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Historic 2020 election features four female candidates

Historic 2020 election features four female candidates

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

January 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

‘Better Futures’ home gives East Bay women hope

By Peter Hegarty, EAST BAY TIMES

December 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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