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I lost my mind when my cat left

I lost my mind when my cat left

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Our indoor family cat Simba, a Tabby mix, had been with us for 13 years when he went missing on March 10. We noticed he was missing in the morning and assumed he escaped from the balcony of our Union City townhouse — where his litter box is — because there were two cats that always meowed to him...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Tamar Sarkissian,
Corporate Relations, PG&E

April 19, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns its customers to protect themselves, their families and businesses by increasing their awareness of potential online and in-person scams. An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making th...

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

At 7 a.m. in Sausalito on Sunday, the weather was sunny and winds, at just 3 miles per hour, were practically nonexistent. The rowing course was set through the San Francisco Bay and at 8:30 a.m., the air horn sounded promptly, commencing the Open Ocean Regatta for yet another year. The rac...

Hayward gives food options to Asian Pacific Islander community

Hayward gives food options to Asian Pacific Islander community

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro

A new chain of restaurants opened in downtown Hayward in late March, all of which are catering to a college-friendly environment and the large local Asian-Pacific Islander community. Asian-Pacific Islanders make up 23.6 percent of the 7 million Bay Area population, according to the 2010 Bay Area Census. ...

New BART station opens in Fremont

New BART station opens in Fremont

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

A huge glass rotunda with bright red letters that spell Warm Springs / South Fremont greeted riders on March 25 when the new BART station opened for business. It’s been seven years, just less than $800 million and the new station is running, but not without hiccups. The new station does not yet offer full serv...

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

I started playing video games when I was around nine years old. My first gaming system was the grey, rectangular Gameboy by Nintendo. As I got older I played with more portable systems, specifically the Gameboy Advance SP, the Nintendo DS Lite and lastly the Nintendo DSi. Those kept me busy until one day in my mid-t...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The glow of red still hung from the ceiling lights and the mirror walls that framed the walkway of The Ruby Room were covered in local art. The entrance tables of the Oakland dive bar became display areas for ceramics and the back lounge stands were full of beaded and wire jewelry for sale. Even the...

Green card holders fear the new administration

Green card holders fear the new administration

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Members of the Latino community, documented and undocumented, are looking for ways to formalize their presence in the United States because they fear they may be next on President Donald Trump’s “to-do” list. Trump issued an executive order forbidding the entrance of people from seven predomin...

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Jalen Francis,
Contributor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To understand the full impact skateboarding has today globally and within the Bay Area community, a group of four Cal State East Bay professors spent the past 2 years investigating skateboarding, one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. The research team explored the sport from its outsider roots ...

Be prepared, more storms on the way

Be prepared, more storms on the way

Daina Charland-Sulaver,
Senior Manager PG&E

February 22, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor, Metro

With more wet weather on its way, PG&E reminds customers to have an emergency plan. In case of an evacuation, consider the following tips to stay safe: Create an emergency preparedness kit. Include food, water, personal supplies, medication and equipment such as portable radios and flas...

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If Google features you on their internet page logo, you must be a big deal. The internet search engine company did just that on Monday when it honored Japanese Civil Rights activist Fred T. Korematsu on the day dedicated to him, Jan. 30. The city of Oakland took things a step further on Sunday when ...

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