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Readers Concerned About Lead Paint

They also have opinions on our person of the year.
February 19, 2019

Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

Skilled-Trades Education Makes a Comeback

OUSD is re-thinking vocational education training, giving it a new name and new resources to enable students to earn good wages at good blue-collar jobs.
February 11, 2019

Bringing ‘Light and Love’

Theresa Gonzales, the new executive director of Oakland’s Centro Legal de La Raza, is combatting the current climate of “fear and isolation” for immigrants and people of color.
February 06, 2019

Aisha Wahab Makes History

The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States.
February 04, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

College Prep’s STOak Program Takes Learning Beyond the Classroom

It pairs students with nonprofits dedicated to the issues and causes the students care about.
January 14, 2019

The Cost of Oakland as a Cannabis Hub

The greening of Oakland as a pot capital comes with a cost.
January 10, 2019

Haircuts with Heart Provides Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Volunteer stylists, shears and blow-dryers in hand, provide pampering services for those who need it the most.
January 09, 2019

Honoring the Living and the Dead in January

We honor an important achiever as East Bay Person of the Year in January and reflect on the lives of East Bay luminaries lost.
January 08, 2019

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