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Volunteers gather at the Memorial Tabernacle Church for a lawn party to restore the church's garden on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

At a mulching party, East Bay residents learn how to convert lawns to gardens

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...

At Oakland schools on the closure list, distraught pleas to reconsider

The Oakland Unified School District spent a week in October hosting meetings at each public schools recommended for closure: Lakeview, Marshall, Maxwell Park, Lazear and Santa Fe Elementary Schools. These meetings were a chance for...

The last days of Ramadan in Oakland

Muslims in Oakland are in the last third of the month of Ramadan--its most intense part, as observers continue to fast during daylight hours, declining both food and water until the sun sets. Daylight, and...
closeup shot of woman painted in mural, arms outstreched

Oakland murals color the urban jungle

Hundreds of street murals brighten Oakland's walls, painted by local artists, graffiti writers and collectives, like the Community Rejuvenation Project. Some are "bombed", i.e. done without permission, on the fly, usually at night. Others are...