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Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor
May 24, 2018

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock &...

Concord campus food pantry opening delayed

Concord campus food pantry opening delayed

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15, 2017

According to a study commissioned by Cal State University Chancellor Timothy White in February 2015, one in five CSU students go without consistent meals. Since then, Cal State East Bay has been on a mission...

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8, 2017

As I sat sweating in the leather chair in a hole-in-the-wall tattoo parlor in Concord on a recent Saturday, the smell of the sterilization spray was uncomfortably reminiscent of a doctor’s office....

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced...

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2016

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with...

Campus makes botanical conversion

Campus makes botanical conversion

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
May 27, 2015

A three-year project to convert several grass areas on campus to native plant botanical gardens wrapped up on Friday May 22. Environmental studies instructor David Larson and more than 20 students in...

Oakland theater defies convention

Oakland theater defies convention

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 23, 2015

Oakland’s Parkway Speakeasy Theater provided a unique experience for moviegoers for 13 years before they closed their doors for the final time in December 2009 on Park Street in East Oakland. The...

Annual Day of the Teacher conference returns to Concord Campus

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
March 5, 2015

On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the California State University, East Bay Concord Campus will host the 13th annual Day of the Teacher conference titled “Success: Nothing Less.” The conference...

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