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Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22
Filed under Metro

Earlier this month, the Hayward Police Department released new information from investigative leads in a 2016 murder. On Aug. 6, 2016 around 7:30 p.m. a 17-year-old male was shot and killed on Muir Street, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. HPD never released the v...

Hayward more than my home

Hayward more than my home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

When I drive up the Harder Hill and come to school at Cal State East Bay, it’s like a different world. I can almost forget about what’s waiting for me when I come back down. Many East Bay students leave Hayward when school is over, but I am still here, in the city I was born and raised ...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18
Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 11
Filed under Metro

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012...

Suspects arrested in murder

Suspects arrested in murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27
Filed under Metro

Things took a deadly turn on July 13 for Adan Farrid Katami, 38, from Antioch. According to several family members, Katami was on his way to pick up his four-year-old daughter when Memphis, Tenn. native Johnny Will Wright Jr., 46, shot and killed Katami at an intersection in Cherryland, an unincorporated...

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 6
Filed under Metro

On June 29 Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrests of three suspects in the May 15 shooting death of Dariel Arreola. Arreola was shot at the Senior Community Center at 13909 E. 14th St. while outside of a first communion celebration he was attending. San Leandro Police Department Lieutena...

No suspects in homicide case

No suspects in homicide case

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 2
Filed under Metro

The San Leandro Police Department confirmed yesterday that despite no suspects being arrested, the investigation into the May 15 shooting death of Dariel Arreola, 28, that happened in San Leandro, is still ongoing. SLPD Lieutenant Robert McManus said yesterday, “Nothing else right now. Still hoping to...

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 18
Filed under Metro, Showcase

San Leandro Police identified the man who was shot and killed on Sunday evening as 28-year-old Dariel Arreola, who had a Manteca address but is a Hayward native. Around 7:30 p.m., SLPD received multiple calls that reported a shooting near the Senior Community Center at 13909 E. 14th St. However, when...

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 12
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, now 66 years old, was just 19 years old when she brutally murdered Rosemarie LaBianca, wife of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca, by stabbing her in the lower back 16 times. While serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Women in Corona,...

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