In this portrait, twins Anastasia and Aja display their tattoos. The siblings were the only surviving babies of a quintuplet birth. After reuniting with Aja, Anastasia tattooed "Tisch'e" above her heart, the name of one of their siblings who didn't survive. Photo by Luisa Conlon.

Foster youth tell their stories through tattoos in the California Youth Connection’s new exhibit “Tribute”

Photographer Ray Bussolari harnesses the symbolic power of tattoos to represent the experiences of foster youth.
Oakland Technical High School was established at its current location at 42nd Street and Broadway in 1915.

Oakland Tech celebrates centennial

This year, Oakland Tech turned 100, and its alums have planned a celebration lasting an entire year. The Centennial Celebration, organized by staff, students and alumni, included a gala over Memorial Day weekend, a talent...
Nia Imara standing next to her painting, "Who Is Happy in America?" - photo taken by Akira Olivia Kumamoto

Nia Imara sheds light on Oakland through art

Born in East Oakland and raised in the Bay Area, Imara is an astronomer and a researcher at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, holding the prestigious title of a Harvard-MIT Future Faculty Leader Postdoctoral Fellow. Not...
Guillermo Ortiz leads mourners in a traditional Aztec ceremony.

Community mourns loss of Oakland artist, shot dead while painting a peace mural

Around 200 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday morning to honor the life of Antonio Ramos. Ramos, a West Oakland-based artist employed by the nonprofit Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), was shot and killed Tuesday while...
William Lu from Media Enterprise Alliance accepts the Honorable Mention Award on behalf of his five-person team of students. Photo by Katherine Rose.

Oakland students honored at East Bay Youth Media Awards

The East Bay Youth Media Awards is a new celebration and fundraiser honoring people between the ages of 13 and 25 who have made contributions to the media industry in print journalism, radio, video production...
Dolores Huerta answering students' questions after her speech. Photo by Akira Kumamoto.

Dolores Huerta on civil justice: “We don’t have to feel helpless”

The co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association and civil rights advocate talked to students at Samuel Merritt University about social justice and healthcare for immigrants.
different restaurants or grocery stores in East Oakland. Photo by: Alsanosi Adam

Museum welcomes a new exhibition by local artists: “Who is Oakland?”

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is presenting a new exhibition exploring Oakland through the work of local artists. The exhibition is called “Who is Oakland?” and is organized by Chris Johnson, the lead artist,...