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Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25
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...

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Metro, Showcase

When the City of Hayward opened the new downtown loop in 2014, this is not what officials had in mind. Just a block away from the $105 million renovation project labeled as a traffic solution lies two of the biggest eyesores in the entire city: The old Hayward Centennial Hall and the bankrup...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 11
Filed under Metro

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012...

Refugio para animales en Hayward en cuarentena

Refugio para animales en Hayward en cuarentena

Kali Persall,
Jefa de Redacción
August 10
Filed under Spanish

El mes pasado, con dos meses y medio de edad, un gatito de aspecto saludable fue llevado al refugio de animales del departamento de policía de Hayward. Estaba activo, decidido, y aparecía sano a su llegada e incluso recibió una desparasitación de rutina. A la mañana siguiente, sin embargo, se lo...

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 10
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Last month, a two and half month old, healthy-looking kitten was brought to the Hayward Police Department Animal Shelter. It was active, feisty, appeared healthy upon arrival and even received a routine deworming. The next morning, however, it was discovered lying in its kennel, lethargic and severely...

Suspects arrested in Hayward home invasion

Suspects arrested in Hayward home invasion

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 6
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Of the five suspects under suspicion of home invasion, evasion of officers and assault with a deadly weapon, four were detained and two were charged with up to seven different crimes. This bizarre scene unfolded in Hayward on March 24 leaving one suspect still at large and two female suspects’ names and pos...

Four suspects arrested in Hayward home invasion

Four suspects arrested in Hayward home invasion

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 26
Filed under Metro, Showcase

A bizarre scene unfolded in Hayward on Thursday night that ended with four suspects arrested and booked on suspicion of home invasion, evading officers and assault with a deadly weapon, all felonies. The Hayward Police Department is still unclear on all of the details, but they believe sometime after...

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
February 25
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Hayward Police Department confirmed on Monday that 22-year-old Stacey Xanthe Aguilar, who was reported missing in San Jose on Feb. 16, is now dead. As of yesterday, Hayward Police Department detectives arrested Esmid Valentine Pedraza, 23, on a homicide charge for the murder of Aguilar, accordin...

Homicidios sin resolver aumentan en 2015

Homicidios sin resolver aumentan en 2015

Louis LaVenture,
Editor de noticias y deportes
January 14
Filed under Spanish

Casos fríos de Hayward Tres de los 10 casos de homicidios ocurridos en Hayward en 2015 han resultado con un sospechoso en custodia. Los otros siete han sido clasificados como “fríos” o “bajo investigación,” según el sargento Ryan Cantrell de la policía de Hayward. Este es un llanto...

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Unsolved homicides increase in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
January 14
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Hayward Cold Cases Hayward isn’t known for its number of homicides, it rarely reaches double figures in a calendar year. However, in 2015, it was known as the city where those cases became increasingly harder to solve. Three out of the 10 homicide cases that occurred in Hayward in 2015 have resulted w...

Community comes together over death

Community comes together over death

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26
Filed under Metro, Showcase

It turns out the community of Hayward is pretty strong. In the wake of the shooting death of Kionta Murphy Jr. around 1 a.m. on Aug. 4 several local organizations stepped up to help the Murphy family and the community. After the Hayward Unified School District heard about the 17-year-old’s death,...

Hayward Police release sketches of 3 suspects in teen’s killing

Hayward Police release sketches of 3 suspects in teen’s killing

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 19
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday the Hayward Police Department released sketches and information about the three suspects they are looking for in connection to the Aug. 4 shooting death of 17-year-old Kionta Murphy Jr. of Hayward. HPD confirmed the three suspects are all Latino and between 17 and 18 years old. The des...

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