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Thanksgiving tidbits crossword

Enjoy figuring out these tidbits of Thanksgiving history and tradition. Across 2. Having celebrated it as a child, Sarah Josepha ____ is often credited with establishing the national holiday of Thanksgiving. A women’s rights advocate, prominent writer and editor of the time, she believed the holiday could ease tensions and unify northern and southern parts […]

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East Bay Bike Party

If you love cycling and partying, check out the East Bay Bike Party! The EBBP is a volunteer-run program that has been serving our area for the last few years. They are usually held on the second Friday of each month with hundreds of riders showing up. Riders can meet up near an East Bay […]

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A pair of Hula Dancers from the “Kaleponi Strings With Halau Hula O Pu’uwai” dance in front of the Chabot College stage as the backup singers sing various Hawaiian songs during the Ukulele Festival held on April 6th 2014. [Arianne Arciaga/Staff Photo]

Ukulele Fest Gives the Aloha Spirit to Hayward

The 20th annual Ukulele Festival was held on April 6, 2014, at the grounds of Chabot College, wherein various ukulele players and vendors of different items came to celebrate the culture of Hawaii with food, dancing and a musical concert. The Ukulele Festival of Northern California was held to give local people around the Bay […]

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The candidates for the 2014 Cherry Blossom Queen's Court who posed with the 2013 Cherry Blossom Queen's Court was introduced to the press at the Cherry Blossom Festival Preview Day at San Francisco's Japantown on Saturday, March 15, 2014. [Tammy Lee/Staff Photo]

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival Preview Day

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California’s most prominent celebrations showcasing the diversity of the Japanese community in the Bay Area, the grace of Japanese culture as well as Japanese heritage and its traditions. The festival, which celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms, takes place in one of the three remaining Japantowns […]

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BOOMSHAKALAKA!! The Dunkxchange posterizes its way to the Bay

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, thousands of people from all over the Bay Area gathered at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, Calif., for the dunkxchange. The dunkxchange, which hosts events all over the country, allows shoe fanatics – or “sneakerheads” – to buy, sell and trade shoes with other fellow aficionados. “I absolutely love […]

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Lion dancers from Leung's White Crane Kung Fu Association kicks off the start of the 2014 Chinese New Year three week celebration in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. [Tammy Lee/Staff Photo]

Kicking off the Year of the Horse 4712 in San Francisco!

On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, thousands of people lined the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown as Mayor Ed Lee and other city dignitaries kicked off the Lunar New Year 4712 celebration near Portsmouth Square. Initiated by Mayor Lee,the ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marked the start of the two-week long celebration in the city. The Lunar New […]

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Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal performed to open up the 19th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration held on Oct. 27, 2013, at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). [James McDonald/Staff Photo]

Día de los Muertos at OMCA

On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) hosted its 19th annual Days of the Dead celebration with various forms of activities to commemorate the sacred holiday. Guests were greeted at the entrance by Mariachi Colima de Javier Magallon who performed simultaneously with Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal. The latter performed ritual Aztec dances while […]

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Led by Director Juan Varela, Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward performed at the Mariachi Festival held on Oct. 11, 2013 at Hayward City Hall Plaza.

Mariachi Music Celebrated

On Friday, Oct. 11, Hayward City Hall Plaza became festive with food booths, crafts and a celebration of Mariachi music. The lawn in front of City Hall was occupied with spectators as they enjoyed tasteful Mexican food and watched various groups perform. Ranging from students to professional musicians, the musical groups exhibited a glimpse of […]

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Festival goers crowed the steets of the Annual Folsom Street Fair, inviting Kink to represent this year on Sept. 19, 2013.

Down and dirty at the Folsom Street Fair

  Folsom Street Fair takes the average hotdog and bun street fair to another level. Leather and latex fill the already crowded streets of San Francisco on Sept. 29, 2013. The event runs down Folsom Street and stretches from 7th Street to 12th Street. Like any other fair, the blocked roads are dominated by finger food […]

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