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Bay Area tech leaders pony up $20 million to fight housing shortage

Bay Area tech leaders pony up $20 million to fight housing shortage

By Marisa Kendal, The Mercury News

December 6, 2018


Filed under Metro

Three local tech companies will donate a total of $20 million to build affordable homes in the Bay Area, a step forward for activists who have long been urging Silicon Valley, and its money, to take a more active role in solving the region's drastic housing shortage. Cisco on Tuesday pledged $10 millio...

Facing financial problems, Hayward historical society is selling its home

Facing financial problems, Hayward historical society is selling its home

By Marisol Martinez GarciaPeter Hegarty, The East Bay Times

December 6, 2018


Filed under Metro

Four years after the Hayward Area Historical Society opened its museum doors on Foothill Boulevard at the northern edge of downtown, the nonprofit is selling its building, citing financial woes. The asking price for the building at 22380 Foothill Blvd. -- which houses photos and other archives from the...

Bay Area activists aid migrant caravan

Bay Area activists aid migrant caravan

By Erika Martinez, STAFF WRITER

November 30, 2018


Filed under Metro

It has been estimated that roughly 7,000 people, which includes 2,300 children, have joined one of the four refugee caravans that are headed to the U.S. to seek asylum, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. On Oct. 24, Bay Area activists began to organize a trip to meet and provide suppor...

Haircuts with Heart

Haircuts with Heart

By Alli Weseman, PHOTOGRAPHER

November 30, 2018


Filed under Metro

PHOTOS BY ALLI WESEMAN/THE PIONEER Haircuts with Heart is an Oakland based non-profit that helps humanize guests with one small gesture: giving them a free haircut. The organization was launched two years ago by founder Rebecca Beardsley, a hair stylist from Shineforth salon in Oakland, CA. In addition to...

Alameda Food Bank provides meals for the holidays

Alameda Food Bank provides meals for the holidays

By Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR

November 15, 2018


Filed under Metro

The holiday season is traditionally associated with family, laughs, and food. However, every year thousands of individuals across the nation remain hungry on feast-filled days like Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Alameda Food Bank is trying to minimize the population that does not have food througho...

The 510 Adopts a new Area Code

The 510 Adopts a new Area Code

By Priscila Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR

November 15, 2018


Filed under Metro

The California Public Utilities Commission announced in a press release in June the creation of the new 341 overlay area code to cover most of Alameda County and some parts of Western Contra Costa County which are currently serviced by the 510 area code. “The CPUC acted to ensure that phone numbers...

Pause for Paws on CSUEB campus during midterms

Pause for Paws on CSUEB campus during midterms

By Jessica Irrera, CONTRIBUTOR

October 11, 2018


Filed under Metro

Fulton, Posey and Steph sit patiently as they perform important duties and await to get head pats, belly rubs, and ear scratches from passersby. Emotional support dogs will be provided by Pause for Paws at California State University, East Bay’s campus for students who are dealing with midterm ex...

Local relief for distant disaster

Local relief for distant disaster

Jessica Irrera

September 26, 2018


Filed under Metro

One East Bay company has started gathering supplies to send to those affected by flash floods as a result of Hurricane Florence, now entering its second week of destruction in North and South Carolina. MedShare, a San Leandro organization that redistributes surplus medical supplies around the wo...

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 1, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested on Monday at the Pleasant Hill BART Station after a rider called the police alerting them he was on a train, according to BART officials. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Cowell on Monday with the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and the attempted mu...

Youth football participation on the decline

Youth football participation on the decline

Andrew Cooper,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Metro, Sports

The future for tackle youth football does not look promising thanks to recent scientific studies regarding the relationship between the sport and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) conducted by Boston University. CTE has prominently come to light over the past decade, with football being a major...

August showers set to illuminate skies

August showers set to illuminate skies

Kevin Gichuru,
Contributor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

On August 10-13, an annual event known as the Perseid meteor shower will be visible in the night sky from the constellation Perseus. It will be an exciting chance to inspire curiosity and wonder at our universe. “The night sky will be dark, so from a dark location observers will see many fainter...

Fremont approves $1.5 million to upgrade emergency radio system

Fremont approves $1.5 million to upgrade emergency radio system

Kevin Gichuru,
Contributor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

The Fremont City Council has proposed allocating $1.5 million to upgrade the city’s emergency radio systems, which would double the total amount of access to city emergency response teams as well as federal government departments like Homeland Security. This is due to be accomplished by June 2019 at the...

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