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Paddle Boarding Goes to the Dogs

For pet owners, paddle boarding becomes even more fun with pups aboard.

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.

Take 5: Calling All Riders

Gene Oh of Alameda Bicycle teams up with Alameda’s Friends of the Parks Foundation for the Alameda Bike for the Parks community bike ride on Oct. 15.

Word on the Street: Praise for Alameda Police

Locals think their boys in blue are doing a great job.

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.