Christina Lopez

Golf tournament to raise relief funds for Japan

On an early evening, the city of Oakland is brimming with the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5 work group. Runners, bikers, and families hug the perimeter of Lake Merritt as they squeeze in time for fitness and relaxation. The sounds of rush hour traffic fill the air but on the lakefront, all is still. “It’s peaceful out here,” said Angelino Sandri, owner and gondolier for Gondola Servizio in Oakland. He smiles as he skims across the surface…

Children’s Hospital supporters lift their voices at benefit

The Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland hosted the second annual Notes and Words event at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Oakland. The event combined authors and recording artists for an evening of spoken word and musical entertainment to a venue of nearly 1,300 guests.

‘We Are One’ rallies in solidarity

The Alameda Labor Council organized the “We Are One” rally, which was held outside the steps of Oakland City Hall on Monday, the 43rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Union workers, teamsters, supporters, and demonstrators ignored the heat, carried their “We Are One” signs, and stood in solidarity against government leaders and politicians opposing union rights for union workers.

Princess Project makes prom dreams come true

The Princess Project, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, has been making prom dreams come true for high school girls in the Bay Area for the last decade. This year, the project was able to fill an empty storefront in downtown San Francisco with nearly 6,000 donated dresses. Christina Lopez has the story.