Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as a crunchy snack to impress their sports fans.
Billion-dollar dialysis companies and a labor union are spending tens of millions of dollars to sway Proposition 8 votes their way on Election Day. Health experts say the proposition is unlikely to improve care for dialysis patients and may put care out of reach for patients in low-income areas.
But they also say risky practices in the industry put patients’ lives at risk.
Last year, the state of California experienced its most destructive and deadliest wildfire season on record. October is one of the highest-risk months of the year for wildfires in the state. Currently, fire departments and agencies are working to spread the message and give people the tools they need to prevent fires in the first place.
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.
The Order of Malta of Northern California has started a mobile clinic to serve uninsured and homeless people. The 36-foot mobile clinic made its debut at a monthly podiatry clinic.
Despite cancer deaths declining over recent years, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in Oakland and Alameda County.
As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an “age-friendly city,” District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
Pacific Islanders in Alameda County have the second highest infant death rate, but new initiatives could counteract this.
Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.