Supervisor Valle's September 2022 Newsletter

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Release Date: September 3, 2022

Supervisor's Message

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“These aren’t the droids we’re looking for. You can go about your business. Move Along. Move Along.” - Stormtrooper, Star Wars A New Hope

Whether your looking for droids or avoiding stromtroopers, Science in the Park is the place to find them! Join District 2 on Sunday, October 1, 2022 for the return of this fun-filled event. Science in the Park brings together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) with safe, interactive, and fun educational experiences for children and families to explore. This year we are excited to partner with California State University East Bay who will be hosting the event on their campus. We welcome back groups like Lego Carnival, Chabot Space and Science, and extend our welcome new comers like the 501st Legion's Golden Gate Garrison.

501st Legion Storm Troopers

We are very excited to be joined by this volunteer group of Star Wars enthusiasts as well as the many other exhibitors who've signed on this year. We will have the always fun and anticipated Egg Drop with Hayward Fire Department doing the honors of dropping your home made egg carriers from their 60ft fire engine ladder; live performances by Kev Choice and ZunZun, guest speaker Coder Bunnyz; a massive Lego tent; and much much more. Visit to learn more and get updates.

The start of September is also the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of kids returning to school. On September 5, we will have a national holiday to observe Labor Day. This is an important day to acknowledge the many contributions of working people who help make our nation strong and prosperous. Our society and economy is only as strong as organized Labor. It is encouraging to see unionization efforts across the nation at large corporations like Starbucks and Amazon. On this Labor Day please take a moment to support a local Labor organization, thank a service worker, or learn more about Labor movements locally here

In Solidarity,


Spotlight - Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

This month, we'd like to spotlight a long time community member, Jim Griffin. Jim is a bay area native. After graduating from UC Berkeley and spending a tour with the Navy in Panama, he took leadership of his family company, now known as the James R. Griffin Construction Inc. The company has been in operations for generations since 1913 in Fremont.

Jim and his company have worked on many projects and loved buildings in the Bay Area from LEED Certified buildings at Universities such as Mills College and UC Berkeley, to the local Dutra Mission Palms Office Building in Fremont, to a host of buildings and spaces for clients such as Washington Hospital, Nikon, and Amazon. 


Now his son, Randy, is the President of the company and continues the phenomenal legacy.

Success over the years has been based on the strength and purpose of the long term employees and strong leadership from employers such as Jim Griffin. 

Science in the Park 2022

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Don't miss this year's Science in the Park! The beloved family event will be on Saturday, October 1 at Cal State East Bay Hayward from 9am-2pm. Come enjoy a fun day outside doing hands on STEAM activities hosted by local teachers and organizations.

Don't forget to bring your egg container to participate in the egg drop contest! 

Details can be found at

See you there!

Win a Free Laptop!

Science in the Park Laptop Giveaway

Science in the Park is back and District 2 is hosting a giveaway! Win yourself a new Lenovo laptop for the new school year! Up to 4 winners! Head on over to our Facebook (Richard Valle) and Instagram (supervisor_richard_valle) page to enter. 

Criteria: Winners must live in Alameda County and be able to attend Science in the Park to receive/pick up their prize.

• Like, Follow, Comment, and Tag = 1 entry
• Unlimited entries for comments and tags
• Share flyer on Stories or Posts (remember to tag us!) = 5 entries
• Current followers are automatically entered to win
• Giveaway will end on Sept 28, 2022.
• Winners will be selected at random and notified Thursday, Sept 29, 2022.

Visit us at to learn more about the event!

Good luck and see you at Science in the Park!

2022 General Election Employment Opportunity

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The Human Resource Services Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) Program is currently recruiting temporary workers for the upcoming 2022 General Election. 

Do you know anyone who may be interested in this great opportunity?

The Registrar of Voters is actively recruiting candidates to serve the community while they work with a great team in a safe environment. Depending on the position, the pay ranges from $24.92 to $26.48 per hour.

We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word as we recruit for various positions including instructors, recruiters, data entry, outreach, warehouse - logistics support, and drivers - to name a few. 

Some roles, but not all, require candidates to be bilingual in English and one or more of the following languages: Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Laotian, Mien, Mongolian, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu and Vietnamese. So, if you know of someone interested in doing this work, and they are also bi/multi-lingual please be sure to let them know about this great opportunity as well!

Please encourage all candidates to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time.  Interested candidates may apply by using the following link: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Thank you in advance for helping us share information about these great job opportunities!  

Home Match - Home Sharing

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Home Match is a free, non-profit home sharing program that connects Home Providers (homeowners and master tenants) looking to rent a room in their home or apartment/ ADU on their property with Home Seekers looking for affordable housing options. Home Match is a high-touch service that vets and gets to know both program participants and facilitates matches based on shared lifestyle preferences and communication styles.

Home Match serves anyone over 18, but most of our Home Providers are older adults who need financial support through rent and, or social support through companionship and task exchange to age in place. Most of our Home Seekers are older adults living on a fixed income and working class professionals looking for affordable housing options close to work.

Home Match provides comprehensive services, including room readiness support, vetting of participants, personalized matching services, assistance with developing agreements about shared use of space, and ongoing mediation support throughout the match.

For more information on Home Match services, please visit our website ( or contact our team a or call 510.574.2173.

Mutt Strut 2022

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The Mutt Strut is Back!

Enjoy the morning with your best bud! Walk the beautiful Union City hillside on the Masonic Home property and enjoy games and activities with your pet on the lawn. Event proceeds will benefit school programs in the New Haven Unified School District.

Date: September 24, 2022
8:00 am: Gates open for check-in and breakfast
9:00 am: Strut begins
10:00 pm: Entertainment begins


  • A morning dedicated to you and your dog
  • Breakfast
  • Pet parade and costume contests
  • Agility playground
  • Games and competitions, like best dog trick and a hot dog eating contest
  • Entertainment
  • Doggie goodie bag
  • Event t-shirt
  • Pet vendor fair


BUY TICKETS TODAY – Early Bird Pricing Ends September 9

Newark Days

Newark Days

The 2022 Newark Days Celebration will take place from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18. The festivities are primarily located around the MacGregor Fields and Newark Community Center located at 35501 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA 94560.

Don't miss the parade on September 17 at 10am!

The Million Fathers March

The Million Father March

This year the Million Father March will be on September 16th, 2022! 

For more information on how you can continue to be involved as a father check out our site

Hayward Mariachi Festival

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Annual Hayward Mariachi Festival Will Feature Music, Taco-Eating Contest, Mexican Market, and Family Fun.

Mariachi bands, a taco-eating contest, and an outdoor market celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day/Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing, food and art will be highlights at the 12th annual Hayward Mariachi Festival from 5p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 30th at City Hall Plaza, 777 B Street. 

The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable, the City of Hayward, and multitude of co-sponsors are proud and honored to present: Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Raymundo Coronado, Mariachi Mi Tierra Linda and Mariachi Oro de Mexico. This year’s event will include ballet folklorico school groups and 100 school backpacks will be given away.

Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

There will be a taco-eating contests sponsored by Jorge Espinosa and his team at El Taquito Restaurant Dos. Specialty beverages served include margaritas, sangria and Mexican beers.

Sponsorships are still available for businesses and organizations at $500 and $1000.           

Additional sponsors currently include AC Transit, East Bay Mobile Recording, La Familia, Kaiser Permanente, Lone Tree Cemetery Association, One Subaru, PG&E, Russell City Energy Center,  St. Rose Hospital, Richard Valle, Supervisor, Alameda County, Waste Management, Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeno, Hayward City Council Members.  

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions  - District 2 Openings for Residents of Hayward (incorporated), Union City, Newark and portions of Fremont.

To qualify, you must either live or work in District 2.

For Further Information, contact Ginny DeMartini, and/or 510.670.6150. Please send a resume and request an application.

Read about the Commissions –


  • Objective: To act as an independent advocate for older persons as mandated by the Older Americans Act, and the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act by taking positions on matters pertaining to federal, state and local policies, programs and procedures, and any legislation affecting older persons.
  • Agency: Social Services Agency
  • Term (seats): 4 years, and not to exceed 2 four-year terms.
  • Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Monday, 9:30 a.m., 6955 Foothill Blvd #300, Oakland
  • Qualification: Members shall be older individuals who are participants or who are eligible to participate in programs assisted under this Act, representatives of older individuals, local elected officials, and the general public, to advise continuously the area agency on all matters relating to the development of the area plan, the administration of the plan and operations conducted under the plan.
  • District 2: One opening available to district 2 residents


  • Objective: The purpose of the Commission is to help eliminate discrimination and prejudice against women in such areas as housing, employment, health services, childcare, education, transportation, credit, legal rights and community services
  • Agency: Social Services Agency
  • Term (seats): Two Year Terms
  • Meetings: 10 meetings per year -- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm; 2000 San Pablo Ave # 445, Oakland
  • Qualifications: Must be a resident and woman who reflects the general population in age, race, religion and socio-economic status. 
  • District 2: One opening available to district 2 residents

3. Public Health Commission

  • Objective: To review and assess emerging health needs; initiate and improve health and disease prevention programs and policies; make recommendation s regarding opportunities for building community capacity as related to public health priorities; and advocate for adequate resources and increased County action to improve community health.
  • Agency: Health Care Services Agency
  • Term (seats): 2 years
  • Meetings: Commission meetings shall be held monthly for a total of 12 monthly meetings per calendar year. Contact staff for meeting dates, time and location.
  • Qualifications: The PHC membership is open to all Alameda County residents who are supportive of the improvement of the health and well-being of residents living in Alameda County. New members shall be recruited through an extensive outreach process, taking into consideration PHC's strong commitment to ethnic and geographic diversity.
  • District 2: One opening available to District 2 residents