Oakland’s Iu Mien elders have been growing mustard greens, sugar cane stalks, and snap peas at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park since 2003.
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Oakland restaurants must require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in 2022
Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, gyms, concert venues and more.
ICE transfers are way down in Alameda County, but the sheriff’s office will keep cooperating in some cases
Eight people in Santa Rita Jail were handed over to federal immigration agents in 2020, down from 44 in 2019. There have been none in 2021.
Oakland’s Feelmore Social Club wants to make space for Black and queer bargoers
Owner Nenna Joiner also owns the East Bay’s Feelmore adult shops, and hopes to bring a similar sexiness to Oakland’s bar scene
Bubble wrap, water fights, Nina Simone’s voice: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ chronicles what makes life worth living
The Oakland Theater Project’s extraordinary one-person show, lets the audience commemorate the beauty of life along with the play’s narrator.
The shrubs across the street nearly cost him his home insurance
It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Berkeley Hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
Pandemic closes popular kids’ camp Sarah’s Science after 34 years
Sarah Shaffer, the camp’s founder and director, described the painful decision to file for personal bankruptcy and close down.
Alameda County’s election was marred by systemic problems, say voting rights groups
Election monitors found that over 100 ballots were lost at an East Oakland voting center, and say language access laws weren’t followed at others.
Alameda County returns to most restrictive, purple COVID-19 tier with rising cases statewide
It is among 41 counties in the state that are now classified as Tier 1, the purple tier, indicating widespread coronavirus spread.
Barriers go up along Grizzly Peak to cut down fire risk in Berkeley, Oakland
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
Community leaders, including some doctors, say Alameda County might be reopening too fast
“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
Rep. Barbara Lee wants to form a racial healing commission to reckon with 400 years of systemic racism
The U.S. has never created a federal body to address the impact of slavery, and systemic racism in black communities.