The Pioneer

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...

Hayward’s Hula Group Halau O Ka Ua Liliehua Raises Funds

Stephanie Spearman

April 28, 2011


Filed under Metro

A variety of baked goods and Hawaiian crafts were on display for sale on April 23 to help support a local hula and culture group. Halau O Ka Ua Lililehua is located in a green building across the street from the B Street BART parking lot, and was founded by Mikoi Iwamoto—a local Hawaiian who reloca...

Turf Club Is Easily One of Hayward’s Best Bars

Ashley Matuszak

April 21, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

With a sprawling outdoor patio, a wide variety of clientele and weekly community events, Turf Club isn’t a typical bar you would expect to find in downtown Hayward. Located in downtown Hayward on the corner of A Street and Main is the Turf Club, one of Hayward's best bars and hang out spots. ...

The Lowly Potato Can Be More Than Just Baked or Mashed

Ashley Matuszak / The Pioneer

April 14, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Idaho potatoes—or boiling potatoes, as they're sometimes called—tend to be pretty boring on their own. Yet, when given just a little care and extra attention, you can easily transform a cheap, drab potato into an impressive, delicious side dish. This recipe requires some special hardware: a mandolin and a cast iron skillet. I bought my mini mandolin slicer at a kitchen ...

Proper Dining: The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating Out

Cheyann Elmore

April 14, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Going out to eat should be a pleasurable experience. Good food and good service can make for a great night out. A lot of restaurants are devoted to ensuring that all their guests receive quality service from the moment they enter until the moment they leave. Most of the hosts and servers will also go the ...

San Bruno Residents Face California Public Utilities Commission

Richard Duboc

April 8, 2011


Filed under Metro

It has been almost seven months since the tragic natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, and the physical and emotional scars have yet to heal. On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission held a special hearing at the San Bruno Senior Center about a mile and a half from the decimation at t...

San Jose Eats A Heaven For Food Truck Lovers

Ashley Matuszak

April 8, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

The 2011 SJ Eats, an event held in the Fallon House parking lot on April 2nd featured 10 food trucks and over 200 attendees. Vendors included MoBowl, Louisiana Territory, and MoGo. Kara’s Cupcakes handed out samples of their delicious confections, including their very popular vanilla coconut cup...

Pineapple Party

Ashley Matuszak

April 8, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

With spring here and summer fast approaching, tropical fruits are in season. Pineapple is second to bananas as the most consumed tropical fruit in the United States. Even though pineapples have a decent amount of natural sugars, their health benefits are unlike many other fruits. Aside from being rich in Vitamin C and ...

Hayward celebrates Chavez

Richard Duboc

April 8, 2011


Filed under Metro

Residents gather to remember the legacy of Cesar Chavez. “Sí, se puede!” shouted the crowd that turned out to take part in the “Teach-in” celebrating Cesar Chavez’s birthday at Hayward’s City Hall on March 31. Council Member Mark Salinas explained the significance of the event, stating, “It is very important that we have a ...

A Lesson in Cured Italian Meats

Ashley Matuszak

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Layout, Metro

You’ve seen them in delis, on sandwiches, and paired with a varieity of cheeses. Salami, prosciutto, and pancetta may all look similar, but they each have their own unique flavor profiles and can be used in several different applications. “Curing” is a preservation process used on meat and fish....

Biking in the Nude

Maximino Solis

March 17, 2011


Filed under Metro

San Francisco hosts the World Naked Bike Ride In keeping with its reputation for being a place where people let it all hang out, San Francisco recently hosted the World Naked Bike Ride. Approximately 75 riders, mostly men, a handful of woman and a few transgender individuals, met at noon at...

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