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Jun 29, 2022

Abortion Is Healthcare:Medical, legal experts foresee dire consequences in SCOTUS ruling

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, medical experts and legal analysts across the Bay Area warned of dire consequences to the health and well-being of women in states where abortion is now punishable by law. In its decision on Dobbs...
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Jun 8, 2022

It’s So Unfair: Thirty-Year-Old Medi-Cal Income Limit Leaves Seniors Without Needed Care

California living is expensive. So imagine having to get by on $600 a month. That's essentially what some seniors and people with disabilities have to do in order to access Medi-Cal, the state's health insurance program for...
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May 18, 2022

Come for the Salsa, Stay for the Climate: Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival gets...

Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival returns to Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park. Created in 2018 by the...
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May 18, 2022

Truth from Power: Congresswoman Barbara Lee addresses the impending times

Barely 10 minutes after reading about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion reported in Politico that indicated a majority of the nine justices are more than likely to overturn the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, I...
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May 4, 2022

​Musk Worries Poll Voters: Power Poll also finds broad support to ban sales of...

Almost 70% of voters in the latest Oakland Power Poll expressed concern about Elon Musk’s successful offer to acquire Twitter, with many more respondents favoring content moderation over uncontrolled free speech. Here are the specific questions and responses...
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Apr 6, 2022

Rhythms of the Streets: Richmond’s poet laureate’s work honors and heals

David Flores’ list of poet inspirations doesn’t include any of the usual Dead White Suspects—no Eliot or Plath, Coleridge or Dickinson, Yeats or Keats. Instead, his lodestars are still alive, and in some cases, local: Saul Williams,...
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Apr 6, 2022

Power Poll: Survey finds frustration regarding homelessness

Respondents in the latest Oakland Power Poll overwhelmingly support a proposal to ban RVs and other large vehicles from parking on most residential streets. Panelists also support a variety of other measures to combat homelessness, including enforcement of...
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Mar 30, 2022

California Contradiction: Ban gas cars later, but cushion gas prices now?

As California gas prices soar–reaching a per-gallon average of $5.90 on Friday–lawmakers are trying to rush to the rescue with pricey proposals to assist drivers. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give car owners $400 per car for...
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