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A Closer Look at the Drive-Thru Vaccine Experience at the Oakland Coliseum

A Closer Look at the Drive-Thru Vaccine Experience at the Oakland Coliseum

April 15, 2021

With many Bay Area residents pondering how the drive-thru experience at a mass vaccination site will proceed, we take you through it from both sides of the needle. By Joseph Paiz, CONTRIBUTOR OAKLAND,...

Passersbies and patrons checking out over 20 vendors’ and local artists’ products and artwork.

West End Mercantile, a Weekly Outdoor Retail Market Featuring Local Alameda, CA Artists, and Vendors

April 15, 2021

Photo Essay By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR Alameda, CA -- Every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on 1445 Webster Street, there is an outdoor market open to the public featuring over 20 local artists...

 Volunteers begin collecting tools and trash bags to start cleaning up Oakland’s DeFremery Park on March 27.

Locals Gather to Honor Cesar Chavez, Beautify Oakland’s DeFremery Park

April 14, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, CONTRIBUTOR Oakland, CA -- The Pioneer Online attended the Cesar Chavez Day of Service event at Oakland’s DeFremery Park, put on by Higher Ground. The Pioneer Online...

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CA looks to pass Senate Bill 331, preventing workplaces from hiding harassment behind NDAs

March 18, 2021

By Mary Katreeb, STAFF WRITER TRIGGER WARNING Senate Bill 331 is an act to limit the terms that workplaces can include when having employees sign non-disclosure agreements. Non-disclosure agreements...

Cecilia (pictured left), a child care worker, received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 5. Eric Harris (pictured right), part of Cal Fire Glenn Unit, assists with the vaccinations at Oakland.

Coliseum Vaccination

March 12, 2021

Photo Essay By Yesenia Gonzalez, CONTRIBUTOR I decided to capture the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site. There is always anxiety on the day. It is vital to let the public know how easy and fast it is...

Patron Travon Huley separates his plastics from his beer cans at Rio’s Recycling on March 5 in Coalinga, CA.

Pandemic Patrons Pinch Pennies by Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

March 12, 2021

Photo Essay By Tamika Huley, CONTRIBUTOR During dire times as these are, the pandemic and peoples' inability to work have them looking for other sources of income more often. “Yes, we’re more busy,”...

Local volunteers begin unpacking food for the houseless living at People’s Park in Berkeley, California, on March 5. The event was put on by the Liberated Lens Film Collective, Food Not Bombs, and National Public Housing Museum in collaboration with Omni Commons, a community event space.

Community Organizations Come Together to Feed the People of Berkeley

March 10, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, CONTRIBUTOR For this project, I wanted to seek out local mutual aid organizations and their work in the community for the houseless. This is mainly because the pandemic...

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Recent Spike in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans, especially in Bay Area

February 25, 2021

By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR A recent surge in hate crimes rooted in xenophobia is on a steep incline, especially in the Bay Area. At the beginning of February, a 64-year-old grandmother was...

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Newsom Extends Eviction Moratorium

February 18, 2021

By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR As COVID-19 continues to surge, making California the hotspot of the United States, unemployment within the state reached a peak of nine percent as of Jan. 22. The...

The City of Hayward honors individuals who lost their lives to COVID-19

The City of Hayward honors individuals who lost their lives to COVID-19

January 28, 2021

By Monet Troche, MANAGING EDITOR On Jan. 25, The City of Hayward announces a memorial in honor of the individuals who have lost their lives in Hayward due to the virus throughout the first year of the...

Bay Area Parents of Special Needs Students Coping With Online Learning

June 27, 2020

By Tabitha Remington, CONTRIBUTOR As the new year started, COVID-19 flooded the world forcing everyday life to come to a halt. California Governor, Gavin Newsom, declared a shelter in place order...

COVID-19 Pandemic Devastating Immigrant lives

May 13, 2020

Fear in the immigrant community created by COVID-19 By Griselda Amador, CONTRIBUTOR For millions of Americans forced to stay home due to COVID-19 restrictions this means losing a job, struggling to...

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