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Prop 10, bringing Major changes to a communities

Prop 10, bringing Major changes to a communities

By Xavier Clark, CONTRIBUTOR

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features

California renters pay nearly 50 percent more on rent than any of the other 50 states, according to the official voter information guide. Data collected by Investors.com displayed that, of the top 100 most expensive cities to rent in the United States, Bay Area cities made eight of the top 20 spots ...

Aiding Solano’s homeless population

Aiding Solano’s homeless population

By Geremiah Lago, CONTRIBUTOR

October 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Solano County is in the process of receiving $4.9 million in homeless aid in one-time state money to help homeless families and individuals. $500 million in one-time funds were included in the California State Budget for 2018-2019. The program is called the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and is desig...

Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

August 1, 2018


Filed under Features

Veterinarian Gary Richter has practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area for about 20 years. He describes himself as an integrative veterinarian that utilizes both western medicine and natural holistic care. He weaves the two together to get the best outcome for his patients. He recognizes that th...

Cannabis is now for pets

Cannabis is now for pets

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Products containing cannabidiol, better known as CBD, are becoming more common for cannabis consumers to find in their local dispensaries. CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that does not get you high but instead it has been proven to provide a variety of medical benefits for humans including relief...

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Features

It is not very common for people to go out and party on a Wednesday night, considering that most work during the week. However, last Wednesday was an exception for me. I went to “Wormhole Wednesday” at The New Parish on San Pablo Avenue in Downtown Oakland, and it was a much greater experience than...

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...

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