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Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few of the issues now: Trade Issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The holiday season officially kicks off in Hayward on Saturday when the city hosts its annual tree lighting celebration. The tree will be located on B and Watkins Streets in Downtown Hayward near city hall. The event is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in addition to the tree lighting, will...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

Affordable housing emerges in Hayward

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Metro

In an effort to meet the rising local demand for affordable housing, a Northern California housing development agency called Eden Housing teamed up with BART and city officials to construct a 151-unit low income apartment complex for families and seniors near the South Hayward BART station. ...

Elementary school faces ongoing roach infestation

Elementary school faces ongoing roach infestation

Christina Galanakis,
Contributor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Metro

Cockroaches took center stage at a San Lorenzo School District meeting on Oct. 18, in an attempt to address 82 complaints filed by the faculty of Grant Elementary School, regarding an ongoing infestation.   A bag of roach remains taken from the classroom of fourth-grade teacher Julie Wolfe was prese...

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, died from undisclosed reasons on Nov. 25, according to his brother Raul Castro, the current president of the country. Fidel led a revolution in Cuba that culminated in him residing as prime minister and president for more than 49 years under a communist regi...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The test results are in and the diagnosis is alarming: California is leading the nation in sexually transmitted disease rates, a 2015 report by the California Department of Public Health revealed last month. The report found that cases in syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased 11.6 pe...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

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