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National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Metro

Hikers could soon see entrance fees to their favorite national parks increase in 2018. On Oct.24, the National Park Service introduced a proposal to double the price to enter popular national parks such as Yosemite during peak seasons. According to the New York Times, the National Park Service would...

Labor trafficking difficult to distinguish in Alameda County

Labor trafficking difficult to distinguish in Alameda County

Uriel Torres,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Metro

Labor trafficking is difficult to combat for various reasons. It is hard to identify, since victims might be reluctant to speak out and it is a person to person crime. Even still, labor trafficking is everywhere. At a glance, it might appear to be a regular construction site, or just a regular busboy...

Does crime pay in Hayward?

Does crime pay in Hayward?

Brian White, Keanu Estrada, and Maximino Cisneros

December 7, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The city of Hayward, like many other Bay Area cities, is experiencing a spike in its crime rate that is increasing exponentially faster than the national average, according to the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report. The crime report is compiled from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies throughout...

CSU San Marcos: Dead body found in parking garage

CSU San Marcos: Dead body found in parking garage

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Metro

It was reported by NBC 7 San Diego that a dead body had been found in a CSU San Marcos parking lot on the morning of Monday, Nov. 13. When discovered by students, the corpse was immediately reported to the local authorities. Shortly after, law enforcement closed off the parking structure named Lot N....

Returning home after the wildfires

Returning home after the wildfires

Joshua Williams,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Metro

As wildfires began to rage through Napa and Sonoma Counties, many citizens were told to evacuate immediately. On Oct. 11, Amber Myers, mother of two, quickly gathered her children and a few belongings and evacuated their home in Rohnert Park within 20 minutes. “I had never witnessed anything like...

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

June 1, 2016 was the night my mom and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to try to live independently. I lived at home with my mother for 17 years, but then my mom lost her job. Once that happened, she was no longer able to pay rent. I moved to my grandmother’s house, but only for...

BART: A day in the life of a rider

BART: A day in the life of a rider

Deepika Dipshika ,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

It’s about ten minutes before the 6 a.m. BART train arrives at the Richmond station. California State University, East Bay student Tiffany Delgado makes sure she arrives on time to ensure she gets a seat. Twice a day, five times a week -- this is what a commute to and from school looks like for...

There is a new ‘Tree House’ in downtown Hayward

There is a new ‘Tree House’ in downtown Hayward

Charles Watkins,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

After two years in the Diamond District in East Oakland, business owner Joe Perryman moved The Tree House restaurant fifteen miles south to downtown Hayward last summer. The restaurant has been open since June 2016 and is in the process of creating a new dinner menu as well as extending their hours of...

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Sialei Manuleleua,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Oakland native Benno Nagel played college soccer at San Francisco State back in 2005. Shortly after his collegiate career ended, he went to Cal State East Bay to earn his master’s degree. But like a lot of athletes, after his soccer career was over Benno still wanted to be involved with soccer in...

“Make a Difference Week” helps victims of North Bay fires and impacts the Bay Area community

“Make a Difference Week” helps victims of North Bay fires and impacts the Bay Area community

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Over the course of two days earlier this month, students at Cal State East Bay’s campus filled two offices with donations for the North Bay fire victims. They donated clothes, canned goods, blankets, toiletries, school supplies and other items. “I want to give someone things that we may take for...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

City passes temporary ban in response to Prop 64 On Nov. 8th, 2016, 57 percent of Californians voted yes on Proposition 64, at which point the consumption and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal throughout the entire state. In January the recreational sales of marijuana will go ...

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

In the month of October, California’s North Bay was faced with what is now being said is one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The wildfires of Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa County caused hazardous air quality, smoky skies, and mesmerizing sunsets throughout the Bay Area. In the weeks...

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