Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: Community Meeting About 40 parents, teachers, and children have come to an after-school meeting in the library that is shared by two elementary schools in the Fruitvale neighborhood: ICS (International Community School) […]
Living in East Oakland is like having a close relationship with a problematic relative. You can call your auntie “crazy,” because she’s your auntie, but you can’t let anyone outside the family call her crazy. […]
East Oakland is considered a food desert. A food desert–according to the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)–is defined as a “low-access community” where at least 500 people or 33 percent of the census tract’s population […]
I arrive around 10:15 a.m. on a recent Saturday at the Flunder Foundation Word of Mouth Food Pantry located at the City of Refuge United Church of Christ http://www.cityofrefugeucc.org/, which is in a mixed residential […]
Notes on spirituality Thirty six people died in Oakland’s most horrific fire on Friday December 2, 2016. This is a story about photojournalism and two rules of spirituality I observed while reporting on the tragedy […]
Monday, May 1, 2017. May Day procession through the Fruitvale District on International Blvd at 29th Ave. Words matter and I’d like to see these events publicized as processions, rather than protests.