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A New Fight for Civil Rights in Oakland

The Public Rights Project is bringing two recent Yale Law School grads to bolster Oakland’s capacity for civil rights litigation.
October 08, 2018

Sickle Cell: The Last Health-Care Frontier for Black Lives

While the genetic disease received widespread attention during the Civil Rights Movement, researchers and doctors say patients continue to suffer from a lack of adequate treatment.
September 13, 2018

Explaining Construction in the Produce Market and Waterfront Warehouse Districts

It’s sort of a mess there with major PG&E and other construction projects temporarily upending the neighborhoods.
September 05, 2018

Containing the Slag

Selby Slag has been leaching heavy metals into the bay for more than a century, but some residents worry that a proposed cleanup may cause more harm than good.
July 09, 2018

VIP Zip Is an Affordable Rideshare Program for Seniors

A coordinator with LIFE ElderCare acts as a liaison with ridesharing services like Lyft for seniors who need rides.
June 11, 2018

311 Comes to Oakland

The city finally added the widely adopted phone number for municipal complaints. But with rampant illegal dumping, Oakland’s complaint-driven approach has been criticized.
June 06, 2018

Crisis at Sheffield Village Preschool

After Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department fired both teachers at a small preschool, most parents pulled their kids out. Now the teachers are suing.
June 06, 2018

Things to Do on the Water

The editor highlights water activities worth exploring in the Bay Area.
June 04, 2018

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.
June 04, 2018

East Bay DANCES 2018 Showcases All Kinds of Movement

Traditional and modern dance as well as Americana styles and Persian belly dancing will be represented.
June 01, 2018