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East Bay High School Teacher Excels With ASL

Michele Lamons-Raiford believes that the exposure her students have to deaf culture in her classes is one of the lasting benefits.
December 6, 2018

Mahershala Ali Talks About Life After Oscar

The Oakland-born, Hayward-reared actor is back on screen, starring in a new comedy/drama and proving he’s no one-hit wonder.
December 5, 2018

Another Reason to Turn Off the Lights

A recent study suggests that artificial lighting makes it harder for birds — and perhaps humans — to fight off West Nile Virus.
December 3, 2018

The Crack in Oakland’s Jewel

The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on Lake Merritt has been empty for 13 years and is in such disrepair it can’t be used to house homeless people. Will renovations finally begin next year?
November 8, 2018

Is Oakland Becoming the Silicon Valley of Cannabis?

Entrepreneurs and investors are flocking to The Town in pursuit of California’s newest gold rush: the cannabis industry.
November 7, 2018

RYSE Center Boosts Youth Toward Success

The Richmond center is changing the futures of many young people of color.
November 6, 2018

Kris Hayashi Protects Transgender People

The executive director of the Transgender Law Center is in full battle mode fighting for the most vulnerable.
October 22, 2018

A New Fight for Civil Rights in Oakland

The Public Rights Project is bringing two recent Yale Law School grads to bolster Oakland’s capacity for civil rights litigation.
October 8, 2018

Using the Power of Hip-Hop

Oakland nonprofit Today’s Future Sound uses beat making to empower kids, veterans, and others.
October 5, 2018

Leaking Lead Found at Point Isabel

The popular dog park was once nicknamed Battery Park. The East Bay Regional Park District is looking into why.
October 3, 2018