Alameda County Superior Court. Photo by Alicia Vargas.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to stop requiring female inmates to take pregnancy tests

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to stop requiring female inmates who are arrested and booked into Alameda County jails to take pregnancy tests. This agreement, reached on October 28, comes as an out-of-court...
Four gamers huddled around a television playing "Super Slam Dunk Touchdown" at Reddit HQ.

Reddit gamer day raises $282,000 for Children’s Hospital

The gamers’ cries were punctuated by clocks of game controllers, flips of cards and a crackle of pizza crusts—all part of the soundtrack at Reddit on November 7 as the social networking and news site...
Follow the coal route's journey from the mines of Utah, to Oakland and across the Pacific, here.

Controversy continues as Oakland city council considers joining coal route

Now, a controversial development deal could mean that up to 9.5 to 10.5 millions tons of Utah’s coal will be hauled to Oakland’s port, where it would be shipped westward to countries across the Pacific.

Advocates for survivors of domestic violence join forces to end the crime

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, advocates and clinicians establish new connections to combat the crime.
The Order of Malta Free Health Clinic is located at the base of Cathedral of Christ the Light.

The only religious-based health clinic in Oakland raises funding

Order of Malta Free Clinic, the only religious-based free health clinic in Oakland, CA, hopes to expand hours from two and half days a week to five days a week after raising $175,000 in funds.