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Tales of Two Cities #2: All about the Benjamins

Howdy Listeners, This week on Tales of Two Cities we take a look at four unique businesses and how they reflect what’s happening in Richmond and Oakland’s economies. From a legendary deli in the heart of Temescal on the brink of shutting down because of rising rents, to a local factory that hires an unexpected workforce; and from a man who depends on year-round love to sell his flowers, to a woman who makes fairy wings out of her house. Don’t…

BOSS and Albany High School students host homeless resource fair in Oakland

BOSS staffers joined hands with Albany High School students to help some 1,000 people address a variety of health and social needs at their first homeless resource fair held in Oakland. Based on an event the organization holds in San Francisco called the Homeless Project Connect, executive director Donald Frazier said he decided it was time to try the project in the East Bay.

Oakland youth take flight class

Every Saturday morning, kids of all ages gather in the sunlit second story of a West Oakland community building. The kids come to attend a lesson unusual for most youngsters, especially those from a low-income neighborhood like theirs: These pupils are learning to fly.

Suicide prevention methods in Alameda County focus on groups most at risk

A teen text-line and an older men’s support group prove Alameda County’s progressive suicide prevention initiatives that focusing on the two groups remaining the most at risk in recent years: teens and elderly men.

OR (my first sentence):

Alameda County Crisis Support Services is making strides in suicide prevention developing innovative programs—a teen text line and an older men’s support group—tailored to the two populations most at risk: youth and elderly men.

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