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Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College

Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College
April 2, 2018

Thursday evening atop the hill at Zaytuna College in Berkeley: The sun had set and the lights of cars, traffic and surrounding Bay Area cities had begun to push back the night. It was a tranquil moment...

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana
April 2, 2018

On Feb. 13, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for marijuana. Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that night, “We have become what may be the first city in the country...

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley
February 28, 2018

‘Stay Wandering’ tour sells out first show at Cornerstone venue When Hirie was told the show was sold out she asked everyone in the green room to scream “Sold out!” as she recorded it on her phone....

Free Speech week incites hate

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October 19, 2017

We as American citizens have the right to freely speak, but free speech becomes a problem when protests turn violent. Violent protests do not help pave the way for a better tomorrow, and yet they keep...

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland
October 19, 2017

When you arrive to the Ganja Yoga studio in Oakland, you’re welcomed by Jess Dugan, the instructor for the class. Candles are lit, refreshments are offered, and so is a tray of complimentary cannabis...

Touring, not what we imagined

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October 19, 2017

To the average spectator it may seem like traveling bands appear to music venues at a magical flick of a wrist or even through a secret portal hidden behind the curtains. The truth is usually a lot...

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence
October 2, 2017

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music....

Promoting music shows a learning process for student

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October 2, 2017

It is 1 a.m. on a Saturday, the fans are gone, and I am cleaning up as quickly as possible so that I can distribute the earnings and get the bands back on the road. After a month and a half of hard work,...

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend
August 30, 2017

After some pushback from local officials and citizens, two organizations cancelled right-wing rallies on Friday. The first rally was supposed to be at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday, and...

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

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco
August 23, 2017

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...

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Campus sees rising tension in 2017
May 3, 2017

A group of four people, wearing black jackets covered in white and yellow phrases like “Fear God” on the back once again visited Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on April 24. Members of the...

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Social media saved local DJ's album release
April 26, 2017

DJ and music producer known as Mimosa was set to release his new album “Sinner/Saint” with a free performance on Friday at 4:20 p.m. at Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, a music store in Berkeley. Advertisements...

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