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Paint the Town Puts Traffic-Calming Murals Around Oakland

Administrators of the pilot program, organized through the city’s Department of Transportation, had hoped more murals would be painted in economically distressed areas.
December 17, 2018

Disappointed by Some Advocacy Journalism

Label advocacy journalism as opinion — or eliminate it altogether.
December 12, 2018

Meet the Guy Behind Those Fire Shots

Noah Berger travels the state chasing fires.
December 10, 2018

East Bay High School Teacher Excels With ASL

Michele Lamons-Raiford believes that the exposure her students have to deaf culture in her classes is one of the lasting benefits.
December 06, 2018

Mahershala Ali Talks About Life After Oscar

The Oakland-born, Hayward-reared actor is back on screen, starring in a new comedy/drama and proving he’s no one-hit wonder.
December 05, 2018

Should Oakland Schools Finally Try to Integrate?

OUSD, like the city itself, is highly segregated. But unlike Berkeley, Oakland has never attempted to desegregate its public schools.
December 04, 2018

Another Reason to Turn Off the Lights

A recent study suggests that artificial lighting makes it harder for birds — and perhaps humans — to fight off West Nile Virus.
December 03, 2018

Noah Berger Is the Fire Chaser

The longtime East Bay photojournalist has found his calling: photographing California’s massive wildfires.
November 20, 2018

Solomon Darwin Takes Corporate Innovation to Rural Villages in India

The UC professor, born into the so-called group of India’s “untouchables,” thinks one great idea can change rural lives, and is proving it with his Smart Village Movement.
November 19, 2018

Libby Schaaf For Mayor

The incumbent seems to be a fan with readers.
November 09, 2018

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