It’s a quiet Monday afternoon at Magnolia Oakland, a cannabis dispensary on the industrial end of Adeline Street. From the outside, the blocky, concrete building looks like the kind of place you might go to get a package shipped or a document notarized. Inside, as a guy working security chats with a front desk employee checking IDs, a skunky whiff of weed floats by, indicating that this is, in fact, a place to legally buy a bewildering number of cannabis…
Autumn Ross uses alternative medicine to help the LGBTQ community navigate challenges.
Acta Non Verba celebrates Nine years of helping the youth in Oakland with a silent reading fundraiser.
Non-profit organization Playworks opened a new community space in downtown Oakland last week called RoShamBo.
Attorneys representing the City of Oakland and developer Phil Tagami faced off in a packed San Francisco courtroom over whether or not coal could be transported in Oakland.
Activists and Alameda County representatives want people held in Santa Rita Jail to be able to get Medi-Cal coverage prior to their release.
On a suitably chilly and foggy Friday morning, streams of children entered the heated auditorium at Martin Luther King Elementary School on 10th Street in West Oakland and were received with an equally warm welcome by dozens of FedEx employees who were distributing winter coats. The volunteers, wearing purple Santa hats and t-shirts emblazoned with the words “FedEx Cares” guided the boisterous children to rows of tables stacked with fleece-lined and hooded coats in a dizzying array of colors in…
A new plan outlines ways to drastically reduce Oakland’s greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 years. At a town hall in November, city residents debated just how to do that.
About one quarter of Californians who use Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits would lose or decrease their benefits if the USDA Food and Nutrition Service enacts a proposed rule change to the program.