Oakland-based grassroots organization builds edible gardens to grow sustainable food, create jobs, and build community.
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Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
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The August 24 earthquake reminded Oakland residents to prepare for the next one.
Alameda county residents who show exceptional commitment and service are recognized.
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The popular swimming destination reopened after a toxin-producing blue-green algae forced a closure earlier this summer.
Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clear trash, weed, plant, and restore creek beds at Oakland's 20th Annual Earth Day event on Saturday. They joined more than a billion people worldwide in what environmentalists call...
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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Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage.
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For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
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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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Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
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A wind storm struck the bay area last night, causing widespread power outages and damage throughout Oakland.
The program, which gets funds from the Port of Oakland, integrates information on the industrial history of the bay with lessons on stewardship of its ecology.
Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.
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Right now, somewhere on your block, a pumpkin is rotting. If you’re lucky, that somewhere is in a Waste Management-sanctioned green bin, where it can safely decay with other compostable trash, and not on your...
The satellite would use infrared sensors to detect fires as small as one quarter of an acre in size and could scan the entire Western US in under three minutes.
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