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Racism on the rise in Albany

Racism on the rise in Albany

Shelby Brown,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

The city council meeting on Monday featured an Albany resident and her two young children, who experienced and witnessed racism and hate crimes. “If we are a sanctuary city, our foundations are cracking.” said the mother. “We need to start bridging the gap because groups in Albany are divided an...

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

Two frustrated Hayward residents at a city council meeting sought action regarding the trespassing, vandalism, litter, and defecation from the homeless and mentally ill people camping in areas of the city. "We realized it wasn't a one-person problem, it was a problem for all of us," said JoAnn Cola...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

Brenda Brown and Wendy Medina,
Contributor/Copy Editor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Features

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore” for the city and its residents, little has been done to solve or at the very least alleviate hom...

From extra credit to community service

From extra credit to community service

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology students spent some extra time creating bag lunches for the homeless in Hayward, for some extra credit. That is exactly what happened to CSUEB biology major Kevin Zsanchez and sociology major Zinaya Brown, while they attended an event to hand out food to the ho...

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Brian White,
Contributor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This time last year I was glued to the TV, awaiting the grand jury decision on whether or not they would indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As the prosecutor got up to the podium and fumbled over his words, he announced that the grand jury ha...

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn

Louis Laventure ,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman visited the East Bay on Aug. 5 to meet with Oakland Raiders officials and discuss the team’s stadium issues, he was greeted with some surprising news. According to county officials, Alameda County has decided to pull out of the deal with the city of Oa...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The $900 million, 55,000-seat stadium also includes development plans for an area adjacent to the n...

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Despite what many people believe, the homeless epidemic is not on the rise in Hayward. Since as early as 2003, surveys, questionnaires and censuses taken by subcontractors of Alameda County have been used gauge the size of the homeless population in the East Bay. However, Hayward has become a victim...

Silver and black explore Carson stadium

Silver and black explore Carson stadium

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

On May 19 the Oakland Raiders, in partnership with the San Diego Chargers, agreed to purchase nearly 160 acres of land in Carson. The Raiders and the Chargers are trying to acquire new stadiums in their current homes, but they are pursuing the Carson proposal if a deal does not present itself. The a...

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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