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New Hayward library to be zero net energy

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro

Hayward is on the road to its first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building with the construction of a new public library. A ZNE building produces an equal amount of energy that it uses annually from the city’s grid, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. The Hayward pu...

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based political and self-professed free speech organization has received approval from the National Park Service to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Chrissy Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 26. Oath Keepers, a Las Vegas-based militia that the Southern Poverty Law Cente...

Street party season concludes today

Street party season concludes today

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro

The 17th season of the downtown Hayward Street Party series concludes today with the third one of the summer. The festivities will include live music, a car show, food, vendors, games, beer and wine gardens and other activities from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on several streets surrounding City Hall. The...

High priced apartments in San Lorenzo not very welcome

High priced apartments in San Lorenzo not very welcome

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On the 16000 block of Via Arriba across from the old San Lorenzo Theatre and Wells Fargo bank, next to the recently closed down, lottery-winning Kavanagh Liquors, sits a cluster of vacant lots. There has been a recent proposal to build high-end apartments there. The proposal comes from The Demmon...

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Alex Garcia,
Contributor

August 10, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Illegal dumping has become a visible problem in Oakland, California. It is all too typical to pass by a pile of trash on a street corner. The city’s Public Works department eventually cleans up the area, but a few days after the cleanup, there is a new pile of trash. The city’s budget for 2016-20...

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Participants, volunteers and merchants fill the downtown Hayward City Hall rotunda on Saturday at the 2017 Passeio do Vinho Wine Walk. Participants received a map of downtown Hayward where local businesses provided tasting rooms for them to experience local and international alcoholic and non-alcoh...

Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 31, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On July 26, 2017, hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people to serve in any military, a protest was organized by members of the LGBTQI community in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. At the protest’s scheduled 6 p.m. start time, there were about 200 people in ...

Hayward strip mall destroyed by fire, vandals

Hayward strip mall destroyed by fire, vandals

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Photo Galleries

The strip mall in Hayward down the hill from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus is damaged from a fire last month and vandals that broke into the abandoned businesses. The site is the former home of several Fijian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic shops that included a curry restaurant, a ...

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

In Summer 2017, 12 bedrooms in the freshman buildings are being converted back into study lounges. In the Fall 2016 Quarter, roughly half of the dorm room beds at California State University East Bay were prioritized for first-time freshmen. Although in October 2013, the study lounges wer...

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

I grew up in South Hayward, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. During the summer I played little league baseball, but by July, the season was over and I had a couple months of break before school started up again. This downtime was filled with hanging out with friends, bike rid...

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