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Preparing for the Big One

Oaklanders confess to varying states of preparedness when it comes to planning for an earthquake.

Acta Non Verba Spreads Opportunity Through Farming

Thanks to East Oakland native Kelly Carlisle, an urban farm project for youth connects kids to the community.

Win or Lose, the Key to the Raiders’ Identity is Found in the Parking Lot

Nothing says Oakland like chilling and grilling at the Coliseum on a Raiders game day.

Bryan Parker Is Back in the Game

The former Oakland mayoral candidate rallies the community to help the Castlemont High School Football team, and it’s working.

Temple Beth Abraham Gets a Biblical Garden

Richard Applebaum donates his time and materials to create an Old Testament garden at an Oakland temple with curated notes on the plants’ biblical significance.

Alameda, Post-Punk Paradise

How did our Mayberry by the Bay become a mecca for so many misfits, outcasts, and rebels?

Alameda Backyard Growers Urges People to Plant

Amanda Bruemmer is active in an organization that teaches the power of growing your own food.

Life Lessons from George Jones

A daughter shares what her larger-than-life, freewheeling dad taught her about enjoying life just in time for Father’s Day.

Mike Restivo Is High on Aviation

As a volunteer at the Oakland Aviation museum, this retired United Airlines maintenance trainer shares nonstop enthusiasm for all things flight related.

An Oakland Prom Night Celebration

Oakland High friends don heels, form-fitting dresses, and tuxedos for senior prom night.