.Sophie Ho

Aug 21, 2015

18 Million Rising is Developing a Multilingual Ballot Translating App

With the 2016 elections a little more than a year away, 18 Million Rising, an East Bay-based Asian American Pacific Islander digital advocacy group,...
Aug 19, 2015

Cal Students to See Improved Mental Health Services

Before her first lecture, her first class, or her first exam, UC Berkeley student Madison Gordon headed to the southwest corner of campus to...
Aug 10, 2015

Lake Merritt Mural Artist Sues Over Work’s Destruction

Almost two years after Dan Fontes’ 98-foot mural celebrating Lake Merritt was painted over, the artist is seeking $400,000 in damages, suing the...
Jul 31, 2015

Freedom School Provides New Hope for Probationary Youth in Alameda County

When Monica Vaughan said, “Good morning,” the group of 32 young men seated in the sun-drenched auditorium jumped to their feet. "Good morning —...
Jul 16, 2015

New Website Shows Where California Is Fighting Climate Change

For those who doubt California’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Climate Benefits for California, a new website from Oakland-based nonprofit TransForm, provides an...
Jul 7, 2015

Hacking the Racial Divide

On a recent sunny Tuesday morning, seventeen students crammed into the top floor of a business suite in downtown Berkeley, crowding around computers with...
Jun 24, 2015

Oakland Shelter Launches Program to Educate Faith Leaders on Domestic Violence

Carolyn Russell (second from right). Credits: A Safe Place A Safe Place, an Oakland-based shelter, has received a $180,000 grant to help faith-based communities provide support...
Jun 24, 2015

East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

For residents of the East Bay hills, the question is not whether another fire will happen, but how bad the event will be. The...