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California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

At first glance, comedian Kathleen Madigan’s life looks just like anybody else’s. She spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in Missouri boating on the lake—one of her favorite activities when she isn’t performing stand-up in 1,500 seat arenas—and after a show she enjoys a glass of red...

BART can’t find engineers

BART can’t find engineers

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 27, 2016


Filed under Metro

Jobs can be hard to come by in the Bay Area, but not for engineers. Bay Area Rapid Transit has been trying to fill more than 200 positions in the engineering and maintenance departments for “months” according to BART Communications Department Manager Alicia Trost. Some of the openings include...

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award

Clinton Louie,
Contributor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Caroline Stanley spent the past six years researching local hikes around the East Bay. A lifelong pet owner, Stanley was always in pursuit of hikes to take her 11-year-old labrador rescue dog Bailey on. Last September, Stanley decided to create her website, www.hikesdogslove.com. “I was just sick...

BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by November

BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by November

Erin Baldassari,
East Bay Times

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Facing a shortage of roughly one-third of its professional engineering and technical staff, aging infrastructure and growing capital needs, BART has an ambitious plan to fill more than 60 vacancies by November, agency officials said. The BART board of directors last week approved up to $500,000 to...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

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...

New project to reduce BART track noise

New project to reduce BART track noise

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

Last Thursday the BART Board of Directors approved a rail replacement project that will cut screeching noises to a minimum on two of its loudest sections of the track, beginning in September. Over Labor Day weekend, BART will replace the rail and install rail dampers to 3,000 feet of track between ...

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Shomari Block,
Contributor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Mount Rushmore of Bay Area sports — let’s call it Mount Baymore — would feature the greatest of the greats who have played professionally on Bay Area pro teams. Former 49er quarterback Joe Montana belongs there. Former Giants centerfielder Willie Mays would sit front and center, and former 49ers receiv...

Homelessness hits close to home

Homelessness hits close to home

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The last time my younger brother and I visited my mom, she was living in “The Jungle,” a former homeless camp in San Jose. She has been a crystal meth drug addict for 16 years and is currently homeless. My mom hasn’t always lived this lifestyle; she was such a great person and caretaker. Her name is R...

Keep it lit on 420

Keep it lit on 420

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The one day when it’s acceptable and even celebrated to roast a bone out in public, April 20 evokes the gathering of thousands in one of the biggest sessions of the country, right here in the Bay. Tons of misconceptions and myths about the origins and cultivation of the term 420 linger in the air,...

Dublin: Popular I-580/680 bypass road to close for up to seven months

Dublin: Popular I-580/680 bypass road to close for up to seven months

Sam Richards,
East Bay Times

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Anthony Jurado had bought the house on Tassajara Road just a month before a stranger knocked on his side door and told him that, soon, the road in front of his house would close for seven months a few miles to the south. It wasn’t welcome news. “I’m a contractor, so I’m never going to impede ...

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