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On October 8, California Canoe & Kayak hosted their 14th annual Support Strokes event in hopes of raising $15000 for the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic. The funds raised at will allow the clinic to continue to provide free cancer care services to low income women in Oakland.
Children’s Fairyland held their annual Drawn Together event which drew over 250 attendees, selling out the venue. This adults-only event invited artists and the general public into the park for a night of artistry, food, drinks, and conversation, all culminating in an auction.
The Golden Gate Audubon Society and Oakland Zoo have teamed up to rescue baby birds that have fallen from their nests. Watch members on a heron rescue mission in downtown Oakland.
Over the past few months, 11 marijuana measures were approved for California’s November 2016 ballot, and Blum Oakland became the first ever publicly traded marijuana dispensary, solidifying Oakland’s title as the cannabis capital of the country.
In over 40 years working at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Mike Martin, now Alameda County battalion chief, has never seen anything like October 20, 1991 in the hills east of Oakland and Berkeley. “Extreme fire conditions, high-velocity wind,” Martin recalls. The 20 to 30 miles per hour winds, with gusts of…
Earlier this month the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank, reported that the average white family today has net assets of $141,900, compared with the $11,000 for African American families. This hollowing out of the African American family asset base is a nationwide phenomenon that can be explained by the shrinking African American middle class. It’s even more a factor in “strong market” regions like the Bay Area, where housing costs are soaring.
Order of Malta Free Clinic, the only religious-based free health clinic in Oakland, CA, hopes to expand hours from two and half days a week to five days a week after raising $175,000 in funds.