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Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The 22nd annual Gay Prom was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday night. Attendees were encouraged to wear attire that went with the beach theme created by organizers. Project Eden’s Lamda Youth Project provides services to young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender....

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people, tents, grocery carts, tarps, bags, blankets, chairs, buckets, bikes and hundreds of miscellane...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

Brenda Brown and Wendy Medina,
Contributor/Copy Editor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore” for the city and its residents, little has been done to solve or at the very least alleviate hom...

Castro Valley park celebrates 50 years

Castro Valley park celebrates 50 years

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If you grew up in the East Bay, chances are you’ve been to Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley, whether it was for a birthday party, a fishing excursion, a boat ride or just a walk on the trail. On Saturday the park celebrated its fiftieth year in existence, highlighted by fishing derbies,...

The man, the beard, the superstar

The man, the beard, the superstar

Christina Bleakley,
Contributor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defenseman for the San Jose Sharks is having one of the best seasons that any NHL defenseman has had in almost a decade. Brent Burns ended his 2015-16 regular season campaign with a league-leading 27 goals, second in the league with 48 assists, and second in total points with 7...

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features, Showcase

Have you ever thrown a spear, shot a bow and arrow or engaged in Celtic combat? If you haven’t, then you missed out on Friday at the Cal State East Bay Student Historical Society Celtic and Viking reenactment. In addition to lectures and presentations of early century lifestyles, two historical reena...

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Politics

Classic rock plays in the background as Von and Drake Hougo discuss campaign strategy in the dining room and garage of their home in Santa Clarita, which doubles as a “campaign headquarters.”  The father-son duo works morning and night in between Drake’s school and track practice and Von’s ...

Letter to my little brother, growing up without a father

Letter to my little brother, growing up without a father

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Features

To my little brother David aka Dey You have grown up without our mom or your dad. Our mom is a drug addict, and her drug abuse affected our family, especially you. Your dad has been absent since before you were born. What you have gone through and the emotional battles you have faced are unimaginabl...

Oakland skatepark thrives one year later

Oakland skatepark thrives one year later

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Features

Oakland’s Town Park Skate Gallery looks sleek and professional. Shiny metal coping and sharp corner ledges line the top edges of new, smooth concrete transition sections of the park, allowing skaters seemingly endless possibilities for maneuvers, tricks and runs. This park covers 8,300 square feet w...

Navarro driving force for Pioneers

Navarro driving force for Pioneers

Marquis Jamarillo,
Contributor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To say you were born to play baseball is one thing. To actually live it is another. Rudy Navarro, Jr., a 21-year-old senior on the Cal State East Bay Pioneer baseball team lives that reality. Navarro, originally from Corcoran, is a utility player: he plays multiple positions on the baseball field, which is...

Hayward celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Hayward celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

La Alianza de Hayward, a Latino based organization, hosted their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Downtown Hayward near City Hall on Saturday. The celebration was designed to incorporate the true meaning of the day, which is to celebrate “The Battle of Puebla”, an 1862 victory by the Mexican ...

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