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Native group provides twist on Columbus Day

Richard Zepeda,
Contributor
October 17
Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Podcasts

People around the country celebrated Columbus Day in various ways on October 13, but members of a Bay Area group called the Indigenous Peoples Day Committee spent October 12 doing something different: they celebrated the Native American communities and culture in Berkeley. The group hosted a cultur...

Body freedom activists let it all hang out

Body freedom activists let it all hang out

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor
October 17
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase, Videos

After hearing about the May 31 arrest of several nude activists in Malaysia who participated in the “Penang Nude Sports Games,” Bay Area nudist George Davis decided to take action here at home. He and fellow body freedom activists gathered recently on Baker Beach in San Francisco to hold their...

Muslim Unity Day at Great America

Muslim Unity Day  at Great America

Beatriz Moreno,
Contributor
September 4
Filed under Photo Galleries, Pioneer Media

Muslim Unity Day is held annually at Great America in Santa Clara. The event includes admission to the park, live entertainment, bazaar, Halal food and a prayer area.

Protesters target Ringling Bros.

Protesters target  Ringling Bros.

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor
August 21
Filed under Media, Photo Galleries

Every other year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus take center stage at the Oakland Arena amid protests. This year’s was no different. Many families hurried their children past disturbing images and videos of elephants being abused while protesters handed out pamphlets informing circus...

Bay Area Halal Fest

Bay Area Halal Fest

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor
August 14
Filed under Media, Pioneer Media

California’s Halal Festival was hosted in Newark at the Newpark Mall. The daylong event was hosted to share all foods halal from across the bay. Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” As the Jewish community has foods that are kosher, halal foods follow the diet of Muslims.   ...

Oakland Art and Soul Festival

Oakland Art and Soul Festival

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor
August 7
Filed under Media, Photo Galleries, Pioneer Media

Covered in the story by Brianna Leahy, the festival was full of activities and entertainment. Crowds were gathered around stages with music and acrobatics while the hungry gathered around grills and food tents. Lasting two days, the event had multiple streets blocked off in Downtown Oakland. ...

Great Bull Run stampedes Into the Bay

Great Bull Run stampedes Into the Bay

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor
July 31
Filed under Media, Photo Galleries, Pioneer Media

The Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted The Great Bull run last weekend, an event that has been all over the country this summer. Traditionally set in Spain, bull runs pit 1,500 pound animals up against brave participants. At the end of the run, there was a large food fight with tomatoes, creating...

CSUEB Hosts The Oakland Jazz Festival

CSUEB Hosts The  Oakland Jazz Festival

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor
July 23
Filed under Photo Galleries, Pioneer Media

This past Saturday, the amphitheater at Cal State East Bay was turned into a live music venue. There was a very large turn out of Bay Area residents who listened to jazz and R&B music. Photos by Chris Valentine...

Staying Safe on 4th of July

Staying Safe on 4th of July

July 10
Filed under Media, Photo Galleries

Staying safe on the 4th of July Fire departments throughout the Bay Area were on alert in order to prevent fires andaccidents caused by fireworks and large crowds. There were still celebrations in almost every city with very few incidents. Photos by Chris Valentine...

Buffalo Bills Brings Team USA to Hayward

Buffalo Bills Brings  Team USA to Hayward

July 8
Filed under Media, Photo Galleries

In their last chance to remain in the World Cup, USA played Belgium. Buffalo Bills Brewery housed many fans that were determined to see a victory. However, Belgium won by one goal in the extra time. Photos by Chris Valentine ...

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