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Castro Valley teachers, school board begin contract negotiations

Castro Valley teachers, school board begin contract negotiations

Tia L. Wilson and Katelyn Gamble,
Contributors

May 24, 2018


Filed under Metro

The Castro Valley Teachers Association (CVTA) and the Castro Valley Unified School District opened up contract negotiations for the upcoming school year and a tentative agreement was reached last week, according to chief negotiator for the district, Sherri Beetz. The focus of these negotiations, which start...

The T-Mobile, Sprint merger not as beneficial as companies claim

The T-Mobile, Sprint merger not as beneficial as companies claim

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Metro

On April 29, T-Mobile announced its plan to purchase Sprint for $26 billion. If the deal is pushed through, it would put T-Mobile in control of over 100 million customers, making it the second largest phone carrier in the country, second only to Verizon, according to Forbes. So why would T-Mobile want to buy Sprint? Re...

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Metro

Union City is in the process of potentially approving its first ever marijuana dispensary. At a city council meeting on April 24, the council voted to “intend to award a permit” to Eden Campus Holdings, LLC, owned by Soufyan Abouahmed and Shareef El-Sissi. They will still need to complete a fin...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Metro

Immigrant and workers’ rights took center stage at this year’s annual May Day March. The Oakland version of May Day is hosted every year by the organization Oakland Sin Fronteras, a group that hosts and attends events aimed at tackling social justice issues. On May 1, 1886, with the desire of an eight ...

Tomato farm workers against Wendy’s fast food chain

Tomato farm workers against Wendy’s fast food chain

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Metro

Since March, there have been calls to boycott Wendy’s fast food restaurants. Workers’ rights groups across the East Coast, from Florida to New York, have been marching and protesting the poor safety conditions of farmworkers. Since 1993, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), an organization of far...

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Metro

Yessenia Funes, an environmental journalist for the blog Earther, gave a keynote speech to kick off Earth Week at CSUEB, April 23 through 27. She gave an informative and poignant presentation in the Multipurpose Room in the New University Union about environmental racism, as well as other forms of envir...

Snapchat update causes a commotion among users

Snapchat update causes a commotion among users

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Metro

Early in February, many Snapchat users were surprised to open what looked like a completely different application. The main difference between the old Snapchat and the new version is that the new interface creates two different sections to distinguish your “social” circle, from the “media.” Originally,...

Tennyson all-inclusive park set to break ground

Tennyson all-inclusive park set to break ground

Daniel Aziz,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Metro

“Mia’s Dream Come True” is an all-inclusive park that is set to be built in South Hayward on Tennyson Road. The two-acre park will cater to the needs of children with disabilities allowing them to play and socialize in a safe environment, according to Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD...

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Tia L. Wilson,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Metro

A second round of funding cuts could be coming for some local Hayward organizations. The Hayward Community Services Commission proposed a 25 percent funding cut to community organizations dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence during the Hayward City Council meeting on April 3. Ruby’s Plac...

Harley Davidson announces plans for electric motorcycle

Harley Davidson announces plans for electric motorcycle

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro

Harley Davidson sales have been in decline for four straight years and the motorcycle company is struggling to get more customers, according to financial news website Market Watch. Millennials aren’t riding motorcycles as much as previous generations and are blamed for the steady fall of Harley D...

Tide Pod challenge is dangerous dare

Tide Pod challenge is dangerous dare

Shannon Bahr,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro

A new challenge gained momentum in the last few months that inspired teens and young adults to allegedly eat Tide’s dissolvable laundry detergent Pods as a dare, despite the clear warning labels indicating: “harmful if put in mouth or swallowed” on Tide’s Pod packaging. Recording the events on soc...

San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

To the average American, April 1 is merely recognized as “April Fool’s Day,” an annual celebration devoted to pranks and hoaxes. However, this year, April 1 also marked the 48th anniversary of Autism Awareness Month. According to Autismspeaks.org, Autism Awareness Month was established in 1970 wi...

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