Culture

Unity Council hosts workshop on how to make paper mache skulls

The Unity Council hosted their last of three Altar workshops for el Día de los Muertos finishing up with a “how to make paper mache skull” workshop. Over 50 Bay Area residents attended the workshop,...

Bay Area residents create art protesting Trump’s travel ban

People from around the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in downtown Oakland on Sunday to create art and signs protesting the Trump administration’s travel ban. “It’s a really discouraging...
“We have a ton of repeat customers and regulars, other than that we do get a lot of people from out of town, " said Paul Guido, a server who worked at Pizzaiola in Temescal since its founding in 2005.

Airbnb reports tourists spend millions on local Oakland restaurants

Airbnb claims guests spent $22 million on local Oakland restaurants last year.

Thousands become US citizens in Oakland—and react strongly to Trump’s welcome message

After years of waiting and yearning, more than 1,300 immigrants from 95 countries became United States citizens at a ceremony held at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland last Tuesday morning.
Teddie Moorehead, 40, places her hand on her daughter Che-Kwis Hernandez, 12, who spoke to a room full of East Oakland residents about her experiences as a witness to sex trafficking in her neighborhood. Photo by Lisa Hornak

Hundreds gather for first annual East Oakland Congress of Neighborhoods

Residents met to discuss issues facing East Oakland including human trafficking and the sex trade, education, affordable housing, illegal dumping, improving employment opportunities, gun violence, and getting justice for the immigrant and refugee communities.