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California cracks down on equal pay

California cracks down on equal pay

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor
October 22, 2015
Filed under Metro, Politics

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Politics

Just because it boasts Silicon Valley, it turns out the state of California isn’t as technologically advanced as we thought. An Aug. 25 report released by the California State Auditor found that as many as 73 state government agencies are not in full compliance with the information technology stan...

State bans grand juries in deadly force cases

State bans grand juries in  deadly force cases

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26, 2015
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Aug. 11 that makes California the first state in the country to ban grand juries when deciding whether police officers that use deadly force should be indicted on criminal charges. The senate bill, SB 227, was written by Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from the 3...

U.S. Cuban relations on the mend

U.S. Cuban relations on the mend

Jesse Castro, Tishauna Carrell, Leandra Galloway, Sophia Karkazis, and XiaoMeng Wu
May 20, 2015
Filed under Politics

As the U.S. and Cuba negotiate the renewal of diplomatic relations and mutual interests, Cubans in the Bay Area are expressing their hopes and concerns for future travel, and business. “It’s a positive thing, it’s a good thing,” said co-founder of the Bay Area Cuba Community Alliance Felix E...

San Jose seeks immigration office

San Jose seeks immigration office

Arjay Vitug,
Contributor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Politics

San Jose City Council members voted 9-2 last Tuesday to pass a motion that will establish an immigration office to provide guidance and support in preparing documents for work visas. The decision was in response to a meeting held two weeks prior, where both documented and undocumented residents voi...

BART board responds to vape complaints

BART board responds to vape complaints

Mathew Weber,
Contributor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Politics

On Jan. 22 the BART board of directors voted to ban e-cigarettes and other vapor devices on BART trains and all BART properties. BART riders have made complaints about second-hand vapors and the proposal is a direct response. The BART board will take a second vote for final approval of the ban at its Feb. 12 meeting, which is op...

Body cameras likely for California police

Trent Washington>,
Contributor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Politics

With controversial cases such as the shooting of Michael Brown, and the illegal chokehold of Eric Garner, police departments are under public scrutiny. A proposed solution presented by President Obama and other political leaders sparked the interest of many: have officers wear body cameras in order for...

Development proposal stirs up frustration

Leandra Galloway,
Contributor
January 22, 2015
Filed under Politics

Residents of San Leandro packed a city council Planning Commission meeting and spoke out Thursday on the proposed San Leandro Shoreline Project. If the project is approved, many existing businesses would be torn down to revamp the area with new establishments. The meeting consisted of a public hearing...

Governor unveils 2015 state budget

Governor unveils 2015 state budget

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor
January 15, 2015
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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...

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