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Oakland Council Races Are About Personality Politics

The main challengers in two Oakland City Council races this year have no real differences with the incumbents, except for their relationships to Mayor Libby Schaaf. And the challengers in the other three contests are having difficulty gaining traction.

The Team Vs. Mr. Housing

Jesse Arreguín and Kriss Worthington are teaming up in Berkeley’s mayor’s race in a fight with fellow councilmember Laurie Capitelli over housing and growth.

How Does Discrimination Affect People’s Health?

A UC Berkeley professor is studying the dynamics of how African-American women are affected by racism—and why socioeconomic status matters to health.

Rev. Jayson Landeza Is the Man for the Job

Rev. Landeza provides spiritual guidance to two organizations that need it the most: the Oakland Police Department and the Oakland A’s.

Bridging Communities, One Latte at a Time

A nonprofit trains refugees to become baristas in the coffee-obsessed Bay Area.

Rue Mapp Has Natural Swagger

The dynamic Oaklander and nature lover shares her love of the outdoors through her vibrant nonprofit Outdoor Afro.

The Meddlesome Mayor

Trish Spencer’s intrusions into city operations, including one incident involving a police officer who arrested her husband, appear to violate Alameda’s charter.

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.

The Heartbeat of Oakland

The A’s fans in Section 149 represent the spirit of The Town.