Reynoso doesn’t have Hayward USD to kick around anymore; school board begins search for replacement

The Hayward school board will have a new member as early as February after an appointment process was approved during a special meeting on Tuesday night. Hayward school boardmembers formally declared Dr. Luis Reynoso's recently won seat was forfeited and deemed vacant. The school district determined Reynoso could not serve a fourth term on the … Continue reading Reynoso doesn’t have Hayward USD to kick around anymore; school board begins search for replacement

Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him

Reynoso Hayward school boardmembers will seek to formally declare Dr. Luis Reynoso's has vacated his seat on Tuesday night, and there appears little recourse at hand to halt the move, aside from a costly legal challenge. Reynoso won re-election to his Hayward school board seat last November, but during the same election, also won the … Continue reading Reynoso implores Latinos to recall Hayward school boardmembers seeking to oust him

Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

Supporters of Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso protested at the home of school board president April Oquenda on Monday afternoon. About two dozen demonstrators held signs near Oquenda's residence in Hayward's Burbank neighborhood depicting her and two other school district officials as corrupt for seeking Reynoso's removal from the board. The conflict followed Reynoso's re-election … Continue reading Reynoso supporters held protest at Hayward school board president’s home

Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

The Hayward Unified School District is moving forward with its attempt to unseat School boardmember Luis Reynoso after he did not respond to a Dec. 30 deadline set by the district to choose whether he will serve on the Hayward school board, which he won re-election last November, or the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Hayward USD says Reynoso forfeited his seat, moves quickly to begin appointment process

Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

Hayward school boardmember Dr. Luis Reynoso, top left, lodging a protest on Thursday evening after his mic was muted by Board President April Oquenda, bottom left. Dr. Luis Reynoso, the newly sworn-in member of both the Hayward school board and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board said he intends to serve both elected offices. Despite … Continue reading Reynoso shut out of meeting as Hayward school board plots next move for official holding two elected offices

A Hayward official won two elected offices and he wants them both, administrators disagree with his plan

Reynoso Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso won re-election to this seat last month. Reynoso was one of the election's biggest winners after also gaining a seat on the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Directors. Reynoso wants to serve both boards and his electoral riches are leading administrators at the school district and the community … Continue reading A Hayward official won two elected offices and he wants them both, administrators disagree with his plan

Hayward approves second downtown dispensary: ‘We’re basically making the downtown a drug hub’

A second cannabis dispensary is coming to downtown Hayward. A conditional-use permit was granted Tuesday night to Jiva Life for a retail establishment at the former Hayward Fishery restaurant on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and C Street. Hayward officials last year approved a cannabis dispensary on B Street. Like the location approved this week, … Continue reading Hayward approves second downtown dispensary: ‘We’re basically making the downtown a drug hub’

Hayward PD’s proposal for four drones is delayed

The Hayward Police Department's bid to join a small group of East Bay cities that deploy Unmanned Aerial Systems, commonly known as drones, will be delayed after the Hayward City Council postponed a vote Tuesday night for its purchase. Hayward city staff pulled the item prior to Tuesday night's meeting following discussion of whether greater … Continue reading Hayward PD’s proposal for four drones is delayed

Blatant cronyism is rearing its ugly head again in Hayward as school board chooses Reynoso’s replacement

The coup that toppled Dr. Luis Reynoso from the Hayward school board is nearly complete. Using highly questionable legal maneuvers, Reynoso was jettisoned last month from the board after recently winning re-election for a fourth term. During the same election last November, Reynoso also won an open seat on the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board … Continue reading Blatant cronyism is rearing its ugly head again in Hayward as school board chooses Reynoso’s replacement

Hayward: Salinas, Marquez melt down following attacks on their records

Earlier this month, Hayward Councilmember Elisa Marquez and Mark Salinas – two of three incumbents seeking re-election this November – flashed moments of anger and disdain toward their more progressive opponents when challenged about their respective records. In one exchange, Marquez belittled her opponent's portrayal of her record on the council as inattentive to the … Continue reading Hayward: Salinas, Marquez melt down following attacks on their records

Hayward: Plan to lower annual rent increases moves ahead

Hayward renters could see their annual rent increases lowered from a current five percent cap to as low as two percent, according to a proposed revision to the city's Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The three-member Hayward Housing-Homelessness Task Force moved forward a staff proposals last week that could tie rent hikes to increases in the … Continue reading Hayward: Plan to lower annual rent increases moves ahead

Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

Boosted by an emboldened group of progressives and activists, Hayward's sprawling 13-candidate race for four seats on the City Council could be a once-in-generation reconfiguration of its political power structure. The field of 13 candidates this November, includes three incumbents, and a field of newcomers baptized by Hayward's dramatic push to the left stoked over … Continue reading Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

Hayward police chief apologizes for saying city council is ignorant

Hayward Police Chief Toney Chaplin apologized last week for saying Hayward City Council members were ignorant of the department's day-to-day activities. Chaplin, a former San Francisco interim police chief, who was tapped to lead the Hayward Police Department in July 2019, made the initial comment during a City Council budget and finance committee meeting on … Continue reading Hayward police chief apologizes for saying city council is ignorant

Hayward: Task force to study lowering annual rent increase cap, but not before odd exchange involving mayor

During a somewhat routine update to Hayward's rent stabilization ordinance last week in which certain tweaks and language intended to align the ordinance with changes in state law were offered by city staff, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab sought a  significant change by proposing to lower the threshold for rent increases to roughly two percent a … Continue reading Hayward: Task force to study lowering annual rent increase cap, but not before odd exchange involving mayor

Hayward to ask voters to increase hotel tax, allow non-citizens to serve on boards

Hayward voters will be asked this November to increase its current hotel tax up to 14 percent. A charter amendment to allow non-citizens to serve on city boards and commissions will also appear on the fall ballot, the Hayward City Council decided last week. Hayward's 8.5 percent Transient Occupancy Tax, also known as a hotel … Continue reading Hayward to ask voters to increase hotel tax, allow non-citizens to serve on boards