In Alameda County, there are multiple barriers—cost, capacity, hours of service—that parents have to navigate in order to access quality child care.
Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
Oversight officials outlined a plan to determine whether the Oakland Unified School District should qualify for deficit relief funding from California’s state budget under Assembly Bill 1840.
Residents living under the 12th Street bridge stave off an encampment clearing while residents at another homeless encampment, “The Village,” prepare to relocate.
Ahmadi said he had no choice but to fundraise from residents, rather than taking a more traditional path such as a loan from a bank. On paper, the project showed a high risk of failure “both because it’s a start-up and a low-margin business—also because of the perceptions of the challenges of the neighborhood,” said Ahmadi.
Most people who hear the word “cotillion” probably think of an extravagant coming-of-age ball to introduce upper-class girls into high society. Oakland-based Lend A Hand Foundation’s Teen Cotillion, however, is for a totally different demographic: low-income, at-risk teens.
Every Tuesday morning, Max Cadji of Phat Beets drops off half a dozen boxes of fresh fruit and produce at Jasper P. Driver Plaza in North Oakland. The food is grown at several local urban farms and gardens and distributed to the community.