The Pioneer

The Pioneer

A New Location For Lavish Laines Winery

Ashley Matuszak

February 3, 2011

Lavish Laines Winery celebrated their grand opening last weekend in their new Buena Vista location in south Livermore. The turnout seemed reasonably high for the small winery, especially when visitors crowded the tasting room during the light, sporadic afternoon rainfall. Located in the most desirable section of Livermore's wine tasting district, Lavish Lai...

Southeast Asian Papaya Salad a Sour and Spicy Treat

Ginger Staley

February 3, 2011

In a secluded, impoverished neighborhood in my hometown of Fresno, California, sits a row of small ethnic stores which have probably never seen the likes of state health inspectors, maintenance service providers or air conditioning units. Laotians, Cambodians, Thai, Vietnamese and Hmong immigrants, wh...

Local Artists’ Gallery Opens in Downtown Hayward

Richard Duboc and Ashley Matuszak

January 27, 2011

The Gallery features the work of CSU East Bay alumna Kimberley Rowe B Street got a little more colorful on Friday after the Hayward Arts Council opened its new Cinema Place Art Gallery. The Gallery opened its doors to nearly 200 people on opening night, with plenty of foot traffic from the movie theater next door. ...

Recipes: Classic Steamed Mussels

Ashley Matuszak

January 20, 2011

Shellfish can be a daunting thing to try and cook, but I have to say, mussels are by far the easiest. There is no doubting when they are done, so you won’t overcook them, and they require very simple flavoring to be absolutely delectable. While this dish has a lot of ingredients, all of them can easily be found...

NASA Researcher and Historian Recounts The Glory Days

Nazia Chand

January 20, 2011

While most 85-year-olds have long since retired from their jobs, historian John W. Boyd at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proves that age is just a number. “I may not retire,” said Boyd, jokingly. “I may just die here and they can seal me up.” Boyd’s fascination...

The Best Taquerias Near The CSUEB Campus

Ashley Matuszak

January 20, 2011

Hayward has plenty of Mexican food options in nearly all sections of town, but these are some of the standout places within a few miles of campus. Acapulco Taqueria 19950 Hesperian Blvd. Near the intersection of Hesperian and A Street, Acapulco Taqueria is a local hot spot for great Mexican fo...

Oakland Leaders, Community Mark M.L.K. Day

Richard Duboc

January 20, 2011

On Monday, the ILWU Warehouse Union Hall hosted The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Rally. The event featured speeches from local bigwigs such as Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. However, the rally focused on the legacy of Dr. King when superimposed upon the backdrop of the gre...

MODERN SLAVERY – The Bay Area’s Shameful Secret

Richard Duboc

January 20, 2011

Walking down Oakland’s International Boulevard, it might seem like a typical urban neighborhood. Convenience stores, youth centers and homes line the thoroughfare. However, there is a darker side of “The Track,” as it is known by some—one that links the East Bay to the growing epidemic of mode...

Travel Agencies Struggle To Stay Afloat In Internet Age

Hazeleen Carpio

January 20, 2011

Online companies like Expedia, Priceline and Orbitz have for the most part taken over the travel industry, but two Fremont travel agencies are still in business and they are fighting back. “Travel agencies compete equally and often better than online prices,” said All Seasons Travel owner Bill Simons...

Akaihana: Great Place For Sushi in Hayward

Ashley Matuszak

January 20, 2011

Hayward has its fair share of Japanese restaurants, and high quality sushi for a reasonable price can be difficult to find. Akaihana, on Foothill Boulevard and B Street, offers good quality sushi and sashimi, available for those on a budget. Akaihana is a very small restaurant with limited seating s...

Alameda Vodka Distillery Produces Quality Alcohol

Stephanie Spearman

January 20, 2011

Nestled on the waters at the west end of Alameda and overlooking the San Francisco skyline is the Hangar One vodka distillery and tasting bar. Hangar One is an all-in-one vodka distillery, bottling facility, tasting bar and distributor based out of the old military structure on Alameda’s now-defunct...

Italian-American History, Coast to Coast

Ashley Matuszak

January 13, 2011

San Francisco and New York City are two of the busiest, culturally diverse and visited cities in the United States. Even though these places are over 3,000 miles apart, they have more in common than at first glance. One of the more notable similarities is they key role these places played in the assimilation and integration of Italian immigrants ...

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