This Weekend Near Villa Morada: The Hayward Zucchini Festival!

Don’t be fooled by its name—the Hayward Zucchini Festival is about more than just produce. Yes, the festival includes a zucchini contest. The person with the best and biggest piece of produce will go home with a blue ribbon. But actually, the event is mostly a music festival that spans this entire weekend at the […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Aug. 15 Near Villa Morada: Hayward Downtown Street Party

This year, the Hayward Downtown Street Party marks its 20th birthday. That’s two decades of the community getting together a few times each summer to celebrate the warm weather with a classic car show and a lineup of fun entertainment. Catch the next (and the season’s final) installment of the Hayward Downtown Street Party on […]

Beat the Heat This Summer With These Outdoor Workout Tips

It would be a shame to stay cooped up in the gym when the sun is shining outside! But the summer heat does present its own set of problems for outdoor workouts—the threats of heat exhaustion and sunburn, to name a few. Avoid common outdoor workout pitfalls with these tips. Dress (and apply sunscreen) accordingly. When […]

This Summer, Explore the Hayward Regional Shoreline

The park known as Hayward Regional Shoreline encompasses a sprawling 1,811 acres of not just sandy beaches, but also wetlands, marshes, and hiking trails. One of its main attractions is the 250-acre Cogswell Marsh, which environmentalists worked tirelessly to restore in the ‘80s back to its current pristine saltwater-marsh status. Go for a hike along […]

Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in […]

Spend a Summer Afternoon at Hayward Japanese Gardens

You might find it hard to believe that the lush landscape now known as the Hayward Japanese Gardens was originally an outdoor classroom, but that’s exactly how it started out back in 1913. Two local school districts used the space to teach their students about horticulture for nearly 50 years.  In 1962, when the educational […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

June 29 Near Villa Morada: 6th Annual Tennyson All America Festival

The 6th Annual Tennyson All America Festival celebrates the birth of the nation and the community of Tennyson just a few days before the Fourth of July on Saturday, June 29th. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Eden Park will transform into a marketplace of local vendors and entertainment. Take some time to check […]

June 20 Near Villa Morada: Hayward Downtown Street Party

Every summer, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce invites the community to turn out for a special bash in celebration of the warmer weather. This year, the Hayward Downtown Street Party is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th, kicking off just after the workday ends at 5:30 p.m. Head to the stretch of B Street between Foothill and […]