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Oakland Police add officers, increase community involvement

Oakland Police add officers,  increase community involvement

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

In recent years, it has been a priority for the City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf to add more police to the department. For the second consecutive year Oakland did just that, when the Oakland Police Department held a graduation for 35 new officers on Oct. 30. In 2010, OPD had massive layoffs and thei...

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Hayward became the most recent location for speed-cubing: the Hayward Rubik’s Rumble at City Hall in Hayward welcomed national and international champions to the event. Nearly 100 competitors gathered in Hayward to display their Rubik’s Cube skills and possibly capture a win thanks to some fast hands. Many...

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro

Bay Area residents are familiar with earthquakes, but nearly 500 in three weeks is odd. This has been the reality for San Ramon, which has felt 535 earthquakes in 22 days. It began with a micro earthquake at 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 that registered a magnitude of 0.8 and peaked with a 3.6 tremor on Oct....

Play examines life, love and death within community

Play examines life, love and death within community

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A Pulitzer Prize winning production, “Our Town” follows the lives of two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs through life, love, marriage and death. Directing the production is Darryl V Jones, a CSUEB professor of 10 years who previously directed several productions on campus including, “In t...

A look into the Pioneer’s future

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features

One year ago, I received an email from my department saying that The Pioneer newspaper was hiring. I loved to write but I had no experience in journalism and I wasn’t sure if there was a place at the paper for beginners. I was nervous when I walked into the Pioneer to attend my first editorial meeting...

Water testing could affect taste and color

Water testing could affect taste and color

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Metro

If East Bay residents think their water looks and tastes funny, they might be right. Last week the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission began testing a backup water supply that is designed to provide water to Bay Area residents, including many East Bay cities. The Lower Cherry Aqueduct System wa...

“Person of interest” sought in homicide of East Bay muralist

“Person of interest” sought in homicide of East Bay muralist

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Metro

The Oakland Police Department released an image from a surveillance video on Monday of a man that they are calling a “person of interest” in connection to the homicide of 27-year-old muralist Antonio Ramos last month. According to the press release from OPD, the suspect is approximately 6 feet tall, 2...

Se acerca una huelga entre la facultad de la UEC

Se acerca una huelga entre la facultad de la UEC

Louis LaVenture,
Editor de noticias y deportes

September 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

El 24 de septiembre la Asociación de Profesores de California anunció que tendrá un período de votación de 10 días, comenzando el 19 de octubre hasta el 28 para decidir si quieren organizar una huelga. El presidente de la CFA y la profesora de filosofía y relaciones públicas y administración de ...

Oakland mourns slain artist

Oakland mourns slain artist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The West Street underpass in West Oakland will forever be stamped by the work of local artist Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he worked on a mural designed by Oakland middle school students that depicts a boy who has special powers to heal and stop violence. After Oakland police...

CSUEB students build new playground

CSUEB students build new playground

by Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Campus, Metro

Swings and slides went up on Saturday at the Salvation Army in Downtown Hayward, adding to a semi-vacant play area for children in their after school program. The idea for the playground came from Cal State East Bay senior Javier Lopez, a criminal justice major with a minor in sociology. Since Janu...

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

by Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Fear the walking dead — or spend an evening with them — when Synergy Theater presents their Halloween event, Z is for Zombie: An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. “What makes this play special is that we’re not just improvising in the style of a...

Wildcats claw in straight sets

Wildcats claw in straight sets

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite close matches in the first two sets, the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team fell to visiting Chico State 3-0 on Tuesday night at Pioneer Gymnasium in Hayward. The Pioneers are now 3-10 overall and 1-4 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference competitions this seas...

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