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Fremont approves $1.5 million to upgrade emergency radio system

Fremont approves $1.5 million to upgrade emergency radio system

Kevin Gichuru,
Contributor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

The Fremont City Council has proposed allocating $1.5 million to upgrade the city’s emergency radio systems, which would double the total amount of access to city emergency response teams as well as federal government departments like Homeland Security. This is due to be accomplished by June 2019 at the...

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont

Tia L. Wilson and Katelyn Gamble,
Contributors

June 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

Christopher Brownfield recently appeared before Judge Nikki Clark in the Fremont Hall of Justice for running a stop sign, driving with an expired registration, no proof of insurance and possession of marijuana. He was stopped for running a stop sign on May 11, 2014, with other violations. “It says...

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...

New dance studio to open in Fremont

New dance studio to open in Fremont

Jaleiah Bustos,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

CSUEB third year student opens family business Last month at Studio A in the RAW Center at CSU East Bay, Kyra Birks shouted, “In five, six, seven, eight” before starting into her first workout by moving her legs from right-left-right-clap, the Grapevine dance move. Birks’ fellow eight students...

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

Each journey to become a California state assembly member is unique. This was the case for Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City and North Fremont State Assembly representative William “Bill” Quirk on Oct. 16. From his college years working on mayoral campaigns to eventually running in his own, Q...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On May 1, an unnamed 47-year-old San Jose resident was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake at the top of Fremont’s Mission Peak Regional Preserve. An antivenom was administered by paramedic Shaun Bouyea before a helicopter brought him to Washington Hospital, according to NBC Bay Area New...

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a democrat from Fremont. The bill will lower the private loan garnishment cap from its...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died. The driver of ...

Fremont exhibit displays college protest art

Fremont exhibit displays college protest art

Mathew Weber,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

On March 19, the Fremont Art Association—in partnership with Dr. Sharat Lin of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center—hosted a special event at their gallery in the Niles district of Fremont to commemorate their Art of Protest exhibit. In a presentation at the event, organizers examined the histo...

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro

The Cal State East Bay Hayward campus was briefly closed on Tuesday evening following an officer involved shooting near the City View Apartments on Carlos Bee Boulevard. According to the Fremont Police Department, around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday detectives attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle that was as...

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Metro

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt, Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told Cal State East Bay students, staff and faculty at a presentation on campus on Wednesday. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wieckowski spoke to under 50 attendees in the University Union’s Bay View room about SB 16, a new b...

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