The Pioneer

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Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem
April 10, 2018

Pearl’s Coffee Shop, located near Cal State East Bay on Hayward Boulevard, is family owned and has been run by Pearl Adre for years with the goal of providing a happy space for people to visit in the...

The best boba in the East Bay

The best boba in the East Bay
February 28, 2018

Sweet chewy tapioca pearls and your choice of milk or fruit-based tea. These ingredients come together to make one of the most popular Asian drinks to hit the Bay Area. Depending on where you are, the...

There is a new ‘Tree House’ in downtown Hayward

The inside of The Tree House in downtown Hayward.
November 14, 2017

After two years in the Diamond District in East Oakland, business owner Joe Perryman moved The Tree House restaurant fifteen miles south to downtown Hayward last summer. The restaurant has been open since...

The restaurateurs of Havana

The restaurateurs of Havana
September 20, 2017

Somewhere around 80% of Cuba’s industries are owned and operated by the Cuban government, including restaurants. It has been this way since the 1960s when Cuba became a socialist government. Under the...

La libreta

La libreta
September 20, 2017

Cuban, government-owned supermarkets, otherwise known as bodegas, have been controlled by the Cuban government since Fidel Castro implemented a rations system in 1962.  From Castro’s regime to present...

Commitment is key for veganism

Commitment is key for veganism
August 30, 2017

My vegan journey has been in full swing for a month and I feel great. The transition to veganism requires a commitment to regularly consuming plant based foods and exercising daily.  Surrounding myself...

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

What’s understood doesn't need to be explained?
August 29, 2017

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and the mixture of the two creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the "Mud," but not for the...

Cuban restaurants find ways to thrive despite US embargo

Cuban restaurants find ways to thrive despite US embargo
August 28, 2017

Shortly after 12 p.m. on a Thursday in Old Havana, a man donned in chef’s outfit is yelling out to people as they pass by in the sweltering sun. The chef is wearing a white hat and a short-sleeve shirt,...

Insatiable: Cuba’s food ration system and the people of Cuba

Insatiable: Cuba’s food ration system and the people of Cuba
August 28, 2017

The one and only man behind the counter is Juan Delgado*; today is his 25th birthday. He works from dawn to dusk, handing out rationed groceries and making marks in people’s ration books in the small...

Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone
August 27, 2017

Fresh off the plane in Havana, Cuba Wow, what can I say? Cuba has blown my expectations and I only have been here for three days. Day to day life in Havana is vastly different from the United States...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall
August 27, 2017

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,...

Juana Davila

Juana Davila
August 27, 2017

Paradise in a dark alley Old Havana is beautiful during the night; it’s like a never ending fiesta. Parents are out with their children, young couples are taking a stroll while street musicians work...

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