As part of the Black Joy Parade and celebration, three locals are honored for their contributions to fostering racial equality.
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A multilingual education at Berkeley’s Ecole Bilingue builds globally minded students
Student TED talks highlight the valuable ‘executive function’ skills to be gained from bilingual learning. EB admits non-French speakers to the International Track.
Choose the best East Bay summer camp for your kids
The Oaklandside’s East Bay Summer Camp Guide is back to help your family find the best and safest local camp for your children.
What everyone should know about forced arbitration
Lurking in the fine print of all sorts of agreements we sign is our consent to waive the right to a trial.
StopWaste is giving more grant money than ever for projects to prevent waste
Businesses, nonprofits and school districts can apply for funding by March 3.
‘Paradise Blue’ takes us to a Detroit jazz club in 1949 — with urban ‘renewal’ on the horizon
Local cast, including several from Oakland, performs at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
How much cash should I have on hand?
Tips for how much cash to keep liquid, and the best places to keep it for ready access in case of emergency.
Job training and community service come with a paycheck at Rising Sun
Oakland nonprofit offers ‘green’ internships for students and training in construction work for adults.
Pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise for past 20 years
Jayme Walker — an attorney and a mother — specializes in protecting the rights of pregnant employees.
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a good place to beat the middle school blues
The French-American school’s International Track turns the students’ focus outwards, as they master a new language and learn about other cultures.
Travel security tips: Protect your money, personal information and possessions
Here’s how to avoid online booking scams, prepare before you leave town, and protect your information while traveling.
TRiO expands its housing help to Oakland teachers
The nonprofit has provided housing assistance for Oakland teachers of color, and is now extending its help to all the district’s teachers.
The Hidden Genius Project gets a hand from Comcast
East Bay program to support young Black men in technology visited by Broderick Johnson, a Comcast executive and former member of the Obama Administration.
Aurora School makes small powerful
The K-8 independent school in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge opens its doors to the public this Saturday with its free Tinker Faire.
Age discrimination laws protect those 40 and older
Oakland law firm is kept “very busy” litigating cases involving workers targeted by employers due to their age.
Learning science in the field… or rain forest
Bishop O’Dowd High School offers multiple research trips a year, building student interest both in scientific careers and environmental sustainability.
Why does financial literacy matter?
Learning about spending, saving, investing, borrowing and protecting your money allows you to meet goals like buying a home or taking vacations.
Is your landlord sexually harassing you?
Attorney shares the steps for documenting and reporting, before taking legal action against a harasser.
Good fortune comes to fortune cookie company
Third-generation bakery earns a $10,000 grant from Comcast RISE. Applications for more such grants are due this month.
A meat-eater hits the Vegan Trail in Oakland and finds a goldmine of delicious dishes￼
The restaurants cover an array of cuisines and range from burgers to vegetable-centered meals.