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Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Motorcyclist can now legally ride in between lanes Many Californians are caught up in the recent legalization of marijuana, but another controversial topic came to the forefront recently: lane splitting. Also known as lane filtering, it is when motorcycles ride in between lanes of traffic. Motorcyc...

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

At 2:39 a.m. on Jan. 4, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Berkeley that shook most of the Bay Area. On Tuesday night, two back-to-back earthquakes struck the Bay Area again. As a student in my fifth year at California State University, East Bay, the earthquake was a reminder that the Hayward c...

CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

Alexis Figuera,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features

HustleTea is an East Bay special-tea One guy and a cooler is an unusual place to get your tea or coffee from but if you’ve had HustleTea, then you know it’s not unusual at all. Adrien La, 20, has been selling his aunt’s homemade recipes for Thai tea and Vietnamese coffee since December 2016 with som...

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

State Treasurer's Cannabis Banking Working Group provides possible solutions Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This classification subjects cannabis to the s...

California releases emergency marijuana laws

California releases emergency marijuana laws

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics

Recreational weed now for sale Richard Colorado has been growing marijuana privately for over 20 years. Although he was growing what was considered “recreational” product, he was able to vend his product to medical dispensaries legally for the last eight years. The Collective Cultivation Act enab...

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which increases his yields. His small, 15-light setup is enough to keep him working 50 or more hours a week a...

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

In the month of October, California’s North Bay was faced with what is now being said is one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The wildfires of Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa County caused hazardous air quality, smoky skies, and mesmerizing sunsets throughout the Bay Area. In the weeks...

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

In March of this year, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Lorenza Gonzalez Fletcher proposed a bill that would increase the tax on hard liquor and get rid of the tax on female “luxury items.” More than a year ago Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would remove the tax on femini...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents itself in not only the architecture and the locals— but within the animals that roam the streets...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Kelley Lash,
CMA President

July 5, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

Dear California friends and members, College Media Association leadership is deeply disappointed in the laws recently passed in Texas and Kentucky, and we are aware of the state of California’s restrictions on travel to those states and the six others with similar laws. We regret that Californi...

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

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