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Residents clean Alameda in honor of civil rights leader

Residents clean Alameda in honor of civil rights leader

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
January 18
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The city of Alameda is an island known for its breathtaking views of the Bay Area. But being surrounded by water isn’t always as relaxing as it may seem. With the massive storm that blew through the Bay Area last Wednesday, continuing well into Friday causing high tides, debris was blown onto the town’s ...

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 18
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Over the next eight years, Hayward residents will see a lot more solar panels in their city — $15 million worth, to be exact — mounted on everything from fire stations to carports. On Dec. 6, the seven-member Hayward City Council voted unanimously to adopt a zero net energy goal for municipal faciliti...

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

This Friday, the Hayward Library will invite teenagers to recreate their favorite Harry Potter characters at a new event: Fandom Friday. A “fandom” is a community composed of fans of a particular fictional series, person or sport. Fandom Friday was created by Hayward youth service librarian Anni...

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Kaila Mathis, DeAlaundria Gardner, and Justin Shiu,
Contributors
January 11
Filed under Metro

Gunfire shut down an Oakland City Hall meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and all meetings were cancelled for the evening as police set up barricades around the one block crime scene. The Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency and Economic Development Committee was nearly an hour into a meeting ...

Fremont city council to fill vacant seat

Thania Arce and Victoria Groenewold,
Contributors
January 11
Filed under Metro

The Fremont City Council held a meeting on Tuesday to interview applicants seeking to fill the City Council seat made vacant when Councilmember Lily Mei was elected to serve as Mayor. New candidates were introduced to the board as well as the community at the meeting. Out of 27 applicants, eight candidates were ...

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few of the issues now: Trade Issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7
Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 6
Filed under Metro

The holiday season officially kicks off in Hayward on Saturday when the city hosts its annual tree lighting celebration. The tree will be located on B and Watkins Streets in Downtown Hayward near city hall. The event is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in addition to the tree lighting, will...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 6
Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

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