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East Bay Animal Encounters

We take a look at the wild critters that live out there and where to catch a glimpse of these outdoor but often hidden superstars.
June 18, 2019

CEO James Head Brings a Revolutionary Approach to East Bay Community Foundation

Under Head’s leadership, the foundation has engaged in direct campaign work, and has asked its donors not only for their money but also their expertise.
June 10, 2019

Allen Baptist Temple Church Congregation Chooses Jacqueline Thompson as Pastor

The Oakland native is the storied church’s first female pastor and plans to continue its long history of social justice and community service.
June 07, 2019

Build It Green Wants to Make Homes Healthier

It’s using two new programs — Health Home Connect and the Low Income Weatherization Project — to help the poor make housing improvements they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
June 05, 2019

Oakland’s Fire Risk Worsens

Vegetation vigilantes sound the wildfire alarm. The mayor’s budget proposes additional management, but is it sufficient?
June 03, 2019

The Business of Diversity

Blue Shield actively courts Oakland’s local suppliers.
June 01, 2019

Diane Barnes Uses Her Stroke for a Second Act

The retired radiologist who suffered a stroke turned to improv after retirement and now found the biggest catastrophic nightmare of her life has become her golden opportunity.
May 31, 2019

Oakland Doesn’t Need an LGBTQ District

It’s a city that’s unwilling to let others define it, according to reader David Mulshenock.
May 29, 2019

Johnny Lopez Launched TURFinc to Spread an Art Form

In 2012, Lopez started TURFinc with the goal of helping kids like him. Through the organization, beginners can learn the dance style, and experienced dancers can learn how to grow their careers and reputations.
May 20, 2019

Affordable SAT Prep for All

Khan Academy partners with College Board to close the opportunity gap on standardized college test preparation.
May 15, 2019

Big savings on local dining & more.

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