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As reported shootings rise, analyzing gun violence, and its effect on young people, in Oakland

Scid Howard III grew up on the streets of East Oakland, so he knows what it’s like to be a teenager in a city where some young people are lost forever to gun violence and...
Marshawn Lynch (right) with gunshot victim Gerald Williams at Kaiser Center.

NFL stars give scholarship to Oakland gunshot victim

On Thursday Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson gave a $500 scholarship to Oakland gunshot victim Gerald Williams, a former Castlemont High School student who will be studying...
A memorial for Gabriel Martinez on International Boulevard has dozens of stuffed animals, candles, signs and messages, and photos of the 5-year-old who was shot and killed on December 30.

A rise in homicides, including the deaths of three children, concerns anti-violence proponents

Carlos Nava, a 3-year-old, was killed by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting in East Oakland on August 9. Less than three months later, 23-month-old Hiram Lawrence was shot in the head by a...
Trauma experts from across the country met in Oakland for a two-day conference on best practices for youth prevention in a hospital setting.

Trauma experts meet in Oakland to share practices for youth violence prevention

During a two-day conference last week, Youth ALIVE! hosted the third annual National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs National Conference at Oakland’s Preservation Park. Over 120 representatives from non-profits across the country met to...