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Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel like the stage is my home,” said 14-year-old Jasmin Hernandez, a performer with the ‘Ballet Xochip...

Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development

Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Metro

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 urban farm on Berry Avenue. Council member Marvin Peixoto was the lone dissenting vote....

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Originally located on Mission Blvd. between Industrial Boulevard and Tennyson Road in South Hayward, The Dirty Bird Lounge’s dimly lit neon lights were barely visible from the street. The dark atmosphere inside boasted a long red bar top, pool tables, and a small courtyard out back. After ne...

The Book Shops says goodbye

The Book Shops says goodbye

Allison Weseman,
Contributor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Blog

Its an end of an era for The Book Shop on B St. in Hayward. No longer will the familiar greeting of Renee Rettig welcome customers into the store or the shelves of books in the back that covered subjects from young adults to Native American Studies. After 25 years on B street, the BookShop closed its doors for go...

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...

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...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 8, 2016
Filed under Features

It's an early Friday night in downtown Hayward and families and college students wander up and down B Street. A beer brewery, frozen yogurt shop and movie theater line the block, but it seems everyone is headed to the High Scores Arcade. Outside the 1980s-themed interactive arcade museum, the bright...

Bicyclists rope rodeo in Downtown Hayward

Bicyclists rope rodeo in Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
May 20, 2015
Filed under Metro, Showcase

When you hear the word rodeo, bicycles aren’t the first thing that come to mind. The City of Hayward and bicycle shop Cyclepath Hayward teamed up to create the first ever bike rodeo in downtown on Saturday. All events were free and included a vintage bike show, bike valet, obstacle course, skill...

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Settled in between an acupuncture office and a nail salon, on B Street between Main Street and Foothill Boulevard, Downtown Hayward’s Kin Cafe will transform from a coffee shop into a computer game room. Originally, Kin was a retail store for variety gifts and wedding accessories, but over the la...

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