Tag Archives: Oakland

An unlikely entrepreneur: The Bay Area teen trying to help foster youth through tech

Only about half of foster youth graduate from high school, and of those students, only 20 percent make it to college. Franco’s goal for FConnect is to help them learn about resources that will help...

Largest strike in history yields higher pay, safer work conditions for hotel workers

More than 7,700 hotel workers across the country walked off of their jobs and began the largest strike in history against the largest hotel corporation in the world, Marriott.

‘Swap Mama’ sews new life into old clothes

Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama teaches people how to repurpose their used clothing through sewing in order to make clothes last longer and keep them out of landfills.
A child sits on an adult’s shoulders to see above the dense crowd during one of the traditional performances by Aztec dancers at the Unity Council’s Día de los Muertos festival on November 4. Just ahead, a sign hangs from a neighborhood arch, with artwork by local artist Eduardo Chaidez.

Artists and dancers celebrate culture, community, and the dead on Día de los Muertos

The festival’s theme wove through the 26 altars assembled by local artists as well as artwork created by this year’s poster contest winner Eduardo Chaidez. The poster features an illustrated image of a little girl...

As early returns trickle in, Oakland voters and candidates wait

In a packed home in the Grand Lake neighborhood, supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her campaign’s volunteers nibbled on quesadillas and checked back and forth between CNN and the front door to see when...

Animal rights activists clash with Whole Foods Market over free speech 

Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere protested in Oakland after Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon, filed a temporary restraining order against the group.
Two different flavors of Oaktown Crickets are sold at Oakland A's and Raiders games at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo courtesy Jared Ginn, Tiny Farms

The Oakland Coliseum serves up locally raised crickets as new stadium snack

Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as...

Oakland youth organizers discuss healing from trauma during Impact Celebration

“Fred Finch is a place of hope. I was 16 when I came to them, and they gave me a place to stay and job training. If I had not found Fred Finch, I would...