Unified, incumbents Janice Friesen and Gary Howard will be running against Dorothy “Dot” Theodore.

Six candidates are running for two seats in San Lorenzo Unified: Incumbents Helen Randall and Isabel Polvorosa, plus Steven Kirk, Guillermo Nevarez, Ronald Pereira II and Janet Zamudio.

A sanitary district race in Castro Valley has generated interest: Incumbents Melody Appleton and Ralph Johnson are being challenged by Marc Crawford, John Maher and Kunio Okui.

Five candidates are seeking three spots on the Oro Loma Sanitary District board: Timothy Becker, Howard Kerr, Chike Udemezue, Dan Walters and Sheila Young.

Other races include:

San Leandro Unified at large: Evelyn Gonzales, Elsie “Jeanne” Kinkella, Peter Oshinski and Monique Tate.

San Leandro Unified Area 4: Latrina Dumas, Leo Sheridan and Chike Udemezue.

AC Transit District at large: Incumbent Joel Young, Adrienne Andrews, Joel Dewitt, Clarence Fischer, Dollene Jones, Tyron Jordan, Igor Tregub.

AC Transit District Ward 4 (West unincorporated Alameda County, part of San Leandro, part of Hayward): Incumbent Mark Williams, Murphy McCalley and Timothy McGowan.

AC Transit District Ward 5 (South Hayward, : Incumbent Jeff Davis and Kewal Singh.

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Disney tour to stop at Hayward park

HAYWARD — Hundreds of kids are expected to take part Monday in a Disney tour starring characters from two television shows.

The tour, “Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good,” is designed to introduce children ages 2 to 7 to the value of doing good.

Princess Sofia from Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First” television show and Pirate Jake from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will be at the show.

Children will be able to create a storybook at “Jake and Sofia’s Storytelling Maze,” share acts of kindness or service in “Enchancia Castle,” do “Sofia’s Animal Friends” activities, take part in interactive environmental lessons in “Jake’s Beach Treasures” and pledge service at the “Forever Tree.”

The show will end with a musical celebration with Jake and Sofia.

The free show will be about 30 minutes, and it will be repeated several times during the day (think Disneyland shows). Priority entry will be given to those with reservations; otherwise it will be first come, first served. The wait time could be up to an hour.

It’s recommended those taking part arrive 30 minutes before their designated times. A very few tickets are still left at https://disneyjunior.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=1271303.

Kennedy is one of seven stops for the tour, and the only one in Northern California.

The tour will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd.