.Laurel Hennen Vigil

Jul 18, 2018

The Oakland Museum of California’s Newest Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of the Oakland Athletics

Ricky Henderson remains part of the Athletics organization. Credits: Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of California Among the permanent displays in the Oakland Museum...
Aug 9, 2017

Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria ‘Tora’ Rocha

Victoria "Tora" Rocha: “I believe in showing your passion." Credits: Portrait by Sam Zide Victoria “Tora” Rocha may now be known for her gardening prowess,...
Aug 7, 2017

Group Calls for Oakland Animal Services to Lower Euthanasia Rate, But Administrators and Allies...

A mural outside of Oakland Animal Services. Credits: Laurel Hennen Vigil Last year, three-year-old pit bull mix Kai languished at Oakland Animal Services for...
Jul 19, 2017

The Glass Menagerie at California Shakespeare Theater

From left to right: Karen Aldridge as Amanda and Sean San José as Tom. Credits: Photo by Cheshire Isaacs This weekend marks the California Shakespeare Theater’s...
Jul 12, 2017

Rising Rents Threaten to Displace Oakland Nonprofits

Robin Raveneau of the Oakland Private Industry Council says high rents add to struggles. Credits: Brian Breneman Oakland’s skyrocketing rents are affecting more...
May 11, 2016

Celebrating East Bay Literary History for the Oakland Book Festival

San Francisco may have a reputation as the literary Mecca of the Bay Area, but many renowned writers have also played an integral role...
Mar 9, 2016

A City for the Dead — and the Living

Who would want to hang out in a graveyard — except perhaps ghosts and maybe a zombie or two? But Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery,...
Feb 3, 2016

The Real Brooklyn by the Bay

As increasing numbers of people arrive in the East Bay after being priced out of San Francisco, it seems that everyone — including The...