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.
Savannah O’Neil says, for her, knowing someone who has battled an opioid addiction started with a family member. Most recently, she says, one of her friends had a stint at sobriety, but fatally overdosed on...
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Men Creating Peace (MCP) is one of the few domestic violence organizations in Alameda County specifically geared towards men. Founded in 2009, the organization aims to help men who’ve been involved in violent acts adopt...
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On Tuesday, Alameda County became the first county in California to implement new regulations on controversial spying devices used by police.
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The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to stop requiring female inmates who are arrested and booked into Alameda County jails to take pregnancy tests. This agreement, reached on October 28, comes as an out-of-court...
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A class action lawsuit claims that Alameda County's Social Services Agency has a 10,657 backlog in food stamps applications, blocking some residents' access to food.
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This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced adjustments in funding for low-income housing subsidies that will reduce federal funding for Section 8 vouchers in Oakland.
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Among 14 confirmed cases of a rare respiratory virus in California, two are Alameda County residents
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To help combat the spread of the flu, in October, the Alameda County Public Health Department will launch their Shoo the Flu campaign and offer free vaccinations to children in 110 public schools throughout Oakland.
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Statewide ban would prohibit grocery stores, drugstores and convenience stores from distributing single-use plastic bags for free.
Thousands of low-income students gather at the Oracle Arena parking lot to receive a new pair of free shoes.
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