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Powerlifting memberships growing in California

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells, “UP! UP!” Everyone gets into their zone and it’s fun to watch coaches and athletes share in the excit...

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The trials and tribulations of adulting When I first walked into my yard, everything seemed normal. It wasn't until I got to the front gate that leads to my front door that I noticed something was off. The door was cracked, although I was certain I locked it shut. “I could have sworn I locked this,...

World’s most powerful rocket launches

World’s most powerful rocket launches

Michael Souza,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

SpaceX launches the Falcon Heavy, delivers a Tesla car to space On Feb. 6, SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in the world into outer space. The rocket was carrying a sports car that will now orbit the sun for millions of years. SpaceX is a private spaceflight company headed by Elon Musk, the f...

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Being able to only speak Spanish, Hayward resident Maria Osegura walked to the podium with an English translator, and complained to Hayward City Council members. “The manager said that I had to pay that entire amount which was over $2,000, and if I didn’t then they would bring a lawyer and woul...

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Texting has become the norm of communication in recent years, so much that most people would choose texting over calling easily. It was only a matter time before government agencies hopped on the texting train too. On Feb. 5, Alameda County became the second county in California to debut their newest te...

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Daniel Patterson is now a Michelin star chef based in San Francisco, but he got his start doing non-profit work through Larkin St. Youth Services, an organization that helps homeless youth get back on their feet. When Patterson first met Sasha Bernstein, she was hosting cooking classes for childre...

Swatting becomes an increasingly popular prank

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Metro

First death related to phenomenon recorded in December In 2016, popular video game streaming website Twitch had a total of 292 billion minutes of footage watched and over 2.2 million streamers. Some of these streamers have become the victims of a prank referred to as swatting. Swatting is the false...

Armed robbery at local coffee shop

Armed robbery at local coffee shop

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

Robbers on the hunt for electronics Coffee shop robberies have sprung up across the Bay Area in the past several months. Robbers are entering local Starbucks around Contra Costa and Alameda counties during broad daylight and stealing personal belongings of customers while they are using their electro...

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

On Sunday, Feb. 11, a fire broke out at a homeless encampment on 2600th St. and Northgate Ave. in West Oakland. The fire led to the death of an unidentified adult male. Police responded to a report of a fire at approximately 5:25 a.m., when the fire caught onto a makeshift shack. Just two days ago, t...

New dance studio to open in Fremont

New dance studio to open in Fremont

Jaleiah Bustos,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

CSUEB third year student opens family business Last month at Studio A in the RAW Center at CSU East Bay, Kyra Birks shouted, “In five, six, seven, eight” before starting into her first workout by moving her legs from right-left-right-clap, the Grapevine dance move. Birks’ fellow eight students...

Sanitation issues lead to unrest in the City of Milpitas

Sanitation issues lead to unrest in the City of Milpitas

Shannon Bahr,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Emotions ran high on Jan. 16 during the Milpitas City Council meeting as more than 10 residents waited over three hours to voice their approval and disapproval to councilmembers about the newly contracted garbage services that went into effect as of Dec. 1, 2017 that some say is inadequate. Resident...

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Motorcyclist can now legally ride in between lanes Many Californians are caught up in the recent legalization of marijuana, but another controversial topic came to the forefront recently: lane splitting. Also known as lane filtering, it is when motorcycles ride in between lanes of traffic. Motorcyc...

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