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Making Whatever’s in Front of Her Interesting

It's no slam to say that Jenny Odell's art is like a colossal yawn....

Best, Most Prolific Podcaster

As Game Of Thrones was in it final season, Vulture did a roundup of...

Champion of Richmond Education

Retired teacher Mike Peritz has been a local educator for more than 50 years,...

Breaking Ground on the State of Human Communications

Anyone who's ever gotten into a political argument online may recall thinking to themselves...

Believer in Food as a Catalyst for Change

Food entrepreneurship runs in chef Rashad Armstead's blood. His great-grandmother, Sarah Rawls, opened up shop...

Best Street Clown

Alameda's own Kenny The Clown will do anything to make people smile. One yelper...

Volunteer Police Watchdog

By day, Regina Jackson is CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, a...

Pied Piper of Point Richmond Pets

At The Milo Foundation, Lynne Tingle takes the time to shout greetings to every...

Freshest New Poet in the Town

For as long as local 16-year-old poet Samuel Getachew could remember, he was reading...

Best Hip-Hop Comedy Character

Sometimes hip-hop can be unintendedly hilarious as rappers try to out-do each other as...

Painting Our World

STEFEN is a primarily self-taught artist and muralist, who after leaving Nevada and traveling...

Master of Volleyball

For the past 29 years, director Roy Ching has shared his passion for volleyball...

Best Creator of Clocks

Steve Hurst Raised in Chicago's Ida B. Wells projects, artist Steve...

Best Do-Gooder Business Owner: Menbere “Menbe” Aklilu

Menbere “Menbe” Aklilu. Credits: Photo by Darryl Barnes Aklilu — more familiarly known as...
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