California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Metro

Berkeley residents gathered on Jan. 29 at the Frances M. Albrier Community Center for a meeting to address shootings that occurred in the city on Jan. 25. At the meeting, which was organized by councilwoman for West Berkeley, Cheryl Davila, police officials said they received several calls on Jan. 25 rep...

Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25
Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened in an unincorporated area of North Hayward that falls ...

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 16
Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Halloween, Associated Students Inc. will host the campus’s very first Halloween Costume Contest. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agora Stage at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. The Bay Area’s own DJ Slay, will spin hip-hop music and campus food service Aramark will ...

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Metro

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were new to the area. Sarah would soon learn that the seller was a “career criminal” who wanted to rob ...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million lawsuit against the Livermore Police Department. She had previously filed a $66 million lawsuit against th...

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 28
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Forget pepper spray: a USB drive-sized personal alarm system is becoming the new safety option on campus for students. The University Police Department, in collaboration with ASI, and the Housing and Risk Management departments purchased 5,000 devices for the university — enough for the entire fre...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18
Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17
Filed under Metro

At least seven major wildfires are currently burning throughout California at different degrees of containment, and local organizations are ramping up safety efforts to prevent blazes from reaching the Bay Area. Yesterday, the East Bay Regional Parks District released a list of “very high” fire...

Controversy continues for local police

Controversy continues for local police

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 6
Filed under Metro, Showcase

One of the most dangerous cities in America still does not have a police chief. It’s been nearly three weeks since an Oakland Police Chief has resigned, stepped down or was fired. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf appointed City Administrator Sabrina Landreth as acting overseer of the department until an inve...

California State University East Bay
Crime