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Kali Persall

Kali Persall

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes increasingly open t...

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

New Hayward library to be zero net energy

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro

Hayward is on the road to its first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building with the construction of a new public library. A ZNE building produces an equal amount of energy that it uses annually from the city’s grid, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. The Hayward pu...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday night President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The mysterious word caused an eruption on social media, but the real news came Wednesday morning when several news sources reported that Trump will pull out of th...

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials. From time to time, I catch a whiff of rotten eggs, indicating the presence of sulfur in the breez...

Why community service is important

Why community service is important

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On a recent Saturday morning, I attended a clean up event held by the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, a program created by former Hayward Mayor Mike Sweeney in 2007 to help reduce the amount of litter in Hayward. As I watched, 10 people including families, the mayor and city council memb...

Community helps Hayward keep clean and green

Community helps Hayward keep clean and green

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Jillian Hogan moved from San Jose to Hayward three years ago to be closer to her job in San Leandro. But she quickly noticed lots of fast food bags, chips and other garbage floating around in her neighborhood. “It’s kinda windy out here so the stuff would blow into my front yard,” Hogan said. ...

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Hayward goes green: City aims to lower energy use by 2025

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Over the next eight years, Hayward residents will see a lot more solar panels in their city — $15 million worth, to be exact — mounted on everything from fire stations to carports. On Dec. 6, the seven-member Hayward City Council voted unanimously to adopt a zero net energy goal for municipal faciliti...

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

EPA grants California tribes $28 million for environmental projects

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a grant of $28 million to California Native American tribal governments for environmental projects, the organization announced at the 24th Annual Regional Tribal Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25. The grant will support air and water quality...

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rising rents in the Bay Area can make it difficult for students to afford off-campus housing, so many of Cal State East Bay’s students seek on-campus housing when they start school here. There’s one big problem, though: The student population on the Hayward campus continues to grow, but housin...

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

A controversial proposal by the Valero oil refinery that would bring in thousands of tons of crude oil a day has some Benicia residents seriously questioning whether it’s time to peel the “It’s Better in Benicia” bumper stickers from the backs of their cars and relocate. Originally proposed in 20...

CSUEB prepares for campus sustainability day

CSUEB prepares for campus sustainability day

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

It’s been said time and time again, “We need to be more environmentally friendly.” It’s easier said than done but the question is how do we make it happen? To assist in answering that question Cal State East Bay hired Jillian Buckholz as its first director of sustainability. Buckholz was hire...

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