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Tales of Two Cities Podcast: Spectrums

Hear from people finding their own place on spectrums of language, hookup culture, neurodiversity, and politics.
Donna Anderson marks on a map the house number she just visited in Sobrante Park as she makes her way through the neighborhood Saturday morning.

Volunteers gather residents’ concerns about racial disparity one neighborhood at a time

Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
Volunteer facilitator Christian Corral (right) guides Rudsdale High School students through complicated situations involving the law.

High schoolers take class to learn about the law and how it may affect their lives

Fresh Lifelines for Youth's Law Program offers Oakland high school students a unique opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system and how it might affect them in their own lives.
Tony Thurmond, candidate for State Superintendent for Public Instruction, arrives at his election watch party at Impact Hub, greeted by some children who had been standing by the door. Photo by Mickey Capper.

Oakland activists celebrate tepidly, as midterm results yield positive, mixed outcome for progressives

After this midterm election, California remains a Democratic stronghold, but some are upset that the state didn't go far enough to live up to its professed progressive values. Here are reactions from local liberal activists.

As Election Night 2018 ends, most Oakland races still uncalled

By late Tuesday night, many of Oakland’s biggest ticket races remained uncalled, with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ having counted less than a fifth of all ballots.

As early returns trickle in, Oakland voters and candidates wait

In a packed home in the Grand Lake neighborhood, supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her campaign’s volunteers nibbled on quesadillas and checked back and forth between CNN and the front door to see when...
Undocumented day laborers from the Fruitvale area gathered together in partnership with Peralta Hacienda Historical Park and Street Level Health Project to perform songs and dances important to their cultures. A crowd attended these performances for the opening of an art exhibit titled "Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories" on October 6.

New Fruitvale art exhibit features works of undocumented day laborers

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park unveiled a new art exhibit in early October called "Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories," that features the creations of undocumented day laborers through paintings, quilts, graphic art, song...