Red caution tape cordons off the sidewalk where Eric Wright and his crew are working on electrical wires.
There are a number of free or discounted health clinics across Oakland -- like La Clinica de la Raza in the Fruitvale, or Asian Health Services in Chinatown. Now, West Oakland has its own reproductive...
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The American Indian Model Schools (AIMS) community is counting down until the last day of school, June 30, which could be the last day of classes for the controversial three-school charter organization.
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Coatlicue drummers and dancers occupied the island between East and West-bound traffic on International Blvd in Oakland, as they celebrated and prayed. With shells at their ankles and feathers on their crowns, over a dozen...
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The sky starts to lighten as Joyce Masih heads out to her bus. It's just after 6 a.m. at the AC Transit bus yard in Hayward, and Masih is all smiles.
Oakland resident Sableu Cabildo was diagnosed at the end of 2011 with a kind of brain cancer known as an astrocytoma. It originated on the right side of her thalamus, the lobed mass under the...
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Some 250 workers rallied on City Hall steps ahead of Tuesday's City Council meeting to protest the mayor’s proposed budget, which focuses on investments in public safety, job creation, economic development, and job training. But...
One year ago, Brandy Martell was fatally shot in downtown Oakland. On Monday, the one-year anniversary of her death, a candlelight vigil was held at Franklin and 13th, the scene of Martell’s murder.
As the days get longer and the temperature begins to rise, school will end in just a few short months. In the Oakland Unified School District, the last day of school is June 13 and...
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There’s a parking lot in East Oakland. You know the one. It’s nestled between the Amtrak Train tracks to the east and Highway 880 to the west, and bordered by a murky moat-like creek called...
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It’s 4 a.m. and Franklin Street is buzzing with the sound of forklifts, shouting and trucks in reverse.
Community activists and environmentalists want the City of Oakland to permanently block a proposed giant crematory proposed near the airport.
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Old Oakland’s downtown business district is getting a facelift. Brick and mortar stores are making a comeback. New establishments are showing up in neighborhoods where there were once empty storefronts. One company has found a...
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He might direct the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country, but Steve DeAngelo isn’t scared of the government’s attempts to shut it down. “The federal government has thrown everything they had at us and...
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Several dozen people gathered on the steps of City Hall ahead of Tuesday’s city council meeting to show support for a resolution to fund the West Oakland Job Resource Center.
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It may have been the shortest school board meeting in recent history.
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