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California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was filled with music, art, food, drinks, camping, cannabis and lots of good vibes. The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started Friday and lasted through Sunday evening. Festival-goers could catch musicians on two...

Multicultural sorority established on CSUEB Hayward campus

Multicultural sorority established on CSUEB Hayward campus

Reem Habte,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

On Nov. 3, 2017, Zeta Sigma Chi became the newest sorority on Cal State East Bay’s campus and joined 31 existing Greek organizations. But this sorority chapter is different from most of the others; they were created specifically to be a multicultural group that accurately reflects the ethnic divers...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock & Roll class at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Both experiences factored into his decision to p...

Young SoCal musician making sound waves

Young SoCal musician making sound waves

Zack Gomez,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features

A young talented musician with Bay Area connections is making her mark on the rock ‘n’ roll community. Sydney Ellen has played shows all over the West Coast, including Leo’s in Oakland and Blue Lamp Concert Hall in Sacramento, gaining a strong following for her guitar skills and dedication to her...

Family bounces back after losing everything in Tubbs Fire

Family bounces back after losing everything in Tubbs Fire

Andrew Cooper,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features

The devastating Tubbs Fire that burned Eric and Anna Satrom’s home to the ground will not stop them from raising their children in the same neighborhood on the same piece of property in Coffee Park. Not only are the Satroms recovering, they are upgrading. “The loan officer submitted the applicatio...

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Lesly Garcia,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The city of Hayward celebrated Cinco De Mayo with the annual festival on B Street last weekend. The festival was organized by La Alianza de Hayward, a local nonprofit community organization, Hayward Downtown Association and by city council members. Francisco Zermeno, a Hayward City Council mem...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Justin Timberlake performed in Downtown San Jose at the SAP Center this Tuesday. It was his first of two back-to-back shows at the arena. The Man of the Woods Tour is the pop singer’s sixth world tour. At 9:15 pm the house lights went dark and the stage lights came up. Timberlake’s band, backup...

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Tia L. Wilson,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Metro

A second round of funding cuts could be coming for some local Hayward organizations. The Hayward Community Services Commission proposed a 25 percent funding cut to community organizations dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence during the Hayward City Council meeting on April 3. Ruby’s Plac...

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

Yasmine Castaneda,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

If you are planning on watching the new science fiction film, “Annihilation,” be prepared for a weird, intriguing and unsettling world. The film examines our self-destructive nature and looks at how emotions such as depression, grief and sadness push people to their limits. “Annihilation” i...

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Pearl’s Coffee Shop, located near Cal State East Bay on Hayward Boulevard, is family owned and has been run by Pearl Adre for years with the goal of providing a happy space for people to visit in the mornings. With no previous experience in the restaurant or food industry, she was forced to pick up...

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