Population: 151,574 (2013)
Announcing the Main Street Revival Act in Hayward
Incorporated as a city: 1876
Visitors to Hayward shouldn’t miss:
- The main campus of California State University, East Bay.
- Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, one of the first brewpubs in California since 1982 legislation permitting breweries to begin selling on the premises.
- The annual “Zucchini festival” in Kennedy Park. It features games, ride and yes, many foods with zucchini.
Notable current and former Hayward residents:
- Bill Walsh, former 49ers and Stanford football coach
- Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic figure skating champion
- Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock”
- Rosa Gumataotao Rios, Treasurer of the United States
- Charles Plummer, Alameda County Sheriff
Companies with major presence in Hayward:
- Anderson Bakery (US headquarters)
- Annabelle Candy
- Anthera Pharmeceuticals
- Berkeley Farms (main processing plant)
- Giling Corpoation
- PepsiCo San Francisco Bay Production/Distribution Center
- Rocket Dog
- Shasta Soft drink
- Ultra Clean Technology
Hayward fun facts:
- Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay,” for its central location to San Francisco and San Jose.
- Hayward has two BART stations (Hayward and South Hayward), an Amtrak station, and the Hayward Executive Airport.
- Hayward is home to the oldest Japanese garden in California designed along traditional lines.
- The city was originally named “Hayward’s” until 1910 when the “s” was dropped.