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’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

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

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

EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

42 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Fremont's City Hall chambers--not really much of a hall, really, nor a chambers--was packed Friday night to hear from mayoral candidates Mayor Bill Harrison and Vice Mayor Lily Mei. Growth, whether smart, dumb, or ravenous, is definitely on the minds of Fremonters this November. When Harrison, a first-term mayor, said … Continue reading EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

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

Read full Investigation Report on Hayward Superintendent Stan Dobbs

HAYWARD | Read below the entire investigation report on now-former Hayward Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs. Included is the notice of termination given by the Hayward School Board of Trustees on Sept. 15:Hayward Unified School District report of allegations against Supt Stan Dobbs by Steven Tavares on Scribdhttps://www.scribd.com/embeds/324571886/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-YQOii9mZQwcwl4X2USZd&show_recommendations=trueNotice of Termination - Hayward Superintendent Stan Dobbs by … Continue reading Read full Investigation Report on Hayward Superintendent Stan Dobbs

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

Hayward school board president tells obtrusive city council to ‘stay in your lane’

Hayward school board President Lisa Brunnerscolded the City Council Tuesday night.HAYWARD | Relations between the Hayward City Council and its school board has been sour for years, but recent contentiousness between the two government bodies spilled out in public view Tuesday night.Hayward school board President Lisa Brunner ripped some Hayward City Council members for publicly … Continue reading Hayward school board president tells obtrusive city council to ‘stay in your lane’

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

There’s nothing new about Hayward hiding its dirty secrets

Hayward City Hall is in many ways a chamberof secrets masking serious dysfunction.HAYWARD | When Greg Jones, then Hayward’s city manager, was secretly dating a sitting councilmember, the City Council and entire city government enabled the illicit and very troubling potential violation of the Brown Act. Everybody at City Hall, it seemed in 2011, knew … Continue reading There’s nothing new about Hayward hiding its dirty secrets