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East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 11
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
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
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...

Youth program to expand to high schools

Youth program to expand to high schools

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3
Filed under Metro

In fall, fifth graders won’t be the only ones acquainted with the iconic cartoon lion that represents the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, more commonly known as D.A.R.E. For the first time since the program’s inception in 1983, D.A.R.E. curriculum will be taught regularly in high schools ...

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

CSU East Bay’s University Police Department officers received training on how to respond to active shooter situations on campus on Monday and Tuesday. The training was facilitated by the Public Safety Training Institute, a nonprofit organization that trains law enforcement and fire personnel throughout...

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 1
Filed under Campus, Metro

A series of maintenance projects to renovate campus buildings, repair parking lots and replace outdated equipment are taking place across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus this summer. Keat Saw, director of the Planning, Design and Construction department at CSUEB, told The Pioneer construction pr...

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

David Debolt,
East Bay Times
July 27
Filed under Metro

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The Oakland City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday came with a sense of urgency as it was their...

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 27
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Lessons about the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans and people with disabilities will be added to California public school curriculum, beginning with second grade textbooks. On July 14, the California State Board of Education, which has 11 members, voted unanimously...

Union pickets at local cemetery

Union pickets at local cemetery

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27
Filed under Metro

When you ride up the hill to Cal State East Bay from Harder Road, you may notice something new at the cemetery. The SEIU Local 265 labor union representatives have been picketing at the Holy Angels Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Hayward since April, however, their presence has increased in the...

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

Julia Prodis Sulek,
East Bay Times
July 27
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With all the high drama, name-calling and intraparty revolts defining this presidential campaign season, a long-awaited moment in American history is being largely overshadowed. When the Democratic National Convention takes over this iconic U.S. city this week, Hillary Clinton will take her place...

BART can’t find engineers

BART can’t find engineers

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27
Filed under Metro

Jobs can be hard to come by in the Bay Area, but not for engineers. Bay Area Rapid Transit has been trying to fill more than 200 positions in the engineering and maintenance departments for “months” according to BART Communications Department Manager Alicia Trost. Some of the openings include...

Suspects arrested in murder

Suspects arrested in murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27
Filed under Metro

Things took a deadly turn on July 13 for Adan Farrid Katami, 38, from Antioch. According to several family members, Katami was on his way to pick up his four-year-old daughter when Memphis, Tenn. native Johnny Will Wright Jr., 46, shot and killed Katami at an intersection in Cherryland, an unincorporated...

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