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Nia Wilson was stabbed to death at the MacArthur BART station late Sunday, July 22, 2018.   (Family photo)

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 1, 2018

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested on Monday at the Pleasant Hill BART Station after a rider called the police alerting them he was on a train, according to BART officials. The Alameda County District Attorney’s...

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America: Home of the mass shootings

Allison Weseman,
Contributor
December 8, 2017

Lately in America, it appears as if there is another mass shooting taking place in cities and towns across the nation. There are currently more than 360 million guns per capita in the United States. According...

Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the Hayward Police Department released new information from investigative leads in a 2016 murder. On Aug. 6, 2016 around 7:30 p.m. a 17-year-old male was shot and killed on Muir Street,...

Hayward more than my home

Hayward more than my home

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

When I drive up the Harder Hill and come to school at Cal State East Bay, it’s like a different world. I can almost forget about what’s waiting for me when I come back down. Many East Bay...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18, 2016

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 11, 2016

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine...

Suspects arrested in murder

Suspects arrested in murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 27, 2016

Things took a deadly turn on July 13 for Adan Farrid Katami, 38, from Antioch. According to several family members, Katami was on his way to pick up his four-year-old daughter when Memphis, Tenn. native...

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2016

On June 29 Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrests of three suspects in the May 15 shooting death of Dariel Arreola. Arreola was shot at the Senior Community Center at 13909...

No suspects in homicide case

No suspects in homicide case

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 2, 2016

The San Leandro Police Department confirmed yesterday that despite no suspects being arrested, the investigation into the May 15 shooting death of Dariel Arreola, 28, that happened in San Leandro, is still...

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2016

San Leandro Police identified the man who was shot and killed on Sunday evening as 28-year-old Dariel Arreola, who had a Manteca address but is a Hayward native. Around 7:30 p.m., SLPD received multiple...

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 12, 2016

Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, now 66 years old, was just 19 years old when she brutally murdered Rosemarie LaBianca, wife of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca, by stabbing her in the...

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