Hayward: Man killed after hit by Amtrak train

A man lying next to the railroad tracks in Hayward was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train, officials said.
 
After being deemed mentally fit to stand trial, Michael Monert is facing prosecution in the slayings of three women in Oakland between 1989 and 1991.  
 
The Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Wildflower Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There's also a 2-mile wildflower walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley, guided by naturalist Trent Pearce.  
 
The Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Wildflower Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There's also a 2-mile wildflower walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley, guided by naturalist Trent Pearce.  
 
Two men arrested in a home-invasion robbery and police chase last week in Hayward were charged for an array of crimes, authorities said Wednesday.  
 
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A panel led by a neutral chairwoman is recommending that California State University give its faculty 5 percent raises, as the union has demanded.  
 
The Hayward council questioned a staff plan to spend $1.5 million to help low-income and moderate-income first-time homebuyers with down payments of up to $35,000.  
 
No paid parking downtown means no parking meters downtown, the Hayward City Council reaffirmed Tuesday.  
 
The four suspects, two men from Oakland and San Leandro and two women from Redwood City and Palo Alto, apparently targeted the Hayward apartment because they thought drugs and cash were there.
 
 
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Donald Trump depicted with manure running from his mouth, giving a Nazi salute, by Hayward artist Andrew Kong Knight.  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7