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Hayward food bank experiences an increase in demand amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Hayward food bank experiences an increase in demand amidst COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER Fears about COVID-19 has Americans flooding food banks at an unprecedented level. Food banks across America are now experiencing high food demand, as they provide many Americans with the only chance to obtain hot meals and groceries as supermarkets are also experiencing shorta...

Sonoma County hosting town hall meeting via media outlets about COVID-19

Sonoma County hosting town hall meeting via media outlets about COVID-19

March 12, 2020

By James Lanaras, Bay City News Service Sonoma County officials will host a live Virtual Town Hall about the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, on radio, television and online Wednesday night. "We are making information accessible to people who may not want to go out to large social gatherings righ...

San Ramon Valley Education Association

February 27, 2020

By Justin Tatum, CONTRIBUTOR San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) met at Dougherty High School on February 17th to rally teachers and parents that are going on strike could soon be a reality. “SRVEA is comprised of teachers, counselors, nurses, school psychologists, teacher-librarians, and sp...

Police have identified victim robbed of recyclables in viral video shot in Bayview

Police have identified victim robbed of recyclables in viral video shot in Bayview

February 27, 2020

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Police in San Francisco announced Wednesday they've identified a man seen in a widely shared viral video, who was the victim of a robbery in the city's Bayview neighborhood. The video, released Sunday, shows an elderly Asian man being robbed of the recyclables h...

Walnut Creek arrest reveals secret world of child sex trafficking

February 27, 2020

By Nate Gartrell, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE It started with a bizarre nighttime incident, in a dimly-lit area by an office building’s dumpsters, where a man allegedly drove up, attempted to pull a custodian into the car, and offered $30,000 to buy her two prepubescent daughters, there by her side. W...

Catch a ‘Loveliness’ of ladybugs at Redwood Regional Park

Catch a ‘Loveliness’ of ladybugs at Redwood Regional Park

February 20, 2020

By Dan Rosenheim, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Walking down an East Bay hills trail in February, you might at first think you saw an odd rust covering much of the trailside vegetation. But then you will notice that the "rust" appears to be moving, and closer inspection reveals that this is not rust at al...

Judge questions PG&E about complying with wildfire safety plan

Judge questions PG&E about complying with wildfire safety plan

February 20, 2020

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A federal judge sharply criticized PG&E at a hearing in San Francisco on Wednesday, saying that the utility had fallen "far behind" in comply- ing with its wildfire mitigation plan. U.S. District Judge William Alsup spoke during a hearing on whether he should orde...

Bay City morning news roundup

Bay City morning news roundup

February 15, 2020

By Keith Burbank, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A celebration will take place at City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday evening following Abraham Lincoln High School's win in a CIF state football championship bowl game last month. Lincoln High's Mustangs took home the Division 7-AA title by defeating the P...

Police arrest second and third suspects connected to 15-year-old cold case homicide

Police arrest second and third suspects connected to 15-year-old cold case homicide

February 6, 2020

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Police in Antioch have arrested two suspects in connection with the 2005 killing of a 17-year-old boy, struck by gunfire as he slept in his bed. According to police, on Monday and Tuesday, officers arrested two suspects, identified as Brian Gray and George Siever, b...

Trial to begin on Wednesday for BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell

Trial to begin on Wednesday for BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell

February 6, 2020

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE The trial of a transient man charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland in 2018 will begin on Wednesday with opening statements by the attorneys in the case. John Lee Cowell, 29, is charged with ...

150 trees planted at Golden Gate Park for the 150th anniversary

150 trees planted at Golden Gate Park for the 150th anniversary

January 30, 2020

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE City leaders kicked off the 150th anniversary of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Tuesday, announcing concerts, special exhibitions and activities planned for a park-wide Community Day happening later this year. For the kick-off event, Mayor London Breed and Sup...

The City of Fremont creates a center to preovide temporary care and housing to the homeless

January 30, 2020

By Naomi McKinnie, CONTRIBUTOR Standing on the corners of street lights begging for spare change. Laying on sidewalks and park benches in the middle of the day. Nowhere to go to call home, be safe, and get care. Homelessness is a growing concern around the San Francisco Bay Area and the East Bay A...

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