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 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

Scathing report of deceit, bullying and conspiracy brings down a Hayward official

Stan "Data" Dobbs was terminated with causefollowing Wednesday night's Hayward school board meeting.HAYWARD | An investigation into now-former Hayward Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs details a calculating and controlling administrator with a volcanic temper, a bullying backstabber even to his most ardent supporters. “Dobbs is inherently dishonest about his guilt when he makes mistakes or does wrong,” according to … Continue reading Scathing report of deceit, bullying and conspiracy brings down a Hayward official

Report finds Hayward school trustee John Taylor misused district resources; links action to superintendent

An investigator found no evidence that John Taylor paid for any printing projects.HAYWARD | Hayward school trustee John Taylor misused school district resources for personal and campaign-related printing projects, according to a report forward to the Alameda County District Attorney's office on Friday.The findings also suggest Taylor’s repeated misuse of school district's administrative print shop over … Continue reading Report finds Hayward school trustee John Taylor misused district resources; links action to superintendent

Report: Hayward’s police chief placed on administrative leave

HAYWARD | Hayward Police Chief Diane Stuart was placed on administrative leave, according to a report Monday.No further information is available pending a personnel investigation, said City Manager Kelly McAdoo, according to KRON. Stuart was named Hayward's top cop in 2011.Hayward Capt. Mark Knoller was named acting police chief, according to McAdoo.While the circumstances surrounding … Continue reading Report: Hayward’s police chief placed on administrative leave

EBCampaign: Look out! Is Mary Hayashi getting back into the game?

75 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Is Mary Hayashi making some sort of a comeback? The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that the disgraced former East Bay assemblymember who was caught stealing from Neiman Marcus in 2011 was the emcee at a function for Illinois U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Duckworth. Hayashi has rarely been seen in … Continue reading EBCampaign: Look out! Is Mary Hayashi getting back into the game?

Talk of censure for Hayward trustee who misused school district resources

Censure could be detrimental to Hayward school trustee John Taylor's re-election effort this fall.HAYWARD | Days after an investigation found a member of the Hayward school board misused district resources for his own recent city council campaign, there is talk of censuring him for his actions.Hayward school board member John Taylor admitted that he used a district … Continue reading Talk of censure for Hayward trustee who misused school district resources

Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Hayward school board member John Taylor is allegedto have misused school funds for his council campaign.HAYWARD | Hayward school board member John Taylor improperly used the school district's print shop to design and produce campaign materials for his recent run for the city council, according to an investigation by the Hayward school district.The investigation into … Continue reading Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Despite evidence, embattled Hayward supe says, I’m not going anywhere

HAYWARD SCHOOLS | Hayward school board member John Taylor, with some panache, publicly asked embattled Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs at a meeting Wednesday night whether or not he intends to leave the school district anytime soon. Dobbs, appearing to follow a script, defiantly answered that he was here to stay. Supporters of Dobbs, many of … Continue reading Despite evidence, embattled Hayward supe says, I’m not going anywhere

HAYWARD COUNCIL PREVIEW: Three incumbents, one former member poised for a return to office

Hayward City Council candidates (pictured clockwise): Councilmember Al Mendall, Matt McGrath, Councilmember Elisa Marquez, Mark Salinas, and Councilmember Francisco Zermeno.MEET THE CANDIDATES Every four years in Hayward, voters have the unique opportunity to alter a majority of their city council. However, Hayward voters have also been strangely adverse to casting a ballot on a regular … Continue reading HAYWARD COUNCIL PREVIEW: Three incumbents, one former member poised for a return to office

Hayward council candidate John Taylor says supe who attacked school board members is ‘best in the country’

Hayward council candidate John Taylor isalso a member of the city's school board.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward City Council candidate John Taylor is taking credit for luring the school district’s superintendent who was later alleged to have attacked two members of the school board last fall.While seeking the endorsement of the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading Hayward council candidate John Taylor says supe who attacked school board members is ‘best in the country’

Hayward superintendent who attacked school board joins City Council campaign

John Taylor's Hayward City Council campaignincludes Superintendent of Schools Stan Dobbs.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | The Hayward school superintendent who attacked two members of the school board this fall is taking a role in the City Council campaign of another current school trustee.Hayward superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs is listed as treasurer for Hayward school board member … Continue reading Hayward superintendent who attacked school board joins City Council campaign

5 BEST EAST BAY PRIMARY RACES IN 2016: #4 HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL

ELECTION16 | Starting in 2013, the Hayward City Council waged a war over wages and ultimately imposed a five percent wage cut on more than 300 city employees represented by SEIU Local 1021. Following the council's decision in February 2014, Chris Daly, the very outspoken former San Francisco supervisor then employed by SEIU, rose from … Continue reading 5 BEST EAST BAY PRIMARY RACES IN 2016: #4 HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL

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

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