90 CAL STATE, CHABOT & GLASSBROOK FAMILY VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU!

For our April 12, 2104 Glassbrook Cleanup, Sixty Cal State East Bay and Chabot Students joined 30 Glassbrook Family Members as part of the FRESHMAN DAY OF SERVICE at their schools.  With 90 volunteers we had every litter grabber in use and cleaned our largest service area yet:  At Least 6 miles!  Thank you all for your excellent service to Glassbrook Neighborhood!

Enjoy these photos and acknowledgements:

COUNCILMAN MARK SALINAS PUT ON A SUPER BREAKFAST OF SCRAMBLED EGGS AND PANCAKES FOR ALL 90 VOLUNTEERS!  HERE HE IS TALKING WITH STUDENTS FROM CSU EAST BAY AND CHABOT

COUNCILMAN MARK SALINAS PUT ON A SUPER BREAKFAST OF SCRAMBLED EGGS AND PANCAKES FOR ALL 90 VOLUNTEERS! HERE HE IS TALKING WITH STUDENTS FROM CSU EAST BAY AND CHABOT

THIS CREW WORKED TIRELESSLY DIGGING UP WEEDS TO MAKE OUR TREE & MULCH-LINED HUNTWOOD AVENUE LOOK VASTLY IMPROVED!  THANK YOU!

THIS CREW WORKED TIRELESSLY DIGGING UP WEEDS TO MAKE OUR TREE & MULCH-LINED HUNTWOOD AVENUE LOOK VASTLY IMPROVED! THANK YOU!

THESE CAL STATE STUDENTS CLEANED FOR TWO HOURS AND THE HARDER UNDERPASS WAS SPOTLESS -- NO LITTER LEFT!

THESE CAL STATE STUDENTS CLEANED FOR TWO HOURS AND THE HARDER UNDERPASS WAS SPOTLESS — NO LITTER LEFT!

THESE SPIRITED CHABOT FRESHMAN TOOK IN HARDER ROAD FROM GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH DOWN TO THE GROCERY OUTLET

THESE SPIRITED CHABOT FRESHMAN TOOK ON HARDER ROAD FROM GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH DOWN TO THE GROCERY OUTLET

WE WANT TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO:

THE GLASSBROOK FAMILIES WHO TURNED OUT DURING THEIR SPRING BREAK!

COUNCILMAN MARK SALINAS WHO HAS BEEN PREPARING FOR US THE HEARTIEST AND MOST NUTRITIOUS BREAKFASTS WE COULD EVER HOPE FOR EVERY MONTH FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS!

THE CAL STATE EAST BAY AND CHABOT STUDENTS WHO HELPED US COVER GREAT DISTANCES

PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA WHO DOES AN AMAZING JOB MARKETING OUR EVENTS WITH THE GLASSBROOK COMMUNITY AND GAVE UP HER SATURDAY TO LET US INTO CAMPUS!

THE HAYWARD STREETS DEPARTMENT– ANTHONY YOU DID A GREAT JOB HAULING IT ALL AWAY FOR US!

ROSALVA & MARIA RUIZ, and MARIA RADILLA AND SON CHRISTOPHER WHO HAVE DONE GREAT WORK CHECKING OUT THE GRABBERS AND ORGANIZING THE CLEANUP EACH MONTH!

THANK YOU ALL!

Next Cleanup will be Saturday May 17, which is the Hayward City-Wide Cleanup.  There will be no breakfast that Saturday.  We will meet from 9am-11am at Glassbrook and volunteers can enjoy the City Sponsored Barbecue after the cleanup at 12 noon at Weeks Park!

All the Best,

Greg Galati, Glassbrook Cleanup Coordinator

 

 

 

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SPRING CLEANING ARRIVES: APRIL 12, 2014

Please Help Our Neighborhood with a Good Spring Cleaning:  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
8:30am  Excellent Pancake Breakfast provided by Councilman Mark Salinas and The Kids Breakfast Club
9:00 am – 11:00 am  Neighborhood Cleanup, Tools Provided!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HAYWARD STREETS DEPARTMENT:  Streets Department has done an excellent job of applying the New Illegal Dumping Ordinance:  Landlords at 45 multifamily units have been notified of large furniture piles at their properties, and 29 have taken responsibility for removing the piles of furniture within the required three days.   Sixteen Landlords who did not remove the dumping were billed $1020 each since the city had to provide the removal for them.  Things are looking much better thanks to the Streets Department’s strong enforcement!  Thank you Todd Rullman, Streets Supervisor, and Matt McGrath, Maintenance Department Director!

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THANK YOU FOR ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CLEANUPS! — March 8, 2014

A HUGE THANK YOU for City Councilman Mark Salinas who brought many of his Chabot College students to learn about civic-mindedness and to pitch in at our March Glassbrook Cleanup.

Thanks to these Chabot Students we were able to clean additional streets we don’t often get to including Harder from Jackson to Bishop; Tennyson from the Freeway to Tampa, and Leidig Court!  Outstanding!  Enjoy these photos of the day!

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These Two Chabot Students Cleaned All of Leidig Court by themselves!  Very impressive!

These Two Chabot Students Cleaned All of Leidig Court by themselves! Very impressive!

THIS CREW OF CHABOT STUDENTS DID AN AWESOME JOB ON HARDER ROAD ACROSS FROM LUCKY's

THIS CREW OF CHABOT STUDENTS DID AN AWESOME JOB ON HARDER ROAD ACROSS FROM LUCKY’s

THESE MOREAU HIGH STUDENTS MADE PATRICK LOOK GREAT AGAIN!

THESE MOREAU HIGH STUDENTS MADE PATRICK LOOK GREAT AGAIN!

HERE IS ONE OF DOZENS OF PILES WE GATHERED TO TAKE REFUSE OFF OUR STREETS!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HAYWARD STREETS DEPARTMENT FOR HAULING IT AWAY.

HERE IS ONE OF DOZENS OF PILES WE GATHERED TO TAKE REFUSE OFF OUR STREETS! SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HAYWARD STREETS DEPARTMENT FOR HAULING IT AWAY.

HERE IS NASSIM MULLEN's CREW!  THEY ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB ON TYRRELL, SHEPHERD AND MANON

HERE IS NASSIM MULLEN’s CREW! THEY ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB ON TYRRELL, SHEPHERD AND MANON

WE CAN'T THANK THE KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB ENOUGH FOR THE GREAT BREAKFAST!  Here's the Serving Crew

WE CAN’T THANK THE KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB ENOUGH FOR THE GREAT BREAKFAST! Here’s the Serving Crew

THANK  YOU PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA FOR THE GREAT PRIZES AND FOR RALLYING GLASSBROOK FAMILIES!

THANK YOU PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA FOR THE GREAT PRIZES AND FOR RALLYING GLASSBROOK FAMILIES!

THESE FAMILIES ARE REGULAR GADING CLEANERS!  THANK YOU!

THESE FAMILIES ARE REGULAR GADING CLEANERS! THANK YOU!

More Help in Gading!

More Help in Gading!

THESE CHABOT STUDENTS EXTENDED OUR REACH OUT TO TENNYSON BETWEEN THE FREEWAY AND TAMPA!

THESE CHABOT STUDENTS EXTENDED OUR REACH OUT TO TENNYSON BETWEEN THE FREEWAY AND TAMPA!

JOIN US NEXT MONTH ON SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2014!

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Thank you 45 Volunteers!

Our January cleanup saw 45 volunteers from many parts of our community pitch in to clean 5 miles of streets!

Our magnificent volunteer crew was honored by visit from Hayward Unified School District Superintendent Stan Dobbs (far right next to Councilman Mark Salinas).  The Superintendent saluted volunteers for their community involvement and stressed the importance of Hayward Schools being a great resource for community involvement!

Our magnificent volunteer crew was honored by a visit from Hayward Unified School District Superintendent Stan Dobbs (far right next to Councilman Mark Salinas). The Superintendent saluted volunteers for their community involvement and stressed the importance of Hayward Schools being a great resources for our neighborhoods!

Special Thanks to:

Mark Salinas and his fabulous Kids Breakfast Club!

Glassbrook Families and Students

Local High School students from Moreau and Tennyson High Puente and Green Club

Nassim Mullen’s great Spiritual Empowerment Youth Program!  They have been volunteering each month for years!

David Ringo, who has been cleaning for 5 years!

Extra Special Recognition to Mrs. Rosalva Ruiz and these high school students who did an amazing job cleaning Gading Road and the Harder Underpass all the way to Soto!

Extra Special Recognition to Mrs. Rosalva Ruiz and these high school students who did an amazing job cleaning Gading Road and the Harder Underpass all the way to Soto!

Some of the litter and dumping we removed from Huntwood Road.  We need community members to step up and stop treating our streets like their own personal garbage can!  Spread the word!

Some of the litter and dumping we removed from Huntwood Avenue. We need community members to step up and stop treating our streets like their own personal garbage can! Spread the word!

Next Glassbrook Cleanup:

Saturday February 8, 2014

8:30 am Breakfast Created by Councilman Mark Salinas and The Kids Breakfast Club

9:00 am – 11:00 am Neigbhorhood Cleanup

Meet at the Glassbrook Multipurpose Room; 975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA!

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35 Hearty Souls Spruced up our Neighorhood for the Holidays!

35 Parents and Students and Volunteers gave a wonderful Holiday gift to the Glassbrook / Huntwood Neighborhood last Saturday.  It was a cold crisp morning, but a great group of neighorhood heroes came out with mittens and hats and made things sparkle once again!  THANK YOU ALL!  Here are our photos!:

Excited Glassbrook Kids Gather Round to see if they win the prize lottery after the cleanup!

Excited Glassbrook Kids Gather Round to see if they win the prize lottery after the cleanup!

This Group did outstanding work on Tyrrell, Mannon and Shepherd!  They are from a local Youth Fellowship Team.  Thank you!

This Group did outstanding work on Tyrrell, Mannon and Shepherd! They are from a local Youth Fellowship Team. Thank you!

Here are members of our Outstanding Leadership Team!

Here are members of our Outstanding Leadership Team!

This family, with baby in tow, did a great job again on Gading!  They have helped us out time and time again!  Thank you!

This family, with baby in tow, did a great job again on Gading! They have helped us out time and time again! Thank you!

This is the Patrick Ave Crew!  Looks Great Thanks to YOU!

This is the Patrick Ave Crew! Looks Great Thanks to YOU!

These Great Students from Moreau Catholic High School have adopted us!

These Great Students from Moreau Catholic High School have adopted us!

More Moreau High School students, and a parent, along with Neighbor David Ringo who has been cleaning for 5 Years!  Thank you all for Making Huntwood Look Sharp Again!

More Moreau High School students, and a parent, along with Neighbor David Ringo who has been cleaning for 5 Years! Thank you all for Making Huntwood Look Sharp Again!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!  And please join us for the next Glassbrook Cleanup:

SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2014

8:30 KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB BREAKFAST is back

9:00 am CLEANUP!

WITH APPRECIATION,

GREG GALATI, CLEANUP COORDINATOR

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Our Holiday Gift to Glassbrook Neighborhood: Next Cleanup is Saturday, December 14

Our December Glassbrook Cleanup is set for Saturday, December 14 at the Glassbrook Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA:

8:30 am Light Breakfast of Pastries and Juice

9:00 am -11:00 am  Cleaning 5 miles of streets

Join us to Make a Holiday Gift to our neighborhood!

P.S.  Here is a photo of the great beautification work Neighbor David Ringo performed at Huntwood and Schafer!  THANK YOU DAVID for your great landscaping!

NEW PLANTS AND MULCH ARE A CENTERPIECE OF DAVID RINGO'S BEAUTIFICATION EFFORT!

NEW PLANTS AND MULCH ARE A CENTERPIECE OF DAVID RINGO’S BEAUTIFICATION EFFORT!

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WOW!  MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

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Neighbor David Ringo spearheads beautification effort!

Glassbrook Neighborhood Resident David Ringo, an ardent neighborhood champion, decided the Huntwood entrance to Tennyson High School needed some sprucing up.  He took personal interest in a triangle-shaped piece of land near the stairs and ramps  at the intersection of Huntwood and Schafer.  He contacted the City of Hayward Landscape Division and asked them to install a Mariposa Tree as a distinctive centerpiece, and now he is personally digging holes and planting lovely drought tolerant plants that add great appeal to an area that was previously barren.  We salute you David!  The neighborhood appreciates your inspiring beautification efforts!  IMG_1859

IMG_1860IMG_1862David was also instrumental in planting over 100 new trees along Huntwood Avenue during the past several years.  David is one of the original members of the Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team which started 5 years ago.  Thank you David!

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