When Rafiullah Amiri, who had immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan, noticed that many women within his immigrant community were confined to their homes—shocked by the culture difference and unable to speak the language...
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Several Oakland organizations are uniting to bring economic growth to the city by opening a community advocacy and training center in a renovated building on International Boulevard, in the center of the Fruitvale community. Restore...
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2017 brought a new group of student reporters to Oakland North from across the country and the globe. They covered a city in flux: a housing and homelessness crisis that shows no sign of abating,...
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Fresh bread is baking in the oven. Feet shuffle swiftly along the kitchen floors. Chefs begin bagging and packing food to go. Two deliverers place big black boxes on carts to wheel to their vehicle....
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This article is part of “Birthing Inequity,” an Oakland North project on maternal and infant health disparities in Oakland. See the full multimedia report here. In 2003, while she was carrying her third child, Tanisha Fuller...
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Tagged Alameda County Public Health Department, Alta Bates Hospital, birth experience, Black Women Birthing Justice, child, children, doula, family, infant mortality, Kaiser, low birth weight, maternal mortality, midwife, motherhood, Preterm Birth Initiative
Within an increasingly competitive food scene, entrepreneurs need affordable space to test their ideas and the market. Commercial kitchens are becoming more like business incubators, hosting pop-up events and opening cafes or “snack bars” where...
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Alameda County Nutrition Services provide free community cooking classes at Defremery Recreation Center.
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A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland and All In Alameda researched the effects of providing "food prescriptions" to prediabetic children and their families.
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Once a month volunteers meet at Pepples Donut Farm in Oakland to make vegan burritos for the homeless.
The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival brought live music, salsa dancing, dominos, and food to Oakland.
Airbnb claims guests spent $22 million on local Oakland restaurants last year.
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Specialty Foods, Inc., Oakland’s first African grocery, marks 40 years in business.
Oakland Police Department receives $50,000 grant from Alcoholic Beverages Control to aid in deterring alcohol-related crimes.
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Brandon Peacock is now captain of a ship. That ship is actually a restaurant—Eve’s Waterfront, the newest establishment to inhabit the waterfront property on the edge of Jack London Square. Peacock isn’t known for any...
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"Just because it's imperfect doesn't mean its bad."
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Late night bites can soon be a reality for anyone who purchases a ticket to a New Parish show.
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