.Sydney Johnson

Aug 9, 2016

Fatspirational Author: Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar is a busy woman on a big mission. The renowned author, activist, and East Bay native is one of the nation's leading...
May 5, 2016

Nextdoor Lead Silences Police Complaints

The Oakland Police Department was criticized this week after issuing an announcement on Monday that claimed there is an increased likelihood of drunk driving...
Apr 28, 2016

More Discriminatory Hiring Signs In Berkeley

Hiring signs in the window of soon-to-be opened Berkeley Social Club at 2050 University Avenue. Credits: Pablo Traverso Another set of hiring signs has Berkeley...
Apr 28, 2016

Josephine Seeks to Expand Homemade Food Legislation

Homemade African peanut stew and freshly baked sourdough bread made by Josephine cooks Alex Hrvatin and Jessica Kalar. Credits: Sydney Johnson Around 7 p.m. last Thursday...
Apr 27, 2016

Access Denied

As the evening of April 11 approached, Mike Zint prepared for the night as he always did — wide awake and stationed in front...
Apr 13, 2016

Oakland Bus Stop Battle Continues, Outcome Unclear

Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan wants to reinstate the bus stop at 30th and Broadway in Oakland. Credits: Sydney Johnson Oakland city officials declared on Tuesday that the...
Apr 13, 2016

Former Calavera Employees Fight Back Against Alleged Wage Theft

When Flor Crisostomo walked into Calavera restaurant last October, where she had been employed since before it opened in the summer of 2015, she...
Apr 13, 2016

The Art of Data-telling

There's an unconventional piece of cartography currently covering a wall at Betti Ono Gallery in the heart of downtown Oakland. For the "Oakland Community...