In a pilot program, clients receive the regular pantry food, but also receive a specially-tailored box for their needs.
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Studies suggest many factors may be at play in increased dementia rates among African Americans across the nation.
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Protesters marched from Glenn Dyer jail to the Alameda County Administration Building to advocate for an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
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Despite cancer deaths declining over recent years, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in Oakland and Alameda County.
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Pacific Islanders in Alameda County have the second highest infant death rate, but new initiatives could counteract this.
A resource fair helped bring senior citizens throughout Alameda County together for a day of excitement and enrichment.
Sam Yuen secured his job with help from Bay Area community organizations that connect adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to employers.
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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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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...
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The African American Family Support Group hosted the 'Help for Family Caregivers Coping with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse' workshop last Saturday
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Organizations in Oakland empower Transitional Age Youth (TAY) to support each other, educate health care providers, and become community leaders.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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“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.