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Minimum wage to increase in the Bay Area

Minimum wage to increase in the Bay Area

Erika Myers,
Contributor

February 26, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

With minimum wage increase measure Proposition J now in place, the minimum wage in Bay Area cities is on the rise since the beginning of this year. Prop J made the November ballot after the proposal by Mayor Ed Lee. Voters put this proposition into effect and surrounding cities of the Bay Area followed...

16th Annual Night of Jazz comes to Yoshi’s

16th Annual Night of Jazz comes to Yoshi’s

Sam Benavidez,
Arts and Life Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As the 16th Annual Night of Jazz at Yoshi’s in Oakland approaches,California State University, East Bay Director of Jazz Studies Mitch Butler reflected on last year’s jazz orchestra performance. “[That was] my first time [at Yoshi’s] as a conductor or a performer. When you play in a theater l...

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Tuesday the Diversity Center at California State University, East Bay screened the documentary film “I Just Wanna Ball” as part of its Black History Month celebration. The film documented how Oakland’s 2013 McClymonds High School girls basketball team won the Oakland Athletic League champio...

Bay Area rapper The Jacka killed in Oakland

Bay Area rapper The Jacka killed in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Sports & Campus Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Thirty-seven-year-old rapper Dominic Newton, better known as The Jacka, was shot in East Oakland near MacArthur Boulevard and 94th Avenue around 8:15 p.m. on Monday night. He was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital later that night. Oakland Police officials said Jacka was with friends in and around ...

Oakland hosts annual restaurant week

Oakland hosts annual restaurant week

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Since it’s creation five years ago, Oakland’s annual Restaurant Week has grown from 30 vendors to 81.  Over the next two weeks different restaurants in Oakland will serve specialty meals to participate in California’s annual Restaurant Month. Oakland’s Restaurant Week begins Jan. 15 and goes...

The “A’s Way” and where the franchise is headed

The “A’s Way” and where the franchise is headed

Erik Stenholm,
Contributor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The A’s are famous for losing their franchise players in their prime. This is common knowledge, and yet it hurts more and more each time it happens to the green and gold and their faithful fans. Jason Giambi (Yankees), Tim Hudson (Braves), Mark Mulder (Cardinals), Miguel Tejada (Orioles), Barry Zito (Gi...

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Bryan Cordova,
Metro and Spanish Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Protesters took to the streets this past Sunday to rally up and give voices to the recent victims of police related deaths. They swarmed the corner of Broadway and 14th Street in Oakland with pickets and posters demanding justice for multiple lives. Many groups joined together for the demonstration...

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Por Bryan Cordova,
Editor de ciudad y copia en español

December 10, 2014


Filed under Spanish

Manifestantes salieron a las calles el domingo pasado para reunir y dar voz a las víctimas recientes de la policía muertes relacionadas. Llenaron  la esquina de Broadway y la 14th calles de Oakland con piquetes y carteles exigiendo justicia para múltiples vidas. Muchos grupos se unieron para la...

West Coast reacts to Ferguson

West Coast reacts to Ferguson

Bryan Cordova,
Metro and Spanish Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

After the Missouri grand jury found no cause to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, protesters swarmed the streets of Oakland and Los Angeles this past week. Last Monday, thousands of protesters gathered throughout the downtown area to demonstrate against the verdict against Mike Brown. ...

Ice cream sales help Oakland Public Libraries

Ice cream sales help Oakland Public Libraries

Jamal Muhammad,
Contributor

November 29, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Fenton’s Creamery teamed up with the authors of “This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places,” Melissa Davis and photographer Kristen Loken to help Friends of Public Library raise money for the Oakland Public Library system. The donations go towards providing services such as reading programs, tu...

CSUEB offers first social media program

CSUEB offers  first social  media program

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor

November 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

California State University, East Bay will launch their Social Media Marketing Certificate Program this winter. CSUEB will be the first university to offer this kind of program in the East Bay. With the Bay Area being home to social media giants like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and more, CSU...

How will the silver and black ever come back?

How will the silver and black ever come back?

Erik Stenholm,
Contributor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The demise of the Oakland Raiders franchise since their 2002 Super Bowl appearance has been well documented in recent years. Since the start of the 2003 NFL season they have won 53 games and lost 132, by far the worst record in the league in that time frame. According to a 2013 Forbes study, they...

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