Kaiser Permanente plans to save money by terminating its entire gardening crew

Kaiser Permanente plans to save money by terminating its entire gardening crew

Philip E. Osmond, 58, has committed the last 24 years of his life to working as a gardener at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Last month, he received notice that his position would be el…

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Vietnamese refugees dream of a “Little Saigon” in East Oakland

Vietnamese refugees dream of a “Little Saigon” in East Oakland

Boxes of fruit—brown speckled Thai bananas—spill out of boxes outside Oakland’s Sun Hop Fat market. “It’s from Vietnam,” explains Lynne Truong as she points to the fruit and walks insi…

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Oakland Diocese releases information on sexual abuse, but victim advocates are skeptical

Oakland Diocese releases information on sexual abuse, but victim advocates are skeptical

Fifteen years ago, Dan McNevin and two other men sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, alleging that a priest at a church in Niles had abused them as children. At first, McNevin felt validat…

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