My second home. It is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. As such, it is considered one of the semi-major suburbs of Oakland and San Francisco. It is the sixth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 140,030. The estimated population in 2007 is 155,312. The suburbs of Mt. Eden and Schafer Park have been incorporated into Hayward.
Hayward is the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, Jack Del Rio, professional wrestler turned actor, The Rock. NBA Phoenix Suns Eddie House, Olympic gold medalist and professional boxer Andre Ward. Hayward is the sister city of San Felipe, Mexico as well as Funabashi, Japan.
Pretty interesting, huh? Was very much surprise when I red all that information online. Thanks to Wikipedia! Who would have thought I’d find bliss in my own backyard…
(From Top to Bottom: Hayward City Hall at night time, All Saints Catholic Church, Equine Sculpture at the City Hall lobby, View from the Hayward Hills after dark, Mission Hills, Madonna Sculpture at Downtown Hayward, Bridge going towards Hayward Shoreline and Lake Chabot)