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Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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 ...

Raiders have record-setting season

Raiders have record-setting season

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Raiders finally got a glimpse of what the playoffs look like, but it wasn’t the view they wanted to see. This season was the first time that the Raiders have been to the playoffs in fourteen years and they did so with a record of 12-4. They lost 27-14 to the Houston Texans, but came a...

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Screaming, yelling and chanting could be heard all across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus last Wednesday. The news circulated primarily through social media and urged students, faculty and staff to gather in protest of the election of Donald Trump as the successor to current President of the Un...

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