The Pioneer

Privateers Come Ashore for Festival

Mark Laluan

June 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

The Northern California Pirate Festival entertained a wide variety of personalities in Vallejo on Father’s Day. The event billed by festival organizers as the “largest pirate festival in the United States,” attracted a wide variant of individuals from pirate costumed enthusiastic mixed with plain...

Surfrider Foundation Promotes National Surf Day

Natalia Aldana

June 23, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

In celebration of International Surfing Day, the San Mateo County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted a surf competition in Pacifica on June 20 to bring attention to environmental issues affecting coastlines, as well as showcase what surfers simply do best, rip waves and shred swells. T...

Chez Panisse Holds Onto Its Title

Ashley Matuszak

June 9, 2011


Filed under Metro

Chez Panisse began the “California Cuisine” movement. As one of northern California’s most famous restaurants and a leader in using sustainable, organic ingredients, it wards off any criticism of pretentiousness with delicious, honest food. The concept of eating local, organic ingredients is still something that is catching on nationwide, but California is real...

Hayward High School Teachers Set Example for Students

Natalia Aldana

June 9, 2011


Filed under Metro

In a community of over 150,000 residents, two Hayward High School teachers make it their objective to facilitate the city’s youth and future with the knowledge that they are important and brilliant members of their town. Lindsay Cooper and Herberta Zulueta were awarded by their school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) ...

Keeping Cool During Summer

Cheyann Elmore

June 2, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

As summertime approaches,  people look forward to having fun in the sun. However, people should take caution since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “in the U.S., heat kills more people than floods, earthquakes, lightning, tornados and hurricanes combined.” While enjo...

Hayward Tattooer Says Chinese Characters Still Popular

Phillip Davis

June 2, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Picasso created his artwork on canvas. Tattoo artist Son Tran creates his artwork on people. Tran’s shop, The Blazing Horse Tattoo, has been servicing the Hayward area since November 2010. Tattooing has become popular in recent years. What was once a symbol of bikers, criminals and sailors has...

Simple Rice and Peas Get a Caribbean Kick

Ashley Matuszak

June 2, 2011


Filed under Metro

Rice and peas is a traditional Caribbean dish served with meat or poultry. Like several rice and bean recipes in cultures all over the world, it was originally created as a cheap form of protein and carbohydrates that could feed the masses. Even though this concept isn't new, that doesn't mean it can't be delicious or exciting....

Hayward School Children Eating Healthier Lunches

Ashley Matuszak

May 19, 2011


Filed under Metro

The Hayward Unified School District is doing its part in controlling the childhood obesity epidemic by giving students from elementary to high school food that they can feel good about eating. These schools follow guidelines under the National School Lunch Program, which offer low cost, nutritionally bal...

Chinese Immigration Influences Fishing in Monterey

Natalia Aldana

May 19, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

On a sunny and aromatic Sunday morning, Ed Chun and his father Lee stroll across Monterey’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf, holding their fishing rods and reels across their backs, taking in the pungent fish fragrances and bustling noises as they walk towards historic Cannery Row. To a visitor or touri...

Las Vegas Attracts More Than Those Looking for Debauchery

Stephanie Spearman

May 12, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Shows like MTV’s The Real World and movies like The Hangover portray Las Vegas as the hot vacation destination, the city constantly works to offer new attractions to not disappoint visitors. The face of Las Vegas is constantly changing- evolving from an adult playground for gambling and drinking in the 1930s to a more family orient...

Heller Recalls Horror of Holocaust

Lauren Lola

May 5, 2011


Filed under Metro

Holocaust Remembrance Day (also known as Yom HaShoah) is an internationally recognized date to remember and commemorate those who survived or died in the Holocaust during World War II. Often falling on a day in either April or May, it is at this time where Holocaust survivors recall upon their experiences...

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms Are Perfect Hors D’oeuvres

Ashley Matuszak

May 5, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Although chips and dip are a perfectly acceptable way to hold you and your friends over before dinner, sometimes it’s fun to whip up something impressive. The problem is, appetizers can be tricky. You want to serve your guests something that will entice their appetite, but won’t fill them up. Crab-stuffed mu...

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