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Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Sialei Manuleleua,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Oakland native Benno Nagel played college soccer at San Francisco State back in 2005. Shortly after his collegiate career ended, he went to Cal State East Bay to earn his master’s degree. But like a lot of athletes, after his soccer career was over Benno still wanted to be involved with soccer in...

“Make a Difference Week” helps victims of North Bay fires and impacts the Bay Area community

“Make a Difference Week” helps victims of North Bay fires and impacts the Bay Area community

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Over the course of two days earlier this month, students at Cal State East Bay’s campus filled two offices with donations for the North Bay fire victims. They donated clothes, canned goods, blankets, toiletries, school supplies and other items. “I want to give someone things that we may take for...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

City passes temporary ban in response to Prop 64 On Nov. 8th, 2016, 57 percent of Californians voted yes on Proposition 64, at which point the consumption and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal throughout the entire state. In January the recreational sales of marijuana will go ...

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

In the month of October, California’s North Bay was faced with what is now being said is one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The wildfires of Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa County caused hazardous air quality, smoky skies, and mesmerizing sunsets throughout the Bay Area. In the weeks...

San Leandro invests in downtown development

San Leandro invests in downtown development

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

New bars and restaurants attract a different crowd. Five years ago you might have clutched your belongings and power-walked to your car while leaving the Downtown San Leandro Safeway on Hesperian Boulevard. But things have changed. The area was once swarmed with panhandlers and delinquents, but now ...

Dead end for DACA?

Dead end for DACA?

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately 800,000 undocumented youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation. ...

The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document on the Federal Register website detailing their plan to expand the system of records on file for immigrants. On Oct. 18, the DHS began to gather immigrants’ social media information. What Homeland Security claimed to have been ...

Racism on the rise in Albany

Racism on the rise in Albany

Shelby Brown,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

The city council meeting on Monday featured an Albany resident and her two young children, who experienced and witnessed racism and hate crimes. “If we are a sanctuary city, our foundations are cracking.” said the mother. “We need to start bridging the gap because groups in Albany are divided an...

South Hayward receives cleanup

South Hayward receives cleanup

Charles Watkins,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

The community service-driven ladies of the Epsilon Nu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. organized an event for the South Hayward neighborhood covering Dixon St. and Valle Vista Park. Delta was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University by 22 collegiate black women and ha...

Alameda among Bay Area rash of hate crimes

Alameda among Bay Area rash of hate crimes

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

Alameda’s residential community was rattled by a series of hate crimes as the summer came to a close. Members of the Alameda Board of Education discussed these topics at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The first reported hate crime happened at Temple Israel on Bay Farm Island in Al...

Free Speech week incites hate

Free Speech week incites hate

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

We as American citizens have the right to freely speak, but free speech becomes a problem when protests turn violent. Violent protests do not help pave the way for a better tomorrow, and yet they keep happening. On Sept. 24  Milo Yiannopoulos appeared for a brief speech on Berkeley campus. The prest...

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

Two frustrated Hayward residents at a city council meeting sought action regarding the trespassing, vandalism, litter, and defecation from the homeless and mentally ill people camping in areas of the city. "We realized it wasn't a one-person problem, it was a problem for all of us," said JoAnn Cola...

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