Rev. Marjorie Wilkes Matthews and her congregation are placing social justice and inclusion at the center of the 120-year-old church’s mission.
Author Archives: Katharine Davies Samway
Katharine Davies Samway is a freelance reporter and correspondent with Oakland Voices. For many years, she was a professor of education at San José State University, where she focused on English learners, including immigrants, and literacy development. Since retiring, she has been able to spend more time writing, which she finds particularly enjoyable and satisfying.
‘Just trying to survive’: Oakland musicians adapt to a life without in-person gigs
Collecting unemployment benefits is often difficult for independent musicians.
Measure RR: Removing the fine limit for illegal dumping and blight
This Oakland ballot measure would allow the city to set higher fines for code violations like illegal dumping. Watch our explainer video to learn more.