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Does CSU East Bay have questionable water quality?

Does CSU East Bay have questionable water quality?

Cody Davis and Daniel McGuire,
Contributors

June 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

On several occasions, Reza Khorasani, finance vice-president for Associated Students Inc., complained to university officials at Cal State East Bay about the drinking water on campus. Since February, in meetings with student government officials and university President Leroy Morishita, Khorasani said he ...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday night President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The mysterious word caused an eruption on social media, but the real news came Wednesday morning when several news sources reported that Trump will pull out of th...

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials. From time to time, I catch a whiff of rotten eggs, indicating the presence of sulfur in the breez...

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

By the year 2100, parts of the Oakland Coliseum, railroads, highways 580, 80 and the Oakland International Airport could be covered by two meters — or six and a half feet — of water, if sea levels continue to rise as anticipated, according to Robert Cheasty, Executive Director of Citizens for East S...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

Valero reaches hazardous waste settlement

Valero reaches hazardous waste settlement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Valero oil refining company is in the hot seat. A settlement for improper hazardous waste reporting and handling will require the refinery’s Benicia facility to pay a $157,800 fine and improve its piping operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an Oct. 5 news release. A ...

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...

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