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Oakland Magazine

Hayward Is Chic But Not Too Chic

The next big low-key thing is Hayward, thanks to a burgeoning downtown with healthy nightlife and other crowd magnets.
March 20, 2016

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

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.
March 16, 2016

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

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
March 10, 2016

Things are looking up for Oakland Feather River Camp

The family camp has been fixed up, has growing enrollment, and is finalizing a contract with the city for its security.
March 1, 2016

Bridging the Bay Between Richmond and San Rafael

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.
January 24, 2016

City Education Czar Tapped to Fulfill the Oakland Promise

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.
January 13, 2016

BookTini Brings Books to East Oakland

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.
January 12, 2016

Housing and Retail Transform a Corner

Oakland's lone construction crane signals a major change for an ugly and long underutilized corner connecting major thoroughfares.
December 16, 2015

West Oakland Neighbors Build Backyard Community

Picking up trash in West Oakland earns do-gooders entrance to an all-comers combination backyard hootenanny and backyard block party.
December 15, 2015

They Came for Sex Among the Redwoods

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.
December 8, 2015