The Pioneer

Thief Confesses To Police

Jon Harnmuanphongs

March 3, 2011


Filed under Metro

An armed robbery at a Walgreens on Feb. 21 has led to the arrests and confessions of a man and a woman who were suspected of being connected to the recent string of armed robberies in Hayward. “A confession made after a waiver of Miranda rights is good, but it is not sufficient enough to solidify ...

Coconut Water and Acai Berries: Wonders or Just Hype?

Ashley Matuszak

March 3, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Whether it's condensation from green coconuts or tiny berries from tall Brazilian trees, American shoppers are after better health through overpriced, exaggerated marketing schemes that turn out to be mediocre products with ridiculous prices. Coconut water: In the last five years, the popula...

State Employees Rally for Benefits

Richard Duboc

February 24, 2011


Filed under Layout, Metro

In response to the ongoing protests taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, and around the country, California public employees, along with a general assortment of labor union representatives, descended Tuesday on the State Capitol in Sacramento and the State of California Building in Oakland. Protestors...

Curtis Martin of Oakland Faces Double-Homicide Charges

Blakeley Loyola

February 24, 2011


Filed under Metro

Curtis Martin is facing charges to killing a 17-month-old baby and the baby’s mother to try and cover up the original crime. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joan Cartwright ruled in favor of the prosecutor, who had presented enough evidence to charge Martin with the two murders. The mother, Zoelina Toney and the baby, Jashon, were from Oakland. “It appe...

San Jose and Oakland Airports Going Green

Randy Estrella

February 24, 2011


Filed under Metro

At a time when everyone wants to go green, Bay Area airports have taken the initiative by implementing eco-friendly environmental changes, according to Oakland and San Jose International airports. Emissions released from buildings have caused both airports to install solar panels, said Port of Oakland...

Hayward Robberies

Jon Harnmuanphongs

February 17, 2011


Filed under Metro

Since November 2010, there has been a string of similarly committed armed robberies occurring in Hayward that may be related, with the most recent being at a Hayward Starbucks on Feb. 13. “There are consistencies in the descriptions made by the victims,” said Lieutenant Roger Keener of the Haywa...

Student With Autism Hosts Radio Show

Jon Harmuanphongs

February 17, 2011


Filed under Layout, Metro

For the past 30 years, 89.9 FM KCRH, Hayward’s only licensed radio station, has been providing local students with educational and entertainment career opportunities. “I have always viewed our radio program as a stepping stone to a four-year university for our students,” said Professor Chad Mark Glen, the ...

San Jose’s ‘Feathers of Fury’

February 17, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

San Francisco isn’t the only city that has a pillow fight in honor of Valentine’s Day. A flashmob of nearly 100 people started a massive pillow fight in downtown San Jose at high noon on the day before the day of love. The pillow fight, dubbed “Feathers of Fury.” was organized on Facebook...

City Budget Prioritizes Education

Randy Estrella

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

Residents throughout Hayward gathered at City Hall to voice their opinion and concerns on what the city’s budget for the fiscal year 2012 will be. City residents voiced concerns regarding financial stability, safety, environmental effects, and how education will be impacted. “No one expected an ...

Stalwart Protestors on Hayward’s Streets

Richard Duboc

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

For the last two years or so, dedicated local citizens have placed signs along Foothill Boulevard in Hayward near the Jackson Street intersection that read “End The Occupation of Palestine & Iraq” and “Stop Aid To Israel.” Considering the recent unrest in the Middle East, it may be worthwh...

Hayward Woman Starts Non-Profit After Death of Her Sons

Janelle London

February 10, 2011


Filed under Metro

It was a Tuesday like any other on Feb. 8, 2000 when Lorrain Taylor received the phone call that would forever change her life. “Mom, I want you to stop what you’re doing and pray for strength,” said her youngest son, Gregory Taylor Jr., who had called to deliver the kind of news that mothers e...

A Romantic Italian Restaurant Tucked Away in Downtown

Ashley Matusza

February 10, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Buon Appetito, located on A Street in the heart of Hayward’s downtown area, is a romantic Italian restaurant that offers high quality food in an upscale atmosphere. The restaurant has an intimate, cozy setting with soft décor and tables spaced far enough apart so that you can hear yourself and your t...

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