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Esme and Anu Cairo pose for a photo at the top of the stairs into the museum.

The Oakland Museum Reopens with A New Look

Arlie Sarnicola, Staff Photographer July 7, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) reopened on June 18 after its pandemic-related closure on March 13, 2020. The reopening offered a first look at the $15 million renovations...

Bay Area Bookstores

Bay Area Bookstores

Maha Sanad June 30, 2021

13 Bay Area bookstores you need to visit By Maha Sanad, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR With the rise of technology in the past couple of decades, online shopping has become the new norm. Not only do most people...

Back to the Bay: Advice for First-Time Renters

Back to the Bay: Advice for First-Time Renters

Sarah Rodriquez June 29, 2021

As a college student and first-time renter, the process of apartment searching is equally intimidating, exciting, and at times straight-up chaotic. Here are a few tips that could help. By Sarah Rodriquez,...

Oakland votes to reallocate $18 million in funds from Oakland Police Department to mental health services

Oakland votes to reallocate $18 million in funds from Oakland Police Department to mental health services

Scarlet Schwenk June 25, 2021

A new age of policing in Oakland, Calif. By Scarlet Schwenk, MANAGING EDITOR Oakland City Council voted to reallocate $18 million in funds from the Police Department to fund mental health services...

DJs playing music for festival-goers.

Juneteenth Celebration at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif.

Arlie Sarnicola June 22, 2021

Oakland celebrates the first federally recognized Juneteenth at Lake Merritt. Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER OAKLAND, Calif. - Any Oakland native knows Lake Merritt as a great...

Madeleines. A yummy french cookie that is super cakey on the inside and hard on the outside. Alegado decided to give a crack at this french baked good but with a Filipino twist. Instead of creating a classic butter, Madeleine incorporates “Calamansi” into her batter, a popular lime from the Philippines.

ARTE BAKERY for #STOPASIANHATE

May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Aliza Corporal, CONTRIBUTOR Union City, Calif. - ARTE Bakery is a home bakery in Union City, Calif. that sells puff pastries, macarons, and more with a Filipino twist. As Asian hate crimes...

Not One More Girl Campaign: a grassroots BART initiative to prevent gender-based harassment

Not One More Girl Campaign: a grassroots BART initiative to prevent gender-based harassment

May 6, 2021

How a grassroots effort is changing the culture of safety in the Bay Area By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR Gender-based sexual harassment is the lived reality of many young girls and women when...

“Tiny Home Initiative” to launch in Santa Clara County as means to combat the housing crisis

“Tiny Home Initiative” to launch in Santa Clara County as means to combat the housing crisis

April 30, 2021

By Jordan Colbert, SPORTS EDITOR For many San Francisco Bay Area residents, luxuries such as warmth and shelter are taken for granted, but for many families nesting in the heart of Silicon Valley,...

Covid-19 Quarantine’s Effect on American’s Deteriorating Mental Health

Covid-19 Quarantine’s Effect on American’s Deteriorating Mental Health

April 23, 2021

Diving into the mental health of Americans due to the year-long lockdown By Jake Ruiz, CONTRIBUTOR The stay-at-home orders, or quarantine, brought on by the rapid spread of Covid-19 has had a noteworthy...

A Closer Look at the Drive-Thru Vaccine Experience at the Oakland Coliseum

A Closer Look at the Drive-Thru Vaccine Experience at the Oakland Coliseum

April 15, 2021

With many Bay Area residents pondering how the drive-thru experience at a mass vaccination site will proceed, we take you through it from both sides of the needle. By Joseph Paiz, CONTRIBUTOR OAKLAND,...

Passersbies and patrons checking out over 20 vendors’ and local artists’ products and artwork.

West End Mercantile, a Weekly Outdoor Retail Market Featuring Local Alameda, Calif. Artists, and Vendors

April 15, 2021

Photo Essay By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR Alameda, Calif. – Every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on 1445 Webster Street, there is an outdoor market open to the public featuring over 20 local artists...

 Volunteers begin collecting tools and trash bags to start cleaning up Oakland’s DeFremery Park on March 27.

Locals Gather to Honor Cesar Chavez, Beautify Oakland’s DeFremery Park

Arlie Sarnicola April 14, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, CONTRIBUTOR Oakland, Calif. – The Pioneer Online attended the Cesar Chavez Day of Service event at Oakland’s DeFremery Park, put on by Higher Ground. The Pioneer Online...

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