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Katina Huston Produces Kaleidoscopic Paintings

An Alameda artist lets her experiences guide her shadow drawings and other works.
April 02, 2019

Merritt College Is Training the Next Generation of Naturalists

The Oakland community college has a new program for park rangers, interpretative guides, urban farmers, environmental consultants, park managers, and more, and seeks to attract people of color.
April 02, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Massive warehouse fire in Oakland; Swalwell close to announcing presidential run

April 02, 2019

Défoncé Expands Its Chocolate-Cannabis Line

These sweets are made in the world's largest cannabis-infused edibles manufacturing facility.
April 01, 2019

MIXT Opens in Oakland This Week

Grand-opening day features free prizes.
April 01, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Plans Its Own Medical School

The Oakland nonprofit is shaking up the medical school model by opening its own new medical school in 2020 in Pasadena. Plus, KP will waive tuition for the first five classes.
April 01, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 01, 2019

Monday's Briefing: East Bay priest arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor

April 01, 2019

Getting at the Roots of High Blood Pressure

At the Roots Community Clinic in East Oakland, more than 20 percent of patients suffer from hypertension — otherwise known as high blood pressure. The “silent killer,” so called because it often has no obvious symptoms, is epidemic in communities of color, which also suffer disproportionately from obesity and diabetes, contributing factors to hypertension.
April 01, 2019

Nosh Box: Food Tradition Duo

Besides bringing prelude showers to May flowers, this April—as is often the case—includes two major cultural holidays: Easter Sunday, April 21; and Passover, Friday, April 19-Saturday, April 27. Easter, more so, has morphed into popular culture, with Easter bonnets, Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter rabbit and Easter parades. But both include food traditions.
April 01, 2019