student pharmacist administers flu vaccine

Student pharmacists help seniors manage healthcare

The Allen Temple Baptist Church’s large auditorium was packed with community residents young and old, as student pharmacists from the University of the Pacific helped seniors grapple with updates to their Medicare plans and manage...
Jeri Lacks Whye and Kim Lacks speak to a rapt audience at Samuel Merritt University to kick off the school's first annual Community Reads program.

Legacy of “immortal” cells sparks college-wide ethics conversation

Without the cells of Henrietta Lacks, the world would have no polio vaccine, cancer treatments, or in-vitro fertilization. This year, Samuel Merritt University will learn about her life as one community, and through it important...
California Thursdays feature meals prepared with fresh ingredients from California. Photo by Ethan Bien.

OUSD celebrates their “California Thursdays”

Oakland Unified School District pioneered "California Thursdays," a program through which schools across the district serve lunches sourced entirely from in-state producers one day a week. Last Thursday, organizers welcomed 14 more districts from across...
Volunteers at the Lift Up Oakland campaign headquarters work to support Measure FF to increase the minimum wage. Photo by Alex Kekauouhah.

Voters say yes to boosting the minimum wage, higher sales tax and reclassifying some felonies

As election results rolled in after the polls closed last night, advocates for several major policy changes celebrated victories at the state, county and local levels, including a statewide initiative that reduced penalties for certain...
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf, right, is shown with husband, Salvatore Fahey, son, Dominic, 9, and daughter, Lena, 7, after casting her ballot at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office, Nov. 4, 2014. Photo by Deana Mitchell.

Libby Schaaf declares victory, minimum wage hike and parcel taxes pass

As results from Tuesday's election continue to come in, mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf claims an early lead in first choice voting. Additionally, Measures N, Z, BB and FF all receive the necessary votes to pass.