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Case delayed on Nia Wilson murder

Case delayed on Nia Wilson murder

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

February 14, 2019


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It has been five months since Nia Wilson was fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART Station in Oakland, Calif. by transient John Lee Cowell. Wilson and her sister got off at MacArthur BART station to transfer trains on their way home. Wilson was standing on the platform when Cowell fatally stabbed he...

Trump implements transgender military ban

Trump implements transgender military ban

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019


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President Trump placed a ban on transgender men and women from entering the military. Last October, the Health and Human Services Department acted to remove the right for transgender men and women to identify by whichever gender they choose, forcing them to associate themselves with the gender th...

San Leandro’s first medical dispensary

San Leandro’s first medical dispensary

By Priscila Solis, CONTRIBUTROR

February 14, 2019


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San Leandro’s first of three medical-only cannabis dispensary finally opened its doors in January, three years after it was granted its license and a year after marijuana was legalized for recreational use in California. Blüm opened on Jan. 11 near Kaiser Permanente. They are one of three busin...

2019 State of the Union Address

2019 State of the Union Address

By Jessica Irrera, MANAGING EDITOR

February 7, 2019


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President Donald Trump held his second State of the Union Address on Feb. 5, roughly two weeks later than its annual date of Jan. 29. The historic 35-day government shutdown halted the address after Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi rescinded the invitation to speak until after the government had...

The double standard in the media’s portrayal of mass shooters

The double standard in the media’s portrayal of mass shooters

By Nyla Roberts, CONTRIBUTOR

February 7, 2019


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It has been seven years since the nation wept over 20 first grade school children and six adults being gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. After the massacre of the children, the discourse of gun control in this country was renewed. Since the incident there have been hu...

Supervisor Ronen Proposes forcing SFO to change Harvey Milk Signage Plan

Supervisor Ronen Proposes forcing SFO to change Harvey Milk Signage Plan

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 7, 2019


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Almost a year after San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation to rename the San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 1 after slain Supervisor Harvey Milk, Supervisor Hillary Ronen said she's still fighting over the name change. On Tuesday, Ronen's office announced she will...

Historic 2020 election features four female candidates

Historic 2020 election features four female candidates

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

January 31, 2019


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The 2020 Presidential election has brought forward multiple female congresswomen as potential candidates in the race. The candidates include: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) – Gabbard is an Army...

Government temporarily reopened after shutdown

Government temporarily reopened after shutdown

By Jessica Irrera, MANAGING EDITOR

January 31, 2019


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The longest running government shutdown in American history has come to a close after a grueling 35 days. President Trump has temporarily reopened the government for 21 days until his administration and Congress can develop mutually agreed upon legislation and funding for security at the nation’s ...

Novato, San Mateo mayors place bet on hometown QB’s in Super Bowl

Novato, San Mateo mayors place bet on hometown QB’s in Super Bowl

By Dan McMenamin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

January 30, 2019


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With both quarterbacks in Sunday’s Super Bowl hailing from hometowns in the Bay Area, the mayors of the two cities -- San Mateo and Novato -- are making a wager on the result of the big game. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went to Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo and at 41 is makin...

Hopes for a misunderstood dog breed

Hopes for a misunderstood dog breed

By Marisol Martinez Garcia, SPANISH EDITOR

January 25, 2019


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Coming in contact with dogs can be scary for people with cynophobia, a fear of dogs, especially if the dog is of the pitbull breed. “The pitbull terrier originally bred to ‘bait bulls,’ the breed evolved into all-around farm dogs, and later moved into the house to become ‘nanny dogs’ because th...

Kamala Harris makes it official: She’s running for president

Kamala Harris makes it official: She’s running for president

By Melanie Mason, CONTRIBUTORLOS ANGELES TIMES

January 25, 2019


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Kamala Harris, a first-term Democratic senator from California who captured national attention for her prosecutorial grilling of Trump administration officials, entered the 2020 presidential fray on Monday, casting her candidacy as a campaign to preserve American ideals. Stressing her experience as ...

Climate change and wildfires

Climate change and wildfires

By Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR

December 13, 2018


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It is evident that wildfires are becoming a statewide epidemic in California. Residents have either experienced the natural disaster remotely or through the smokey ramifications of the fire. The average temperature on Earth has increased by an unhealthy 1.8 degree Celsius since the late 19th century,...

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