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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

Noah Berger Is the Fire Chaser

The longtime East Bay photojournalist has found his calling: photographing California’s massive wildfires.
November 20, 2018

Solomon Darwin Takes Corporate Innovation to Rural Villages in India

The UC professor, born into the so-called group of India’s “untouchables,” thinks one great idea can change rural lives, and is proving it with his Smart Village Movement.
November 19, 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

Alameda’s Marielle Heller Is One Hot Hollywood Director

The former St. Joseph Notre Dame grad and Alameda Children’s Musical Theater veteran now calls the shots for big-time stars like Melissa McCarthy and Tom Hanks.
October 15, 2018

Cooper Teare Runs His Way to the Top

The former Pilot and current Oregon Duck is the best and fastest runner in the history of Saint Joe’s and Alameda, but he’s also one of the fastest high school distance runners ever from California.
September 14, 2018

Spreading a Message of Hope to End Suicide

Nancy Salamy is trying to end suicide one call, text, and program at a time.
September 6, 2018