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‘This is unacceptable’: Air-polluting industries face increased scrutiny in East Oakland
For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.
‘Never in our wildest dreams’: The documentary ‘Crip Camp’ nominated for an Oscar
“Crip Camp” shows how a summer camp in upstate New York galvanized a generation of activists and influenced Berkeley’s disability rights movement.
Children’s Hospital Oakland joined UCSF in 2014. Was it a good move?
The hospital has long been considered “one of the best pediatric care centers in the nation.” Some say the university affiliation is damaging that reputation.
What’s next for the Alameda Health System?
A new Board of Trustees will help decide the future of Alameda County’s public hospital system while COVID-19 surges.
Alameda Health System trustees removed as physicians speak out about ‘retributive’ workplace culture
On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors voted to remove all of the AHS trustees, part of a drastic move to reshape the public health system’s governance.
Two Alameda County supervisors want the Alameda Health System’s board of trustees to resign
In a draft letter, supervisors Wilma Chan and Richard Valle blamed AHS leaders for eroding trust and damaging the hospital system’s relationships.
3,000 Alameda County healthcare workers vote to strike
Hospital administrators are hiring an outside negotiator in a last ditch effort to avoid healthcare disruption during the pandemic.
Oakland’s ongoing battle with tobacco has deadly links to its new fight with COVID-19
In 2017, Oakland banned flavored tobacco, but a loophole allowed fruit-flavored cigars and vape products to proliferate.