Blog Archives

Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

Thurmond Outraises Echols in Race for Assembly District 15

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.District 15 covers parts [...]
Anthony Campbell works behind the counter at Street Level Cycles. Photo by Brian Rinker.

Bikes, Boats and Coffee Keep East Bay Kids on Right Path

By Brian Rinker Rosevelt Jones never imagined he’d ever have a job. He thought himself destined for a hard life on the streets of Oakland and in and out of jail. That changed when Jones [...]
GirlsIncLogo

Girls Inc. Offers Summer Fun for Girls Ages 5 to 14

Girls Inc. of West Contra Cost County is offering Summer Fun Experience for girls ages 5 to 14, which has six weeks left. The program’s themes including friendship, health, fitness, independence and careers, exploring, crazy [...]
mass_incarceration_final

Book by UC Berkeley Professor Puts “Mass Incarceration on Trial”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]