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Racism on the rise in Albany

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October 19, 2017

The city council meeting on Monday featured an Albany resident and her two young children, who experienced and witnessed racism and hate crimes. “If we are a sanctuary city, our foundations are cracking.”...

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Homeless encampments populate Hayward
October 19, 2017

Two frustrated Hayward residents at a city council meeting sought action regarding the trespassing, vandalism, litter, and defecation from the homeless and mentally ill people camping in areas of the city. "We...

Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development

Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development
May 10, 2017

The Hayward City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 in favor of a proposal to construct a 144-room, three-story condominium building and a 93-room Marriott Inn hotel on Mission Boulevard, as well as a 2,775-square-foot...

Hayward adds new city council members

Hayward adds new city council members
February 1, 2017

The Hayward city council appointed four new members to the Personnel Commission on Jan. 17: Hayward natives Allen Zargar, Giancarlo Scalise, Jose Guadamuz and Rachel Lucas, who range in age from 26 to...

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025
January 18, 2017

Over the next eight years, Hayward residents will see a lot more solar panels in their city — $15 million worth, to be exact — mounted on everything from fire stations to carports. On Dec. 6, the...

Fremont city council to fill vacant seat

January 11, 2017

The Fremont City Council held a meeting on Tuesday to interview applicants seeking to fill the City Council seat made vacant when Councilmember Lily Mei was elected to serve as Mayor. New candidates were...

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Benicia city council votes unanimous 'no' on crude oil by rail
September 28, 2016

On any given day, trains can be heard screeching throughout Benicia on the Union Pacific Railroad, transporting industrial materials and automotive parts. A unanimous vote by the city council guaranteed...

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters
July 27, 2016

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The...

Hayward citizens fight over chicken rights

Hayward citizens fight over chicken rights
September 23, 2015

Last month, Hayward City Council members met to discuss a proposed ordinance that would make it easier for residents to keep and maintain chickens and other livestock on their property. Raising backyard...

New district plan shows potential for Hayward

New district plan shows potential for Hayward
March 19, 2015

After complaints from local property owners, the Hayward City Council voted in favor of an enabling ordinance with an amendment that could potentially create a Community Benefit District. Assistant...

Hayward re-evaluates their brand

Hayward re-evaluates their brand
March 5, 2015

From the newly installed traffic signs on Hayward Boulevard to the planning of the new library in downtown— the residents of Hayward are starting to see some changes to their city. For the last couple...

City of Hayward installs creative signs

The traffic sign on display on the corner of Carlos Bee Blvd and Hayward Blvd. The sign was installed in early February by the City of Hayward.
February 20, 2015

The City of Hayward has taken a different approach to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention. Seven unorthodox traffic signs were installed in early February alongside Hayward Boulevard....

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