Tag Archives: Alameda County

Past cannabis convictions can be dismissed in Alameda County–by petition, says DA

Proposition 64, which voters passed in November 2016, not only legalized the adult use of cannabis, but also established protocols for reducing, dismissing and sealing old marijuana-related convictions. That means Californians convicted of cannabis crimes...
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Experts are unsure of the severity of this year’s flu season

The rate of hospitalizations for the flu in the United States has hit the highest levels since health officials started recording this data in 2010. But experts are cautious comparing this year's flu season to...

Oakland support group hosts workshop for families struggling with mental health and substance abuse

The African American Family Support Group hosted the 'Help for Family Caregivers Coping with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse' workshop last Saturday
Sherrie Lowe, right, cooks jambalaya from scratch for the first time while her daughter, Armajah Elliott watches. Lowe and her family recently participated in a study in which researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland delivered "food prescriptions" to the homes of prediabetic and diabetic children and their families.

Study allows families to try food as medicine

A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland and All In Alameda researched the effects of providing "food prescriptions" to prediabetic children and their families.
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...
Data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Department of Economic Development

U.S. has modest job gains in September, East Bay economy is still growing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5 percent in September. Meanwhile, the most recent data for the Bay Area shows Alameda County’s unemployment rate at...

Community members celebrate The Ella Baker Center’s 20th anniversary

Last Thursday residents gathered to celebrate the Ella Baker Center's 20th Anniversary, present awards and discuss future plans to continue rebuilding communities of color in Oakland.
Safe Shape's bold structure invites visitors at the Afrikatown Community Garden.

Alameda County organization demonstrates safe injection site for drug users

“Hello, sir. What do you need today?” Braunz Courtney says with a welcoming smile, standing comfortably behind a buffet of sterile syringes and pipes. “I need some medium sharps,” his client Vernon, 64, responds.