Approximately, six million kids play tackle or flag football, absorbing an average of 650 hits to the head every season. However, the crisis of concussions is growing in all sports.
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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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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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In the future, the EOSC plans to expand by adding an outdoor competition swimming pool, a two-court basketball gymnasium with an elevated running track, three soccer fields and additional parking.
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Oakland District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Thursday morning the launch of a billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors in the Bay Area.
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A care facility has backed out of a deal to receive brain dead teen as Attorney Chris Dolan accuses Children's Hospital of getting in the way.
The family of Jahi McMath says they have found a Bay Area facility to accept the 13-year-old, but Children's Hospital says transferring her would violate a recent court order.
With call centers inundated with questions and lengthy wait times, volunteer groups are bridges between East Bay residents and Covered California.
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More than 100 people attended a Wednesday night vigil for Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl who has been declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital after underground a routine tonsil surgery.
In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
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Nwe Oo, a Rakhine Burmese refugee based in Oakland, is an advocate for human rights and adamantly speaks out against domestic violence.
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When Barbara Witney, a 65-year-old marriage and family therapist, tried to sign up for Medicare last week, she was dismayed to find herself baffled. “I’m a pretty educated person and it was confusing for me,”...
After feeling uncomfortable at corporate gyms, Nathalie Huerta founded The Perfect Sidekick, a dedicated gym for LGBTQ athletes.
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When Sarah Morrell was first diagnosed with Morquio syndrome, a rare, incurable disease that crippled her joints and deformed her vertebrae, her family never expected the illness would cause her to travel halfway around the...
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Thursday's march down MacArthur was the latest chapter in an extraordinary outpouring of support.
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Sixteen-year-old Richard Thomas has been charged as an adult for potential hate crimes.
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