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Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As an avid wanderer of the city of Oakland, many times I have walked past a swanky-looking structure on Broadway that reminded me of the San Francisco offices on Market Street. The “Youth Radio” sign that hung over the entrance never proved enticing enough for me to inquire more because, like the...

Oakland today, Las Vegas tomorrow?

Oakland today, Las Vegas tomorrow?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With no firm proposal for a new stadium in Oakland, the Raiders could be on the move. Owner Mark Davis, son of former owner Al Davis, has confirmed his interest in moving the team to Las Vegas or San Antonio. According to USA Today, Ron Reese, a senior vice president at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. sa...

Oakland votes for no coal

Oakland votes for no coal

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland City Council voted 7-0 against an initiative that would allow coal transportation through the city at a special meeting on June 27. The proposal would have overturned an ordinance that blocks the storage and handling of bulk amounts of coal within the city, according to a City Hall public...

Hayward trae la primera escuela de educacion especial en ontoño

Hayward trae la primera escuela de educacion especial en ontoño

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe

June 29, 2016


Filed under Spanish

Para muchas personas el término “necesidades especiales” puede ser extranjero. Sin embargo, la educación especial se está convirtiendo en una tendencia cada vez más popular en toda California.De acuerdo con el Departamento de Educación del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos, un niño o joven tiene...

Hayward to get first special needs school in fall

Hayward to get first special needs school in fall

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

For many people the term “special needs” may be foreign or confusing. However, special needs education is becoming an increasingly popular trend throughout California. According to the United States Government Department of Education, a child or young person has special educational needs if they have ...

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

June 22, 2016


Filed under Features

The East Oakland Boxing Association is an after school and summer youth program that offers one-on-one tutoring, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts and martial arts training for kids aged 5 to 20. All activities are free. Banners with the words Integrity, Courage, Respect, Focus, Honor, Education and Dis...

Oakland Police Department in shambles

Oakland Police Department in shambles

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

To say the Oakland Police Department has had a tough month would be an understatement. Several of the department’s officers have been accused of sexual misconduct — as well as others who have allegedly texted racist remarks — which has led to the resignation of three police chiefs in less tha...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Oakland skatepark thrives one year later

Oakland skatepark thrives one year later

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Features

Oakland’s Town Park Skate Gallery looks sleek and professional. Shiny metal coping and sharp corner ledges line the top edges of new, smooth concrete transition sections of the park, allowing skaters seemingly endless possibilities for maneuvers, tricks and runs. This park covers 8,300 square feet w...

Feds drop charges against cannabis club

Feds drop charges against cannabis club

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

Don’t quit. That’s what I was always taught. The Federal Government must not have been taught that same lesson, because on May 3 they did exactly that: Quit. The white towel was thrown, charges against Harborside Health Center will be dropped. This decision, supported by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and accompanied by a statement by ...

Warriors win without Steph

Warriors win without Steph

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Many people thought losing Stephen Curry would spell disaster for the Golden State Warriors’ championship aspirations. For much of yesterday’s second round playoff game against the Portland Trailblazers, they were right. The Blazers came out on fire and scored 34 points in the first quarter, the mos...

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Marisa Kendall,
The Mercury News

April 21, 2016


Filed under Metro

When Uber opens its massive new headquarters near downtown Oakland next year, flooding the area with as many as 3,000 workers, it will become part of an already thriving tech scene. As the city makes an effort to become more tech friendly, dozens of other startups have joined longtime anchors Pandora and Ask.com in Oakland over the pas...

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