Share the Spirit: Hayward police brighten holidays with toys for needy children

Hayward police give toys to more than 100 families.  
Four armed carjacking suspects, including three juveniles, were arrested and a gun was recovered Thursday night in East Oakland after the suspects unsuccessfully tried to hide in yards following three different vehicle pursuits, one at near 100 mph, police said Friday.  
 
Friends remember Doris Rodriquez as a champion of everyday people  
 
Five life insurance brokers have been indicted on a charge of running an operation to submit fake applications in exchange for more than $2.5 million in commissions, according to federal prosecutors.  
 
Elsehwhere: Mt. Eden is a Grammy Signature semifinalist  
 
CSU East Bay hires Julie Wong and Tanya Hauck for top jobs in the administration  
 
Authorities say Barton Feldman, 68, was fatally stabbed. His body was found behind a pizza parlor in Hayward on Dec. 4  
 
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Former state Senate Majority Ellen Corbett is the Hayward Unified School District's new executive director of institutional advancement, communications and government relations.  
 
Michelle Roloff, 45, of Hayward, was killed when her car struck a utility pole on Hayward Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.  
 
A 45-year-old Hayward woman was killed her car struck a utility pole Tuesday, police said, in a crash that may have been caused by wet roads and unsafe speed.