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It’s All About That Belt

Oakland barber Tyrone Burns is on a mission to rid the city of sagging pants.
October 12, 2016

Will Nancy O'Malley Be California’s Next Top Prosecutor?

Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?
October 10, 2016

Paddle Boarding Goes to the Dogs

For pet owners, paddle boarding becomes even more fun with pups aboard.
October 04, 2016

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.
October 03, 2016

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.
September 28, 2016

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.
September 26, 2016

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.
September 19, 2016

Bridging Communities, One Latte at a Time

A nonprofit trains refugees to become baristas in the coffee-obsessed Bay Area.
September 15, 2016

Rue Mapp Has Natural Swagger

The dynamic Oaklander and nature lover shares her love of the outdoors through her vibrant nonprofit Outdoor Afro.
September 12, 2016

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.
September 01, 2016