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Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Blog, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Havana is a mix between grey and white. I say grey because, unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people still live. Some b...

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Originally located on Mission Blvd. between Industrial Boulevard and Tennyson Road in South Hayward, The Dirty Bird Lounge’s dimly lit neon lights were barely visible from the street. The dark atmosphere inside boasted a long red bar top, pool tables, and a small courtyard out back. After ne...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

Recognize your server’s efforts with a tip

Recognize your server’s efforts with a tip

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A server does more than write down customer orders and take food and beverages out to them. Anyone who has ever been a server knows that serving demands incredible multitasking abilities, stress-coping skills, the ability to hustle around the restaurant without an opportunity to take bathroom breaks and ha...

Hayward restaurant re-opens

Hayward restaurant re-opens

Pavel Radostev Pushina,
Spanish Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Los Compadres, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Hayward, suffered damages from a fire, which forced the family owned business to shut down for eight days. On Jan. 28, a former restaurant, The Imperial caught on fire. According to the Daily Review, the fire started due to an electrical problem. Alt...

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...

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