.Sam Levin

Jan 13, 2016

Trapped Part Two: The Vicious Cycle of Trauma

Michael Flemming fears he will be forgotten. During a phone interview last month...
Jan 6, 2016

Trapped Part One: Cruel and Indefinite Punishment

Demian Johnson knows he has to be extremely cautious when he's around his fiancée. He can briefly hug her...
Dec 30, 2015

Kara Platoni: Hacking Human Evolution

There was a bloody body lying on a dusty road outside a small town in a desert in the Middle East. It...
Dec 23, 2015

The East Bay Student Uprising

Late in the afternoon of November 4, Berkeley High School sophomore Alecia Harger received a disturbing text message. Someone had discovered a...
Dec 9, 2015

Catholic Charities, Alameda County District Attorney to Create Safe Houses for Child Trafficking Victims

Nancy O'Malley (right). Credits: Alameda County District Attorney Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced a new initiative on Tuesday to create housing for child...
Dec 9, 2015

Laney College Parcel Tax Spending Raises Questions

Chris Weidenbach, co-chair of the English Department at Laney College, frequently sees students placed in inappropriate classes their first year. Before they enroll in...
Dec 2, 2015

Why Oakland’s Free Holiday Parking Is Hurting Businesses

In a stated effort to support independent merchants this holiday season, the City of Oakland is offering free street parking every Saturday...
Nov 25, 2015

The Bay Area’s Best Dog-Friendly Getaways

At the new luxury hotel on the corner of 4th and Fallon streets in Oakland's Jack London district, guests can get coconut...