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East Bay answers call to action

East Bay answers call to action

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 13
Filed under Metro

A seemingly endless stream of videos depicting police officers mistreating unarmed African Americans prompted former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington to ask African Americans nation-wide to boycott work and school.   “Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fe...

What is Proposition 63?

What is Proposition 63?

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 12
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Nov. 8, the nation will vote for it’s new president, state senators and for 17 new propositions that could affect how people go about their daily business. One of these is Proposition 63, which would require all gun owners to acquire a permit every four years in order to purchase firearm ammuni...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 12
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 12
Filed under Metro

It’s been five years since activists with the Occupy movement made camp at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest social inequality and wealth disparity. Today, the tents are long-gone and supporters say Occupy Oakland no longer exists. On Saturday evening, around 150 Occupy sympathizers gathered ...

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million lawsuit against the Livermore Police Department. She had previously filed a $66 million lawsuit against th...

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 28
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On any given day, trains can be heard screeching throughout Benicia on the Union Pacific Railroad, transporting industrial materials and automotive parts. A unanimous vote by the city council guaranteed that crude oil will not be riding the rails into the city anytime soon. On Sept. 20, the Benicia City Council unanim...

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 28
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Forget pepper spray: a USB drive-sized personal alarm system is becoming the new safety option on campus for students. The University Police Department, in collaboration with ASI, and the Housing and Risk Management departments purchased 5,000 devices for the university — enough for the entire fre...

Healthier food choices on the way for East Bay students

Healthier food choices on the way for East Bay students

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
September 25
Filed under Campus, Metro

In an effort to bring healthier food options to the Cal State East Bay campus, the university will host a monthly farmer’s market for faculty and students this fall. Beginning October 13, the market will be open at the plaza outside of the Recreation and Wellness center on the second Thu...

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

If the proverbial tree falls in a forest but no one’s around to hear it, it might not make a sound, but it’s still a hazard. If the tree has the potential to fall on a person, Luther Strayer considers it a risk. Strayer, a structural geologist and Cal State East Bay’s associate professor of...

California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
September 21
Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Metro

Fathers took center stage on the first day of school throughout the Hayward Unified School District last Thursday. In collaboration with the Black Star Project, HUSD teamed up to encourage fathers and men to participate in the 2016 version of the “Million Father March,” with a special event a...

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