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We’re off for the summer — see you in September!

on June 5, 2015

Oakland North is a project of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and now that it’s summer, our students are on break to work internships at other publications. We’ll be back to train a new class of student reporters in early September.

If you’ve found us over the summer, here are a few highlights from the coverage done by the 2014-15 Oakland North news crew:

A world of hope: Treating international patients with rare diseases at Children’s Hospital Oakland by Melina Tupa

Balancing life as a roller derby girl by Nicole West

Protesters campaign against the use of solitary confinement in California prisons by Gabriel Sanchez

In East Oakland, a couple offers two-parent, 24-hour day care by Tom Goulding and Hannah Lawson

For NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert winners Fantastic Negrito, the journey began in Oakland by Melina Tupa

City Horse: An uphill journey by Noelia Gonzalez, Nicole West and Yngrid Fuentes

Lack of benefits and work continuity weighs heavily on temporary part-time city workers by Gabriela Arvizu

Made in Oakland: Four stories of a maker city in four objects by Alissa Greenberg, Lena Dakessian, Jacqueline Ipp and Alicia Vargas

Billy Beane: The math, money and mastermind behind the Oakland A’s “Moneyball” success by Juan Martinez

Hip Hop therapy moves into its second generation, as survivors become mentors by Deana Mitchell

Two cultures–Mexican and Vietnamese– come together in one Oakland kitchen by Justin Whiteman

The Buddha of Oakland by Deana Mitchell

MLK parklet becomes the seed for a neighborhood’s dreams by Jacqueline Ipp

Life on the trail: A day campaigning with Oakland’s mayoral candidates by Joshua Escobar, Alissa Greenberg, Sasha Lekach and Justin Whiteman

On the money: How much Oakland’s mayoral candidates have spent and raised by Molly Pierce and Nigel Manuel

Registrar’s map gives nuanced glimpse into Oakland mayoral results by Joshua Escobar and Alissa Greenberg

Oakland reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision by Deana Mitchell, James Pace-Cornsilk and Alyssa Jeong Perry

Peaceful Tuesday night Ferguson support march erupts into vandalism in the Temescal area by Joshua Escobar, Alissa Greenberg, Molly Pierce and Brett Murphy

Oakland protesters respond to decision not to indict in Eric Garner’s death by Brett Murphy and Tom Goulding

OUSD study finds link between lack of Internet, computer access and poverty level by Melina Tupa

Friends and family gather to remember shooting victim Isaiah Sudan: “The violence needs to stop” by Gina Pollack

Six months in, new schools head Antwan Wilson is pushing his “roadmap” for a challenged district by Laura Klivans

Animal advocates debate a “No Kill” policy for Oakland Animal Services by Molly Pierce

Mobile asthma clinic provides free treatment for kids by Chloe Shi

Teens turn tech skills learned from nonprofit into a first job by Melina Tupa

Oakland Day of the Dead altars shed light on political issues by Gabriela Arvizu

Oakland goes six weeks without a murder, the longest stretch in 15 years by Molly Pierce

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you back here in September!


  1. Oakland resident on June 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Where else will get our news about the goats providing fire control in the Oakland Hills, if the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley takes the summer off?

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