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Two mourners, among the thousands present, embrace at the candlelight vigil. Photo by Khaled Sayed

Ghost Ship fire mourners gather at lakeside vigil to grieve those lost

A crowd of around 5,000 mourners gathered in vigil for the victims of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire at the edge of Lake Merritt on Monday night. They held electric candles and glow sticks, and listened...
(From left to right) Rep. Barbara Lee, current students survivors of sexual assault at UC Berkeley, and Rep. Jackie Speier gathered at North Gate Hall Tuesday.

Congresswomen stand by sexual assault survivors

Two U.S. Congresswomen stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sexual assault survivors on the U.C. Berkeley campus on Tuesday to call for federal legislation that would toughen laws on sexual harassment and violence on college campuses.
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Dalai Lama visits East Bay, gives advice on achieving happiness

About 3,000 Tibetans and curious East Bay residents gathered at the Berkeley Community Theater early Sunday morning to hear the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, give a talk entitled “How To Achieve...

Making Connections event addresses ways to improve life in black communities

In celebration of Black History Month, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and other community leaders hosted the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections “Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community” event on Saturday.

At hearing, veterans and politicians discuss disability claim backlog at Oakland VA office

A backlog of unprocessed disability claims in the Oakland Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has led military veterans to call on congressional leaders for assistance to obtain benefits.

“Ready, Set, Grow” jobs forum spotlights employment in health and food industries

Discussions of food, community well being, and employment intersected in West Oakland on Wednesday at the city’s first “Ready, Set, Grow” event, a forum on jobs in sustainable food systems and health. Put on by...

Oakland celebrates 100 years of women’s voting rights with suffrage parade reenactment at Lakeside Park

In vintage crocheted frills and elaborately designed hats reminiscent of early 20th century fashions, on Sunday Oakland women celebrated the centennial anniversary of the passage of women’s voting rights at Lakeside Park with a reenactment...

Oaklanders march for peace, to protest city homicide rate

About 600 people marched from Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland to City Hall to protest crime and violence in Oakland on Saturday. Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere, a community and church coalition, organized the...