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Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

A crowd of nearly 900 people gathered to watch the inaugural lighting of a 55-foot tall polished steel skin female sculpture known as “Truth is Beauty” in celebration of the grand opening of the San Leandro Technology Campus on Oct. 18. Hundreds of people held candles as the statue’s 2,500 LED li...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Job fair scheduled for Hayward campus

Job fair scheduled for Hayward campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Campus

With Halloween just around the corner, October is traditionally devoted to costume shopping, but on Oct. 27, hundreds of Cal State East Bay students will collectively dress up with a different goal in mind: to land a job. Fifty seven businesses will be taking resumes and speaking to studen...

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 ...

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