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San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

San Leandro police receive autism awareness training

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

To the average American, April 1 is merely recognized as “April Fool’s Day,” an annual celebration devoted to pranks and hoaxes. However, this year, April 1 also marked the 48th anniversary of Autism Awareness Month. According to Autismspeaks.org, Autism Awareness Month was established in 1970 wi...

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

Racist graffiti prompts closure A lockdown was issued yesterday at San Leandro High School around 11 a.m. after graffiti was discovered in a boys bathroom stall that read, “I’m shooting the School tomorrow at 1 I’m sick of this shit Better not come Fuck this place,” according to the San Leand...

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Drake’s hosts annual ‘Hopocalypse Day’ in San Leandro The sun was out, kegs were tapped, food trucks were cooking and music was blaring from within the industrial maze near Downtown San Leandro. It was like a farmers’ market, but with beer instead of fresh produce. Drake’s Brewing Company he...

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Michael Alvarez came up with the idea to open a graffiti-based shop shortly after being arrested in 2009 for painting inside an abandoned warehouse in Fremont. The warehouse had a skatepark built inside and was a hangout spot for kids. It was defaced by gangster tags so he covered them up with murals. “I...

San Leandro invests in downtown development

San Leandro invests in downtown development

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

New bars and restaurants attract a different crowd. Five years ago you might have clutched your belongings and power-walked to your car while leaving the Downtown San Leandro Safeway on Hesperian Boulevard. But things have changed. The area was once swarmed with panhandlers and delinquents, but now ...

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

A crowd of nearly 900 people gathered to watch the inaugural lighting of a 55-foot tall polished steel skin female sculpture known as “Truth is Beauty” in celebration of the grand opening of the San Leandro Technology Campus on Oct. 18. Hundreds of people held candles as the statue’s 2,500 LED li...

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Three suspects arrested in San Leandro murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

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 E. 14th St. while outside of a first communion celebration he was attending. San Leandro Police Department Lieutena...

No suspects in homicide case

No suspects in homicide case

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2016


Filed under Metro

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 ongoing. SLPD Lieutenant Robert McManus said yesterday, “Nothing else right now. Still hoping to...

Train kills mother, daughter in San Leandro

Train kills mother, daughter in  San Leandro

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016


Filed under Metro

A mother and her 3-year-old daughter from Oakland were killed by a train in San Leandro on Tuesday afternoon. Thirty-year-old Vanessa Marisol Henriquez was running errands with her daughter Saidy when her Toyota Rav-4 stopped on the train tracks near Chapman Road and Washington Avenue, according to...

Hombre de Hayward asesinado en San Leandro

Hombre de Hayward asesinado en San Leandro

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe

May 18, 2016


Filed under Spanish

La policía de San Leandro identificó al hombre que fue matado a tiros el domingo por la tarde, como Dariel Arreola de 28 años de edad, que tenía una dirección de Manteca, pero era oriundo de Hayward. Alrededor de las 7:30 p.m., la policía de San Leandro recibió varias llamadas que reportaron ...

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Hayward man killed in San Leandro shooting

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 calls that reported a shooting near the Senior Community Center at 13909 E. 14th St. However, when...

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