Siblings Pharaoh and Egypt paint with watercolors at MLK Jr. Branch Public Library in Oakland.

$20k donation keeps Oakland arts program afloat

An arts and education program in Oakland was reinstated in September after receiving a $20,000 private donation from Art.com, an online retailer of art prints headquartered in Emeryville.
Camel Menthol cigarettes at De Lauer’s Super News Stand in Oakland, California. The prohibition of sales of flavored tobacco products that will take effect in 2018 will impact this store.

Oakland council passes ban on flavored tobacco sales

In an unanimous decision, on Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted to ban of sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in Oakland.