Tag Archives: Berkeley

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USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Partners to Receive $1.2 Million Grant to Advance Precision Medicine

A team at the Oakland and San Francisco campuses of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, UCSF, and UC Berkeley have been awarded $1.2 million o help advance precision medicine in the state.
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Urban Habitat Report Reveals Inequality and Resegregation in the Bay Area

Urban Habitat has released a new policy brief, “Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area,” revealing the new geography of race and class segregation throughout the region.
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Alameda County: $140 Million Health Grant Targets Needs of Homeless, “High Utilizers”

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) has been awarded more than $140 million by the California Department of Health Care Services for an ambitious and innovative program that aims to improve health outcomes for [...]
Oakland Tech students walked out of classes Wednesday morning and held a rally in front of City Hall. They've been joined by thousands of student demonstrators protesting across the country. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Protests Rock Bay Area Following Trump Election

High school students in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area were among those who flooded the streets Wednesday and Thursday to condemn Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. &
Nurses, local leaders and community members held a town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss negative health impacts of Sutter’s intention to close Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley. Photo courtesy of the California Nurses Association (CNA).

Oakland Council Opposes Closure of Berkeley’s Only Hospital

Oakland City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the closure of Berkeley’s only hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.   In order to avoid state-mandated earthquake safety upgrades, Sutter Health, which operates Alta [...]
Members of Awon Ohun Omnira perform the Ring Shout around an altar in memory of enslaved people at a Juneteenth celebration. Photo by Yesufu Shangosola, 2013.

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Roots of Freedom in Oakland

While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

“There Is No America Without the Physical Plunder of Black People,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Tells Bay Area Crowd.

  Writer, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in Berkeley this week, discussing the ideas and experiences in his best seller, “Between the World and Me,” which he wrote in the [...]