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California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Metro

Earning a college degree has typically been thought of as a four-year endeavor, but that’s become more myth than truth in recent years: A six-year education is more of a reality. On Tuesday, the California Assembly approved a bill known as the “California Promise,” an initiative that aims to...

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with several neighboring local law enforcement agencies and the FBI, announced the culmination of operation...

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Every six months, Oakland’s Queer Gym staff hosts a queer sensitivity program, in which local community members and personal trainers have the opportunity to ask awkward or uncomfortable questions about the gender spectrum. This is the only queer-focused gym in the East Bay and every workout begins...

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2016
Filed under Metro

Since they opened over five years ago, the fashion like and retail clothing store brand Oaklandish has been a huge staple in Oakland. Its T-shirts, hoodies and accessories aim to promote civic pride by showcasing common symbols of Oakland. More than 100 students from the Oakland Unified Schoo...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Metro

Another UC Berkeley faculty member just called it quits. On Tuesday, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that he will step down from his position sometime next year, once a replacement is found. “Over the summer I have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to step a...

Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 17, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The new Bay Bridge will finally be out of the shadow of its predecessor. On Aug. 10 Caltrans crews removed the fifth and final metal piece of the old Bay Bridge called a truss. The project took two days to complete, however, the process is far from over. According to a statement ...

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Metro

At least seven major wildfires are currently burning throughout California at different degrees of containment, and local organizations are ramping up safety efforts to prevent blazes from reaching the Bay Area. Yesterday, the East Bay Regional Parks District released a list of “very high” fire...

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

In a few months, iPhone users will be able to illustrate a text with rainbow flags, female athletes, professionals and single-parent families, but not guns. This fall, the pistol emoji will be removed from iPads, iPhones and be replaced with a lime-green water gun in the iOS 10 software u...

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 11, 2016
Filed under Campus, Metro

School isn’t out for summer at Cal State East Bay. Last month, around 100 middle school girls from across the Bay Area learned about science, technology, engineering and math education through a four-week camp called Eureka! held at East Bay’s Hayward campus. Through the month of July, Monday...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 11, 2016
Filed under Metro

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012...

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Hayward animal shelter under quarantine

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Last month, a two and half month old, healthy-looking kitten was brought to the Hayward Police Department Animal Shelter. It was active, feisty, appeared healthy upon arrival and even received a routine deworming. The next morning, however, it was discovered lying in its kennel, lethargic and severely...

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