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Alameda Vodka Distillery Produces Quality Alcohol

Stephanie Spearman

January 20, 2011


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Nestled on the waters at the west end of Alameda and overlooking the San Francisco skyline is the Hangar One vodka distillery and tasting bar. Hangar One is an all-in-one vodka distillery, bottling facility, tasting bar and distributor based out of the old military structure on Alameda’s now-defunct...

Italian-American History, Coast to Coast

Ashley Matuszak

January 13, 2011


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San Francisco and New York City are two of the busiest, culturally diverse and visited cities in the United States. Even though these places are over 3,000 miles apart, they have more in common than at first glance. One of the more notable similarities is they key role these places played in the assimilation and integration of Italian immigrants ...

California’s Ex-Prisoners Still Feel Trapped Behind Bars

Cheyann Elmore

January 13, 2011


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Ex-prisoner Quiano Smith, 31, says he can’t find a job because California’s employers have a “once a convict, always a convict” attitude. Times are tough, and the majority of the population has to deal with obstacles like foreclosure, unemployment and the high cost of living. These f...

China Hoards Earth’s Rare Metals, Reduces Exports

Mark Laluan

January 8, 2011


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China has announced that it will decrease export quotas for rare earth metals by 10 percent in 2011. China cites growing domestic demand for electronics as its primary rationale behind quota reductions. Governments such as Japan, which found itself barred from rare earth exports after a diplomatic row over a Chinese fisherman arrested in a disputed zone of the East China Sea, clai...

The Market Ends the Year with Mixed Signals

Richard Duboc

December 9, 2010


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Despite a strong showing of holiday sales numbers, the stock market has continued to fluctuate recently after the national unemployment rate was released on Dec. 2, reaching 9.8 percent. The number is up from 9.3 percent in November, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Dow Jones dropped j...

Hayward Police Warns Holiday Shoppers to be Careful

Carole Reynolds

December 9, 2010


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‘Tis the season to go shopping, but authorities warn of opportunistic criminals with shopping lists of their own. “The best thing [people] can do is to be aware of their surroundings,” said Aaron Gallagher, security director of Southland Mall in Hayward. “Look for a place to park in a we...

Gluten-Free Diet

Ashley Matuszak

December 9, 2010


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Gluten-free eating has recently become another up-and-coming diet trend. What was once a lifestyle created for those with gluten allergies is now catching on all over, with promises of more energy, weight loss and an overall healthier being. Writing off one food source might sound easy, but gluten-fr...

Mehserle Not Likely To Get Early Release

December 9, 2010


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Johannes Mehserle’s unlikely appeal for early release from jail was denied on Friday. Attorney Michael Rains remained confident that a pending appeal of his client’s July conviction for the Jan. 2009 involuntary manslaughter of Hayward resident Oscar Grant will be overturned. Rains hoped that h...

Grant Family Voices Discontent with Mehserle’s Minimum Sentence

Ra Sheta Dulan

December 9, 2010


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The family of Oscar Grant expressed disappointment at former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle’s sentence for the fatal shooting of the unarmed Grant at Oakland’s Fruitvale Bart Station on Jan. 1, 2009. It was the minimum punishment possible after Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaugh...

Oakland Museum Offers a Rich Glimpse of California History

Carole Reynolds

December 2, 2010


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Oakland can proudly claim many things: ethnic and cultural diversity, one of the world’s busiest seaports, a rich history and the Oakland Museum of California. Conveniently located at 1000 Oak Street, the museum is near BART, has easy freeway access, on-site parking, and very possibly has created...

Thai Food In Hayward Done Right

Tri Nguyen

December 2, 2010


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Red Chili serves up authentic curries, soups and salads Red Chili offers some great takes on Thai cuisine favorites like Pad Thai, various curry dishes and tom yum soup, but also offers a decent number of Vietnamese dishes, including pho, the famous Vietnamese noodle soup. The location might...

The Roux: Cajun and Creole Creations

Maya Agnew

December 2, 2010


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The Roux, located in the ultra sleek Santana Row, is a popular New Orleans-themed restaurant and lounge. Since opening its doors in 2008, the Roux has been an instant attraction. Known for their delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine and exotic drinks, the Roux is a magnet for those that want to experi...

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