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Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development

Hayward planning commission approves further downtown development

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Metro

The Hayward City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 in favor of a proposal to construct a 144-room, three-story condominium building and a 93-room Marriott Inn hotel on Mission Boulevard, as well as a 2,775-square-foot urban farm on Berry Avenue. Council member Marvin Peixoto was the lone dissenting vote....

Undocumented students find support on East Bay campus

Undocumented students find support on East Bay campus

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

Facts about what exactly happened to Juan Manuel Montes in Calexico, California on Feb. 17 have been in question, but reports confirm that the 23-year-old was detained and eventually deported by the U.S Customs and Border Patrol, according to USA Today. Montes lived in the U.S. since age 9 and ha...

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

By the year 2100, parts of the Oakland Coliseum, railroads, highways 580, 80 and the Oakland International Airport could be covered by two meters — or six and a half feet — of water, if sea levels continue to rise as anticipated, according to Robert Cheasty, Executive Director of Citizens for East S...

Meiklejohn Hall building still recovering after flood

Meiklejohn Hall building still recovering after flood

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

The basement of Meiklejohn Hall is open and fully functional again, following a sewage backup that flooded the first floor last Monday and Tuesday. Classes resumed and the elevator was reopened last Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. after the building was drained of water and the affected area sanitized...

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Originally located on Mission Blvd. between Industrial Boulevard and Tennyson Road in South Hayward, The Dirty Bird Lounge’s dimly lit neon lights were barely visible from the street. The dark atmosphere inside boasted a long red bar top, pool tables, and a small courtyard out back. After ne...

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a democrat from Fremont. The bill will lower the private loan garnishment cap from its...

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

Mathew Weber,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Media, Metro, Photo Galleries, Politics, Showcase

Downtown Berkeley erupted in chaos last Saturday at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, less than half a mile from the UC Berkeley campus where students once fought to defend free speech in the 1960’s. The Liberty Revival Alliance organized a “Patriot's Day Free Speech Rally” on Saturday that was to feature ...

Sewage flood closes first floor of Meiklejohn

Sewage flood closes first floor of Meiklejohn

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

The first floor of Meiklejohn Hall at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus was closed on Monday and Tuesday due to a sewage backup, numerous university officials confirmed Monday. The bottom floor of the building reopened yesterday at 9:30 a.m. according to campus officials. East Bay’s Interim Associa...

Hayward gives food options to Asian Pacific Islander community

Hayward gives food options to Asian Pacific Islander community

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro

A new chain of restaurants opened in downtown Hayward in late March, all of which are catering to a college-friendly environment and the large local Asian-Pacific Islander community. Asian-Pacific Islanders make up 23.6 percent of the 7 million Bay Area population, according to the 2010 Bay Area Census. ...

New BART station opens in Fremont

New BART station opens in Fremont

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

A huge glass rotunda with bright red letters that spell Warm Springs / South Fremont greeted riders on March 25 when the new BART station opened for business. It’s been seven years, just less than $800 million and the new station is running, but not without hiccups. The new station does not yet offer full serv...

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

After eight years of rumors and stalled negotiations between the city and the team it became official on Monday; the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix early Monday morning the 32 franchise leaders approved a conditional relocation for the Oakland franchise with...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died. The driver of ...

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