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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 20, 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 20, 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 ...

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Tara Duggan,
San Francisco Chronicle

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Bay Area shoppers will soon be able to get a new kind of local produce at Whole Foods stores. Affectionately known as ugly produce, the fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy and safe yet are usually left to rot because they don’t meet typical supermarket cosmetic standards. Bags of the aesthet...

BART woes continue for Bay Area customers

BART woes continue for Bay Area customers

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

According to BART, on an average weekday about 440,000 passengers use the system, which are roughly 100,000 more than it served just five years ago. On March 17 officials revealed that BART service between the Pittsburg-Bay Point and North Concord stations would be shut down for an indefinite amount of ...

Weather spikes in Bay Area

Weather spikes in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Weather

If you thought it was hotter than normal for April yesterday, you were correct. The National Weather Service issued a warning earlier this week for the Bay Area, warning residents that the temperatures would rise midweek. The Bay Area temperatures remained mild for the most part through Wednesday and...

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D. Professor of Ethnic Studies CSUEB CFA Chapter President

March 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Dear Colleagues, Staff, and Students of the CSUEB Community, You have all certainly heard by now that 26,000 California State University faculty will strike across the entire 23 campus CSU system on April 13-15 and April 18 and 19 unless CSU Chancellor Tim White agrees to a 5% pay raise for all faculty....

Historical papers combined by publisher

Historical papers combined by publisher

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Bay Area residents better get ready for a makeover to their local newspapers. On Tuesday, Bay Area News Group President and Publisher, Sharon Ryan, announced some major shake ups to all of their publications beginning on April 5. In an open letter to BANG readers, Ryan announced the Contra Costa Times,...

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Super Bowl can be a very lucrative event for many cities: New Orleans made a profit of $480 million when the final tally came in, as reported by Mark Waller of nola.com. It allegedly saved the city from a complete financial and political collapse following Hurricane Katrina. Dallas was also reported to have made a profit of $28 million when...

Bay Area’s plan to combat sex-trafficking at Super Bowl

Bay Area’s plan to combat sex-trafficking at Super Bowl

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

While the debate continues on whether the Super Bowl generates enough revenue to outweigh the costs for hosting cities, the sex-trafficking industry sees dollar signs without need for deliberation. For football fans all across the nation, the Super Bowl is the most anticipated sporting event of the...

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

It begins in a dorm at University Village; walls covered with posters and artwork, string lights hanging above us like stars and a tiny acid tab slowly dissolving under our tongues, leaving a metallic taste. Thirty to 90 minutes is usually how long it takes for LSD to kick in. My friend and I find ourselves as...

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