With fewer city workers to keep up with routine maintenance, trash is proliferating in some of Oakland’s most popular green spaces. Volunteer workers may be the key to fighting that trend.
North Oakland’s NicNak Liquors closed in 2004 while owner Ashrious Pannell grappled with poor health. His strength now back, Pannell is fighting a city rule that may keep his store from reopening.
Recently-minted Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, the former Oakland Tech Bulldog and Oakland Athletic, returned to his old neighborhood on Saturday afternoon for a ceremony renaming a North Oakland baseball field in his honor. Story by Sam Laird/Oakland North
Concerned dads are stepping up and getting involved at Sankofa Academy, a small school that’s making big strides toward addressing Oakland’s student achievement gap. Story by Jake Schoneker/Oakland North
By STEVE SALDIVAR Patients and doctors at Children’s Hospital are now meeting Tuesdays at the new farmer’s market that takes place from 2 to 7 in the parking lot. Jen Cook, a pediatrician there, teamed up with Brett Bennner from Phat Beets, on Mandela Parkway, to establish the market. Cook was inspired after seeing the…