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Danville Brewing Company gives East Bay beer fans a new destination

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The growing demand for craft beer has swept across California. Luckily for local hop and malt-heads, a new brewpub has popped up in the East Bay. A line of beer enthusiasts wrapped around the block on Sept. 20 at the grand opening of the Danville Brewing Company, a new craft brewpub that brews its o...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 8, 2016
Filed under Features

It's an early Friday night in downtown Hayward and families and college students wander up and down B Street. A beer brewery, frozen yogurt shop and movie theater line the block, but it seems everyone is headed to the High Scores Arcade. Outside the 1980s-themed interactive arcade museum, the bright...

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When I stepped into Mernie Buchanan’s booth at the 14th annual Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival last weekend it felt like I had entered a French museum. Gold lettering identified the make-shift gallery “The Faux Louvre,” and elaborate paintings and ornate frames, painted to...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

East Bay honors professor emeritus

East Bay honors professor emeritus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features

Gone but certainly not forgotten. Robert “Bob” Blackburn, professor emeritus of the department of educational leadership at Cal State East Bay died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 81 on Sept. 10. Throughout his career, Blackburn stood on the forefront of social justice refo...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

At first glance, comedian Kathleen Madigan’s life looks just like anybody else’s. She spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in Missouri boating on the lake—one of her favorite activities when she isn’t performing stand-up in 1,500 seat arenas—and after a show she enjoys a glass of red...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Journalist and author David Downs has been at the heart of the weed whirlwind that has swept California for decades. His latest book, “The Medical Marijuana Guidebook,” which focuses on medical research, plant to human biology, business how-to guidance and medical marijuana policy, deb...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

My burn scars that I cherish

My burn scars that I cherish

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When I was eight months old, I was burned by boiling hot water and left with third degree scars on the left side of my body. The two main scars that people still tend to notice are the ones on my left arm and my left ankle, whenever I wear short sleeves and sandals. I was at my grandmother's house...

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