Women

Brenda Chapman, Cameo Wood, Deanna Marsigliese and Robin Hunicke leading the panel of the opening night of BAICFF. Photos by Aileen Macalintal

Panel discusses “Women Breaking the Mold” in the film, animation and game development industries

Four leading women artists in the film, animation and game industries led the opening night of the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival.
Carmen Garcia, Sara Hinkley, Zahra Billoo and Faisal Yazadi (pictured clockwise from top left) discuss post-election hatred in the Bay Area.

Bay Area not immune from post-election attacks on immigrants, Muslims

A truck driver in Millbrae chased a Hispanic woman down the street screaming slurs. A university researcher living in Albany, California, was confronted with swastikas on her way to work at UC Berkeley. A mosque...
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#TriviaSoWhite: Exploring trivia culture in Oakland through the eyes of women of color

“What is the name of the type of whiskey that is named after a fast sailboat?” It’s Wednesday night at Room 389—trivia night, to be exact. Scattered throughout the dimly-lit watering hole are teams of...
Sandra Johnson, an Oakland resident, needs a job to sustain herself, but faces obstacles with a conviction on her record.

Sandra Johnson needs a job: Finding work after incarceration

Sandra Johnson needs a job, desperately. The formerly incarcerated 59-year-old Oakland woman is now a City College of San Francisco student, but needs to find work as well. In June, the Alameda County Board of...
At a downtown Oakland protest on November 9, a demonstrator displays a message for future action. Photo by Margaret Katcher.

Oakland groups take action after a shocking election outcome

After a shocking Donald Trump presidential victory, groups in Oakland are taking action against the President-Elect's proposed policies.
Gabrielle Marie Valentine, Kitchen Lead at Steel Rail in Jack London Square, pours a cup of persimmon sweet potato soup during the usual Thursday evening lull. Photo by Brian Krans.

Local chefs take over Steel Rail’s kitchen for Friday night bites

Local chefs take over Steel Rail's kitchen on Friday nights for the restaurant's fall series, Off the Rails.
Attorney John Burris speaks to the media at the Hayward Hall of Justice before Oakland officer Giovanni LoVerde's arraignment. Photo by Andrew Beale.

John Burris, lawyer who tackled “Riders,” takes on Guap case

One of the Bay Area’s most distinguished civil rights lawyers has taken on the case of a sexually-exploited teen suing the City of Oakland and several other Bay Area jurisdictions.
Artist Micah McKechnie wears a fairy costume and poses for a picture on the art installation "Fairies of our Earth" created by artists representing the Children's Fairyland amusement park and Pollinator Posse at the Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival grows to four-night experience

This year’s “four full nights of lights" features light installations from over 40 local artists, five different awards, local food trucks and beverage vendors, live music performances and a shuttle from the 19th Street BART...
The tomosnythesis unit creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays. (Credit: Linda Gordon)

3-D mammography aids Oakland specialists in breast cancer detection

A new 3-D technology to detect breast cancer at Oakland’s Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center is helping doctors diagnose the disease earlier by allowing them to examine tissue layer-by-layer. The medical center, part of...
The first all-women's Green Energy Training Services (GETS) pre-apprenticeship cohort pose with their certificates on the day of their graduation. Photo courtesy of Rising Sun Energy Center.

Women Build graduates its first all-female class in the construction trades

The majority of people in the room seemed to be women, and many wore proud smiles on their faces. They were attending the graduation ceremony of the first all-female Green Energy Training Services (GETS) pre-apprenticeship...
Courtesy of: Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo (District 5)

Fruitvale neighborhood hosts Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day celebration

On May 7, people gathered in Oakland’s Fruitvale district to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory, despite the odds, against the French at the Battle in Puebla in 1862. The event, hosted...