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We’re journalists for Oakland. We amplify community voices, share information resources, and investigate systems, not just symptoms.


Oakland residents deserve more in-depth reporting, perspectives, and information resources to help us all better enjoy, understand, and impact our beautiful city. 
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Founding values guiding our work


Restaurants offering pantry supplies

These innovative East Bay restaurants have started selling grocery and pantry items along with their regular food menus. Find pantry supplies near you.

meet our team

I hope to be a resource to Oakland’s 50,000 students and their families.”

Ashley McBride, Education Equity

Tasneem Raja


Jacob Simas

Managing Editor

Darwin BondGraham

News Editor

Natalie Orenstein

Housing and Homelessness

Azucena Rasilla

Arts and Community

Ricky Rodas

Immigrant Business