Who has money in the Hayward City Council race and who doesn’t?

Hayward Councilmember Elisa Marquez hasthe most unencumbered available cash in  the10-person June council election.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | In a place like Hayward where daily reporting on City Hall is non-existent and community apathy is high, candidate for the City Council often rely solely on direct-mail campaign literature to engage voters.And because a $20,000 campaign war … Continue reading Who has money in the Hayward City Council race and who doesn’t?

What Would Hayward Do?

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | When it comes to helping the poor, WWHD?By unanimously passing an ordinance Tuesday night placing restrictions on free food-sharing groups that feed the poor in city parks, the Hayward City Council sided with concerns voiced by its downtown merchants, who complained loudly about unruly behavior they believe stems from the small-scale events. … Continue reading What Would Hayward Do?

Hayward May Starve Free Food-Sharing Programs With Costly Regulations

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | The owner of a Japanese restaurant near Hayward’s Portuguese Park says homeless people visiting the block stone-floored monument near ‘C’ Street for small-scale food-sharing handouts spit on his windows, rummage through his garbage dumpster and defecate in his parking lot. But, a controversial plan to regulate the practice of small vendors serving the … Continue reading Hayward May Starve Free Food-Sharing Programs With Costly Regulations

How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARDBy Steven Tavares and Shane BondIt’s not often a reporter is called out by name by an elected official in front of a crowded board meeting, but at this month's Hayward school board meeting the East Bay Citizen again found itself in the middle a hot topic of discussion. However, without much context it only proved to … Continue reading How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

Hit Piece From Hayward Chamber of Commerce Against Reynoso Lacks Citations

| HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | An attack mailer against school board member Luis Reynoso, who is seeking re-election this Tuesday, hit the streets recently from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce’s PAC Good Government Now!. The mailer states at two different points an anonymous quote from a former Hayward council member calling Reynoso a “disaster for the … Continue reading Hit Piece From Hayward Chamber of Commerce Against Reynoso Lacks Citations

CSI: Hayward: John Taylor Wants To Investigate What Ails Hayward Schools

PHOTOS/Shane Bond ELECTION' 12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD//PROFILE | The students gather around the makeshift crime scene with yellow tape sectioning off students at the corners of the classroom with their papers and pencils at their finger tips. A plastic human body is spread out before them with the paraphernalia of a criminal surrounding the haggard corpse, cocaine, … Continue reading CSI: Hayward: John Taylor Wants To Investigate What Ails Hayward Schools

Unmasked Hayward Chamber Gives Its Backing To Bufete, Lamnin, Walker

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The Hayward Chamber of Commerce released their endorsements for Hayward Unified School District this past week endorsing former city council candidate Peter Bufete, planning commissioner Sara Lamnin and Cal State East Bay employee, Annette Walker. The endorsement comes shortly after The Citizen reported last month school board president Jesus Armas’s … Continue reading Unmasked Hayward Chamber Gives Its Backing To Bufete, Lamnin, Walker

Armas Interviewed School Board Candidates Vying For Chamber’s Endorsement

ELECTION ‘12//HAYWARD | By STEVEN TAVARES & SHANE BOND, The CitizenLess than five days after bowing out of the race for the Hayward school board, Jesus Armas may be in search of a successor.Armas, who, after two years, is not seeking re-election to the school board following reports of a illicit affair with another member, interviewed prospective … Continue reading Armas Interviewed School Board Candidates Vying For Chamber’s Endorsement

The Mystery Of Mary Hayashi, Jesus Armas And A Seedy Porn Shop In Hayward

L'amour Shoppe in Hayward.ELECTION '12//HAYWARD | Two weeks ago, Hayashi's rudimentary campaign Web site included her committee's mailing address of 22561 Main St., Suite 200 in Hayward. Coincidentally, that is also the address of Armas Consulting, the influential Hayward firm headed by disgraced school board member Jesus Armas.The address is also connected to the city's … Continue reading The Mystery Of Mary Hayashi, Jesus Armas And A Seedy Porn Shop In Hayward

PAC For Hayward Chamber Takes Aim At Council Candidate That Stopped Walmart

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD CITY COUNCILMay 10, 2012 | Hayward voters were hit last week with two high profile mailers slamming city council candidate Al Mendall and his decision last month as planning commissioner to block Walmart from opening shop in the city. One full-page, glossy mailer blared in all caps, “Al Mendall didn’t listen to Hayward’s … Continue reading PAC For Hayward Chamber Takes Aim At Council Candidate That Stopped Walmart