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Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Being able to only speak Spanish, Hayward resident Maria Osegura walked to the podium with an English translator, and complained to Hayward City Council members. “The manager said that I had to pay that entire amount which was over $2,000, and if I didn’t then they would bring a lawyer and woul...

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Texting has become the norm of communication in recent years, so much that most people would choose texting over calling easily. It was only a matter time before government agencies hopped on the texting train too. On Feb. 5, Alameda County became the second county in California to debut their newest te...

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Daniel Patterson is now a Michelin star chef based in San Francisco, but he got his start doing non-profit work through Larkin St. Youth Services, an organization that helps homeless youth get back on their feet. When Patterson first met Sasha Bernstein, she was hosting cooking classes for childre...

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Drake’s hosts annual ‘Hopocalypse Day’ in San Leandro The sun was out, kegs were tapped, food trucks were cooking and music was blaring from within the industrial maze near Downtown San Leandro. It was like a farmers’ market, but with beer instead of fresh produce. Drake’s Brewing Company he...

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

‘Stay Wandering’ tour sells out first show at Cornerstone venue When Hirie was told the show was sold out she asked everyone in the green room to scream “Sold out!” as she recorded it on her phone. She later posted it to her Instagram account. The San Diego based reggae-pop band performed at C...

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Bay Area has become a powerhouse for electronic dance music (EDM). At every show, the energy and good vibes can be felt as soon as you walk into the venue no matter which DJ is behind the turntables because that’s a part of rave culture. Rave culture is something that is recognizable but sometimes mis...

NBA All Star game drastically improves

NBA All Star game drastically improves

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Team Steph falls short to Team LeBron The 2018 NBA All Star Game was played last Sunday night between team LeBron James and team Stephen Curry with Team LeBron taking the 148-145 win. The NBA changed the format of the game this year by letting both James and Curry choose the players with both of...

Swatting becomes an increasingly popular prank

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Metro

First death related to phenomenon recorded in December In 2016, popular video game streaming website Twitch had a total of 292 billion minutes of footage watched and over 2.2 million streamers. Some of these streamers have become the victims of a prank referred to as swatting. Swatting is the false...

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Bay area native makes a local stop on her Circa91 tour On Jan. 19, Ruby Ibarra took the stage in Oakland at The New Parish as her first hometown stop on her Crica91 tour. She was wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt that fit loose on her petite 5 foot frame and a pair of black and white Nikes that r...

Quakes crush preseason

Quakes crush preseason

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Earthquakes win 4-0 at home during preseason game Preseason in any sport is the time to get hyped about new signings, check when your team plays at home and start predicting the glory of being champs this season just like you said last season. It’s no different for the Quakes. With only one home pr...

February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On the first Friday of every month, the City of Oakland blocks off West Grand Ave. down to Telegraph Ave. from 5 p.m to 9 p.m to host its monthly “First Fridays.” First Fridays is a community run event that includes local artists, vendors, music and food. The year long celebration attracts about...

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