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Governor unveils 2015 state budget

Governor unveils 2015 state budget

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor
January 15
Filed under Politics

After being inaugurated for his fourth term Jan. 5, California Governor Jerry Brown released the 2015-2016 state budget on Friday: the $133 billion budget is the largest ever for the state. Higher education did not get what it expected from the governor. The California State University system will...

Hayward reviews alcohol rules in restaurants

Hayward reviews alcohol rules in restaurants

Yesenia Martinez,
Politics Editor
December 11
Filed under Politics

Business owners in Hayward are feeling residual effects of current alcohol regulations enacted by former mayor Michael Sweeney and the city council over a year ago in a 5-2 vote. The purpose of the regulation, adopted on Nov. 19, 2013 is “to provide for the orderly integration of alcohol-related...

Full text: Obama’s immigration speech

Full text: Obama’s immigration speech

November 20
Filed under Politics

President Barack Obama nation address, as prepared for delivery, on his plan to resolve the issues regarding immigration and protect over 5 million immigrants from being deported.   My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our trad...

Local schools prep for earthquakes

Yesenia Martinez,
Contributor
November 13
Filed under Politics

San Leandro’s city council worked with local school districts on Monday to determine how they can work together with the fire department to handle emergency situations like earthquakes. Representatives from San Leandro Unified School District and neighboring San Lorenzo Unified School District met...

Hayward City Hall occupied with events

November 5
Filed under Politics

Tuesday’s council meeting tackled two subjects, homelessness and hunger. Revisions to affordable housing in Hayward With the help of consultants, Hayward’s city council and staff revised the existing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to make it more efficient and effective. The ordinance guarantee...

Masons propose development on protected lands

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor
October 30
Filed under Politics

Tensions have been building in Union City over the fate of 63 acres of land northeast of Mission Boulevard. If passed by voters on Nov. 4, Measure KK will adjust the boundaries of the city’s Hillside Area Plan to remove the flatlands area at the foot of the hills from protection and allow the Mason...

Hayward surprised by unused $1.4 million

Hayward surprised by unused $1.4 million

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Editor-in-Chief
October 23
Filed under Politics, Showcase

After a financial review on Hayward’s federally funded Community Development Block Grant, the federal government found close to $1.4 million in leftover funds from 1976 to the present. Now, the city doesn’t know what to do with it. “Never has a $1.4 million dollar windfall been so frustratin...

Local poets tackle Oakland politics

Local poets tackle Oakland politics

Shannon Stroud,
Contributor
October 23
Filed under Politics, Showcase

With the general election right around the corner, New Way Media Fest held the second annual Voices and Votes, an event designed to bring poets and artists from the Bay Area together in Berkeley and give them a platform to express their feelings on the upcoming general election. New Way Media Fest i...

Sufi thinker urges pro-west attitude

Sufi thinker urges pro-west attitude

Jevohn Newsome,
Contributor
October 23
Filed under Politics

In the wake of the recent ISIS threat, Maruf Khan, a member of the Naqshbandi Sunni Sufi Order in the Bay Area, asked audience members to abandon anti-western attitudes and consider its positive effects. The Bay Area Cultural Connections, Pacifica Institute, in Albany, Calif., held a community brunch...

Syrian Civil War reporter to speak on Campus

Syrian Civil War reporter to speak on Campus

Pete Widders,
Contributor
October 20
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Reese Erlich, a former California State University, East Bay faculty member and investigative journalist, is back on campus to give students an inside look into the Syrian Civil War. From 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Biella Room in the library, Erlich will speak about issues raised in his latest book,...

Hayward’s water plan amended to meet state requirements

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Editor-in-Chief
September 24
Filed under Politics

Hayward City Council met Tuesday night to amend the city’s water crisis plan from 2011 to meet the challenges of the ongoing drought and to comply with the state requirement. The city’s previous water plan made controlling excess water use part of their multi-step water crisis plan voluntary, but...

Revolutionary Communist Party USA hosts Labor Day picnic in Oakland

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor
September 4
Filed under Politics

Surveying the park on this Labor Day in Oakland, one may have missed them. Tucked away in the far corner of Mosswood Park near Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue, behind the backstop of a little league baseball diamond and under the arms of an elderly oak tree, a rag-tag group of the Revolutionary Communist...

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