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Former Anchor Leslie Griffith Becomes an Elephant Activist

The topic that resulted in her leaving KTVU turns into her life calling

Apps Worth Checking Out

A roundup of how Oaklanders are connecting.

Jackson, Gans Commemorate the Grateful Dead

Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.

Sylvia Chesson Creates Fused-Glass Artworks

Her sculptures, functional pieces, and glass paintings are impressionistic reflections of life experiences.

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.

On Safe and Unsafe Ground

The consensus is mostly positive for Oaktown

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children

Parks and Panthera Study the East Bay’s Big Cats

Panthera teams up with the East Bay Regional Park District to study how an apex predator lives in remote wilderness and peri-urban areas like the Oakland hills.

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

BookTini Brings Books to East Oakland

The latest service project of a book-reading, cocktail-loving women’s club puts books into the hands of boys via the Black Sheep barbershop to improve literacy rates.