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Chasing Success

After winning a Grammy earlier this year, Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito has been traveling the world and writing new songs with a political bent.

Oakland Gets Its Trees Back

How a busy septuagenarian inspired the city’s reforestation.

The 100 Most Influential East Bay Residents of All Time

People who helped shape the region, the nation, and the world.

Roll Call

Lists can be informative and entertaining but also annoying and arbitrary. Selecting the East Bay’s most important people for The 100 Most Influential East Bay Residents of All Time was all that and more.

Oakland’s Bubbliest Ride

Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.

The Minister of Make Believe

Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.

Cake: It’s Not Just For Breakfast

Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.

They Make House Calls

Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.

The Sports Talker

Sportscaster Damon Bruce tells it like it is.