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Unscripted Podcast – JKibby Mixdown

Unscripted Podcast – JKibby Mixdown

Jocelyn Kibby
December 12, 2016
Filed under Media, Podcasts, Videos

The premiere of the Unscripted podcast

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Politics

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our mother go to Costco to buy the family food for the week, to the library to return his books and ...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

A crowd of nearly 900 people gathered to watch the inaugural lighting of a 55-foot tall polished steel skin female sculpture known as “Truth is Beauty” in celebration of the grand opening of the San Leandro Technology Campus on Oct. 18. Hundreds of people held candles as the statue’s 2,500 LED li...

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

For 21 years, the Oakland Fire Department has employed roughly 3,500 goats and brought them to the Oakland Hills to eat grasses and shrubs, which serve as kindling during dry fire seasons. The goats recently returned to their ranch in Dixon, California, after finishing up their latest season as fire...

Phoneless Friday: A day disconnected

Christina Bleakley,
Contributor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Features, Videos

A whole day without your cell phone. It’s a scary thought, right? Can you imagine: no Instagram, no Twitter, no emails, no texting and you have to make actual phone calls. Sounds like a living hell to any millennial. But I did it. I chose a Friday, but preparations started the night before. I had ...

Fight For Five!

May 4, 2016
Filed under Media, Videos

CFA Fight For 5% Pay Increase

Wrestling electrifies Hayward gym

Wrestling electrifies Hayward gym

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports

For many people, wrestling brings back memories of childhood. Early Saturday mornings waking up to see Hulk Hogan destroy some unnamed opponent or huddling around a cable box to watch pay-per-view events like Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble or Summer Slam. The WWF and later the WWE captivated kids like m...

Alameda renters invade city council meeting

Alameda renters invade city council meeting

Michele Dennis and Rafeeq Muhammad
November 11, 2015
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Videos

Two people were arrested on Nov. 4 when a special Alameda city council meeting turned violent as landlords and renters debated the rise of housing costs in their city. Nearly 300 people, including citizens, property owners, and sign carrying Rent-coalition members showed up at the meeting to decide...

Oakland’s Art + Soul Festival

Oakland’s Art +  Soul Festival

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 6, 2015
Filed under Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

On Saturday and Sunday the City of Oakland held it’s 15th annual Art + Soul Festival off of 14th street and Broadway in downtown Oakland. The festival featured local jazz music, slam poetry, a barbeque competition, and aerialists, acrobats and clowns from Oakland’s circus school. Along with the live...

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