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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...

Armed robbery at local coffee shop

Armed robbery at local coffee shop

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

Robbers on the hunt for electronics Coffee shop robberies have sprung up across the Bay Area in the past several months. Robbers are entering local Starbucks around Contra Costa and Alameda counties during broad daylight and stealing personal belongings of customers while they are using their electro...

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

On Sunday, Feb. 11, a fire broke out at a homeless encampment on 2600th St. and Northgate Ave. in West Oakland. The fire led to the death of an unidentified adult male. Police responded to a report of a fire at approximately 5:25 a.m., when the fire caught onto a makeshift shack. Just two days ago, t...

Golden State Warriors star interested in ownership of Carolina Panthers

Golden State Warriors star interested in ownership of Carolina Panthers

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Stephen Curry signed a brand new five-year, $201 million contract this summer. How would you spend that kind of money? Curry wants to spend that money in a unique way that is close to his heart. He wants to become owner of the Carolina Panthers. Panthers’ owner, Jerry Richardson, announced last month that h...

SJ Earthquakes host open scrimmage featuring new signings

SJ Earthquakes host open scrimmage featuring new signings

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

To be considered a professional in any type of sport or job doesn’t mean just getting paid to do what you do, but that you’re also one of the best at what it is that you do. The San Jose Earthquakes are nowhere near short on the amount of professional talent that they have on their roster and it cou...

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Winifred Thompson’s watercolor painting “California Sun” depicts a sunrise over the horizon. Her use of colors makes everything seem as if the sun is the origin where all her shades of red, yellow and orange are emanating from. The colors also reflect off the water in background, adding a layer o...

Sanitation issues lead to unrest in the City of Milpitas

Sanitation issues lead to unrest in the City of Milpitas

Shannon Bahr,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Emotions ran high on Jan. 16 during the Milpitas City Council meeting as more than 10 residents waited over three hours to voice their approval and disapproval to councilmembers about the newly contracted garbage services that went into effect as of Dec. 1, 2017 that some say is inadequate. Resident...

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Motorcyclist can now legally ride in between lanes Many Californians are caught up in the recent legalization of marijuana, but another controversial topic came to the forefront recently: lane splitting. Also known as lane filtering, it is when motorcycles ride in between lanes of traffic. Motorcyc...

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Yellie Torres,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Pete Munoz is a Bay Area comedian, who does stand up every Monday at the Woodhams Lounge in San Jose. With support from the lounge, Pete takes the tips he makes, as well as specific donations from the crowd, to buy sleeping bags for homeless people out on the streets....

Professional baseball season is here: What to expect from Bay Area teams

Professional baseball season is here: What to expect from Bay Area teams

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018 MLB spring training starts Feb. 23, both the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics are looking to improve off of the disappointment of last season. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will welcome some new players to their roster. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who was with...

Russell City: A forgotten town that used to be in Hayward

Russell City: A forgotten town that used to be in Hayward

Joshua Akintomide and Benjamin Lal

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

A mural on the side of a building located on A Street in Hayward depicts three musicians playing between two iconic city landmarks: a train station and a country club. The sepia colors are reminiscent of an antique photograph. “The city may be gone, but the memories live on,” reads its message,...

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