.David Bacon

May 3, 2023

Pushed Out

The last days of Wood Street Commons from the people who lived there On Monday, April 10, metal-jawed earth movers began piling the belongings and...
Apr 29, 2020

Saving the News

If the coronavirus crisis has taught us anything, it is that the work of journalists and photojournalists is essential. Without it how would we...
Feb 10, 2016

An Intentional Homeless Community

Michael Lee started living on the streets of San Francisco last May. He had traveled to the city from Las Vegas to seek medical...
Aug 6, 2014

Living on the Streets of Oakland

After I went out with Vinny Pannizzo, I began to see things differently. Now, when I drive through downtown Oakland late at night and...
Jan 15, 2014

The Gritty Life of a Day Laborer

Day laborers are pretty much taken for granted, as they wave at cars passing the sidewalk where they look for work near Home Depot...
May 5, 2010

Hungry By the Numbers

The federal government, in its infinite wisdom, has tried to define for us what being hungry means. They've come up with a yardstick, called...
Nov 25, 2009

In Oakland, Hunger Is Multicultural

Everyone knows that Oakland is diverse. Probably more people from more races and nationalities live in the city than anywhere west of New York or north...
Sep 9, 2009

A Tribute to NUMMI Workers

Last week, officials from Toyota Motor Corporation confirmed what tens of thousands of East Bay residents had feared. Next March they will be closing the New...