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Johnny Lopez Launched TURFinc to Spread an Art Form

In 2012, Lopez started TURFinc with the goal of helping kids like him. Through the organization, beginners can learn the dance style, and experienced dancers can learn how to grow their careers and reputations.
May 20, 2019

Andrés Soto Plays the Music of Change

The Richmond musician and KPFA radio host is an activists’ activist, championing causes from workers rights and gun violence to the environment.
May 3, 2019

Aimee Allison Builds the Power of Women of Color

As the she behind ‘She the People,’ Oakland’s Aimee Allison works hard to network and connect women of color nationwide to transform democracy.
April 3, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.
March 4, 2019

Bringing ‘Light and Love’

Theresa Gonzales, the new executive director of Oakland’s Centro Legal de La Raza, is combatting the current climate of “fear and isolation” for immigrants and people of color.
February 6, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

At 22, the recent Cal grad is the youngest-ever member of the Berkeley City Council, and he’s replacing 22-year council veteran Kriss Worthington.
January 4, 2019

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Sara Ouimette Offer Patients Insights Into Drug Experiences

In addition to traditional therapy, the Oakland psychotherapist provides patients a nonjudgmental space to work through their experiences with drugs.
December 19, 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