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Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

At first glance, comedian Kathleen Madigan’s life looks just like anybody else’s. She spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in Missouri boating on the lake—one of her favorite activities when she isn’t performing stand-up in 1,500 seat arenas—and after a show she enjoys a glass of red...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Journalist and author David Downs has been at the heart of the weed whirlwind that has swept California for decades. His latest book, “The Medical Marijuana Guidebook,” which focuses on medical research, plant to human biology, business how-to guidance and medical marijuana policy, deb...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

My burn scars that I cherish

My burn scars that I cherish

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When I was eight months old, I was burned by boiling hot water and left with third degree scars on the left side of my body. The two main scars that people still tend to notice are the ones on my left arm and my left ankle, whenever I wear short sleeves and sandals. I was at my grandmother's house...

Q&A with the Bay’s Dior Lowhorn

Q&A with the Bay’s Dior Lowhorn

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Dior Lowhorn is a professional basketball player, who plays as a forward for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippines, where thousands of fans attend games during a short, popular summer basketball season. But the 29-year-old San Francisco native got his start playing ball in the East Bay. During...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As an avid wanderer of the city of Oakland, many times I have walked past a swanky-looking structure on Broadway that reminded me of the San Francisco offices on Market Street. The “Youth Radio” sign that hung over the entrance never proved enticing enough for me to inquire more because, like the...

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
June 22, 2016
Filed under Features

The East Oakland Boxing Association is an after school and summer youth program that offers one-on-one tutoring, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts and martial arts training for kids aged 5 to 20. All activities are free. Banners with the words Integrity, Courage, Respect, Focus, Honor, Education and Dis...

Going through college with cancer

Going through college with cancer

Christina Urbina,
Contributor
June 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Miranda Perez started to notice her lower abdomen protrude over a two month period in 2013, but didn’t think it was anything serious. After a couple weeks of limping, Perez went into the emergency room. “I basically found out my diagnosis on my way into the emergency room,” she said. On April 3 that same...

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