The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the West Oakland Youth Center and First Book, a nonprofit that gives books to children in low-income neighborhoods, to bring free books to children during their "Rush to Read"...
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Cat Town held a cabaret fundraiser at East Bay Community Space, featuring musical pair Katzenduo.
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Tagged animal adoption, cabaret, cat adoption, Cat Town, cats, fundraiser, Katzenduo, Margaret Fondbertasse, Meghan Dibble, music, Oakland, oakland animal services, pets, Quinn White
In a pilot program, clients receive the regular pantry food, but also receive a specially-tailored box for their needs.
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Tagged Alameda County, diabetes, food banks, food security, Health
Bay Area religious leaders and activists use their faith to fight for immigrants.
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Tagged christianity, Culture, Immigration Reform, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Judaism, Kehilla Synagogue, Oakland, prayer vigils, protests, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, refugees in Oakland, religion, Reverend Deborah Lee, Sam Davis, sanctuary movement, Trump administration, undocumented immigrants
Incarceration doesn't just affect the incarcerated, it alters the lives of their loved ones as well. Families struggle to maintain these relationships because of the financial and emotional burdens that the prison system places on...
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Community Works is a nonprofit organization in Oakland that provides services for formerly incarcerated people. These include parenting classes and groups that help men discuss ways they can overcome “toxic” masculine behaviors. For the past year,...
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Tagged community works, family, restorative justice, Support Group
At the seventh annual Magic Makers event last week, artists and healers celebrated queer culture and promoted self-care.
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Tagged art, Community, Craft Fair, healing, LGBTQ Community, Magic Makers, Witchery
The city of Oakland implemented a new food vending program in 2017. But, how accessible is the industry to immigrant communities? And how does one family go about creating community through a food truck business?
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Tagged Aubrey Rose, downtown, Egypt, Emilia Otero, falafel, Food, food truck, Fruitvale, lonchera, Mamdouh Hassan, Maria Sanchez, Oakland food vending, Pamela Smith, Sayed El Hamaki, shelly garza, shrimp falafel, Shrimp Falafel Mix, The Unity Council
Only about half of foster youth graduate from high school, and of those students, only 20 percent make it to college. Franco’s goal for FConnect is to help them learn about resources that will help...
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Tagged bay area, beyond emancipation, California, Careers, chabot college, college, FConnect, foster care, foster youth, Joseph Franco, Laney College, national foster youth institute, NFTE, Oakland, PayPal
East and West Oakland have an air quality problem. In fact, children living there are diagnosed with asthma at twice the national rate. But a first-of-it's-kind legislation for environmental justice, AB 617, is trying to...
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Tagged AB 617, air pollution, air quality, asthma, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, CARB, east oakland, environmental justice, West Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, WOEIP
In an election cycle full of stunning upsets, organizer Cat Brooks looks to ride the wave of progressive women of color running and winning.
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Tagged Allen Temple Baptist Church, Cat Brooks, election, Jean Quan, Libby Schaaf, Mayor Libby Schaaf, mayoral candidates, mayoral election
In Oakland, a shortage of school nurses has led to difficult working conditions—heavy caseload, treating severe health conditions, and high stress—that nurses say make it challenging to meet the health needs of Oakland students.
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Tagged health care, mental health, nursing shortage, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, OUSD Health Services, OUSD staffing, School nurses, student health
More than 7,700 hotel workers across the country walked off of their jobs and began the largest strike in history against the largest hotel corporation in the world, Marriott.
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Tagged Green Choice, hotels, housekeeping, Labor, Marriott, measure z, Oakland, San Francisco, UniteHere, work place
Activist and registered nurse Michael Harank of Oakland talks about his life and work during the AIDS epidemic, and the most memorable moments.
On November 17 in downtown Oakland, the city’s first Real Black Friday was hosted by BetterBlack.
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Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama teaches people how to repurpose their used clothing through sewing in order to make clothes last longer and keep them out of landfills.
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Tagged bay area, cecelia clark, Clothing Swap, Community, crafts, environment, golden gate branch library, makers, Oakland, recycling, reuse, sewing, swap-o-rama-rama, textiles, upcycling