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Crime in Hayward: A Reality

Crime in Hayward: A Reality

Richard Duboc
October 6, 2010
Filed under Metro

Many students new to Cal State East Bay want to know if the campus, and the surrounding city of Hayward, is safe. Unfortunately, I can tell you from experience that the answer is no. On September 27, I was robbed as I was walking after class just off of Mission Boulevard near the campus. At aro...

Disparities in the Bay

Richard Duboc
October 6, 2010
Filed under Metro

Recent studies have shown that people are living longer and are healthier in certain Bay Area neighborhoods than in others. In data released by the Healthy Communities Institute, residents of the Russian Hill area in San Francisco live on average 14 years longer than those who live in Bayview- Hunt...

Vietnam Veterans Receive New Agent Orange Benefits

Mark Laluan
September 23, 2010
Filed under Metro

After decades of waiting, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has 
preliminarily cleared new guidelines for Agent Orange disabilities benefits. Agent Orange, a toxic carcinogen and herbicide, was used extensively 
by the military during the 1960s and 1970s to clear jungle foliage 
during the...

The Prison Industrial Complex

Richard Duboc
September 23, 2010
Filed under Metro

Angela Davis’ “The Prison Industrial Complex” is a live recording of 
Davis speaking at Colorado College on May 5, 1997. The adjunct 
professor and social activist outlines the understated impacts that 
the growing prison population has on America, especially in 
communities of color....

Nail Salon Workers Exposed to Harsh Working Conditions

Rose Cote
September 14, 2010
Filed under Metro

Manicures and pedicures are routine beauty procedures that many women in the U.S. partake in to feel beautiful. Yet, nail salon workers face extreme health issues while working with toxic fumes in small, enclosed spaces just to make these women feel more akin to the beautiful women in magazines and movies. Workers also suffer from fina...

Palin Contract To Emerge

Richard Duboc
September 2, 2010
Filed under Metro

Controversy has abounded since former Vice Presidential Candidate and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin spoke at CSU Stanislus’ 50th Anniversary Gala on June 25. Students and faculty were not invited to the event, which was limited to those who had paid $500 dollars per plate, to hear Palin speak. There were, howeve...

Roads Near Csueb Campus Soon To Be Improved

Richard Duboc
August 27, 2010
Filed under Campus, Metro

Those cracks and potholes littering Carlos Bee Boulevard may soon be fixed. The city began road construction on August 19 which is expected to continue until February 2011. Hayward City Engineer Morad Fakhrai states that the main focus of the Carlos Bee Blvd. project in addition to general upkeep is...

Brush Fire in Concord Contained

Richard Duboc and Richard Duboc
August 26, 2010
Filed under Metro

California State Parks spokesman Roy Stearns stated that a fire, which covered 375 acres of the Mount Diablo State Park on August 24, is “quite a ways away from roads and people.” As of Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced that the fire was 80 percent under...

The South Bay’s Bazaar. The San Jose Flea Market Still Fun Even After 50 Years

Ashley Matuszak
August 26, 2010
Filed under Metro

For 50 years, the San Jose Flea Market has been bringing deals to the South Bay and keeping vendors in business. This 120 acre lot is the biggest open air market in the country, and has everything from cars, to produce. The flea market started in 1960, when businessman George Bumb had seen how swap...

Hayward Zucchini Festival

Ginger Staley
August 26, 2010
Filed under Metro

Zucchini may not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but this often overlooked squash was enjoyed by hundreds at Hayward’s Zucchini Festival held last weekend in Kennedy Park. This annual small town affair turned out to be a big crowd pleaser. As people bit into hot and crispy fried zucchini, they ...

DEATH AT SANTA RITA JAIL

Richard Duboc
August 26, 2010
Filed under Metro

Martin Harrison, a 50 year old Oakland man, was pronounced dead on August 18 following a physical altercation with Alameda County Sheriff Deputies at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Sgt. J.D. Nelson reported that Harrison became combatant with staff after flooding his cell and reporting that people were ou...

Missionaries Slain In Afghanistan

Richard Duboc
August 19, 2010
Filed under Metro

In an interview that aired on Aug. 8, Dr. Mo Qayuomi, Cal State East Bay’s president, commented on the recent deadly violence unleashed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a conversation with Tomas Roman of ABC7 News, Qayuomi, who is a native of Afghanistan, asked viewers not to be disheartened by the...

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