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‘We’re going out. Not because we want to, but because we need to.’
Latinos represent over half of known coronavirus cases in Alameda County. Oakland resident Orlando Ruiz shares his family’s story.
How to safely dispose of fireworks waste
Here’s how you can safely dispose of used and unused fireworks to keep Oakland’s streets, creeks, and the Bay clean.
Done with social distancing? Meet my Grandma Lupe
Your mask doesn’t just protect me. It protects the vulnerable people I love and care for.
East Bay teens on pandemics, protests, and the people in their lives
We asked eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley about their relationships, and how they’ve had to change.
Call 911 for a counselor? Oakland will pilot one alternative to police
The MACRO program will replace officers with mental health counselors and EMTs to respond to nonviolent emergencies.
Community leaders say Alameda County might be reopening too fast
“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
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‘We were happy. But when the illness appeared, things got complicated.’
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.
Is your Oakland pharmacy open?
Our guide to what’s open, where to get help, and why it matters
The pandemic isn’t slowing the East Oakland Collective down
Through creative solutions, EOC has more than doubled the number of meals it was distributing to East Oakland residents, now serving over 1,000 hot meals each week.
Pastor Mike McBride and W. Kamau Bell help with ‘masks for the people’
In the early days of the pandemic, the pastor and the comedian set up a grassroots supply chain to bring masks and hand sanitizer to communities of color.
An East Oakland pastor and Council candidate rallied to reopen churches. Other local pastors push back
Bishop Bob Jackson hosted the rally, but it was organized and led by anti-LGBTQ SoCal pastor Jim Domen.
A safety net in Fruitvale for Oakland’s struggling day laborers
California promised financial assistance to undocumented workers during the pandemic. But with no clear timetable for that relief, Street Level Health Project has stepped up to help fill the void.