Hayward school trustee calls out colleague for her white privilege

A proposal by a white Hayward school board member to create an "antiracist agenda" policy was met with resistance after the board's sole black board member called out her "privilege" during a meeting on Wednesday night. The policy written by Hayward school board member Dr. April Oquenda was viewed by two of her colleagues as … Continue reading Hayward school trustee calls out colleague for her white privilege

Former Hayward school board member failed to respond to lawsuit resulting in $660,000 judgment against school district

Then-Hayward school board member JohnTaylor ran for the City Council in 2016.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARDDuring the spring of 2016, then-Hayward school board member John Taylor was entering the stretch run of his ultimately ill-fated campaign for the City Council. But during a period when the Hayward school board was warring with each other over disciplining its … Continue reading Former Hayward school board member failed to respond to lawsuit resulting in $660,000 judgment against school district

Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

Hayward school board member Luis Reynosohas served since 2008.HAYWARDOne of the most controversial, if not colorful, elected officials in the entire East Bay resides on the Hayward school board. Dr. Luis Reynoso's political resume, however, includes a number of formers. He is a former candidate for the state assembly and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and … Continue reading Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

Hayward school board applies pressure on City Council to become sanctuary city

HAYWARDThe Hayward school board, and one pesky board member in particular, is adding pressure on the Hayward City Council to become a sanctuary ahead of their June 6 meeting on the subject.The school board unanimously approved a resolution last week urging all levels of government in the state to become sanctuaries. Earlier this year, the … Continue reading Hayward school board applies pressure on City Council to become sanctuary city

Alameda mayor trolls for votes from parents disgruntled over school closing

ALAMEDAElected officials don't usually weigh-in on controversial subject matter under the purview of another group of  officials within the same city. It's uncommon and almost verboten in local politics. Yet, Alameda’s unconventional Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer did so last week during a highly-charged Alameda school board on the indefinite closing an elementary school.The controversy at Lum Elementary is a somewhat … Continue reading Alameda mayor trolls for votes from parents disgruntled over school closing

Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Hayward school trustees Annette Walker andLisa Brunner during a press conference last year.Both voted to put a $88 parcel tax measure on the special election ballot this May.HAYWARD USDA Hayward school parcel tax that has generated more than $11 million since its passage four years ago is due to sunset at the end of June. But the … Continue reading Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Hayward school district raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

Hayward school board trustee Luis Reynososays city and county leaders have done nothingto increase the minimum wage. HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD |After the Hayward school board unanimously approved a resolution giving its unrepresented employees a boost in wages to $15 an hour on Wednesday, school board trustee Luis Reynoso said he wants to make it city and countywide."Our … Continue reading Hayward school district raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 2 – Oakland police scandal erupts, coal shipments banned; June elections brings few surprises

MAY>>>A major police scandal breaks in Oakland after a then-underage sex worker says she was involved sexually with numerous Oakland police officers. Officers from other local jurisdictions were also involved with the woman known as “Celeste Guap.” Police Chief Sean Whent resigns and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf seeks to identify the leakers of the scandal. … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 2 – Oakland police scandal erupts, coal shipments banned; June elections brings few surprises

Hayward still has Luis Reynoso to kick around; Annette Walker also returns to embattled school board

Hayward school board trustees Annette Walkerand Luis Reynoso win re-election Tuesday night.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD |ELECTION 2016 |After an expensive campaign seeking to unseat a majority of the Hayward school board failed, much of the status quo will remain.School board incumbents Annette Walker and Luis Reynoso won re-election to three open seats Tuesday night. Walker received … Continue reading Hayward still has Luis Reynoso to kick around; Annette Walker also returns to embattled school board

ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

We probably won't find out officially until the end of the week, but Ro Khanna will win CA-17.FEATURED TOSS UPS*ALL CAPS denotes incumbents.CA17 - Ro Khanna over MIKE HONDAAD16 - Cheryl Cook-Kallio over CATHARINE BAKERBERKELEY MAYOR - Jesse Arreguin over fieldFREMONT MAYOR - BILL HARRISON over Lily MeiHAYWARD SCHOOL - ANNETTE WALKER, Robert Carlson, LUIS REYNOSOBEST … Continue reading ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

Hayward school board candidate takes a nap during important public meeting

Rip Van Winkle: Hayward school board candidateRobert Carlson caught napping at a special boardmeeting Monday evening.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD |ELECTION 2016 |New school construction and improvements to Hayward athletic facilities are more than $35 million over budget, the school district reported during a special meeting Monday.The update on the status of the school bond measure passed … Continue reading Hayward school board candidate takes a nap during important public meeting

Push to dismantle Hayward’s school board is about hastening gentrification

HAYWARD | ELECTION 2016 |For years in Hayward, the school board has been labeled dysfunctional. More precisely, the real criticism is they fight too much. With a little more precision: they fight too much in public. The attack line is as bogus as it was nearly a decade ago. Disagreements among board and council members … Continue reading Push to dismantle Hayward’s school board is about hastening gentrification

EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

32 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |State Sen. Steve Glazer's anti-BART strike rhetoric has created a cottage industry in the moderate to conservative Outer East Bay. Nevermind that the issue is more than two years in the rearview mirror and a new contract extension was signed last spring. But like-minded Glazerites running for office in bordering … Continue reading EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

Hayward councilman received $9,000 contract without school board approval

Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas was givena $9,000 contract by the school district without anyapparent approval by the school board.HAYWARD | Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas received a contract for unidentified services with the city's school district worth nearly $9,000 last year, and the school district has no idea how it was approved or what job he … Continue reading Hayward councilman received $9,000 contract without school board approval

Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum

HAYWARD | Hayward School Board Trustee Luis Reynoso says his eyesight isn't so good in poorly-lit room, so during a candidate's forum Wednesday night he quietly turned to an opponent seated next to him and asked if that was indeed recently fired Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs seated in the audience. School board candidate Wynn Grcich … Continue reading Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum