Supervisor Richard Valle's November Newsletter


Release Date: November 12, 2013

Supervisor's Message

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As many of us gather with friends and families later this month, to celebrate all that we are grateful for, I would like to extend my gratitude to the many volunteers and organizations that will be working to give everyone a happy Thanksgiving. These organizations continue to selflessly work and exemplify the true meaning of the holidays.
Here are just some of the events around District 2 for those that are interested in attending or are able to volunteer:
League of Volunteers of Newark will host the 25th Annual Tri-City Thanksgiving Dinner. Volunteers are needed to help cook, deliver meals to homebound citizens, pick up donations, help set-up and clean-up, and serve dinner. Free meals will be served on November 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Newark Pavilion at 6430 Thornton Avenue in Newark. For more information on how to volunteer or to receive a donation, please call (510) 793-5683.
The Union City Lions Club will host the Al & Marcella Roderigues Memorial Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, November 22 at the Ruggieri Senior Center in Union City from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dinner is limited to senior citizens only, but is free for those that attend. It was my pleasure to contribute the funds, from the District 2 office, needed for this year’s feast! 
Hayward will have numerous Thanksgiving dinner locations and are open to all that attend. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. No reservations are needed and all sites are available to anyone who is interested. Enjoy dinner at: New Bridges Presbyterian Church at the Outreach Center at 27282 Patrick Avenue, the Salvation Army at 430 A Street or the Calvary Baptist Church at 28924 Ruus Road.  For more information contact the South Hayward Parish at (510) 881-6344. 
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Richard Valle

District 2 Holiday Open House

District 2 Holiday Open House

Supervisor Richard Valle is hosting a Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
District 2 Office
24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101
Hayward, CA 94545
For more information or to RSVP please contact the District 2 Office at (510) 272-6692 or
In honor of the holiday season, District 2 respectfully requests each attendee to donate an unwrapped toy that will go to a family in need. All donations will be distributed to Abode Services or Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO).


Free Community Flu Clinic

Flu Shot Clinic

Free flu vaccines will be available for adults and children with no insurance or who cannot afford to pay for the vaccine. Vaccines are first-come, first-serve basis and limited to supply on hand. There will be a limited number of vaccines available for children 36 months or younger. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Wednesday, November 13 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Eden United Church of Christ
Oliver Hall
21455 Birch Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Sponsored by the Eden Medical Center Foundation in partnership with Eden United Church of Christ and Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center


Health Care Reform Implementation Forum

Health Care Forum

My office, along with, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and Social Services Agency will host the Health Reform Implementation Forum for community-based organizations (CBOs). The forum will focus on upcoming changes to eligibility, enrollment and retention systems.
The forum will be on Friday, November 15 at Hayward City Hall at 10 a.m.
The objective for the forum will be to:

  • Update CBOs on implementation developments on enrollment and retention processes and procedures from the State of California
  • Update CBOs on County plans regarding enrollment and retention activities
  • Inform CBOs about potential and evolving opportunities
  • Receive guidance and suggestions from CBOs on activities and resources that can promote enrollment and retention

 Covered Topics:

  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk will discuss California’s Exchange, Covered California
  • Alameda Alliance will be explaining the eligibility and services changes in 2014
  • Updates from Alameda County Social Services and Health Care Services Agencies on open enrollment
  • Outreach and certified enrollment entities/counselors in Alameda County

RSVP at:
Questions and suggestions please email
If you cannot attend the meeting, presentations and materials will be posted on


Hayward Fire Department CERT Training

Hayward CERT Training

The Hayward Fire Department is providing a free CERT Training Program which will consist of 4 evening indoor classes and 1 outdoor “hands-on” skills class. Participants will learn skills that enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and immediate neighbors, as well as, organize a neighborhood team response. Training will begin this month at Hayward City Hall (777 B Street).
The dates and times are as follows:
Class 1: Monday, November 18 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hayward City Hall
Class 2: Monday, November 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hayward City Hall
Class 3: Monday, December 2 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hayward City Hall
Class 4: Thursday, December 12 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hayward City Hall
Skills 5: Thursday, December 19 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hayward Fire Station #6, West Winton
You must attend all classes in order to receive certification. You must be 18 years or older to sign up and a resident of the City of Hayward or the Fairview area. Residential verification will be required during the final application process.
Residents who are interested in this free training can sign up via the city’s Disaster Preparedness website. Residents will be asked to enter only their name, phone number and address in the email. You will receive notification back by email acknowledging your enrollment into the program and further directions.
For more information please contact the Public Education Officer at (510) 583-4948.


Early Holiday Food Drive


Starting this week, the District 2 office will be hosting a collection barrel for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves about 49,000 people each week, helping 1 in 6 Alameda County residents. Help District 2 and the Alameda County Community Food Bank get a head start to the season of giving by donating non-perishable items.
Be sure to stop by the District 2 office at 24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101 in Hayward with your donated items. Office hours vary based on employees work schedule, please contact the office to ensure staff is available (510) 259-1097.
The Alameda County Community Food Bank’s most needed items are (please NO glass containers):

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat & Fish
  • Rice and Beans
  • Pasta and Sauces
  • Soups and Stews
  • Low-sugar Cereals

For more information on the Alameda County Community Food Bank visit


Alameda County Library Homework Assistance

Homework Help!

Homework has become an increasingly stressful portion of a student’s education. Alameda County Libraries are available to help! Branches in Fremont, Newark, Union City and throughout the County, have available resources for students to keep up with their workload.
Fremont Library Homework Help Center
Homework Help Center is available for children Kindergarten to 6th grade. The Homework Help Center is staffed by high school students, Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (closed on school holidays)
Fremont Branch is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont
To contact the Fremont program please call the Children’s Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.
Newark Library Homework Express
High school and college volunteers help K-12 students Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are able to help students with daily homework, writing reports, or studying test material. The service is free, and attendance is on a drop-in basis.
Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark
To contact the Newark program please contact Kathleen Hannon at (510) 795-2627 x 18 or

Union City Library Homework Center
Volunteer tutors are available to students in grades K-12 for all subject areas. The Homework Center is supervised by an adult coordinator, and allows high school students to tutor the younger students. The center provides paper, pencils, and other basic supplies. Laptops are also available for student use. The Homework Center is open throughout the academic school year from September through the beginning of June. It is closed on school holidays and County holidays.
Union City Library is located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City
To contact the Union City program please contact Tracey Firestone at (510) 284-0628 or
For additional resources on student’s homework visit: