The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.
Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children
The family camp has been fixed up, has growing enrollment, and is finalizing a contract with the city for its security.
A new path will open on a four-year trial basis next year. But if pedestrians and bicyclists don’t use it, it could be short-lived.
Mayor hires David Silver, the city’s new education czar, to shoulder the responsibility of the Oakland Promise, an ambitious new program to assure every child an opportunity to go to college.
The latest service project of a book-reading, cocktail-loving women’s club puts books into the hands of boys via the Black Sheep barbershop to improve literacy rates.
Oakland's lone construction crane signals a major change for an ugly and long underutilized corner connecting major thoroughfares.
Picking up trash in West Oakland earns do-gooders entrance to an all-comers combination backyard hootenanny and backyard block party.
The brightly-colored beetles mate by the gazillions in winter, and Redwood Regional Park where the Prince and Stream trails meet is a particularly lusty lair.
While the Alameda Labor Council and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 oppose coal exports in Oakland for environmental reasons, Teamsters Joint Council 7 says bring on the coal.