Young artists, including rapper Alexis Johnson, create a music video warning fellow youth about the health dangers of fast food.
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Tagged Education, fast food, food justice, healthy food, hip hop, junk food, McDonald’s, media production, MetWest High School, nutrition, obesity, rap, video production, youth media
This summer the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance lifting a citywide ban on pinball.
Bay Area artists created a pop-up art installation honoring the Ethiopian and Eritrean new year.
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Tagged Eastshore Park, Ellias Fullmore, Eritrean New Year, Ethiopian New Year, Ethiopian taxi drivers, Lake Merritt, Meklit Hadero, pop-up art, Sephora Woldu
Oakland-based grassroots organization builds edible gardens to grow sustainable food, create jobs, and build community.
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Tagged Andrew Chahrour, Food, Fremont High School, gardening, Grass Roots Canvass Team, Haleh Zandi, Maya Salsedo, McClymonds High School, Planting Justice, Transform Your Yard
New study to launch that will make better use of in-home HIV testing.
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Tagged AIDS, Alameda County Public Health Department, Center for Aids Prevention Studies, Emily Arnold, HIV, Marguerita Lightfoot, Neena Murgai, OraQuick
Alameda county residents who show exceptional commitment and service are recognized.
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Tagged Adam Cohen, American Red Cross, Community Child Care Council, Dan Gale, Ed Coyne, Glad Tidings Community Development Corporation, Jose Tamayo, Josie Mattos, Mary Silveria, Philip Scholz, Pooja Trivedi, Sasha Fleischman, Tim DeGrano
Award-winning CCA students merge classic printmaking techniques with modern themes and technologies.
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Tagged arts, California College of the Arts, Lisa Mathis, Michelle Murillo, printmaking, Samuel Forrest Alderson
Hiero Day was developed in 2012 and celebrates underground music, grassroots organizations and local businesses.
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Tagged festival, Hiero Day, Hieroglyphics, Jean Quan, music
Oaklanders celebrate the 5th anniversary of Oakland Pride with a parade and festival.
When he turned 23, Army veteran Peter Y. Liu came home from Iraq and found that there wasn’t a job waiting for him in his military specialty, journalism. The largest metropolitan newspapers on the West...
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Tagged Community Empowered Safety Plan, Cost Effective Living Society, fruitvale neighborhood, oakland jobs, Peter Y. Liu, Sports
Bryan Parker embraces being an outsider. Although Jean Quan appointed him to the Port Commission in 2012, most know him as a former healthcare and tech executive. He sees his lack of political experience as...
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Tagged Bryan Parker, Oakland, Politics, Vator Splash
Out of a small section of warehouse space in West Oakland, Eric Maundu is growing a big dream. He wants to make it possible for almost anyone to grow food in an economical, energy efficient...
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Tagged American Steel Studios, aquaponics, Castlemont High School, Eric Maundu, Kijani Grows, Smart Aquaponics Garden, urban gardening
Banjoko once lived in Oakland and was a part of the ‘90s Bay Area Hip Hop music scene. Currently, he is teaching chess and life strategies to students at Encinal High School in Alameda through...
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Tagged Adisa Banjoko, Bay Area Community Resources, Bay Area Hip Hop, chess, hip hop, music, rap, The Hip Hop Chess Federation
Peer mediators serve as "Mr. Kyle" McClerkins’ eyes and ears around school. They listen to fellow students, help them take responsibility for their actions and decide on appropriate consequences. McClerkins’ peer mediator program is part...
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Tagged Education, Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, restorative justice
In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from...
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Tagged Bryan Parker, Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District 4), Courtney Ruby, Dan Siegel, Jason "Shake" Anderson, Jean Quan, Joe Tuman, Nancy Sidebotham, Oakland, Oakland city council, Oakland Police Department, Oakland Unified School District, Occupy Oakland, Patrick McCullough
When Oakland's century-old wholesale produce market opens around 1:00 a.m. near Jack London Square, a world of family fruit and vegetable sellers comes alive to supply cafes and taco trucks with ingredients for the day's...
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Tagged Jack London Square, Oakland wholesale produce market, West Coast produce, wholesale produce market