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Arnold Perkins, former director of the Alameda County Department of Health, spoke Monday at a press conference calling on Sutter corporation to fund Thunder Road, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers.

RNs Rally to Save Thunder Road, Alameda County’s Residential Teen Rehab Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low-income families.
Malcolm X Elementary School students are getting ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Malcolm X Elementary Wins Grant to Support School Garden

Students at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley are gaining some important life lessons, learning the elements of getting their hands dirty in a garden and then producing healthy food.
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Dr. David Tom Cooke, Oakland Native, Receives Cal Alumni Excellence Award

Dr. David Tom Cooke, a graduate of the Oakland Unified School District and the son of two former principals in the district, is a winner of this year’s Cal Alumni Association’s Excellence in Achievement Award.
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“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry’s Role in 1970s Dental Program

By Kristen Bole, UCSF News A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a federal research [...]
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For Women’s History Month, Honor Mental Health Worker Gigi Crowder

The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed doors, viewed as “family business.” Many people misunderstand what a [...]
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USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]