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Speakers at a community coal meeting included (l to r) Pastor Ken Chambers of West Side Baptist Church, Margaret Gordon of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, and Will Scott, Program Director with California Faith Power & Light. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Churches, Community Unite Against Coal in Oakland

  Community members and faith leaders held a public meeting this week to oppose the export of coal from a terminal at the City of Oakland’s Army Base development project.

San Francisco’s Healthy Heart Campaign Promotes Fitness for African Americans and Latinos

  African Americans in the city of San Francisco are almost at twice the number of stroke-related deaths, compared to other races and ethnicities.   Charles Burns, 56, almost found out about this the hard [...]
Bloomberg Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks In NYC Restaurants And Movie Theaters

UC San Francisco Launches Healthy Beverage Initiative

  By Kristen Bole, UCSF News   UC San Francisco is launching a healthy beverage initiative in an effort to align campus food and drink sales with the growing science about the negative impact of [...]
Oakland Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece (45) is joined by Raiderettes, Raider Rusher as well as teammates DJ Hayden (25) and J’Marcus Webb (76) in leading Oakland’s Bella Vista students in exercises during the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAIDERS.COM

Oakland Raiders Engage Bella Vista Students on Living Healthy

  Students at Bella Vista Elementary School in Oakland had a chance to get active in a youth football clinic with the Raiders on Monday, Oct. 19 at the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

Prisons and Jails Forcing Inmates To Cover Some Medical Care Costs

By Michelle Andrews   Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care. In most states, they may be [...]