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ANGEL for Hire (2011)

Watch the trailer for the film, Angel for Hire.

ANGEL for Hire (2011) ANGEL for Hire (2011)

East Oakland childcare program cares for children and parents

Experts say that the first five years of a child’s life will greatly impact their educational, social and economic futures. This is the story of an Oakland-based program that works with parents and their children to close that gap.

East Oakland childcare program cares for children and parents East Oakland childcare program cares for children and parents

Beer: The Beverage of the People

An Oakland-based beer tasting shop used the Bay Area's Beer Week festival as an opportunity to highlight women's contribution to beer culture.

Beer: The Beverage of the People Beer: The Beverage of the People

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Shoes

Barefoot running: is this trend only for the serious runner, or is this an opportunity for the rest of us to kick our Nikes to the corner?

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Shoes We Don't Need No Stinkin' Shoes

News/Feature Writing

Children and parents gather around instructor Cassandra Hughes to participate in Art Time at Oakland's Room 2 Bloom.

Childhood Poverty Affects Longterm Health

About twenty young children sat on the brightly colored carpet as a man with long dreadlocks slid a large conga drum in front of him. It was “circle time” at Lotus Bloom’s Room to Bloom program, a drop-in parent-child playgroup in East Oakland. The drummer called out to the kids to stand up, take one […]

The Officer: A New Stance

The first nonwartime Quadrennial Defense Review in 13 years holds special significance. The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a congressionally mandated Department of Defense undertaking to provide a wide-ranging review of strategy, programs, and resources. Specifically, it is intended to provide national defense strategy by defining the force structure, modernization plans, and a budget that […]

Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than 30 percent of […]

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