On January 31, over 100 people gathered on the observatory deck at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland to witness the rare spectacle of the Super Blood Blue Moon.
Following the discovery of lead in the water at McClymonds High School in August, water testing has begun throughout the entire Oakland Unified School District. Currently, 13 additional schools in the district have been reported...
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This article is part of “Birthing Inequity,” an Oakland North project on maternal and infant health disparities in Oakland. See the full multimedia report here. In 2003, while she was carrying her third child, Tanisha Fuller...
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Sunrise Movement calls for California’s Governor Jerry Brown's attention.
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The Chabot Space and Science Center recently broke ground on a $2 million addition aimed at encouraging visitors to explore the natural surroundings of the center.
Under the regulations issued by the Trump administration in early October, more employers, based on their religious beliefs or moral convictions, could choose to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees.
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Over the last 30 years, Pacific Institute has studied the effect climate change could have on the environment and promoted strategies to make more efficient use of water and pushed California officials to consider climate...
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Wildfires raging throughout California’s wine country have ravaged more than 170,000 acres and killed 21 people so far, with hundreds missing. The blazes are sending a cloud of ash and smoke over the bay, threatening...
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Children and adults of all ages came out for First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center to learn about how the human body works on Earth as well as in outer space.
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An exhibit at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland is exploring mechanics, engineering, and physics using pinball machines, some of which are see-through or deconstructed.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.
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Last weekend was the 12th National Drug Take Back Day, held at locations across the country, including Oakland. The Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement groups collect unused prescription drugs on this day as part of...
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"Just because it's imperfect doesn't mean its bad."
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Praxis Project is suing Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association for 'false advertising' and marketing. The non-profit claims it had to use funds to combat misleading ads by the soda makers.
February 3rd marked the opening of the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." exhibition at the Chabot Space & Science Center. This event drew Trekkies from all over the Bay Area to examine the wide...
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Over the last year and a half, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has been making an effort to deepen its science, technology, engineering and math programs, but so far it has had to depend...
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