Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.
Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.
Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.
Sportscaster Damon Bruce tells it like it is.
Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.
Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis advocates for electing more women to public office, and she wants to become the next chair of the California Democratic Party.
Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.
Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.
Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.
The second season of W. Kamau Bell’s hit TV show premieres this month, and the Berkeley resident’s new book is about to drop.