Hayward’s Indoctrination to Education

Stan "Data" DobbsHAYWARD | EDUCATION | Former Hayward Councilmember Olden Henson often bestows the honorific of commander on his city’s superintendent of schools because, well, he served in the U.S. Navy. “Commander” Stan Dobbs, though, prefers the nickname, “Data," as in, he's a guy who analyzes the numbers and comes to a precise conclusion to solving … Continue reading Hayward’s Indoctrination to Education

‘Data’ Dobbs Denies Ever Dropping Candidacy For Hayward Superintendent

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Hayward’s new Superintendent, Stan Dobbs, claims he never dropped out of the superintendent race in a recent interview with the East Bay Citizen at the July 24 board meeting despite evidence that proves otherwise. Dobbs blatantly told The Citizen that “I don’t know anything about this pulling out,” even though Dobbs … Continue reading ‘Data’ Dobbs Denies Ever Dropping Candidacy For Hayward Superintendent

Evans Says He Was Eyeing Job In Berkeley Since Last Year

Dr. Donald EvansBERKELEY | The former Hayward superintendent of schools Dr. Donald Evans labeled his new role as head of the Berkeley Unified School District as "his ministry," in a profile today in Berkeleyside, while his previous flock prays for enlightenment on their own.Evans, who left Hayward in June after less than two years on the job, revealed to the independent … Continue reading Evans Says He Was Eyeing Job In Berkeley Since Last Year

The Patch Mowed Over

SUNDAY COLUMN | Once upon a time a major media corporation believed hyperlocal was the key to journalism’s revival. AOL and then the Huffington Post put this belief in Patch. The idea was good, except Patch wasn’t hyperlocal, it was just local, in a Web site-only format. Although speaking of Patch in past tense may … Continue reading The Patch Mowed Over

EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

EDUCATION//BERKELEY/HAYWARD | Berkeley's newly-hired superintendent of schools, Dr. Donald Evans, missed an excessive number of schools days due to absences and vacations, while also attending a high number of education-related conferences around the country, costing his former employer--the Hayward Unified School District--over $16,000 in travel expenses, according to the documents obtained by The Citizen.The records reveal Evans logged 50 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

Hayward School Board Approves $229,500 Contract For Interim Superintendent

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | A $229,500 contract for interim superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs was unanimously approved by the Hayward school board early Thursday morning, despite some controversy over his lack of an administrative credential and former employment with the district just over six months ago.Board member John Taylor, who has been the strongest advocate for Dobbs and most intimately … Continue reading Hayward School Board Approves $229,500 Contract For Interim Superintendent

Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Stan "Data" Dobbs has strong supportfrom Hayward school board membersJohn Taylor and Lisa Brunner.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The contract likely approved Wednesday evening by the Hayward school board for appointed interim superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs may equal or exceed that of his vastly more experienced predecessor, while questions arise over his community support.Dobbs, who has … Continue reading Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Hayward School Board Chooses Dobbs As Next Superintendent

HAYWARD | The Hayward School Board chose its former Chief Financial Officer Stanley Dobbs as the district's finalist for superintendent this Saturday. He would replace Dr. Donald Evans who announced his departure from the district last month to become Berkeley's new superintendent.The vote came down to a 4-1, with board member Dr.Luis Reynoso the lone … Continue reading Hayward School Board Chooses Dobbs As Next Superintendent

On Both Sides Of The Bay, Politicians Shamelessly Kiss Up To The Warriors

SUNDAY COLUMN | When it comes to the Golden State Warriors these days all types of ass-kissing is permissible. The grand prize: an NBA team on the rise and which side of the Bay they will call home within the next five years or so. But, take into account the actions and public comments from both … Continue reading On Both Sides Of The Bay, Politicians Shamelessly Kiss Up To The Warriors

Donald Evans Named Berkeley’s New Superintendent

EDUCATION | Hayward Superintendent Donald Evans was confirmed as Berkeley’s new school superintendent Wednesday and will start his new job July 1 after spending just 18 months at the helm in Hayward.Evans would not clarify why he was leaving Hayward after spending such a short while with the district but said he is “very excited” … Continue reading Donald Evans Named Berkeley’s New Superintendent

Hayward’s Superintendent Offers Vision He Likely Wont Be Around For

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | In the midst of Dr. Donald Evans's likely departure as Hayward's superintendent of schools for the same job in Berkeley, he produced a short presentation Saturday to a meager attendance of just a few dozen, many district staff or elected officials, on the district’s vision and progress.The town hall comes at an odd time for Evans. … Continue reading Hayward’s Superintendent Offers Vision He Likely Wont Be Around For

Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System

SUNDAY COLUMN | Two men in Oakland Athletics jersey, backpacks strapped to their bodies mill around thousands of A’s fans patiently lined up outside the O.co Coliseum in anticipation of a popular bobblehead promotion. Fans love the promotion and wait for hours before the gates open in lines that wrap around the stadium. But, before … Continue reading Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System

Hayward School Superintendent Is Finalist For Berkeley Job

Dr. Donald Evans was named Haywardsuperintendent in Nov. 2011.HAYWARD | The superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District is a finalist for the same position in Berkeley, The Citizen has learned. Berkeley Unified will formally announce Dr. Donald Evans is a finalist for the position Friday morning, according to sources.Evans's interest in seeking employment outside … Continue reading Hayward School Superintendent Is Finalist For Berkeley Job

To No Avail, Reynoso Pushes For Investigation; Heredia’s Absence Is Excused

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD SCANDAL | Another school board meeting in Hayward, another chance lost to confront serious allegations of potential violations of the state's sunshine laws.Since allegations surfaced July 25 of an undisclosed romance between Hayward school board President Jesus Armas and fellow member Maribel Heredia, the pall of obfuscations has hovered over the fractured board … Continue reading To No Avail, Reynoso Pushes For Investigation; Heredia’s Absence Is Excused

Hayward School Board Member May Be Paid For Controversial Absence From Last Meeting

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD SCANDAL | Apparently Hayward school board member Maribel Heredia has a note from home.Following her conspicuous absence from the school board's last meeting, Aug. 22, due to a family emergency in Southern California, the district's superintendent plans to offer a resolution Wednesday excusing the absence and allowing Heredia to be paid for … Continue reading Hayward School Board Member May Be Paid For Controversial Absence From Last Meeting