Family Member Says Heredia Is Lying About Reason For Missed School Board Meeting

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD SCANDAL | A family member of the deceased great-grandmother referenced last week by Hayward school board member Maribel Heredia as an excuse for missing a board meeting Aug. 21, says she is lying.“If Maribel Heredia is in fact stating that she went to be with the family, then Maribel Heredia is lying … Continue reading Family Member Says Heredia Is Lying About Reason For Missed School Board Meeting

Armas, Heredia Will Not Seek Re-Election

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The central figures in the tawdry affair erupting at the Hayward school board over the past two weeks, will not seek re-election in the fall.The 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to complete filing for the Nov. 6 ballot came and went Friday without paper work from either Jesus Armas or Maribel … Continue reading Armas, Heredia Will Not Seek Re-Election

An Alternative Reason Why Newspaper Endorsements Mean Nothing

ELECTION '12//ANALYSISMay 4, 2012 | The day when reporters become bloggers and bloggers become reporters is here. It was bound to happen sooner or later. I use the term blogger as a pejorative here, since some people use the term interchangeably with reporter. It truly depends on the spirit or point the speaker is attempting to convey. In reality, anybody that independently … Continue reading An Alternative Reason Why Newspaper Endorsements Mean Nothing

AD20 Preview: The Race To Replace Mary Hayashi

ASSEMBLY 20April 4, 2012 | When it comes to political representation, residents of San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, and Union City have endured a brutal six months. It began last October, when their longtime Assemblywoman, Mary Hayashi, was caught shoplifting $2,500 worth of clothing from Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Hayashi ultimately pled guilty, but … Continue reading AD20 Preview: The Race To Replace Mary Hayashi

Lockyer’s Absence From Board Of Supervisors May Affect The Fate Of Hospital

HEALTH CAREMar. 12, 2012 | Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer's recent bout with addiction has obvious personal ramifications after she reportedly entered rehabilitation for drug and alcohol dependency in February. While the shorthanded Board of Supervisors has done its best to move forward in her absence, some of the most vulnerable county residents may now face the consequences of … Continue reading Lockyer’s Absence From Board Of Supervisors May Affect The Fate Of Hospital

Hayward Names Its First Female Police Chief

SAN JOSE ASST CHIEF REPLACES RETIRING RON ACE; WILL OVERSEE DEPARTMENT IN NEXT PHASE OF GANG INJUNCTIONSBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterDiane Urban, Hayward's firstfemale police chiefHayward is joining other Bay Area cities by taking the initiative in opening its traditionally male-dominate police force by adding diversity to its ranks.  The hiring Thursday of San Jose Assistant … Continue reading Hayward Names Its First Female Police Chief

Ethnic Groups in Hayward, Fremont Use New Power in Differing Ways

WITH MAJORITY IN FREMONT, SOUTH ASIANS PUSH HARDER TO MAINTAIN POWER; LATINOS IN HAYWARD SIT AND WATCHBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterFremont's South Asian community now accounts forthe cities majority. While Indians have pushed for power,Latinos in Hayward have been quiet as they too amassgreater numbers following the latest U.S. Census.The vibrant South Asian communities … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Hayward, Fremont Use New Power in Differing Ways