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Oakland Black College Expo

Oakland Black College Expo

February 15, 2020

By SYLAS MARCEL AGTARAP, CONTRIBUTOR Recently, The Black College Expo came to Oakland, CA to help the youth of the Bay Area make decisions of what they want to do with their future in these coming years. The expo had several panels going on throughout the day informing kids on various topics on what...

Bay City morning news roundup

Bay City morning news roundup

February 15, 2020

By Keith Burbank, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A celebration will take place at City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday evening following Abraham Lincoln High School's win in a CIF state football championship bowl game last month. Lincoln High's Mustangs took home the Division 7-AA title by defeating the P...

Police arrest second and third suspects connected to 15-year-old cold case homicide

Police arrest second and third suspects connected to 15-year-old cold case homicide

February 6, 2020

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Police in Antioch have arrested two suspects in connection with the 2005 killing of a 17-year-old boy, struck by gunfire as he slept in his bed. According to police, on Monday and Tuesday, officers arrested two suspects, identified as Brian Gray and George Siever, b...

Trial to begin on Wednesday for BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell

Trial to begin on Wednesday for BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell

February 6, 2020

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE The trial of a transient man charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland in 2018 will begin on Wednesday with opening statements by the attorneys in the case. John Lee Cowell, 29, is charged with ...

150 trees planted at Golden Gate Park for the 150th anniversary

150 trees planted at Golden Gate Park for the 150th anniversary

January 30, 2020

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE City leaders kicked off the 150th anniversary of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Tuesday, announcing concerts, special exhibitions and activities planned for a park-wide Community Day happening later this year. For the kick-off event, Mayor London Breed and Sup...

The City of Fremont creates a center to preovide temporary care and housing to the homeless

January 30, 2020

By Naomi McKinnie, CONTRIBUTOR Standing on the corners of street lights begging for spare change. Laying on sidewalks and park benches in the middle of the day. Nowhere to go to call home, be safe, and get care. Homelessness is a growing concern around the San Francisco Bay Area and the East Bay A...

Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center to open on Tuesday for victims and community

Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center to open on Tuesday for victims and community

January 30, 2020

By Kyle Martin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE On the road to recovery following a fatal and tragic mass shooting last summer, Gilroy will build toward a new future with a center in the city devoted to honoring its fallen and surviving citizens. The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center at The Neon Exchange, 7365 Monterey ...

Gun buyback event saturday aims to take weapons off city streets

Gun buyback event saturday aims to take weapons off city streets

December 12, 2019

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A gun buyback event happening Saturday in San Francisco will provide an opportunity for anyone looking to turn in their weapons in exchange for money -- no questions asked. The event is being put on by the San Francis- co-based community organization United Pl...

Man injured in saturday police shooting remains hospitalized

Man injured in saturday police shooting remains hospitalized

December 12, 2019

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A man critically injured in an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning in San Francisco's Mission District remains hospitalized, police said Wednesday. He's been identified by police as 24-year-old Jamaica Hampton. Officers initially encountered Hampton after respo...

Eldest African elephant dies at Oakland zoo

Eldest African elephant dies at Oakland zoo

December 5, 2019

By Dan McMenamn, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE The eldest member of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died at the zoo Tuesday, according to the zoo. M'Dunda, a female elephant that had just turned 50 years old in September, was found collapsed on the ground when zookeepers went to the 6.5-acre elephan...

Richmond council delays coal terminal vote

December 5, 2019

By Sam Richards, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE After almost four hours of impassioned testimony from all sides of the issue, the Richmond City Council voted just after midnight Wednesday morning to adjourn the meeting before deliberating or voting on a controversial proposed ordinance that would phase out...

Milpitas BART opening delay

Milpitas BART opening delay

November 21, 2019

By Jovill Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR The long-awaited Milpitas BART station may finally open its doors on Dec. 28, once all of the configurations are settled. Milpitas BART station first broke ground in 2012, and its original completion date was initially set for 2017. Due to multiple issues with constr...

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