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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 feed their children, pay the rent, and cover the bills. While many Americans are feeling the effect of th...

Direct Action Everywhere

Direct Action Everywhere

May 1, 2020

Bay Area Founded Animal Rights Social Movement By Lillian Follrath , CONTRIBUTOR Direct Action Everywhere, abbreviated as DXE, is a community based social campaign group that organizes protests in support of animal advocacy. Since its establishment in 2013, DXE has grown vastly, including opening up...

Hayward Fire Department Offering Free Testing for Covid-19

May 1, 2020

By PIONEER STAFF The Hayward Fire Department has set up a free public COVID-19 testing site at Tennyson Park, in front of Fire Station 7. “It’s for anybody, regardless of residency. You don’t have to live in the city of Hayward, you don’t have to be a citizen,” Capt. Don Nichelson Public Info...

The War on Bunker Hill

April 24, 2020

By Sean Serrano , CONTRIBUTOR Carlos Bee Boulevard is a long, four-way street leading to Cal State East Bay for many students. Going up the hill is a gas-consuming commute that ends in a big electronic sign and a four-way street on Hayward’s college campus. A breathtaking view on the horizon as tr...

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...

Oakland Black College Expo

Oakland Black College Expo

February 15, 2020

By SYLAS MARCEL AGTARAP, CONTRIBUTOR Recently, The Black College Expo came to Oakland, CA to help the youth of the Bay Area make decisions of what they want to do with their future in these coming years. The expo had several panels going on throughout the day informing kids on various topics on what...

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