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New public Montessori high school
Opening in Hayward August 2013

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Silver Oak High School, a public Montessori charter school, will open in Hayward on August 26, 2013.

Applications for the 2013-14 school year are being accepted for freshmen and sophomore (9th and 10th grade) only.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Golden Oak Montessori, 951 Palisade Street, Hayward. For more information, call (510) 470-0484 or (510) 470-1443 (Espanol), email or visit

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City seeks applicants to serve community
Vacancies on boards, commissions, committees and task force. Deadline for applications is July 11, 2013

HAYWARD, Calif. -- The City of Hayward seeks individuals interested in serving Hayward and wishes to fill the following openings: Community Services Commission (three vacancies and one potential vacancy); Council Economic Development Committee (one vacancy); Downtown Hayward Business Improvement Area Advisory Board (four vacancies); Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force (seven vacancies); Library Commission (two vacancies, one potential vacancy). Appointees to these bodies serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council.

Prospective applicants must reside within the Hayward city limits and be registered voters. ...
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Sports news, kids, camp, golf tournament share big-hearted Lowell Hickey
Sign-up for the Greater Hayward Area and Park District Foundation's annual golf tournament

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Many sports fans in the East Bay in the late sixties through the early eighties may remember immediately turning to the sports section of their morning paper to see what Lowell Hickey had to say about the world of sports that day. Hickey’s interesting and informative approach to sports news commentary gained him a huge following and made him a local celebrity.

What many may not know is what an interesting life Hickey had before and after his time writing locally.

Hickey knew that if he could not play professional baseball, he would write about it. ...
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Fireworks safety

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Every year in the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated with community parades, picnics, barbecues and fireworks but, sadly, Independence Day also includes fireworks-related tragedy. The safest way to enjoy them is at professionally, organized, public displays.

All fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks, are banned in Hayward and the Fairview Fire Protection District. Fireworks can be dangerous and injure severely. An estimated 9,800 people (an average of more than 26 people daily) were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from fireworks; more than half were children. ...
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