Garner, who grew up in East Oakland and made sports history in “The Play,” leaves a legacy of mentorship, faith, and love that touched countless people in his community and large family.
Remembering Marty Glass, writer, teacher, and pianist, in his own words
The autobiography written by the Oakland and Southern Humboldt County resident has turned into his obituary.
Remembering Willie Ellis, ‘mayor,’ salesman, and brightest light at Lake Merritt
Willie was a mainstay at the lake for two decades, through happy times and tough ones.
Remembering Barbara Newcombe, who saved the Cleveland Cascade
Barbara lived all over the world but left her mark on Oakland, where she never missed a City Council meeting and spread her passion for civic action to her grandchildren.
Remembering Simone Hérault, the proprietor of beloved Oakland restaurant Chez Simone
Simone Hérault survived World War II, immigrated to the U.S. as a au pair, and at age 42, she opened her eponymous restaurant in Oakland.
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan killed by motorist while on morning walk
The former state assemblymember is being remembered as a tireless advocate for the county’s most vulnerable residents.
‘We have to honor him through our work’: Oakland education community mourns activist Dirk Tillotson
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.