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San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat
March 14, 2018

Racist graffiti prompts closure A lockdown was issued yesterday at San Leandro High School around 11 a.m. after graffiti was discovered in a boys bathroom stall that read, “I’m shooting the School...

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business
January 6, 2018

Michael Alvarez came up with the idea to open a graffiti-based shop shortly after being arrested in 2009 for painting inside an abandoned warehouse in Fremont. The warehouse had a skatepark built inside...

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

What’s understood doesn't need to be explained?
August 29, 2017

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and the mixture of the two creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the "Mud," but not for the...

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland
August 10, 2017

Illegal dumping has become a visible problem in Oakland, California. It is all too typical to pass by a pile of trash on a street corner. The city’s Public Works department eventually cleans up the area,...

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba
August 2, 2017

After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that praised the uprising...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons
February 8, 2017

In Oakland’s Chinatown, 99 large golden spray-painted dragons adorn the sides of buildings throughout the 16-block neighborhood. The buildings serve as a gallery of sorts; one piece of art leads...

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward
April 1, 2015

For Hayward residents and frequent visitors graffiti is a common sight in the city. Graffiti artists have found several areas in the city that allows them enough time to finish their pieces.

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