The Order of Malta of Northern California has started a mobile clinic to serve uninsured and homeless people. The 36-foot mobile clinic made its debut at a monthly podiatry clinic.
Guardian Gym is a free, non-profit sports facility for boys and girls ages 10 to 24. Its founders opened the gym in Oakland after they realized the profound effect that having a safe recreational space...
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OpenOakland's latest version of OpenDisclosure.io, a website that provides data visualizations for campaign finance information related to this year's elections in Oakland.
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Tagged data, ELECTIONS, information, Oakland, open disclosure, open oakland, Public Ethics Commission, technology
The Oakland Museum's event tells the personal stories of city residents through art.
Artist Rosten Woo's new public sculptures in Oakland are bringing new understanding of air pollution to the city.
The Peralta College District misclassifies long-term employees as "temporary," denying them higher pay and benefits, union officials say.
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Tagged Blake Johnson, community college, Laney College, Oakland, Peralta Community College District, Richard Thoele, SEIU 1021, temporary part-time workers
As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an "age-friendly city," District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
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Tagged AC Transit, aging, Bryan Ricks, CEI, Dianna Garrett, District 3, Health, Housing, Jacqueline Jackson, Lenore McDonald, Livable Oakland, Mayor's Commission on Aging, Oakland, OPED, Scott Means, seniors, Sylvia Stadmire, Taxi Scrip, West Oakland Senior Center
“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
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Tagged Alliance Academy, distributed leadership, east oakland, Elmhurst, Elmhurst Community Prep, Fiscal Vitality, Kilian Betlach, Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, peer observations, Retention, right-sizing, Sarah Glasband, schools, Small schools movement, teacher retention, teachers, The Elmhurst School, trauma, workplace culture
Constructed wetlands, also known as horizontal levees, are key to addressing sea level rise in Oakland.
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Tagged bay restoration, climate change, flooding, horizontal levee, Jason Warner, Marc Holmes, Measure AA, Oakland, oro loma levee, Sam Schuchat, sea level, shoreline, wetland
Early Saturday morning, almost two thousand volunteers participated in the 23rd Annual Creek to Bay Day in 58 sites around Oakland to collect trash and debris from shorelines, water creeks and parks.
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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Tagged Alameda County, Developmental disabilities, East Bay Innovations, fremont, HireAble, Oakland, Sam Yune
Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
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Tagged Bank of Montreal, California Capital Investment Group, coal, Margaret Rossoff, no coal in oakland, Oakland, Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, Phil Tagami, PRI in Person, Ted Franklin, Terminal Logistics Solutions, transportation, Utah
Lindsey Page wanted to start a gym that met the needs of queer and trans POC. Today, she's running Fruitvale's Radically Fit gym.
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Tagged Bayan Roots, fitness, Fruitvale, LGBTQ, Lindsey Page, Oakland, Oakland LGBTQ Center, Oakland Pride, QTPOC, Radically Fit
Dance instructor Carla Service led her final Dancing Under the Stars class at Jack London Square on August 31.
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Tagged #BlackPanther, #JackLondonSquare, Carla Service, dance, Dancing Under the Stars, Oakland
The Golden State Warriors recently sponsored a playhouse build with Habitat for Humanity groups that will helps raise money for Bay Area housing programs.
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