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The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

A once popular movie theater in downtown Berkeley, known for its 22 year stretch of midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is reopening after sitting vacant for 15 years. But the days of film screenings have passed. Located at 2036 University Avenue, the UC Theatre has been c...

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...

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Despite what many people believe, the homeless epidemic is not on the rise in Hayward. Since as early as 2003, surveys, questionnaires and censuses taken by subcontractors of Alameda County have been used gauge the size of the homeless population in the East Bay. However, Hayward has become a victim...

Donation boxes change scene in Berkeley

Donation boxes change scene in Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 20, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Berkeley City Council approved a proposal from both the Downtown Berkeley Association and the Berkeley Food and Housing Project to install donation boxes for the homeless in various locations around the city. Positive Change is the name of the program that has been authorized for 10 total donation bo...

MeloMelo brings Kava to Bay Area

MeloMelo brings Kava to Bay Area

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Berkeley on the corner of University Avenue and McGee Avenue stands a new type of bar: a kava bar. MeloMelo Kava Bar is the first kava bar in the Bay Area and third one to open in California since Kava’s legalization in 2002, according to the Foo...

#ThrowbackThursday – Smoking

#ThrowbackThursday – Smoking

January 22, 2015


Filed under Features

No-smoking proposal awaits approval By Kimberly Mulron Thursday, June 6, 1992 Health risks imposed on nonsmokers from passive smoke may become a thing in the past at Cal State Hayward if Vice President of Administration and Business Carolyn Spatta and President Norma Reese uphold a new non-smoking ...

New Years Eve in the Bay Area    

New Years Eve in the Bay Area      

Bryan Cordova, Metro & Spanish Editor

December 31, 2014


Filed under Blog

It's New Year Eve, and the final day of 2014 deserves to go out with a BANG! For those of you, like myself, whom wait till the last minute to make plans, here are some activities around the East Bay to help you end the year right. Balloon Drop-Oakland Chabot Space and Science Center invites childr...

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Bryan Cordova,
Metro and Spanish Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Protesters took to the streets this past Sunday to rally up and give voices to the recent victims of police related deaths. They swarmed the corner of Broadway and 14th Street in Oakland with pickets and posters demanding justice for multiple lives. Many groups joined together for the demonstration...

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Por Bryan Cordova,
Editor de ciudad y copia en español

December 10, 2014


Filed under Spanish

Manifestantes salieron a las calles el domingo pasado para reunir y dar voz a las víctimas recientes de la policía muertes relacionadas. Llenaron  la esquina de Broadway y la 14th calles de Oakland con piquetes y carteles exigiendo justicia para múltiples vidas. Muchos grupos se unieron para la...

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Richard Zepeda,
Contributor

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center recently commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a performance from Gloria Arjona, Ph.D., a Spanish professor at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. In her performance, Arjona used images, narration, poems, and ballads...

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