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Where the voters at?

Where the voters at?

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

Hayward residents are tired of poor voter turnout for their city elections. A door-to-door petition took place in efforts to change city elections from June to November. A larger percent of Hayward voters turn out for national elections in November, according to voter registration from the Alameda...

What did Obama say about guns?

What did Obama say about guns?

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
January 9, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase

It’s President Obama’s last year in office. He kicked off his final lap of the political race, and the New Year, with a press conference where he announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. Tuesday morning, Obama opened the early part of the address with statistics that claimed 30...

Marco Rubio: The best fit for President

Marco Rubio: The best fit for President

Fernando J. Ramírez,
Contributor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Politics

The GOP Race is heating up and the number of candidates have started to narrow, with the fifth debate just around the corner. The top spot in the race switches between Donald Trump and Ben Carson, however there is one candidate that continues to win each debate: Marco Rubio. Hopefully this trend...

The one Republican that can unify the House

The one Republican that can unify the House

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Politics

A new political chapter began last week as Paul Ryan, the congressman from Wisconsin, was elected to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives. A young new face with creative ideas, Paul Ryan is the youngest speaker of the House in more than a century. The 45-year-old obtained...

California cracks down on equal pay

California cracks down on equal pay

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor
October 22, 2015
Filed under Metro, Politics

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Politics

Just because it boasts Silicon Valley, it turns out the state of California isn’t as technologically advanced as we thought. An Aug. 25 report released by the California State Auditor found that as many as 73 state government agencies are not in full compliance with the information technology stan...

State bans grand juries in deadly force cases

State bans grand juries in  deadly force cases

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26, 2015
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Aug. 11 that makes California the first state in the country to ban grand juries when deciding whether police officers that use deadly force should be indicted on criminal charges. The senate bill, SB 227, was written by Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from the 3...

U.S. Cuban relations on the mend

U.S. Cuban relations on the mend

Jesse Castro, Tishauna Carrell, Leandra Galloway, Sophia Karkazis, and XiaoMeng Wu
May 20, 2015
Filed under Politics

As the U.S. and Cuba negotiate the renewal of diplomatic relations and mutual interests, Cubans in the Bay Area are expressing their hopes and concerns for future travel, and business. “It’s a positive thing, it’s a good thing,” said co-founder of the Bay Area Cuba Community Alliance Felix E...

San Jose seeks immigration office

San Jose seeks immigration office

Arjay Vitug,
Contributor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Politics

San Jose City Council members voted 9-2 last Tuesday to pass a motion that will establish an immigration office to provide guidance and support in preparing documents for work visas. The decision was in response to a meeting held two weeks prior, where both documented and undocumented residents voi...

BART board responds to vape complaints

BART board responds to vape complaints

Mathew Weber,
Contributor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Politics

On Jan. 22 the BART board of directors voted to ban e-cigarettes and other vapor devices on BART trains and all BART properties. BART riders have made complaints about second-hand vapors and the proposal is a direct response. The BART board will take a second vote for final approval of the ban at its Feb. 12 meeting, which is op...

Body cameras likely for California police

Trent Washington>,
Contributor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Politics

With controversial cases such as the shooting of Michael Brown, and the illegal chokehold of Eric Garner, police departments are under public scrutiny. A proposed solution presented by President Obama and other political leaders sparked the interest of many: have officers wear body cameras in order for...

Development proposal stirs up frustration

Leandra Galloway,
Contributor
January 22, 2015
Filed under Politics

Residents of San Leandro packed a city council Planning Commission meeting and spoke out Thursday on the proposed San Leandro Shoreline Project. If the project is approved, many existing businesses would be torn down to revamp the area with new establishments. The meeting consisted of a public hearing...

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