The California Public Library Advocates (CPLA) have presented Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb an award for outstanding service to public libraries. Councilmember Kalb received the Award for Outstanding Elected Local Official a the organization’s [...]
President Barack Obama on Thursday named 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including baseball legend Willie Mays, catcher Yogi Berra, The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented [...]
By Nikolas Zelinski A 65-day moratorium on rent increases and evictions recently passed by the Alameda City Council will not be enough to curb a housing market crisis, according to the Alameda Renters Coalition [...]
By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News The growing abuse of prescription painkillers now touches home for a majority of Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday. More than 56 percent of the public [...]
The Creative Work Fund (CWF) invites artists and nonprofit organizations to apply for support of collaborative projects featuring performing or visual artists. Letters of inquiry are due by p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 1. [...]
United for Success Academy, a public middle school in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, hosted a Thanksgiving food distribution Wednesday, Nov. 18, put on by Safe Passages and sponsored by the City of Oakland Community [...]
By Wanda Sabir Power couple, Demetrius “Chi-Raq” Dupree (Nick Cannon) and Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) have all any young couple could want, fame and power, the kind of power won, maybe even earned through fear.
Interfaith leaders and community residents held rituals, services and a rally this week to demand Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley drop the charges against the Black Friday 14, a group of Black Lives Matter [...]
Nancy Macdonald, Macleans Some universities make students take a math course before they get an arts degree, just as some engineering students are now being schooled in the liberal arts.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than [...]