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It’s snake season for the Bay Area

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On May 1, an unnamed 47-year-old San Jose resident was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake at the top of Fremont’s Mission Peak Regional Preserve. An antivenom was administered by paramedic Shaun Bouyea before a helicopter brought him to Washington Hospital, according to NBC Bay Area New...

Sewage flood closes first floor of Meiklejohn

Sewage flood closes first floor of Meiklejohn

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

The first floor of Meiklejohn Hall at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus was closed on Monday and Tuesday due to a sewage backup, numerous university officials confirmed Monday. The bottom floor of the building reopened yesterday at 9:30 a.m. according to campus officials. East Bay’s Interim Associa...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died. The driver of ...

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2017
Filed under Metro

The Cal State East Bay Hayward campus was briefly closed on Tuesday evening following an officer involved shooting near the City View Apartments on Carlos Bee Boulevard. According to the Fremont Police Department, around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday detectives attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle that was as...

Cops Corner

Cops Corner

Sheryl Boykins,
CSUEB Police Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Campus

Dear Campus Community, Warmer, drier weather is coming, I promise. The question of the day is: What is SUSPICIOUS (Activity, Behavior, Items)? Much like profanity, it is difficult to define, but you know it when you are faced with it. Recently a “Suspicious Person” was seen i...

Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened in an unincorporated area of North Hayward that falls ...

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...

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...

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Halloween, Associated Students Inc. will host the campus’s very first Halloween Costume Contest. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agora Stage at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. The Bay Area’s own DJ Slay, will spin hip-hop music and campus food service Aramark will ...

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Metro

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were new to the area. Sarah would soon learn that the seller was a “career criminal” who wanted to rob ...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

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