Best Young OG: Pendarvis Harshaw

Pendarvis Harshaw, the young OG. Credits: Portrait by Sam Zide ...

Best QTPOC Performance-Activist and Status Quo Challenger: Devi K

Credits: Portrait by Sam Zide Community organizer turned performance-activist Devi K traded in their megaphone...

Best Platform to Amplify Under-Represented Voices: The team at...

Pam Paulson (right, shown here with Rhea Fontaine) Credits: Portrait by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower ...

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

Victoria "Tora" Rocha: “I believe in showing your passion." Credits: Portrait by Sam Zide Victoria...

Best Fade: Shevelle ‘Shevy’ Mitchell

Barber Shevelle "Shevy" Mitchell's been cutting hair since he was a teen. Credits: Portrait by...

Best Hope to Preserve Pre-Legalization Cannabis Culture: Chip Moore

Alex de Man was reviewing her notes. She and her business partner, Chip Moore,...

Best Oakland Pop Star for Troubled Times: Star Amerasu

Star Amerasu: "The idea of my music is based on the idea that I’m...

Best Modern Day Defender: Anjali Banerjee

On Bastille Day last year, UC Berkeley student Anjali Banerjee was in Nice, France,...

Best Fitness Motivator: Amelia Avila Garcia

Credits: Portrait by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower Amelia Avila Garcia is waiting near...

Best Coffee Empowerment: Sin Frontreras Coffee

Oakland’s Rocio Cervantes and Jose Rodriguez run a cafe and coffee production company —...

Best Influential Bourbon Drinker: Samara Rivers

Samara Rivers loves drinking bourbon. She’s a whiskey enthusiast who can be seen around...

Radical Coffee Roaster: Keba Konte

A cup of coffee in the morning always pairs well with a hearty breakfast...

Classic Brewmaster: Rodger Davis of Faction Brewing Co.

It was one of the biggest beer events of the year — so of...

Chinese-American Superman: Gene Yang

When I caught up with Bay Area native Gene Yang recently for an interview,...

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