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Castro Valley History Series: Hayward Union High and CVHS

Today, the high school students of Castro Valley and Hayward are largely separated from each other. However, the roots of Castro Valley High originate not from Castro Valley itself, but late 1800s Hayward. In this edition of our Castro Valley History series, we’ll be exploring the origin of Hayward Union High and its role in the founding of CVHS.

Castro Valley History Series: Eden Hospital

Like its modern descendant, the old Eden Hospital that once stood on Lake Chabot road was one of the most recognizable buildings, if not the most recognizable, in all of Castro Valley. In this edition of our Castro Valley History Series, we’ll take a look at the old Eden Hospital building and its important role in our community.

Castro Valley History Series: Lake Chabot

Though recognized today as one of Castro Valley’s main outdoor hotspots, the man-made Lake Chabot reservoir was closed to recreational usage for over half of its existence. In this edition of our Castro Valley history series, we’ll examine the origins of Lake Chabot as well as the dedicated workers who made its utility to the greater East Bay a reality.

Castro Valley History Series: The Castro Village

From World War II onward, Castro Valley shifted from a small farming town to a suburban bedroom community. As more and more young families came to Castro Valley, the town’s viability as a commercial center became more and more obvious. In this edition of our Castro Valley history series, we’ll discuss one of the projects that made Castro Valley what it is today: the Castro Village.

Meet Your Local Maker: Eugene Shabelyanau and Danny Galindo of SoapGeek

Eugene Shabelyanau and Danny Galindo have taken their stewardship role to new heights by starting a blooming soapmaking business, SoapGeek…

Meet Your Local Maker: Chris Padavana of Eden Bicycles

For Chris Padavana, what started out as a part time job at a local bike shop, grew into a passion for competitive cycling while he was still attending high school, and eventually led to him owning Eden Bicycles in Castro Valley…

Castro Valley History Series: The Castro Valley Library

Over the past century, the landscape of Castro Valley has transformed from vast tracts of chicken ranches into a bustling suburban center. However, one of its most advanced buildings belongs to one of its oldest institutions: the Castro Valley Library. In this edition of our Castro Valley history series, we’ll take a look at the humble origins of our town library and its journey from a small, ragtag operation to a pillar of the community.

Castro Valley History Series: The Daughtrey’s Building

If you’ve lived in Castro Valley for a while you’ll know that, before the opening of the Castro Valley Marketplace, the large building located at the heart of Castro Valley Boulevard was, for the most part, completely vacant. In this installment of our Castro Valley History series, we’ll be taking a look at the history of an establishment that still goes by one name in the hearts of many Castro Valley Residents—the Daughtrey’s building.

Meet Your Local Maker: Dawn and Chef Marty Deardorf of Aurora Catering

For the past 12 years, Dawn and Chef Marty Deardorf have passionately provided their catering and event planning expertise for weddings, special occasions, and corporate gatherings, to the greater Bay Area community…

Center for Cultural Innovation Offering Grants to Bay Area Artists

In order to assist Bay Area artists, the Center for Cultural Innovation is providing grants of up to $8000 for individual creators. The deadline for application is August 28th; if you or anyone you know could benefit from this assistance, make sure to apply soon.

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