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East Bay High School Teacher Excels With ASL

Michele Lamons-Raiford believes that the exposure her students have to deaf culture in her classes is one of the lasting benefits.
December 06, 2018

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

Should Oakland Schools Finally Try to Integrate?

OUSD, like the city itself, is highly segregated. But unlike Berkeley, Oakland has never attempted to desegregate its public schools.
December 04, 2018

Another Reason to Turn Off the Lights

A recent study suggests that artificial lighting makes it harder for birds — and perhaps humans — to fight off West Nile Virus.
December 03, 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

Libby Schaaf For Mayor

The incumbent seems to be a fan with readers.
November 09, 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

Teacher Corey Mason Advocates for Social Change

The El Cerrito High School instructor uses his classroom and the school’s radio station to effect social change.
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