Tag Archives: MacArthur

Life in the Killing Fields

As I walk down this residential street in East Oakland, I notice how the front yard of every house is green. There are no lawns in this working class bedroom community, but the young weeds

Health of the Hood – What Makes the Mills College Neighborhood Healthy?

By Katherine Brown When trying to identify what makes my neighborhood healthy, I was hard pressed to find glaring examples of what is traditionally associated with “healthy living.” There aren’t any farmers markets, open green

VIDEO – ‘Tis the Season: Laurel Neighborhood Harmonizes to Help Others in Need

Is harmony and unity possible in East Oakland? The Laurel Merchant and Laurel District Association strive to prove that it does. The second annual Laurel Holiday Stroll and Donation Drive is just one of over