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Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

For 21 years, the Oakland Fire Department has employed roughly 3,500 goats and brought them to the Oakland Hills to eat grasses and shrubs, which serve as kindling during dry fire seasons. The goats recently returned to their ranch in Dixon, California, after finishing up their latest season as fire...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state on Nov. 8. Seventeen new propositions are on the ballot this year and range from death penalty pr...

East Bay answers call to action

East Bay answers call to action

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 13, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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