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Six Local Nonprofit Leaders Making a Big Difference
December 11, 2019

For the Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus, Inclusion Means Everyone

The Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus is in the holiday spirit.
December 06, 2019

Nicholas Williams Is Full of Hustle and Heart

Nicholas Williams, the Oakland Parks & Rec Director, embraces and demonstrates the diversity that made Oakland great in the first place.
December 05, 2019

Juan Lopez Creates Enchanting Mosaics

The muralist turns the tools of his trade to the arts, and his creative mosaics grace public and private spaces in the East Bay.
December 04, 2019

Margaret Gordon Clears the Air

The grandmother and eco-hero credited with cleaning up the air in West Oakland isn’t done yet.
December 02, 2019

Dr. Donna Carey Galvanizes Her Community

Alarmed by statistics about African American infant deaths, a Highland Hospital pediatric physician initiated a safe sleep campaign that others may emulate.
October 23, 2019

Women’s All B-Ball Lets Women Hoop It Up

Rita Forte of Oakland and her friend Amanda Lesky of San Francisco have created a way for women to play basketball for post-college age play.
October 21, 2019

Donald Swearingen Tunes Into Music and Math

He uses them to write avante-garde music and software.
October 07, 2019

Cellist Nick Reeves May Be Bach’s Biggest Fan

The young cello protégé hears the master’s influence in contemporary music.
September 11, 2019

Cindy Margulis Is an Avian Advocate

As the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s general director, she’s for the birds.
September 09, 2019