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East bay residents organize to save Hayward's open space and recreation area: Friends of the Hidden Hills Racquet Clubs

Hayward elections 2014: who should you support?
There are 2 rules of thumb to consider when making your choices: until further notice, never vote for an incumbent; never vote for someone who is or has been part of city government, e.g on the Planning Commission. Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the city council who only appoint people like themselves, "yes men" and "yes women". They never appoint someone with a backbone to stand up to the status quo and demand better for Hayward residents. We are attempting to contact the 3 persons running for office who do not fall under the above category. Mr. Phillip Gallegos is a well-meaning person with some volunteer experience. Mr. Gallegos knows very little about Hayward's form of government. Also, he is a Democrat that only votes for Democratic candidates during elections. Thus, he ignores the needs of most of Hayward's residents. More to follow.
Never vote in any election unless you know, "KNOW" who represents your best interest or community's best interest. If you do not know who that person is, then, DO NOT VOTE. For decades, the media has been "brainwashing" us into believing that we must vote in every election. Voting is NOT the goal. The goal is to elect honest, brave persons who will look after you and others like you.

Kudos Chase Bank- is now offerring "free checking accounts" to US military veterans with no strings attached. Yes! No minumum balance is required to qualify for this free checking account. Chase Bank located at Southland, Hayward, is the place to go. Do not go to the Chase Bank on Foothill Blvd., though. Their employees do not know about this offer from their bank, as we found out, recently.
California Lottery Commission stumbles: the commission changes the Mega Lotto game increasing the chance to win $2.00 while making it much more difficult to win the other amounts. Increasing the amounts of the lower prizes would have been a better decision.
How much corporate greed will Americans accept? Wells Fargo Bank was reported to be charging its customers over 300% interest on certain transactions. Planning to invest in a US Bank Certificate of Deposit (CD)? Beware that they will charge as much as an $1800 fee for early termination, as was recently discovered by a Hayward resident. Planning to purchase 2 season tickets to the Warriors? You’ll have to shell out $28,000 as discovered by another Hayward resident and longtime fan who has seen the light and is no longer a season ticket holder. Why would anyone do business with any of the above? Showman, P. T. Barnum said it best: “there is a sucker born every minute”.
What should you do if you witness a member of the police department or fire department commit a crime, violate an ordinance, or commit an infraction? Start by reporting your observation to the chief of the department as was recently done by a Hayward resident who saw the driver of Fire Engine #1 run a stop sign. We should keep members of pubic safety organizations in line because nobody else is, especially in the City of Hayward.

One business that doesn’t seem to be feeling the effect of any economic “downturn” is that of the veternarian. Local vets are charging an arm and a leg for services and at many offices, staff is not very welcoming. If you find a vet that charges reasonable prices and where the help is courteous, let pet owners know. You will be doing society a great favor. We recommend using the SPCA for spay and neutering.
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