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Graduating Seniors Speak Their Minds

By scholastic accomplishment standards, this year’s crop of outstanding graduating seniors is exceptional. But their achievements go deeper than that.

Aquaponic Gardens Come to Castlemont

Software engineer Eric Maundu starts Kijani Grows to help farming in his native Kenya and takes the technology to an Oakland school.

International Rescue Committee Launches New Roots Garden at Laney College

A melting pot of farmers share agriculture practices at a community garden, New Roots, at Laney College.

BlackGirlsCode hacks away at the geeky white guy stereotype.

Kimberly Bryant of San Francisco is hoping to shape the next Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin, but in her mind, this new tech superstar looks a lot like her daughter.

East Bay Children’s Book Project puts books into kids’ hands.

Oh, the places you’ll go!” Dr. Seuss famously said, and his admiring exclamation certainly applies to the East Bay Children’s Book Project, started in 2005 by a few retired teachers who wanted to give books to kids with little or no access to the written word. Little did the tiny band of literacy warriors know that less than a decade later, the books distributed would number almost a million—and counting.