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Russell City: A forgotten town that used to be in Hayward

Russell City: A forgotten town that used to be in Hayward

Joshua Akintomide and Benjamin Lal

February 7, 2018


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A mural on the side of a building located on A Street in Hayward depicts three musicians playing between two iconic city landmarks: a train station and a country club. The sepia colors are reminiscent of an antique photograph. “The city may be gone, but the memories live on,” reads its message,...

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


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Higher prices are causing people to shop around The excitement over California’s legalization of recreational cannabis has been met with some frustration. California’s medical cannabis patients and new recreational customers have noticed that there have been new taxes added onto their purchases. Cannabis...

Flu vaccination less effective: Is it worth a shot?

Flu vaccination less effective: Is it worth a shot?

Kamille De Guzman,
Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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The flu epidemic has created a massive influx in hospitalizations and deaths this year compared to previous years. As of mid-December, at least 106 people have died in the United States and 27 people younger than 65 have died in California alone, according to the California Department of Public Health. In...

Flu epidemic among the United States

Flu epidemic among the United States

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

January 24, 2018


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The flu is spreading throughout the United States and is ranking as one of the most severe influenza seasons in recent years. This year, the flu is now being labeled as an epidemic in terms of scale. Influenza activity has taken off and cases are being reported in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Gua...

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


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Hikers could soon see entrance fees to their favorite national parks increase in 2018. On Oct.24, the National Park Service introduced a proposal to double the price to enter popular national parks such as Yosemite during peak seasons. According to the New York Times, the National Park Service would...

Labor trafficking difficult to distinguish in Alameda County

Labor trafficking difficult to distinguish in Alameda County

Uriel Torres,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


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Labor trafficking is difficult to combat for various reasons. It is hard to identify, since victims might be reluctant to speak out and it is a person to person crime. Even still, labor trafficking is everywhere. At a glance, it might appear to be a regular construction site, or just a regular busboy...

Does crime pay in Hayward?

Does crime pay in Hayward?

Brian White, Keanu Estrada, and Maximino Cisneros

December 7, 2017


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The city of Hayward, like many other Bay Area cities, is experiencing a spike in its crime rate that is increasing exponentially faster than the national average, according to the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report. The crime report is compiled from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies throughout...

CSU San Marcos: Dead body found in parking garage

CSU San Marcos: Dead body found in parking garage

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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It was reported by NBC 7 San Diego that a dead body had been found in a CSU San Marcos parking lot on the morning of Monday, Nov. 13. When discovered by students, the corpse was immediately reported to the local authorities. Shortly after, law enforcement closed off the parking structure named Lot N....

Returning home after the wildfires

Returning home after the wildfires

Joshua Williams,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


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As wildfires began to rage through Napa and Sonoma Counties, many citizens were told to evacuate immediately. On Oct. 11, Amber Myers, mother of two, quickly gathered her children and a few belongings and evacuated their home in Rohnert Park within 20 minutes. “I had never witnessed anything like...

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


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June 1, 2016 was the night my mom and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to try to live independently. I lived at home with my mother for 17 years, but then my mom lost her job. Once that happened, she was no longer able to pay rent. I moved to my grandmother’s house, but only for...

BART: A day in the life of a rider

BART: A day in the life of a rider

Deepika Dipshika ,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


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It’s about ten minutes before the 6 a.m. BART train arrives at the Richmond station. California State University, East Bay student Tiffany Delgado makes sure she arrives on time to ensure she gets a seat. Twice a day, five times a week -- this is what a commute to and from school looks like for...

There is a new ‘Tree House’ in downtown Hayward

There is a new ‘Tree House’ in downtown Hayward

Charles Watkins,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


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After two years in the Diamond District in East Oakland, business owner Joe Perryman moved The Tree House restaurant fifteen miles south to downtown Hayward last summer. The restaurant has been open since June 2016 and is in the process of creating a new dinner menu as well as extending their hours of...

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