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Mahershala Ali Talks About Life After Oscar

The Oakland-born, Hayward-reared actor is back on screen, starring in a new comedy/drama and proving he’s no one-hit wonder.
December 05, 2018

Noah Berger Is the Fire Chaser

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

Solomon Darwin Takes Corporate Innovation to Rural Villages in India

The UC professor, born into the so-called group of India’s “untouchables,” thinks one great idea can change rural lives, and is proving it with his Smart Village Movement.
November 19, 2018

Kris Hayashi Protects Transgender People

The executive director of the Transgender Law Center is in full battle mode fighting for the most vulnerable.
October 22, 2018

Alameda’s Marielle Heller Is One Hot Hollywood Director

The former St. Joseph Notre Dame grad and Alameda Children’s Musical Theater veteran now calls the shots for big-time stars like Melissa McCarthy and Tom Hanks.
October 15, 2018

Cooper Teare Runs His Way to the Top

The former Pilot and current Oregon Duck is the best and fastest runner in the history of Saint Joe’s and Alameda, but he’s also one of the fastest high school distance runners ever from California.
September 14, 2018

Spreading a Message of Hope to End Suicide

Nancy Salamy is trying to end suicide one call, text, and program at a time.
September 06, 2018

Brian Hofer Thwarts Authoritarian Power

The surveillance policy expert protects citizens from unlawful electronic search and seizure he has successfully convinced sanctuary cities and counties to ban contracts with businesses assisting ICE.
August 06, 2018

Regina Jackson of EOYDC Takes Risks in the ‘Killer Corridor’

The dynamic CEO communicates clear expectations and then does whatever it takes to help kids succeed.
July 06, 2018

You Can Play Locally Made Games at Victory Point Cafe

Designer’s Night brings players and designers together, and everyone is encouraged to get in on the fun.
June 28, 2018