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Noah Berger Is the Fire Chaser

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

The Crack in Oakland’s Jewel

The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on Lake Merritt has been empty for 13 years and is in such disrepair it can’t be used to house homeless people. Will renovations finally begin next year?
November 08, 2018

Is Oakland Becoming the Silicon Valley of Cannabis?

Entrepreneurs and investors are flocking to The Town in pursuit of California’s newest gold rush: the cannabis industry.
November 07, 2018

People with Disabilities Encounter Success, Challenges in the Food Industry

Mozzeria, Trouble Coffee, and vocational programs offer people with disabilities something unusual — personal and financial independence.
November 02, 2018

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