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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 ...

New app tracks CSUEB shuttles

New app tracks CSUEB shuttles

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

On Feb. 7, Cal State East Bay’s Information and Technology Services launched a transit module on the CSUEB mobile app, where students can view shuttle, BART and AC Transit line 60’s stop times.   The app gives students a time estimate for the shuttle's arrival and a full schedule of departure an...

Hayward bus company set to relocate to Livermore

Hayward bus company set to relocate to Livermore

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro

Gillig Corporation, the heavy duty passenger bus manufacturer will call Livermore home by May, with an exact date not yet determined, according to Director of Publications Arminder Dhillon. The Gillig executive team and owners made the decision to move to a new, larger facility in 2014 with a mov...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro

The Cal State East Bay Hayward campus was briefly closed on Tuesday evening following an officer involved shooting near the City View Apartments on Carlos Bee Boulevard. According to the Fremont Police Department, around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday detectives attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle that was as...

How safe are Hayward high schools?

How safe are Hayward high schools?

Cody Davis and Louis LaVenture,
Contributor and Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Jan. 11 at a school board meeting Ladale Slocum, a campus safety officer for Tennyson High School in South Hayward, discussed the functionality of security cameras at high schools within the Hayward Unified School District. “Our camera system has been down for at least a couple of years now,” sai...

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