Hayward: Free bidding workshops for contractors

Alameda County Public Works Agency is holding the Construction Contrators Academy. 
Gilbert Zaballos contributed time, money to numerous Hayward causes.  
More people flying into OaklandOAKLAND -- The number of passengers flying into Oakland International Airport increased by nearly 9 percent from July of 2014 to the end of June, according to the latest numbers.  
Volunteer instructors teach the South Hayward Parish clients how to cook using food from its food pantry.  
Suspects arrested in Ripon are from Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and Union City  
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The expanded San Lorenzo Library has space for meetings and is filled with computers, tech features.  
San Leandro Police Department
San Leandro police are seeking help with identifying a suspect who robbed a Bank of the West on Aug. 19, officials said.  
In an age where nearly every person seemingly has a cellphone camera or Twitter account, Bay Area police are starting to respond to officer-involved deaths in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago: releasing detailed accounts of shootings, including officers' names, and now even sharing video footage of the confrontations.  
Alameda County Water District will save more than $4 million by shutting down an old plant; a new Navy combat ship will be christened the USS Oakland  
Downtown Hayward will hold its last free street party of the season Thursday.