Nurses picket outside Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center after contracts stalled.
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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Senate Bill 63, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 12, will make about 2.8 million small business workers in the state qualified to take the unpaid leave to bond with their newborn, or with...
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Oakland based photographer Leon Borensztein photographs his daughters disability over three decades.
Every Monday night, from 7-8 p.m., teenagers gather at the Benioff Children’s Hospital’s Sport Medicine Center in Oakland for a Pilates class. The classroom participants range from young athletes to children regaining their strength after...
Senior residents evacuated from the wildfires in Sonoma County stayed with seniors at St. Paul's Towers in Oakland.
Volunteers from Oakland-based organizations are distributing respiratory masks to homeless people in Oakland to stave off poor air quality caused by historic wildfires in California's Wine Country.
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Once a month volunteers meet at Pepples Donut Farm in Oakland to make vegan burritos for the homeless.
Wildfires raging throughout California’s wine country have ravaged more than 170,000 acres and killed 21 people so far, with hundreds missing. The blazes are sending a cloud of ash and smoke over the bay, threatening...
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Syrian refugees in the Bay Area are struggling in rebuilding their lives with the language barrier.
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Bay Area transportation experts discuss whether drivers should be charged for traffic, pollution and noise.
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Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center recently threw a Pediatric Prom for its patients.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.
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On a warm Saturday morning, people began to slowly stroll into the Memorial Tabernacle in Oakland’s Bushrod neighborhood. They were gathered not for a morning service, but for a special kind of lawn party. Trail...
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Last weekend was the 12th National Drug Take Back Day, held at locations across the country, including Oakland. The Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement groups collect unused prescription drugs on this day as part of...
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"Just because it's imperfect doesn't mean its bad."
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