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‘Better Futures’ home gives East Bay women hope

By Peter Hegarty, EAST BAY TIMES

December 13, 2018


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Moms struggling with addiction or living on the streets now have somewhere to stay as they look to get reunited with their kids and put their lives on track. The Time for Change Foundation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, officially opened the doors of a house on Townsend Avenue last week that eve...

Transgender rights in danger

Transgender rights in danger

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

December 12, 2018


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Nov. 27 marked the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s death, California’s first openly gay elected official who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In the 40 years since Milk’s death, the LGBTQIA community has flourished and fought for equal rights. However, the community continue...

Hayward mural artists beautify the town

Hayward mural artists beautify the town

By Danielle Depp, CONTRIBUTOR

December 6, 2018


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Ten years ago, the Downtown Hayward “Utility Box Art Project” was implemented in hopes of reducing graffiti. Graffiti and vandalism are major issues for big cities because they bring down the city’s appearance and property values. Street art and graffiti have become a recognizable characteristic of ...

The celebrations and events of Navidad

The celebrations and events of Navidad

By Marisol Martinez Garcia, SPANISH EDITOR

December 6, 2018


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The holidays are a time for families to get together, eat great food and celebrate traditions. In the Mexican cultures, the holidays or fiestas navideñas, are full of fun traditions like posadas (holiday parties), Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), and día de Reyes (The Three Wise Men Day.) The fiestas...

Homeless clean up the city of San Jose

Homeless clean up the city of San Jose

By Alexia Dentoni, CONTRIBUTOR

November 30, 2018


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San Jose, Calif. started a new program called Beautify San Jose which offers the homeless an opportunity to earn a livable wage by cleaning up the city. There are approximately 4,350 homeless people residing in San Jose according to the 2017 Homeless Census and survey. The participants in this program wi...

Hayward’s annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

Hayward’s annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

November 8, 2018


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The third annual Halloween Trunk or Treat took place at the HUB Parent Resource Center in Hayward, California on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Hayward housing for low-income residents

By Ikaika Nichols, CONTRIBUTOR

November 8, 2018


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The city of Hayward has approved a $28.6 million new housing development for residents with low income. This complex will act as a community living space in hopes of reducing the homelessness issue throughout the city of Hayward. The new development will be located on Depot Rd. and will be replacing ...

Barks and Boos at Adobe Art Park

Barks and Boos at Adobe Art Park

November 8, 2018


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The Barks & Boos Festival took place at Adobe Art Park in Castro Valley on October 30, 2018.

Marriott employees strike for contract reform

Marriott employees strike for contract reform

By Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR

November 1, 2018


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Hundreds of Oakland employees join nationwide strike Hundreds of employees at the Oakland Marriott City Center have been on strike daily for just under a month now. The picketers are loud and clear, striking from dusk to dawn seeking a new contract under the mantra “one job should be enough.”...

Dia de los Muertos and Halloween history

Dia de los Muertos and Halloween history

By Marisol Martinez Garcia, SPANISH EDITOR

November 1, 2018


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Celebrating the dead on All Hallow’s Eve Candy, children dressed as their favorite superheroes and scary decorations have been large part of the Halloween tradition celebrated around the globe. We see new traditions and beliefs come to life during Halloween time as cultures and customs change thro...

48th Annual Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

48th Annual Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

By Danielle Depp, CONTRIBUTOR

October 26, 2018


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Half Moon Bay’s 48th Annual Art and Pumpkin Festival Event did not disappoint the over 60,000 guests who attended the popular fall event. Coined the “Pumpkin Capital of the World”, Half Moon Bay has hosted the festival since 1971 with a variety of pumpkin-filled activities for friends, family, a...

Neighborhood garden seeks to end food deserts

Neighborhood garden seeks to end food deserts

By By Erika Martinez, STAFF WRITER

October 26, 2018


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For as long as I can remember, there has been an endless stream of liquor stores and fast food restaurants within walking distance from my home in Hayward, Calif. Processed foods are at the fingertips of the average Californian, with much more effort necessary to access alternative, healthier options ...

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