.Madeleine Thomas

Sep 11, 2013

When You Can’t Understand Your Doctor

Gloria Estela Ortiz Ramos doesn't speak English, so when she became ill in 2006 and needed medical care, she had to rely on her...
Aug 13, 2013

Environmentalists Challenge Nonprofit’s Logging Plan

Three conservation groups have sued the federal government over a plan to allow a nonprofit organization log a large forest in Northern California. The...
Aug 7, 2013

A Model Forest?

In May, The Conservation Fund announced that it had bought nearly 20,000 acres of coastal redwood, Douglas fir, and oak woodlands, known as Preservation...
Jul 17, 2013

Is a Grocery Store Finally Coming to Oakland’s Jack London District?

Tommaso Boggia and La Wanda Knox hope so. They’re co-founders of Portside Community Market, a proposed 5,000-square-foot, employee-owned cooperative that plans to set up...
Jul 2, 2013

Celebrate Love at Oakland City Hall Tonight

It's shaping up to be the summer of love in the East Bay. Starting at 6 pm tonight, couples wanting to say their "I...
Jun 25, 2013

Help for Budding Businesses in KONO

Oakland’s Koreatown Northgate (KONO) district and GREEN LIFE GREEN LEEF, a micro enterprise consulting firm, are ready to launch a series of free workshops...
Jun 19, 2013

Marcus Samuelsson On Eating For the Soul

Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson visited Berkeley's St. John's Presbyterian Church last night while on the road to promote his new memoir Yes, Chef.
Jun 10, 2013

Trayvon Martin Remembered in Oakland

A march in remembrance of Trayvon Martin began at 3:30 today in the Fruitvale district as part of National Hoodie Day. Today marks the...