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Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 17
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The new Bay Bridge will finally be out of the shadow of its predecessor. On Aug. 10 Caltrans crews removed the fifth and final metal piece of the old Bay Bridge called a truss. The project took two days to complete, however, the process is far from over. According to a statement ... Read more »

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17
Filed under Metro

At least seven major wildfires are currently burning throughout California at different degrees of containment, and local organizations are ramping up safety efforts to prevent blazes from reaching the Bay Area. Yesterday, the East Bay Regional Parks District released a list of “very high” fire... Read more »

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17
Filed under Metro, Showcase

In a few months, iPhone users will be able to illustrate a text with rainbow flags, female athletes, professionals and single-parent families, but not guns. This fall, the pistol emoji will be removed from iPads, iPhones and be replaced with a lime-green water gun in the iOS 10 software u... Read more »

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 11
Filed under Campus, Metro

School isn’t out for summer at Cal State East Bay. Last month, around 100 middle school girls from across the Bay Area learned about science, technology, engineering and math education through a four-week camp called Eureka! held at East Bay’s Hayward campus. Through the month of July, Monday... Read more »

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 11
Filed under Metro

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012... Read more »

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 10
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Last month, a two and half month old, healthy-looking kitten was brought to the Hayward Police Department Animal Shelter. It was active, feisty, appeared healthy upon arrival and even received a routine deworming. The next morning, however, it was discovered lying in its kennel, lethargic and severely... Read more »

Youth program to expand to high schools

Youth program to expand to high schools

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3
Filed under Metro

In fall, fifth graders won’t be the only ones acquainted with the iconic cartoon lion that represents the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, more commonly known as D.A.R.E. For the first time since the program’s inception in 1983, D.A.R.E. curriculum will be taught regularly in high schools ... Read more »

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

CSU East Bay’s University Police Department officers received training on how to respond to active shooter situations on campus on Monday and Tuesday. The training was facilitated by the Public Safety Training Institute, a nonprofit organization that trains law enforcement and fire personnel throughout... Read more »

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 1
Filed under Campus, Metro

A series of maintenance projects to renovate campus buildings, repair parking lots and replace outdated equipment are taking place across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus this summer. Keat Saw, director of the Planning, Design and Construction department at CSUEB, told The Pioneer construction pr... Read more »

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

David Debolt,
East Bay Times
July 27
Filed under Metro

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The Oakland City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday came with a sense of urgency as it was their... Read more »

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 27
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Lessons about the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans and people with disabilities will be added to California public school curriculum, beginning with second grade textbooks. On July 14, the California State Board of Education, which has 11 members, voted unanimously... Read more »

Union pickets at local cemetery

Union pickets at local cemetery

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27
Filed under Metro

When you ride up the hill to Cal State East Bay from Harder Road, you may notice something new at the cemetery. The SEIU Local 265 labor union representatives have been picketing at the Holy Angels Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Hayward since April, however, their presence has increased in the... Read more »

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