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Civil rights activist to visit Hayward

Civil rights activist to visit Hayward

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is set to visit Cal State East Bay on May 31 to speak and reflect on her life and work in the labor movement in a presentation titled, “Lessons Learned: Past, Present and Future.” The event will take place at the University Theatre from ...

California governor passes tobacco laws

California governor passes tobacco laws

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

The days of 18-year-olds legally buying cigarettes at gas stations and liquor stores around the state of California will soon be a thing of the past beginning June 9. On May 4, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several tobacco-related bills into law that will raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 2...

Eradication of ‘sudden oak death’ disease is no longer possible in California

Eradication of ‘sudden oak death’ disease is no longer possible in California

Louis Sahagun,
Los Angeles Times

May 4, 2016


Filed under Metro

Over the last two decades, California and the federal government have faced harsh criticism for failing to take stronger actions to stop a highly contagious disease that has killed millions of trees along coastal regions from Big Sur to portions of Oregon. Now, a new computer modeling study suggest...

Prince was in the house, at least in spirit, during Weekend 2 of the Coachella festival

Prince was in the house, at least in spirit, during Weekend 2 of the Coachella festival

Gerrick Kennedy,
Los Angeles Times

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The buzz going into the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was how the event’s organizers and artists would pay tribute to Prince, who died Thursday, a day before the Indio festival reopened its gates. Throughout the weekend, fans could be spotted in T-shirts wi...

SF supervisors seek to make employers pay for family bonding time

SF supervisors seek to make employers pay for family bonding time

Heather Knight,
San Francisco Chronicle

April 13, 2016


Filed under Metro

San Francisco on Tuesday is nearly certain to become the first municipality in the nation to mandate that employers offer fully paid bonding time to employees with babies. But the expected easy passage by the Board of Supervisors belies heated opposition from some small-business owners. Currently, Californi...

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

A controversial proposal by the Valero oil refinery that would bring in thousands of tons of crude oil a day has some Benicia residents seriously questioning whether it’s time to peel the “It’s Better in Benicia” bumper stickers from the backs of their cars and relocate. Originally proposed in 20...

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The people have spoken and legislators listened, finalizing a California law that will set the minimum wage bar high for the rest of the country. On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 dollars by 2022. The state minimum wage is currently $10 and is one...

Agreement moves California closer to $15 minimum wage

Agreement moves California closer to $15 minimum wage

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

A tentative compromise between labor unions and legislators was reached on Saturday that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15, according to an article published by the Associated Press. Sen. Mark Leno D-San Francisco told the Associated Press on Saturday that this will be presented to t...

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....

California cracks down on hoverboards

California cracks down on hoverboards

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Metro

The hoverboard craze exploded in 2015 and the motorized devices were one of the hottest gift items during the holiday season. However, new owners of the boards in California will have to adhere to several new laws or risk being ticketed. California lawmakers put several restrictions on the devices...

California cracks down on equal pay

California cracks down on equal pay

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Metro, Politics

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

CSUEB prepares for campus sustainability day

CSUEB prepares for campus sustainability day

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

It’s been said time and time again, “We need to be more environmentally friendly.” It’s easier said than done but the question is how do we make it happen? To assist in answering that question Cal State East Bay hired Jillian Buckholz as its first director of sustainability. Buckholz was hire...

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