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Not Passing the Bar

Carole Reynolds

December 2, 2010


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

The Oldest, Quirkiest Bar In the Bay Area At the foot of Webster Street in Oakland, and at the very edge of Jack London Square, it was somewhat disconcerting to see two little piles of wood. Crossing The Embarcadero, these woodpiles turned into buildings, sort of. The one on the right became a s...

Is Growth In Store For Hayward

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


Filed under Layout, Metro

After years of slogging through a rough economy, Hayward businesses have reasons to be optimistic. Walk down B Street on a Saturday afternoon and a scene will play out which could be taking place on any other main street in America. Local people are beginning to line the sidewalks again, and a general spirit of community consumerism is returning. ...

Volunteers Make It Work

Carole Reynolds

November 18, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Believe it or not, some local enterprises wish they could just go out of business, according to one volunteer. “I started coming here about three years ago ‘cause I was homeless,” said Roz, a longtime volunteer at the Salvation Army at 430 A Street in Hayward. “I was what you call ‘couch ho...

Thanksgiving: An Evolving Tradition

Ashley Matuszak

November 18, 2010


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Thanksgiving is all about food and family. The traditional Thanksgiving food—turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and so forth can be found in many homes this last Thursday of November. But what does all this food mean? The first American Thanksgiving was at Plymouth Pl...

Eat out this Thanksgiving!

Ashley Matuszak

November 18, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Too tired to cook your favorite Thanksgiving favorites this year? These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving day save you all the hassle. San Francisco: Alioto’s Alioto’s has a three course Thanksgiving meal for under $30 a person. Located in the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, diners can enjoy ...

Oakland, Political Groups React To Mehserle Verdict

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


Filed under Metro

On Friday, a scene played out on the streets of Oakland that can only be described as premeditated chaos. Both protesters and police came well prepared for a confrontation. The events started with a planned rally outside Oakland City Hall, which occurred after the sentencing of convicted former BART police officer Johann...

Foreclosures Take Toll on East Bay

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


Filed under Layout, Metro

Northern California has its fair share of ghost towns, and although Hayward may not be on track to becoming the next Alviso or New Idria, an increasing number of houses and businesses have become abandoned. In fact, the tallest building in town, the Centennial Tower on Foothill Boulevard, already st...

A Hand Up, Not Handout

CAROLE REYNOLDS

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

South County Homeless Project helps homeless get off drugs, get psychological help, and get back on their feetwith Statistically, it is true that Alameda County homelessness has decreased by some 10 percent in the past three years, yet the problem persists. “On any given night, there are 1,300 people witho...

Lucca’s Deli

Shane Bond

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Lucca’s Deli, a long-standing restaurant for the past 70 years on Castro Valley Boulevard, has served top-notch sandwiches and Italian goods to a loyal fan base. It’s the location for the best, freshest and refined sandwich in the East Bay. Lucca’s was voted best deli in the East Bay for...

Scrumptious South Bay Sushi

Maya Agnew

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill on Winchester Boulevard in San Jose is the ultimate sushi spot in the South Bay. Mizu has been around less than a year, but continues to flourish with its tasty sushi rolls at reasonable prices. Sushi rolls range from $6 to $10, a price that is hard to beat for such nice...

Phila Burger Serves True Mom And Pop Hamburgers

Philip Davis

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Phila Burger, located on 23rd Street in San Pablo, is a small, quaint, old school diner that serves up some of the best burgers you’ll ever have. Owners Paul and Jane Lee, along with their sons Sam and Eddy, have been in the burger business since 1996 and they bring a welcoming, family-oriented...

World $erie$

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


Filed under Metro

The Giants’ win helps SF economy Throughout the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 World Series push, fans have flooded San Francisco’s China Basin, bringing their wallets with them. Even on a cloudy day when the Giants are playing an away game, hundreds of fans have converged on the streets surrounding AT&T B...

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