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Researchers discover WWII carrier with ties to Bay Area

Researchers discover WWII carrier with ties to Bay Area

By Keith Burbank, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 14, 2019


Filed under Metro

Remains of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier with ties to the San Francisco Bay Area were discovered recently just east of the Solomon Islands, officials with a Bay Area museum announced Tuesday. According to the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum in Alameda, the USS Hornet (CV-8), was discovered by ...

City to approve initial funding for $24M program to close ‘digital divide’ in Silicon Valley

City to approve initial funding for $24M program to close ‘digital divide’ in Silicon Valley

By Supriya Yelimeli, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 14, 2019


Filed under Metro

San Jose city officials are pushing for equitable access to technology through a $24 million fund that could bring internet access to low-income areas and ease a "digital divide" in the Silicon Valley over the next 10 years. The Digital Inclusion Fund was approved in May 2018, and developed through ...

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco offers free admission to SF residents

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco  offers free admission to SF residents

By Shoib Ahmadzai, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019


Filed under Metro

A free admission program by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco could soon be offered to all residents of the Bay Area. The Fine Arts Museums announced a new initiative on Jan. 29 which states that they will offer free Saturday admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums starting Apr. 6 be...

Oakland Homeless Camp cleared out

Oakland Homeless Camp cleared out

By Pricilla Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR

February 7, 2019


Filed under Metro

A homeless encampment known as “The Village” in East Oakland, once sanctioned by the city, has started to be cleared out this past week. The site on East 12th Street and 23rd Street of East Oakland made news in September for a large fire as well as a body found on site. A homicide inside the camp in...

Police to announce update on unsolved ‘Doodler’ case from 1970s

Police to announce update on unsolved ‘Doodler’ case from 1970s

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 7, 2019


Filed under Metro

San Francisco police are set to announce an update Wednesday in the Doodler case, in which several assaults against gay men were thought to be connected to five homicides in the mid-1970s. Although police did not reveal what the update will be, back in June police said they had developed a sketch...

Oakland Raiders want to play in San Francisco

Oakland Raiders want to play in San Francisco

By TJ Porreca, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Metro

The Oakland Raiders have reported a plan to have a Bay Area home for the 2019 NFL season, but it will not be in Oakland. The team wants to play its home games at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, according to NBC Bay Area. The Raiders are currently without a lease to a stadium after...

HUD gives Bay Area nearly $149 million to help the homeless

HUD gives Bay Area nearly $149 million to help the homeless

By James Lanaras, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

January 31, 2019


Filed under Metro

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Saturday awarded nearly $149 million for 193 previously funded homeless assistance programs in the nine-county Bay Area. The funds provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program total $381 million for 694 local programs in California. San Francisco received...

Hayward commuity garden finds a solution to get rid of unwanted foods

Hayward commuity garden finds a solution to get rid of unwanted foods

By Erika Martinez, STAFF WRITER

January 25, 2019


Filed under Metro

On Saturday afternoons, Hayward Calif. resident, Rick Hatcher, goes around the Hayward Farmers market to collect leftover and unwanted food from vendors to give back to the community. Rick Hatcher is the elected president of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, H.A.R.D., an independent spe...

East Bay Express closes its doors

East Bay Express closes its doors

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

January 25, 2019


Filed under Metro

The East Bay Express announced that it was shutting down after serving the East Bay Area for more than 40 years. San Francisco Weekly reported in a now deleted tweet that the alternative weekly newspaper had laid off the entire editorial staff after losing a lawsuit to Terry Furry, a former employee....

Oakland files lawsuit against Raiders, NFL

Oakland files lawsuit against Raiders, NFL

By David Debolt, EAST BAY TIMES

December 13, 2018


Filed under Metro

The town is taking the Raiders and NFL to court. On Tuesday, City Attorney Barbara Parker said she will file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the team and the league, a suit city leaders hope could net millions in damages and pay off the approximately $80 million in debt remaining from renovations a...

82-year-old man evicted and imprisoned

82-year-old man evicted and imprisoned

By Juan Diaz, CONTRIBUTOR

December 13, 2018


Filed under Metro

An 82-year-old man was evicted from his trailer after several attempts to continue residency in his home where he could no longer afford to rent. Two police officers from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department forced John Busch out of his San Leandro home of 15 years and put him in jail. “When ...

Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane begins

Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane begins

By Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR

December 11, 2018


Filed under Metro

Every December, the residents of Christmas Tree Lane in Alameda decorate their houses with lights and holiday decorations. The block has been a destination for people around the San Francisco Bay Area who have admired its holiday spirit for over eight decades. “My husband and I come to Christmas ...

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