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Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

August 1, 2018


Filed under Features

Veterinarian Gary Richter has practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area for about 20 years. He describes himself as an integrative veterinarian that utilizes both western medicine and natural holistic care. He weaves the two together to get the best outcome for his patients. He recognizes that th...

Dogs are the new life savers

Dogs are the new life savers

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I never thought how much my life would change after I got a dog. I met my dog Chuchie Corley when he was three months and it was like love at first sight. I saw that a friend on Snapchat was giving him away and I knew he would help me with how low I had been feeling at the time. I made him mine. I...

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Atlas is my two-year-old dog that is half husky and half golden retriever. He’s about 70 pounds, full of energy and sheds his long black and white hairs all over my car, furniture and clothing. I bathe him every few weeks to keep him clean and help with his shredding but in November I took him to get...

Service dogs allowed on East Bay campus

Service dogs allowed on East Bay campus

Taylor Fedorenko,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

Demand for emotional support and service dogs on the rise Emily Wood, a graduate student working towards her master in social work at Cal State East Bay, brings her dog, Wisdom, with her to school everyday. Wood is visually impaired and Wisdom helps her get around campus. Emily’s eyesight is comparable...

The dogs of Cuba

The dogs of Cuba

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head up before collapsing again under the blazing sun. In Cuba, there are growing numbers of animals,...

The Dogs of Havana: Dog Culture in Cuba

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Videos

There are approximately 600 million stray animals in the world. I decided to explore the dog culture in Havana, Cuba and how it remains strong despite the lack of resources!

The dogs of Havana

The dogs of Havana

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head up before collapsing again under the blazing sun. In Cuba, there are growing numbers of animals,...

Allison Weseman

Allison Weseman

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Exploring Casa Blanca As I’m taking in the sights and sounds of Cuba, I realized that I have only stayed in Havana and hadn't been to other cities such as Casa Blanca. I knew that it in order to get an idea of how most Cubans live, I would have to get out of my comfort zone. Public transport...

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents itself in not only the architecture and the locals— but within the animals that roam the streets...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent visits, it wasn't truly my dog. I live in a house and for some time now I wanted to get a dog so ...

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award

Clinton Louie,
Contributor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Caroline Stanley spent the past six years researching local hikes around the East Bay. A lifelong pet owner, Stanley was always in pursuit of hikes to take her 11-year-old labrador rescue dog Bailey on. Last September, Stanley decided to create her website, www.hikesdogslove.com. “I was just sick...

Dogs and Tennis Players at Odds At Mosswood Courts

Kemal T. Stewart, Kemal T. Stewart, and Kemal T. Stewart

July 26, 2010


Filed under Features

Tennis players at North Oakland’s Mosswood Park are in conflict with dog owners over the dog park behind the tennis courts that was added a little more than a year ago. Tennis player and park attendee Thomas Wade believes the dog park makes it difficult to play without dogs interfering. “Sometimes...

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