Oakland-based case manager Sabrina Fuentes draws on personal experience to assist people navigating homelessness and addiction.
When Mirna Arana was evicted from her East Oakland apartment despite paying rent, the high cost of East Bay housing left her scrambling for solutions.
Jorge Leon has given his all to the A’s as the founder of a supporters group, the Oakland ‘68s. Now he’s struggling to come to terms with the team’s announced move to Las Vegas.
Since 2020, our “Amplify Oakland” series has featured personal stories by community members navigating COVID, gun violence, homelessness, prison reentry, and more.
Francisca Sánchez never imagined she’d hear gunshots after leaving Mexico, but that changed during the pandemic.
Mavin Carter Griffin, founder of the Wood Street People’s Collective, says we’re thinking about “homelessness” in all the wrong ways.
Libraries are physically closed, but they continue to serve their neighborhoods. One East Oaklander shares her experience.
John Jones III—father, community advocate, childhood victim and past committer of violence—on why the surge is “not occurring in a vacuum.”
After seeing myself in the eyes of an unhoused boy, I decided to start cleaning up areas in West Oakland where unhoused people live. The work snowballed from there.
In the coming months, we’ll be sharing the mic with more Oaklanders who have important stories about life in our city. This is how we’re planning to do it, and why.
Latinos represent over half of known coronavirus cases in Alameda County. Oakland resident Orlando Ruiz shares his family’s story.
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.