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South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro

If you’ve driven down Mission Boulevard in Hayward, the Dirty Bird Lounge’s flickering neon sign may have caught your eye, but its rustic outer appearance could have quickly diverted your interest. Drive down Mission now and there’s still that rustic charm, with the addition of boarded up windows...

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Metro

Berkeley residents gathered on Jan. 29 at the Frances M. Albrier Community Center for a meeting to address shootings that occurred in the city on Jan. 25. At the meeting, which was organized by councilwoman for West Berkeley, Cheryl Davila, police officials said they received several calls on Jan. 25 rep...

California joins opposition against immigration ban

California joins opposition against immigration ban

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On Jan. 27 President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that put a 90-day ban on immigration between the United States and seven countries that include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, according to the order. In response, Washington State filed a lawsuit earlier this month that claim...

Inmate escapes custody in Hayward

Inmate escapes custody in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Metro

A section of unincorporated North Hayward was shutdown on Tuesday morning when a 27-year-old inmate managed to elude law enforcement custody. According to Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly, Shawn New escaped from a rental car driven by Kentucky authorities around 9:45 a.m. New was being transporte...

Berkeley celebrates Obama era

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Metro

Attendees greeted each other with hugs and high-fives. They drank beer, embraced, smiled, laughed and danced to the brass band sounds of “The Saints Go Marching In,” “Lean on Me” and “The Hokie Pokie.” It seemed as if they already knew one another, but many were complete strangers before ...

Hayward adds new city council members

Hayward adds new city council members

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Metro

The Hayward city council appointed four new members to the Personnel Commission on Jan. 17: Hayward natives Allen Zargar, Giancarlo Scalise, Jose Guadamuz and Rachel Lucas, who range in age from 26 to 40. The Personnel Commission handles the city’s employment lists, Affirmative Action plan and job d...

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If Google features you on their internet page logo, you must be a big deal. The internet search engine company did just that on Monday when it honored Japanese Civil Rights activist Fred T. Korematsu on the day dedicated to him, Jan. 30. The city of Oakland took things a step further on Sunday when ...

Hayward community marches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Hayward community marches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Metro

On the morning of Jan. 16 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, children, CSUEB students, teens, parents and grandparents gathered in front of Hayward City Hall. Approximately 200 people attended according to board member of the South Hayward Parish, Terri Owens. Many of them chanting “No jus...

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Metro

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt, Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told Cal State East Bay students, staff and faculty at a presentation on campus on Wednesday. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wieckowski spoke to under 50 attendees in the University Union’s Bay View room about SB 16, a new b...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened in an unincorporated area of North Hayward that falls ...

Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Hayward to begin search for new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Metro

The search for a new Hayward Police Department chief will begin in the next few weeks, according to Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo. HPD has been without a leader since former chief, Diane Stuart formerly Diane Urban, was placed on administrative leave by McAdoo on Aug. 29. In accordance with state l...

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