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Easy Slow Cooker Meals: Pulled Pork Tacos with Salsa

Ashley Matuszak

March 17, 2011


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Slow cookers took off in popularity in the 1970s and are now reemerging as a time saving way to cook. Slow cookers are also economical, using way less energy than an oven and allowing people to use cheaper cuts of meat that break down after long cooking periods. A 2-pound pork roast will comfo...

Begging for Bagels

Lauren Lola

March 10, 2011


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Einstein Bros. Bagels gave free breakfast to its first 50 customers last Monday The once-empty plot next to the North Science Building had music, balloons and a long line of students leading out of Einstein Bros. Bagels during the morning of March 7. The bagel shop, which was built throughout the ...

Hayward’s Mark Salinas

Randy Estrella

March 10, 2011


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Newly elected city council member Mark Salinas, a Hayward native, wants to make “Hayward a better place to live, work and do business,” according to Salinas for Hayward. Salinas was elected with 6,200 votes based on his community campaign and city priorities, according to the City of Hayward Voter Information website. ...

Auditions Open for Aspiring Raiderette Cheerleaders

Janelle London

March 10, 2011


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The Oakland Raiderettes have long been considered one of the most glamorous and recognizable professional cheerleading squads in the NFL, and soon they will be giving ambitious women from all over the world the chance to become one of “Football’s Fabulous Females.” The Oakland Raiders will host preliminary auditions for the 2011-2012 Raiderettes a...

Berkeley Students Bring Up Israeli-Palestinian Questions

Mark Laluan

March 10, 2011


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The beginning of March saw lectures and rallies across the nation for and against the policies instituted by the nation of Israel with regards to the social, economic and security concerns relating to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the Bay Area, the University of California, Berkeley is a barometer of student opinion. Both Israeli Apartheid Week—showcasing a pro-Pa...

Puerto Rican “Sol” Food

Maximino Solis

March 10, 2011


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Puerto Rico, the small island in the Caribbean, might be best known for its civic pride. So it’s not surprising that that same pride is found in our food. Puerto Rican food is a fusion of Caribbean and Latin American flavors with use of garlic and spices that make it uniquely “Boricua.” Growing up...

The King Tut of All Fremont Cafes

Ashley Matuszak

March 10, 2011


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Located in the quirky Niles District of Fremont is a gourmet sandwich shop with exciting flavor combinations, quality service and, most importantly, some of the best sandwiches the East Bay has to offer. The Nile Cafe may seem like another standard lunch spot, but nowhere else can you eat this good for so ...

Thief Confesses To Police

Jon Harnmuanphongs

March 3, 2011


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An armed robbery at a Walgreens on Feb. 21 has led to the arrests and confessions of a man and a woman who were suspected of being connected to the recent string of armed robberies in Hayward. “A confession made after a waiver of Miranda rights is good, but it is not sufficient enough to solidify ...

Coconut Water and Acai Berries: Wonders or Just Hype?

Ashley Matuszak

March 3, 2011


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Whether it's condensation from green coconuts or tiny berries from tall Brazilian trees, American shoppers are after better health through overpriced, exaggerated marketing schemes that turn out to be mediocre products with ridiculous prices. Coconut water: In the last five years, the popula...

State Employees Rally for Benefits

Richard Duboc

February 24, 2011


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In response to the ongoing protests taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, and around the country, California public employees, along with a general assortment of labor union representatives, descended Tuesday on the State Capitol in Sacramento and the State of California Building in Oakland. Protestors...

Curtis Martin of Oakland Faces Double-Homicide Charges

Blakeley Loyola

February 24, 2011


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Curtis Martin is facing charges to killing a 17-month-old baby and the baby’s mother to try and cover up the original crime. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joan Cartwright ruled in favor of the prosecutor, who had presented enough evidence to charge Martin with the two murders. The mother, Zoelina Toney and the baby, Jashon, were from Oakland. “It appe...

San Jose and Oakland Airports Going Green

Randy Estrella

February 24, 2011


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At a time when everyone wants to go green, Bay Area airports have taken the initiative by implementing eco-friendly environmental changes, according to Oakland and San Jose International airports. Emissions released from buildings have caused both airports to install solar panels, said Port of Oakland...

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