The Pioneer

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...

Hayward Police Conducts Gun Exchange

Carole Reynolds

November 12, 2010


Filed under Metro

Hayward police doled out $50 a pop for operable firearms at a gun exchange event held on Saturday at the South Hayward BART station. “I’ve been overseeing this program for the past 20 years, and easily 95 to 100 percent of the participants are law-abiding citizens who want to get rid of guns in ...

The Holidays Are Here: It’s Time To Volunteer

Cheyann Elmore

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

The holidays are rapidly approaching. As we start making plans for spending time and having fun with our families, we should also keep in mind those who are less fortunate. One in six people living in Contra Costa and Solano counties struggle with hunger, and 28 percent of the people receiving emergency fo...

The Best Cafe Food and Drinks in San Lorenzo

Shane Bond

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Crepes, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, pasta, and fruit are just cornerstones of the selection of selection that Frodo Joe’s offers. The café has been around since 1999 and first started as a community gathering for animals and owners alike. The café is named after the original owner’s dog,...

Los Gatos Really Knows Halloween

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Halloween isn’t just a “kid’s holiday” in Los Gatos. The downtown area was crowded with thousands of people on Halloween night. The Halloween party had just as many adults as children in attendance, and many people brought their dogs dressed up as well. From sunset until sunrise, people st...

Hayward Farmers Market Connects Farmers to Consumers

Richard Duboc

October 28, 2010


Filed under Metro

Every Saturday Hayward’s B Street is turned into a thriving marketplace. Farmers, bakers, chefs and florists from the greater Northern California area line the street, providing locals with a cornucopia of fresh products and delicacies. The market is organized by the Agricultural Institute of M...

Mehserle Protestors Converge on Downtown Oakland

Richard Duboc

October 28, 2010


Filed under Metro

“Jail killer cops,” “We are Oscar Grant,” read some of the many signs which were visible among the chants and slogans of the myriad of protestors who were present at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza on Saturday. The event, which was organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Unio...

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