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If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

If you don't love me at my September 16, you don't deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo
May 10, 2018

It’s that time of the year again, when stores bring out their Mexican decor to set up displays that entice people to buy alcohol, snacks and decorations for the grand celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This...

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities
May 10, 2017

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel...

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student
May 10, 2017

Cal State East Bay senior Alejandro Bautista studied abroad in Mexico City in the Fall of 2016, but Bautista, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, became fearful during his stay that...

Green card holders fear the new administration

Green card holders fear the new administration
March 8, 2017

Members of the Latino community, documented and undocumented, are looking for ways to formalize their presence in the United States because they fear they may be next on President Donald Trump’s “to-do”...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect
January 11, 2017

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico
November 22, 2016

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same
August 24, 2016

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way
May 4, 2016

Cinco de Mayo is upon us again which means tequila shots, margaritas, chips, salsa and guacamole are served in more copious amounts than usual. This is because most of America and it’s advertisers know...

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley
November 28, 2014

Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center recently commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a performance from Gloria Arjona, Ph.D., a Spanish professor at California Institute of...

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