“It’s a participation Sport.” -Mike Hutchinson There are 31 stadiums in the National Football League, and then there’s the Coliseum in East Oakland. Aside from a 12-year fling with Los Angeles, the Raiders have called
“2016 seems like it just went by in a minute!” my friend wrote in an email where we were bantering about the passage of time. “Now time just goes by in a flash! It really
The typical immigrant narrative tends to showcase the struggle more than success. But what if there was a way or one person who could balance this type of narrative? I am positive that there
Deep in East Oakland off the 98 Avenue exit of 580, about two miles up Golf Links Road is my neighborhood. Sequoyah Highlands is an inner city suburb nestled between Knowland Park’s permanent open
Election Night and the happiest place in Oakland was the headquarters for Measure HH. Everyone was talking about the estimated $24 million that the beverage industry spent to fight measures in San Francisco and Oakland.
In the lot tucked between Castlemont High and Center of Hope Church along MacArthur Blvd., three women are pulling down the flap of a pop-up tent. It’s an extra task, one of many, on this
Mercy Retirement and Care Center, the highly regarded residence and service provider for senior citizens for nearly 110 years in the Fruitvale District, is not a likely venue for a book- signing. It is an
Growing up in East Oakland, in a Mexican-Catholic home, one of my favorite traditions about the holidays were Las Posadas at our local church in Jingletown. Las Posadas are a nine-day celebration celebrated throughout Mexico.
Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) member Tracy Phillips scanned the tables spread out at the Eastmont Mall office during the group’s annual holiday gathering. “Like bees in a hive,” she mused. It was the culmination of
Santa is everywhere on Christmas day. You can find him at your local grocery store, bus stop, at your favorite restaurant and just about anywhere were he has to go to create smiles in children