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Blue Shield Makes a Promise to Oakland’s Youth

For Vanessa Ogbu, signing up to mentor an Oakland high school student through the trials and tribulations of entering college seemed as natural as smiling on a sunny day. The Blue Shield of California senior manager of quality improvement remembers growing up in a middle-class home in Santa Cruz with her parents always striving to teach her and her siblings about the virtues of giving back to the community.

Hot Highlights of Oakland Restaurant Week

Oakland Restaurant Week is more than just about eating great food. The program, presented by Visit Oakland in partnership with See Eat Love, also celebrates the history of cuisine in The Town so that diners can learn the stories behind their meals and get rare peeks at behind-the-scenes events.

Blue Shield of California Launches BlueSky

Blue Shield of California launches BlueSky, a statewide multiyear initiative for improved mental health for students.

Handling TownBiz With Oakland Cannabis Brand Smoakland

Handling TownBiz With Oakland Cannabis Brand Smoakland

Blue Shield Is Picture-Perfect at StreetFest

Blue Shield continued reaching out to its Oakland neighbors by setting up a booth at the annual Chinatown celebration.

Blue Shield Partners With Oakland for Town Camp Program

Blue Shield was an enthusiastic partner for the Oakland Park & Recreation Town Camp Health & Wellness Week.

Blue Shield, KaBOOM! Partner on an Oakland School Playground

Blue Shield has partnered with KaBOOM! since 2015. This year, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to its new corporate home, Blue Shield volunteers constructed a playground for Yu Ming Public Charter School in Oakland.

Blue Shield Employees Fulfill Goal of Giving Back

As the official move of Blue Shield of California’s headquarters to downtown Oakland grows closer, the company’s high energy, employee volunteer events are reaching residents across the four corners of the city.

The Business of Diversity

Even before Blue Shield officially moves into its new downtown Oakland home base, the company is making serious efforts to positively affect the city’s business economy. A large company such as Blue Shield has ongoing supply needs in multiple areas — and it’s actively seeking out diverse local suppliers to fill them.

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Just Say Sun-Grown

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Getting at the Roots of High Blood Pressure

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Oakland’s New Good Neighbor — Blue Shield of California

When Blue Shield of California moves its headquarters and 1,200 of its employees to Oakland in late 2019, the company already will have made a positive mark on the community.
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