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Filmmaker Heals and Restores

Shakti Butler has dedicated her career to healing racial divisions in the U.S., and her latest documentary focuses on restorative justice as a solution to mass incarceration.

A Group of East Oaklanders Seek to Empower Their Community

It’s an east side story.

Moving Your Aging Parents

Here are some key questions to ask before you do.

A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home.

Andre Ward’s Journey Continues

The Oakland boxer was one of the best ever. Now, he’s making a documentary about how he reached the top.

Relieving Student Anxiety and Stress

Many high-performing schools, including The College Preparatory School in Oakland, are helping students unwind from the rigors of academics and the pressures of teen life.

Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.

Unite to Fight

Why Teens Shouldn’t Be Ingesting Cannabis Often

An Oakland cannabis counselor notes that modern, powerful strains of marijuana can damage young people’s brains. But convincing youth to just say “no” is another matter.

A High-Flying Dance Company Gives Back

Bandaloop has performed across the world and with A-list celebrities, but still prioritizes its Oakland roots.