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Proper Dining: The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating Out

Cheyann Elmore

April 14, 2011

Going out to eat should be a pleasurable experience. Good food and good service can make for a great night out. A lot of restaurants are devoted to ensuring that all their guests receive quality service from the moment they enter until the moment they leave. Most of the hosts and servers will also go the ...

San Bruno Residents Face California Public Utilities Commission

Richard Duboc

April 8, 2011

It has been almost seven months since the tragic natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, and the physical and emotional scars have yet to heal. On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission held a special hearing at the San Bruno Senior Center about a mile and a half from the decimation at t...

San Jose Eats A Heaven For Food Truck Lovers

Ashley Matuszak

April 8, 2011

The 2011 SJ Eats, an event held in the Fallon House parking lot on April 2nd featured 10 food trucks and over 200 attendees. Vendors included MoBowl, Louisiana Territory, and MoGo. Kara’s Cupcakes handed out samples of their delicious confections, including their very popular vanilla coconut cup...

Pineapple Party

Ashley Matuszak

April 8, 2011

With spring here and summer fast approaching, tropical fruits are in season. Pineapple is second to bananas as the most consumed tropical fruit in the United States. Even though pineapples have a decent amount of natural sugars, their health benefits are unlike many other fruits. Aside from being rich in Vitamin C and ...

Hayward celebrates Chavez

Richard Duboc

April 8, 2011

Residents gather to remember the legacy of Cesar Chavez. “Sí, se puede!” shouted the crowd that turned out to take part in the “Teach-in” celebrating Cesar Chavez’s birthday at Hayward’s City Hall on March 31. Council Member Mark Salinas explained the significance of the event, stating, “It is very important that we have a ...

A Lesson in Cured Italian Meats

Ashley Matuszak

April 4, 2011

You’ve seen them in delis, on sandwiches, and paired with a varieity of cheeses. Salami, prosciutto, and pancetta may all look similar, but they each have their own unique flavor profiles and can be used in several different applications. “Curing” is a preservation process used on meat and fish....

Biking in the Nude

Maximino Solis

March 17, 2011

San Francisco hosts the World Naked Bike Ride In keeping with its reputation for being a place where people let it all hang out, San Francisco recently hosted the World Naked Bike Ride. Approximately 75 riders, mostly men, a handful of woman and a few transgender individuals, met at noon at...

Little Critter Fritters

Ginger Staley

March 17, 2011

Westerners urged to try eating bugs Imagine tucking into a plate of deep fried tarantulas. Their multiple, now crusty, eyes stare at you, taunting you, as if to say “I wouldn’t hesitate to eat you if our positions were reversed.” Their thin, brown hairs stand up on end like spines on ...

Hayward to Improve Green Technology Around City

Jon Harnmuanphongs

March 17, 2011

The City of Hayward has passed a resolution that approves green technology upgrades for several city owned buildings that would save over $100,000 annually. “We are all concerned about energy savings,” said city council member Olden Henson. Through the Energy Conservation Assistance Act, t...

Easy Slow Cooker Meals: Pulled Pork Tacos with Salsa

Ashley Matuszak

March 17, 2011

Slow cookers took off in popularity in the 1970s and are now reemerging as a time saving way to cook. Slow cookers are also economical, using way less energy than an oven and allowing people to use cheaper cuts of meat that break down after long cooking periods. A 2-pound pork roast will comfo...

Begging for Bagels

Lauren Lola

March 10, 2011

Einstein Bros. Bagels gave free breakfast to its first 50 customers last Monday The once-empty plot next to the North Science Building had music, balloons and a long line of students leading out of Einstein Bros. Bagels during the morning of March 7. The bagel shop, which was built throughout the ...

Hayward’s Mark Salinas

Randy Estrella

March 10, 2011

Newly elected city council member Mark Salinas, a Hayward native, wants to make “Hayward a better place to live, work and do business,” according to Salinas for Hayward. Salinas was elected with 6,200 votes based on his community campaign and city priorities, according to the City of Hayward Voter Information website. ...

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