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Hayward Robberies

Jon Harnmuanphongs

February 17, 2011


Filed under Metro

Since November 2010, there has been a string of similarly committed armed robberies occurring in Hayward that may be related, with the most recent being at a Hayward Starbucks on Feb. 13. “There are consistencies in the descriptions made by the victims,” said Lieutenant Roger Keener of the Haywa...

Student With Autism Hosts Radio Show

Jon Harmuanphongs

February 17, 2011


Filed under Layout, Metro

For the past 30 years, 89.9 FM KCRH, Hayward’s only licensed radio station, has been providing local students with educational and entertainment career opportunities. “I have always viewed our radio program as a stepping stone to a four-year university for our students,” said Professor Chad Mark Glen, the ...

San Jose’s ‘Feathers of Fury’

February 17, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

San Francisco isn’t the only city that has a pillow fight in honor of Valentine’s Day. A flashmob of nearly 100 people started a massive pillow fight in downtown San Jose at high noon on the day before the day of love. The pillow fight, dubbed “Feathers of Fury.” was organized on Facebook...

City Budget Prioritizes Education

Randy Estrella

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

Residents throughout Hayward gathered at City Hall to voice their opinion and concerns on what the city’s budget for the fiscal year 2012 will be. City residents voiced concerns regarding financial stability, safety, environmental effects, and how education will be impacted. “No one expected an ...

Stalwart Protestors on Hayward’s Streets

Richard Duboc

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

For the last two years or so, dedicated local citizens have placed signs along Foothill Boulevard in Hayward near the Jackson Street intersection that read “End The Occupation of Palestine & Iraq” and “Stop Aid To Israel.” Considering the recent unrest in the Middle East, it may be worthwh...

Hayward Woman Starts Non-Profit After Death of Her Sons

Janelle London

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

It was a Tuesday like any other on Feb. 8, 2000 when Lorrain Taylor received the phone call that would forever change her life. “Mom, I want you to stop what you’re doing and pray for strength,” said her youngest son, Gregory Taylor Jr., who had called to deliver the kind of news that mothers e...

A Romantic Italian Restaurant Tucked Away in Downtown

Ashley Matusza

February 10, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Buon Appetito, located on A Street in the heart of Hayward’s downtown area, is a romantic Italian restaurant that offers high quality food in an upscale atmosphere. The restaurant has an intimate, cozy setting with soft décor and tables spaced far enough apart so that you can hear yourself and your t...

Major Renovations Underway For Hayward’s Streets

Haiming Jin

February 3, 2011


Filed under Metro

Most people who drive along Mission Boulevard in Hayward know that one of the lanes is extremely damaged and full of pot-holes. This brings many inconveniences to drivers. And still, in the downtown area along Mission, the traffic light is very dim. Mission Blvd. has become the most important part ...

Green Jobs and Urban Renewal

Richard Duboc

February 3, 2011


Filed under Metro

Much has been made recently about “going green,” the process by which environmental technologies are put at the forefront of economic development and city planning. Here at CSU East Bay, university officials are touting the construction of a new $7 million solar energy plant as part of its ongoi...

A New Location For Lavish Laines Winery

Ashley Matuszak

February 3, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Lavish Laines Winery celebrated their grand opening last weekend in their new Buena Vista location in south Livermore. The turnout seemed reasonably high for the small winery, especially when visitors crowded the tasting room during the light, sporadic afternoon rainfall. Located in the most desirable section of Livermore's wine tasting district, Lavish Lai...

Southeast Asian Papaya Salad a Sour and Spicy Treat

Ginger Staley

February 3, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

In a secluded, impoverished neighborhood in my hometown of Fresno, California, sits a row of small ethnic stores which have probably never seen the likes of state health inspectors, maintenance service providers or air conditioning units. Laotians, Cambodians, Thai, Vietnamese and Hmong immigrants, wh...

Local Artists’ Gallery Opens in Downtown Hayward

Richard Duboc and Ashley Matuszak

January 27, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout, Metro

The Gallery features the work of CSU East Bay alumna Kimberley Rowe B Street got a little more colorful on Friday after the Hayward Arts Council opened its new Cinema Place Art Gallery. The Gallery opened its doors to nearly 200 people on opening night, with plenty of foot traffic from the movie theater next door. ...

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