As a young, first-generation Black man born and raised in Oakland, the new Marvel comic movie Black Panther showed — and clarified — both sides of my life and culture.
I love Oakley for the energy and good hearts of the people who work to improve the community, and now that I’m an adult, I want to be one of them.
While California leads the country in implementing environmental policy — innovating the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions through cap-and-trade — local air districts have as a result lost power over regulating greenhouse gases. Bay Area regulators have instead turned their attention to the immediate health impacts of toxic pollution.
48 guns were exchanged for gift cards — no questions asked — during a gun buyback event on Dec. 17.
To raise awareness and dialogue, the Contra Costa Council on Homelessness screened a powerful documentary, Storied Streets, for free last month at the Nevin Community Center.
As young people we feel our lives are out of our control. We don’t feel respected or listened to. These are the feelings a relationship with animals could help overcome.
San Francisco commuters will soon have another option for getting to work as a new ferry service from Richmond is set to begin next September.
Even as families recover from the fires, the emotional recovery is just beginning. Many people are left with shock, disbelief, grief, fear, a sense of hyper vigilance or “survivor’s guilt.” In Sonoma County, our routines are altered, and we are all in shock from this unexpected event. We are grieving on all different levels.
For those who lived in the path of the worst wildfire in California history, the past few weeks were terrifying.
I don’t believe there is a face to gun violence. You don’t have to be in a gang, on the streets, or a criminal to be a target. You could be just an innocent bystander. A bullet doesn’t know the difference.