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Oakland’s Bubbliest Ride

Each Sunday in downtown, Bubbles Not Bullets joyfully promotes nonviolence.

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.

The Minister of Make Believe

Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.

Cake: It’s Not Just For Breakfast

Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.

They Make House Calls

Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.

The Sports Talker

Sportscaster Damon Bruce tells it like it is.

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.

An Emerging Progressive

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.

The MacGyver of Duct Tape

Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.

Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.