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South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro

If you’ve driven down Mission Boulevard in Hayward, the Dirty Bird Lounge’s flickering neon sign may have caught your eye, but its rustic outer appearance could have quickly diverted your interest. Drive down Mission now and there’s still that rustic charm, with the addition of boarded up windows...

Inmate escapes custody in Hayward

Inmate escapes custody in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

A section of unincorporated North Hayward was shutdown on Tuesday morning when a 27-year-old inmate managed to elude law enforcement custody. According to Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly, Shawn New escaped from a rental car driven by Kentucky authorities around 9:45 a.m. New was being transporte...

Hayward adds new city council members

Hayward adds new city council members

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

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 40. The Personnel Commission handles the city’s employment lists, Affirmative Action plan and job d...

Hayward community marches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Hayward community marches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

On the morning of Jan. 16 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, children, CSUEB students, teens, parents and grandparents gathered in front of Hayward City Hall. Approximately 200 people attended according to board member of the South Hayward Parish, Terri Owens. Many of them chanting “No jus...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened in an unincorporated area of North Hayward that falls ...

Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Metro

The search for a new Hayward Police Department chief will begin in the next few weeks, according to Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo. HPD has been without a leader since former chief, Diane Stuart formerly Diane Urban, was placed on administrative leave by McAdoo on Aug. 29. In accordance with state l...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

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

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

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 seven-member Hayward City Council voted unanimously to adopt a zero net energy goal for municipal faciliti...

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The holiday season officially kicks off in Hayward on Saturday when the city hosts its annual tree lighting celebration. The tree will be located on B and Watkins Streets in Downtown Hayward near city hall. The event is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in addition to the tree lighting, will...

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