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Oakland police and fire investigate an early morning fatal fire on Northgate Avenue in Oakland, Calif., that burned a small part of a larger homeless encampment at Sycamore Street on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The body of a man was found in the fire. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Shyra Gums,
Contributor
February 14, 2018

On Sunday, Feb. 11, a fire broke out at a homeless encampment on 2600th St. and Northgate Ave. in West Oakland. The fire led to the death of an unidentified adult male. Police responded to a report of...

A millennial movement: The Munchie Movement impacts the less fortunate

A millennial movement: The Munchie Movement impacts the less fortunate

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor
January 6, 2018

In early 2016, East Bay resident Kevin Del Rosario parted ways with his job of three years at Elio Motors, a startup company that plans to create American-made cars that are environmentally- and cost-friendly....

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor
November 14, 2017

June 1, 2016 was the night my mom and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to try to live independently. I lived at home with my mother for 17 years, but then my mom lost her job. Once that...

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Homeless encampments populate Hayward

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor
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 homeless camps continue to grow

Oakland homeless camps continue to grow

Elizabeth Orozco,
Contributor
October 2, 2017

In recent decades, Oakland’s homeless population have grappled with rising housing costs coupled with scarce affordable options. The growing number of homeless people continues to rise, according to...

Homelessness plagues San Jose

Homelessness plagues San Jose

Kevin Gichuru,
Contributor
May 31, 2017

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 14, 2016

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and...

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 26, 2016

One in five students go without consistent meals, a CSU study reported in February 2015. Since the report was released, Cal State East Bay has been cooking up a solution. Last Wednesday, East Bay cut...

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2016

When the City of Hayward opened the new downtown loop in 2014, this is not what officials had in mind. Just a block away from the $105 million renovation project labeled as a traffic solution...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 13, 2016

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month....

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