East Bay's Park It: Fremont's Ardenwood to honor Appleseed on Sunday

American folk hero Johnny Appleseed will be honored with a day of apple-themed activities Sunday at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Johnny's life story, apple lore, apple tasting, tree planting, cider pressing and crafts for kids will be among the activities, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Hillcrest Elementary School, at 31410 Wheelon Ave., in Hayward was locked down for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning after a shooting near the school  
Hayward police said Tuesday that Ronald Higgins, of San Leandro, was arrested Sunday after he fired at a Hayward police officer who was trying to stop him as a possible suspect in a Saturday night shooting. No one was injured in either incident.  
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Low and stagnant salaries for CSU professors have amounted to a giant pay cut over the past 10 years, according to a white paper by the California Faculty Association  
The case of a bank emplolyee who investigators say admitted to stealing the life savings of an elderly Livermore man with Alzheimer's disease will move to Hayward after a Pleasanton judge refused to drop charges of elder abuse.  
The California Youth Symphony to hold its first Hayward concert.  
Jessica Adkins, 25, of Hayward, and Erin Ellis, 33, of Alameda, were arrested at Adkins' Hayward home in connection to 25 vehicles stolen in the Bay Area.  
A Hayward resident told police nine suspects attacked him, beat him with a baseball bat then carjacked him outside his apartment on the 27000 block of Manon Avenue on Sunday.  
Hayward enforcing parking limits to prevent BART riders from leaving cars all day in city garages and lots, but local business owners have been getting tickets.  
Two more men were arrested this week in connection with the slaying of a 36-year-old man in Berkeley in December, police said.  
(Mark DuFrene/Bay Area News Group)
Grilled cheese heaven

The ultimate comfort food? Grilled cheese and its favorite sidekick, a nice creamy soup that's a perfect complement to that oozy, melty sandwich. We're talking Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Fig Preserves, Pepper Jack with Mango-Tomato Chutney, Gouda with Fresh Herbs -- and tips from Cowgirl Creamery.