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San Leandro invests in downtown development

San Leandro invests in downtown development

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

New bars and restaurants attract a different crowd. Five years ago you might have clutched your belongings and power-walked to your car while leaving the Downtown San Leandro Safeway on Hesperian Boulevard. But things have changed. The area was once swarmed with panhandlers and delinquents, but now ...

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Christopher George,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The squeak of wheels and clanking of metal are not sounds often heard on a basketball court. And yet, as the Golden State Road Warriors wheelchair basketball team go through practice drills, the crunch and crash of metal hitting metal as they fight for a better defensive position is all part of the game. The...

How to stay safe at CSU East Bay at night

How to stay safe at CSU East Bay at night

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus

Campus life here at Cal State East Bay is just like any other college campus. Students are scrambling around like ants trying to get to their colony; lines at Subway and Panda Express are out the door, parking spots are scarce and there’s hardly anywhere to sit and get some peace and quiet. On a...

“Kneeling” loses its focus

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick chose to kneel in protest against police brutality...

Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Oscar Torres,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Longtime Bay Area radio host Jesus “Chuy” Gomez works the hardest on Sundays. He hosts a show called Sunday Night Oldies, which focuses mainly on Motown classics, cruising classics, oldies but goodies and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. He pitched the idea to his bosses at HOT 105.7 FM in the summer of 2016 t...

Will the San Jose Earthquakes be playoff bound once again?

Will the San Jose Earthquakes be playoff bound once again?

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Only two games remain in the regular season, and the San Jose Earthquakes are fighting for every point possible to secure a spot in the top six of the Western Conference. If they’re able to successfully secure a playoff position they once again have a fighting chance at MLS glory. The Quakes ha...

The ripple effect of gentrification

The ripple effect of gentrification

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of new, high-end apartments being proposed in San Lorenzo, the word “gentrification” has been thrown around frequently in the East Bay. However, not many people have a firm grasp on what exactly it means. The term itself was coined in 1964 by British Sociologist Ruth Glass ...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro

Hayward is on the road to its first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building with the construction of a new public library. A ZNE building produces an equal amount of energy that it uses annually from the city’s grid, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. The Hayward pu...

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based political and self-professed free speech organization has received approval from the National Park Service to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Chrissy Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 26. Oath Keepers, a Las Vegas-based militia that the Southern Poverty Law Cente...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly pop-up restaurant menu. Ibarra, 32, is often at Lake Merritt. With her brown curly hair thr...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

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