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Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25
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 ... Read more »

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11
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... Read more »

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
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... Read more »

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 16
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... Read more »

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

No “creepy clowns” at campus costume contest

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 26
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 ... Read more »

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19
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 ... Read more »

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19
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 ... Read more »

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 12
Filed under Metro

It’s been five years since activists with the Occupy movement made camp at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest social inequality and wealth disparity. Today, the tents are long-gone and supporters say Occupy Oakland no longer exists. On Saturday evening, around 150 Occupy sympathizers gathered ... Read more »

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million lawsuit against the Livermore Police Department. She had previously filed a $66 million lawsuit against th... Read more »

Hayward more than my home

Hayward more than my home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

When I drive up the Harder Hill and come to school at Cal State East Bay, it’s like a different world. I can almost forget about what’s waiting for me when I come back down. Many East Bay students leave Hayward when school is over, but I am still here, in the city I was born and raised ... Read more »

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Metro, Showcase

When the City of Hayward opened the new downtown loop in 2014, this is not what officials had in mind. Just a block away from the $105 million renovation project labeled as a traffic solution lies two of the biggest eyesores in the entire city: The old Hayward Centennial Hall and the bankrup... Read more »

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with several neighboring local law enforcement agencies and the FBI, announced the culmination of operation... Read more »

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