By Lissa Werson This Easter, the American Red Cross, together with the interfaith community of Northern California, is celebrating the gift of life. This joyful effort of the interfaith community was barely imagined a few [...]
Anthony Komla, a native of Ghana in West Africa, was born with a gift for creating sculpture. Art and craftsmanship came naturally. He started with available woods and tools at home and his father’s carpentry [...]
Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it [...]
OCCUR will present its 3rd workshop in the 2014 OCCUR/San Francisco Foundation Model Built on Faith Capacity Building Series, featuring Dr. Marsha Pendergrass Maloof, a managing partner at Pendergrass Smith Consulting.
By Leonardo Blair , Christian Post Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen [...]
Now more than two years after the sudden death of independent journalist Sanjiv Handa, many Oakland residents are still wondering what took the life of the 55-year-old journalist, who was found dead at a friend’s [...]
With election season now in full swing, Assembly District 15 candidate Tony Thurmond is making the rounds to house parties in his district, which includes Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of North [...]
Spring is here, and Oakland is alive with signs of change. The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]
District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has announced a free amnesty bulk-dumping project to take place across East Oakland Saturday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 16. According to Brooks, the project is designed to help residents [...]
Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter – and now Sons – to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world.