The Pioneer

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The Prison Industrial Complex

Richard Duboc

September 23, 2010

Angela Davis’ “The Prison Industrial Complex” is a live recording of 
Davis speaking at Colorado College on May 5, 1997. The adjunct 
professor and social activist outlines the understated impacts that 
the growing prison population has on America, especially in 
communities of color....

Nail Salon Workers Exposed to Harsh Working Conditions

Rose Cote

September 14, 2010

Manicures and pedicures are routine beauty procedures that many women in the U.S. partake in to feel beautiful. Yet, nail salon workers face extreme health issues while working with toxic fumes in small, enclosed spaces just to make these women feel more akin to the beautiful women in magazines and movies. Workers also suffer from fina...

Palin Contract To Emerge

Richard Duboc

September 2, 2010

Controversy has abounded since former Vice Presidential Candidate and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin spoke at CSU Stanislus’ 50th Anniversary Gala on June 25. Students and faculty were not invited to the event, which was limited to those who had paid $500 dollars per plate, to hear Palin speak. There were, howeve...

Roads Near Csueb Campus Soon To Be Improved

Richard Duboc

August 27, 2010

Those cracks and potholes littering Carlos Bee Boulevard may soon be fixed. The city began road construction on August 19 which is expected to continue until February 2011. Hayward City Engineer Morad Fakhrai states that the main focus of the Carlos Bee Blvd. project in addition to general upkeep is...

Brush Fire in Concord Contained

Richard Duboc and Richard Duboc

August 26, 2010

California State Parks spokesman Roy Stearns stated that a fire, which covered 375 acres of the Mount Diablo State Park on August 24, is “quite a ways away from roads and people.” As of Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced that the fire was 80 percent under...

The South Bay’s Bazaar. The San Jose Flea Market Still Fun Even After 50 Years

Ashley Matuszak

August 26, 2010

For 50 years, the San Jose Flea Market has been bringing deals to the South Bay and keeping vendors in business. This 120 acre lot is the biggest open air market in the country, and has everything from cars, to produce. The flea market started in 1960, when businessman George Bumb had seen how swap...

Hayward Zucchini Festival

Ginger Staley

August 26, 2010

Zucchini may not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but this often overlooked squash was enjoyed by hundreds at Hayward’s Zucchini Festival held last weekend in Kennedy Park. This annual small town affair turned out to be a big crowd pleaser. As people bit into hot and crispy fried zucchini, they ...


Richard Duboc

August 26, 2010

Martin Harrison, a 50 year old Oakland man, was pronounced dead on August 18 following a physical altercation with Alameda County Sheriff Deputies at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Sgt. J.D. Nelson reported that Harrison became combatant with staff after flooding his cell and reporting that people were ou...

Missionaries Slain In Afghanistan

Richard Duboc

August 19, 2010

In an interview that aired on Aug. 8, Dr. Mo Qayuomi, Cal State East Bay’s president, commented on the recent deadly violence unleashed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a conversation with Tomas Roman of ABC7 News, Qayuomi, who is a native of Afghanistan, asked viewers not to be disheartened by the...

Student from England Starts PAC Focused On Health Care

August 19, 2010

Mark Spiro, 21, a Regent’s College exchange student from the United Kingdom (UK) currently attending San Francisco State University, is not your typical participant in the American health care debate. His newly formed Political Action Committee (PAC) “Stop & Return” is a fresh voice from the...

Oracle CEO Defends Fellow Executive Mark Hurd

Richard Duboc

August 12, 2010

This week, Oracle C.E.O. Lawrence (Larry) Ellison chastised Hewlett-Packard’s  (HP) Board of Directors for forcing the resignation their C.E.O. Mark Hurd. Calling it “the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs,” Ellison doesn’t pull any punches in sho...

Alameda County Fair Continues it’s Summer Tradition

Casey Scheld

August 11, 2010

People go into the summer season expecting warm weather, great concerts and theme parks with rides. As with every year, the Alameda County Fair at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds managed to encapsulate that, bringing all of the above and then some to East Bay residents. Since its opening on June 23, people...

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