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’s Dobbs saga ends with dropped lawsuit

Case dismissed: Former HaywardSuperintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs.HAYWARDFormer Hayward superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs' tumultuous tenure appears officially over after he filed to drop his $500,000 lawsuit against the Hayward Unified School District and three of its board trustees.Dobbs, who was fired by the board in September 2016, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court earlier the … Continue reading Hayward’s Dobbs saga ends with dropped lawsuit

City of Hayward Twitter account tweeted racist image before tonight’s sanctuary city vote

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThis morning, just hours before Hayward city council's scheduled discussion of whether or not to become a sanctuary city, the city's official Twitter account posted an image of a taco and the phrase "Let's Taco About It" — a Tweet that has activists accusing the city of bigotry.Two other tweets promoting different city … Continue reading City of Hayward Twitter account tweeted racist image before tonight’s sanctuary city vote

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

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

Luis Reynoso again disparages Hayward City Council for inaction

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |Elections have consequences. But curiously, in Hayward, those reeling from an Election Night loss last week weren't even on the ballot. On Tuesday night, the Hayward City Council faced the music for its mixed attempt at remaking the city's school board at the ballot box.Two of three school board members won re-election … Continue reading Luis Reynoso again disparages Hayward City Council for inaction

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

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

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

Hayward’s Barbara Halliday exclaims ‘I am the mayor!’; ejects school trustee, another from council meeting

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday booted two outof a City Council meeting Tuesday.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |The controversy surrounding fired Hayward Superintendent Stan Dobbs moved from the school board to the city council Tuesday night after Mayor Barbara Halliday ejected two members of the public, including School Board Trustee Luis Reynoso, from the chambers.Reynoso and several other … Continue reading Hayward’s Barbara Halliday exclaims ‘I am the mayor!’; ejects school trustee, another from council meeting

Eric Swalwell silent on whether he still supports ex-Hayward supt. who allegedly abused his mistress

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Stan Dobbs in Washington D.C.HAYWARD | Does Rep. Eric Swalwell still support the fired Hayward superintendent who verbally abused two school board members last year, intimidated employees and allegedly struck his mistress in the middle of coitus?Swalwell’s office did not respond to an email sent last Friday on his current stance … Continue reading Eric Swalwell silent on whether he still supports ex-Hayward supt. who allegedly abused his mistress

Just days after Dobbs’ firing, Alameda County Supt. gave him a warm send-off

Alameda County Superintendent Karen Monroe,bottom left, in a photo Sept. 16 with other countyadministrators, including the fired Stan Dobbs,pictured second row, right.HAYWARD | Less than 48 hours after the Hayward Unified School District fired with cause its embattled Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs, he made an appearance at an Alameda County Office of Education retreat in … Continue reading Just days after Dobbs’ firing, Alameda County Supt. gave him a warm send-off

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