Janet Heller, founder of Chapter 510, inspires children to become storytellers.
Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.
An impassioned teacher, Kevin Gorham, brings new airwaves to the Island.
Alameda’s community paramedics reduce readmission rates and frequent 911 users.
Sportscaster Damon Bruce tells it like it is.
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.
Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.
Lance Akiyama uses it to create amazing stuff.
Resident professional clown Jeff Raz has more than his act together.
Oakland isn’t the only East Bay city run by women. Six other female mayors serve in Alameda County, and even more women hold leadership posts.