Elementary students stand in line at Oakland’s Stonehurst Campus Kitchen, facing a critical question that will define the next thirty minutes of their lives: burger or chicken salad?
Young artists, including rapper Alexis Johnson, create a music video warning fellow youth about the health dangers of fast food.
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This summer the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance lifting a citywide ban on pinball.
The artist wears black latex gloves and dips a needle into ink. She then draws blue waves around a colorless outline of the Buddha, carefully wiping excess ink off of her living canvas. The mechanical...
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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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3D printers allow budding designers or inventors to easily create real objects from three-dimensional designs.
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Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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Body music, for the uninitiated, is an art form composed of sounds and rhythms made solely with the body.
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“Urban Shield is the largest full-scale exercise in the nation,” said Sgt. J.D. Nelson, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) public information officer. The event was created by ACSO seven years ago and has grown each...
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Oakland's long abandoned 16th Street Station hosts the coast-to-coast project.
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Food makers and food lovers converged at Jack London Square September 27-29 for three days of music, drinks and cuisine at the Eat Real Festival.
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Hundreds of cyclists thronged the Bay Bridge on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the span’s new bicycle and pedestrian path.
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, California, is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Reporter Débora Silva followed an Oakland resident whose first-hand experience with gun violence dramatically changed her life.
Meet Oakland resident Katrina Lashea, who leads walks for African-American women in the Bay Area with the goal of improving their health. Lashea is a yoga instructor and works as a program coordinator for Kaiser...
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On a recent Saturday morning in Oakland, a group of residents marched and chanted, “Stop the violence, stop the silence! Do something!” The group calls themselves SAVE, an acronym for Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere. “We...
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