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The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

College Prep’s STOak Program Takes Learning Beyond the Classroom

It pairs students with nonprofits dedicated to the issues and causes the students care about.
January 14, 2019

The Cost of Oakland as a Cannabis Hub

The greening of Oakland as a pot capital comes with a cost.
January 10, 2019

Haircuts with Heart Provides Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Volunteer stylists, shears and blow-dryers in hand, provide pampering services for those who need it the most.
January 09, 2019

Honoring the Living and the Dead in January

We honor an important achiever as East Bay Person of the Year in January and reflect on the lives of East Bay luminaries lost.
January 08, 2019

A Riveting Osprey Cam Has Hatched a Flourishing Human Community

The Golden Gate Audubon Society’s video cameras are focused directly on an osprey nest atop the Whirley Crane in Richmond, and the response has been overwhelming.
January 07, 2019

Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

At 22, the recent Cal grad is the youngest-ever member of the Berkeley City Council, and he’s replacing 22-year council veteran Kriss Worthington.
January 04, 2019

Oakland’s Lead Paint Problem Persists

The city has yet to launch a program to check older homes for lead paint, even though children are still being poisoned. Funds from a recent lawsuit, however, could jumpstart the effort.
January 01, 2019

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Sara Ouimette Offer Patients Insights Into Drug Experiences

In addition to traditional therapy, the Oakland psychotherapist provides patients a nonjudgmental space to work through their experiences with drugs.
December 19, 2018