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Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Sports

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned, are able to visit other teams to potentially find a new place to play with a new contract. ...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors
March 15
Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
March 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The glow of red still hung from the ceiling lights and the mirror walls that framed the walkway of The Ruby Room were covered in local art. The entrance tables of the Oakland dive bar became display areas for ceramics and the back lounge stands were full of beaded and wire jewelry for sale. Even the...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
March 8
Filed under Features, Metro

On a recent cold Friday morning at the The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, the nonprofit group “For Richmond” hosted “Breakfast with Bobby Seale,” its 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration breakfast. In the 1960s and ‘70s, Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, created the first ...

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Sports

The NFL season may be over, but the Raiders are still making headlines: investors at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking, securities and management firm, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson have withdrawn their investments in the Oakland team’s new Las Vegas stadium. The with...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

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 visitors to others nearby within the line of sight. The dragons were created by graffiti art...

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If Google features you on their internet page logo, you must be a big deal. The internet search engine company did just that on Monday when it honored Japanese Civil Rights activist Fred T. Korematsu on the day dedicated to him, Jan. 30. The city of Oakland took things a step further on Sunday when ...

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

A black fashion doll, clothed in a black dress and a neon pink “pussy” hat, rose stark against a sea of protesters at the Oakland Women’s March on Jan. 20, as her creator Stephan Davidich held her high above the chaos to snap a photo. Her name is Deja Dohl and Davidich crafted her out of a wax m...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer
January 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Kaila Mathis, DeAlaundria Gardner, and Justin Shiu,
Contributors
January 11
Filed under Metro

Gunfire shut down an Oakland City Hall meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and all meetings were cancelled for the evening as police set up barricades around the one block crime scene. The Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency and Economic Development Committee was nearly an hour into a meeting ...

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