California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2016
Filed under Metro

The holiday season officially kicks off in Hayward on Saturday when the city hosts its annual tree lighting celebration. The tree will be located on B and Watkins Streets in Downtown Hayward near city hall. The event is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in addition to the tree lighting, will...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

Affordable housing emerges in Hayward

Denika Williams,
Contributor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Metro

In an effort to meet the rising local demand for affordable housing, a Northern California housing development agency called Eden Housing teamed up with BART and city officials to construct a 151-unit low income apartment complex for families and seniors near the South Hayward BART station. ...

Elementary school faces ongoing roach infestation

Elementary school faces ongoing roach infestation

Christina Galanakis,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Metro

Cockroaches took center stage at a San Lorenzo School District meeting on Oct. 18, in an attempt to address 82 complaints filed by the faculty of Grant Elementary School, regarding an ongoing infestation.   A bag of roach remains taken from the classroom of fourth-grade teacher Julie Wolfe was prese...

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, died from undisclosed reasons on Nov. 25, according to his brother Raul Castro, the current president of the country. Fidel led a revolution in Cuba that culminated in him residing as prime minister and president for more than 49 years under a communist regi...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The test results are in and the diagnosis is alarming: California is leading the nation in sexually transmitted disease rates, a 2015 report by the California Department of Public Health revealed last month. The report found that cases in syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased 11.6 pe...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2016
Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Ghouls, goblins and Mickey Mouse flocked to John Muir Elementary School in Hayward last Saturday to partake in a unique Trunk or Treat event geared toward special needs kids and their families. Cars adorned with spider webs and Halloween decorations opened their trunks to offer candy, treats and gam...

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

A crowd of nearly 900 people gathered to watch the inaugural lighting of a 55-foot tall polished steel skin female sculpture known as “Truth is Beauty” in celebration of the grand opening of the San Leandro Technology Campus on Oct. 18. Hundreds of people held candles as the statue’s 2,500 LED li...

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, Metro

One in five students go without consistent meals, a CSU study reported in February 2015. Since the report was released, Cal State East Bay has been cooking up a solution. Last Wednesday, East Bay cut the red ribbon on the university’s first student food pantry, a resource that many hope will satiate the hu...

California State University East Bay
Metro