In an election cycle full of stunning upsets, organizer Cat Brooks looks to ride the wave of progressive women of color running and winning.
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In Oakland, a shortage of school nurses has led to difficult working conditions—heavy caseload, treating severe health conditions, and high stress—that nurses say make it challenging to meet the health needs of Oakland students.
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Tagged health care, mental health, nursing shortage, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, OUSD Health Services, OUSD staffing, School nurses, student health
More than 7,700 hotel workers across the country walked off of their jobs and began the largest strike in history against the largest hotel corporation in the world, Marriott.
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Tagged Green Choice, hotels, housekeeping, Labor, Marriott, measure z, Oakland, San Francisco, UniteHere, work place
Activist and registered nurse Michael Harank of Oakland talks about his life and work during the AIDS epidemic, and the most memorable moments.
On November 17 in downtown Oakland, the city’s first Real Black Friday was hosted by BetterBlack.
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Artists and designers repurpose parts of the demolished eastern span of the Bay Bridge and create projects celebrating the bridge’s importance as an iconic structure.
Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama teaches people how to repurpose their used clothing through sewing in order to make clothes last longer and keep them out of landfills.
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Tagged bay area, cecelia clark, Clothing Swap, Community, crafts, environment, golden gate branch library, makers, Oakland, recycling, reuse, sewing, swap-o-rama-rama, textiles, upcycling
A teaching artist with Thingamajigs taught a weeklong workshop at charter school East Bay Innovation Academy on "sound engineering," where students learned about physics, design, and mathematics by making their own instruments and learning about...
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Tagged bullroarers, combs, David Samas, East Bay Innovation Academy, Edward Schocker, Engineering, experimental music, instruments, music, physics, skatchbox, sound, steam, STEM, tech, Thingamajigs, Thingamakids, Tom Nunn
Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.
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Tagged Bay Bridge, Cannabis Policy, Castlemont High School, feature, Kaine Cherry, Lyft, Oakland Cannery, OUSD, repurposing, The Hood Incubator, UC Berkeley
The festival’s theme wove through the 26 altars assembled by local artists as well as artwork created by this year’s poster contest winner Eduardo Chaidez. The poster features an illustrated image of a little girl...
Kindergarten teacher Lourdes Rivas wrote a children's book, They Call Me Mix, to help teach their students why they use gender-neutral pronouns.
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Tagged bilingual, book, children's book, Education, elementary school, gender, gender binary, kindergarten, Latinx, literature, nonbinary, spanish
Over $6 million: That’s how much money flowed into the war chests of Oakland candidates and PACs in the November election for mayor and city council seats.
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Tagged Abel Guillen, Cat Brooks, Charlie Michelson, city council, Desley Brooks, election, Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, mayor, money, Nikki Bas, PAC, Sheng Thao, spending
Studies suggest many factors may be at play in increased dementia rates among African Americans across the nation.
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More than 120 kids participated in a 5k race around Lake Merritt that raised more than $38,000 to support Running For a Better Oakland's youth running programs.
In Alameda County, there are multiple barriers—cost, capacity, hours of service—that parents have to navigate in order to access quality child care.
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Tagged 24-hour child care, Alameda County Early Care and Education Program, BANANAS, Child care, Cost of child care, early childhood development centers, early childhood education, First 5 Alameda County, Measure AA, T Lab, Tipping Point
First responders are combing through the desolate scene, where ashes now take the place of where entire neighborhoods once stood. The vast majority of homes were destroyed by the Camp Fire, and not much remains...
Hear from people finding their own place on spectrums of language, hookup culture, neurodiversity, and politics.
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Tagged asd, Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, dating, Democrat, Education, election, English Language Learner, Hike, International Academy, LGBT, LGBTQ, male intimacy, Politics, Relationships, republican, Richmond Hill High School, spectrum
Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
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Tagged Asian Refugees United, Casa Che La Clinica, Department of Race and Equity, Equity Indicators Report, racial disparity, sobrante park, TIGRA
"The problem is not fatness, health, or fat phobia," says Luna. "The problem is we place bodies on a hierarchy.”