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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...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro

Bay Area residents are familiar with earthquakes, but nearly 500 in three weeks is odd. This has been the reality for San Ramon, which has felt 535 earthquakes in 22 days. It began with a micro earthquake at 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 that registered a magnitude of 0.8 and peaked with a 3.6 tremor on Oct....

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Brian White,
Contributor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

When visitors arrive at Oakland Drink and Draw inside the Parkway Theater in West Oakland, they pick out supplies from a bookshelf stacked full of various paper and drawing utensils. They take a seat next to people already drawing, or maybe a couple having their first date. The smell of popcorn hits y...

Cross country runs wild in Palo Alto

Cross country runs wild in Palo Alto

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Campus Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

With a new coach at the helm, it’s been a fresh start for the men and women’s cross country teams at Cal State East Bay. On Saturday, both squads competed in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto along with 29 other schools. The women finished in 26th place overall and 8th among NCAA Division II t...

Oakland mourns slain artist

Oakland mourns slain artist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The West Street underpass in West Oakland will forever be stamped by the work of local artist Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he worked on a mural designed by Oakland middle school students that depicts a boy who has special powers to heal and stop violence. After Oakland police...

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