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  • San Leandro half-cent sales tax on November ballot
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:42 GMT
    Voters will be asked in November to approve a half-cent city sales tax that would last for 30 years. Measure HH would increase the total sales tax for San Leandro shoppers to 9.5 percent....
  • Revising the Golden Rule for Lasting Social Harmony
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:21:09 GMT
    The Golden Rule, in some form or another, exists in many cultures, religions, and ethical codes. While the specific form varies from culture to culture and belief system to belief system, the basic idea is: treat other people the way you want to be treated....
  • More
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:26:15 GMT
    Stopping domestic violence is a community effort, and it is in that spirit that Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments will stage its 12th annual Breakfast Eye Opener fundraiser event on Friday, September 26 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Newark. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, said Nina Clymer, SAVEs executive director/CEO....
  • Hayward to Host Anti-Graffiti Event
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:55:18 GMT
    Some of the Bay Area's top blight-busters will be out in force to participate in a City of Hayward's event Friday, Sept. 26 designed to eliminate graffiti vandalism....
  • Police Blotter
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:10:32 GMT
    Officers identified the men, a 49-year-old Hayward resident and a 30-year-old from San Mateo, and determined the car had been stolen earlier in the day from a dealership in Dublin. Rincon and Dot avenues, 9:35 a.m. Wednesday Two people in a vehicle were arrested....
  • San Leandro Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Transportation, Housing
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:18:55 GMT
    Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that the City of San Leandro will be hosting a Town Hall and Open House meeting on Transportation & Housing on Monday, September 22nd. The event will take place in the Karp and Estudillo rooms of the Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue in downtown San Leandro....
  • Chinese dance: Pleasanton studio's dancers performing Sunday at Chabot College
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:48:15 GMT
    Selena Hu, who studies at Xiaopei Chinese Dance Inc. studio in Pleasanton, performs a classic Chinese dance called "Flying Ribbons of Dun-Huang" at the Pleasanton Senior Center this summer. Dancers at the Xiaopei Chinese Dance Inc. studio in Pleasanton will perform at China Night at 3 p.m. next Sunday at Chabot College in Hayward....
  • Harry Magowan
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:55:48 GMT
    Uxbridge - UXBRIDGE - Harry C. Magowan, 81, of Oldsmar, FL, formerly of Uxbridge died Sept. 10, 2014 at his son's residence....
  • College of Marin investigating possible financial aid fraud
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:35:58 GMT
    "Whether they are posing as students or are students is yet to be determined," said Jonathan Eldridge, vice president of student learning and student services at the college. "We have an ongoing investigation."...
  • 9/11 Attacks Remembered Throughout East Bay Today
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:59:36 GMT
    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the Bay Area hasn't forgotten....
  • $200K aid scam hits Bay Area college
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Police at the College of Marin are investigating 23 individuals suspected of posing as students in a plot to steal $200,000 in federal financial aid, some of which has already been paid out by the college. Two vigilant faculty members brought the suspected scam to the attention of college administrators after noticing that several students in their online classes shared the same address and phone number, weren't participating in online discussions and withdrew soon after financial aid had been d...
  • $200,000 financial aid scam hits Bay Area college
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:39:39 GMT
    Police at the College of Marin are investigating 23 individuals suspected of posing as students in a plot to steal $200,000 in federal financial aid, some of which has already been paid out by the college. Two vigilant faculty members brought the suspected scam to the attention of college administrators after noticing that several students in their online classes shared the same address and phone number, weren't participating in online discussions and withdrew soon after financial aid had been d...
  • Homeroom:
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:16:11 GMT
    Galaxy Kung was honored this week for her quick thinking last month when she sprang into action to help her father get out of their burning second-floor apartment. The Hayward school district and the city's fire department recognized the Stonebrae Elementary School fifth-grader for her bravery at a ceremony at Wednesday's school board meeting....
  • 9/11 attacks remembered at Bay Area events
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:26:00 GMT
    Sep. 11th, 2014, New York, NY-Solange Schwalbe, a friend of family of Andrea Haberman, who died during Sep. 11th 2001, shared the stories of Purple balloons, Andrea's favorite color, with another family who also had the exact same purple balloons during the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/POOL Thirteen years after the Sept....
  • Girl Who Saved Family From Burning Apartment Honored at City Hall
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:26:44 GMT
    A Hayward elementary school student who helped her family out of their burning home last month using skills she learned in school was honored at City Hall today for her heroics, Hayward school officials said. Galaxy Kung, 9, woke up to smoke and flames at about 7 a.m. on Aug. 14 in her family's second floor apartment in the 2000 block of Arroyo Place, near Mt....
  • Castro Valley, King Tut festivals this weekend
    published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:37:45 GMT
    Two established annual festivals take place this weekend a few miles apart: the Castro Valley Fall Festival and the King Tut Festival in Hayward. The two-day Castro Valley festival is moving back to Castro Valley Boulevard, the community's main thoroughfare, after a three-year absence....
  • Teen Boy Who Had Been Missing from East Bay Found Safe in SF
    published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:31:37 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy from unincorporated Hayward who had been missing since Saturday was found safe and in good health in San Francisco at about 10 a.m. today, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said....
  • Young girl who saved family from fire honored
    published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:49:09 GMT
    A Hayward elementary school student who helped her family out of their burning home last month using skills she learned in school will be honored at City Hall Wednesday for her heroics, Hayward school officials said. Galaxy Kung, 9, woke up to smoke and flames at about 7 a.m. on Aug. 14 in her family's second floor apartment in the 2000 block of Arroyo Place, near Mt....
  • Search for missing Hayward boy expands to San Francisco
    published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:23:43 GMT
    The hunt for a missing 16-year-old boy expanded from Hayward to San Francisco after authorities say someone accessed his Facebook page from there on Tuesday afternoon, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. Although no search teams had been sent to the city on Wednesday morning, Sgt....
  • Search shifts to San Francisco for missing Hayward teen
    published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:14:04 GMT
    The search for a missing Hayward teen will shift to San Francisco after extensive searches Tuesday near the boy's home came up empty. Teams with the Alameda County Search and Rescue Unit scoured a stretch of open space near Clover Road where 16-year-old Minh Ly lives....