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Racism on the rise in Albany

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October 19, 2017

The city council meeting on Monday featured an Albany resident and her two young children, who experienced and witnessed racism and hate crimes. “If we are a sanctuary city, our foundations are cracking.”...

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Homeless encampments populate Hayward
October 19, 2017

Two frustrated Hayward residents at a city council meeting sought action regarding the trespassing, vandalism, litter, and defecation from the homeless and mentally ill people camping in areas of the city. "We...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

June 9, 2016

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore”...

From extra credit to community service

Photos by Melody Platt/The Pioneer
March 10, 2016

Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology students spent some extra time creating bag lunches for the homeless in Hayward, for some extra credit. That is exactly what happened to CSUEB biology major Kevin...

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

ILLUSTRATION BY BRITTANY ENGLAND/THE PIONEER
December 3, 2015

This time last year I was glued to the TV, awaiting the grand jury decision on whether or not they would indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As...

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn
August 12, 2015

When NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman visited the East Bay on Aug. 5 to meet with Oakland Raiders officials and discuss the team’s stadium issues, he was greeted with some surprising news. According...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black
July 16, 2015

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The...

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Hayward homeless rates below county average
May 27, 2015

Despite what many people believe, the homeless epidemic is not on the rise in Hayward. Since as early as 2003, surveys, questionnaires and censuses taken by subcontractors of Alameda County have been...

Silver and black explore Carson stadium

Silver and black explore Carson stadium
May 27, 2015

On May 19 the Oakland Raiders, in partnership with the San Diego Chargers, agreed to purchase nearly 160 acres of land in Carson. The Raiders and the Chargers are trying to acquire new stadiums in their...

Local schools prep for earthquakes

November 13, 2014

San Leandro’s city council worked with local school districts on Monday to determine how they can work together with the fire department to handle emergency situations like earthquakes. Representatives...

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