Photographer Ray Bussolari harnesses the symbolic power of tattoos to represent the experiences of foster youth.
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On Tuesday, Alameda County became the first county in California to implement new regulations on controversial spying devices used by police.
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Oakland City Council approved a funding increase for legal support for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S., authorized the creation of a “Director of Race and Equity” staffing position within the city government and...
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Born in East Oakland and raised in the Bay Area, Imara is an astronomer and a researcher at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, holding the prestigious title of a Harvard-MIT Future Faculty Leader Postdoctoral Fellow. Not...
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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...
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Since 2011, Facebook has put on over 130 events like this one aimed at small businesses. This fall alone, the Boost show has played in Los Angeles, San Jose, Queens, Tacoma and Tucson.
Hundreds of Raiders football fans gathered at the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland for a public hearing hosted by NFL executives about the future of the beloved team.
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Thanks to an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) school board vote Wednesday night, within the next three years ethnic studies classes like this one will be offered at all Oakland high schools. The courses may...
As the one-year anniversary of Prop. 47’s passage approaches, many people working in the state’s legal system are evaluating its effectiveness.
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Oaklanders gathered by moonlight for a traditional Japanese celebration of the Harvest Moon.
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Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss food deserts, the future, and the history of their community.
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The passing of SB 277 is already having effects on the Oakland Unified School District, but not necessarily in the ways one would expect.
Every Friday night the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is home to a diverse array of people, music, and dance.
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A lively smooth jazz band played at Oakland’s Impact Hub co-working space Thursday evening as guests filed in to celebrate the life of David Glover, a man who devoted his life to community work, including...
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The Catholic Dioceses of Oakland, Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB), and the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative co-organized a citizenship workshop, offering legal assistance to over 200 participants.
This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced adjustments in funding for low-income housing subsidies that will reduce federal funding for Section 8 vouchers in Oakland.
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