East Bay

In Alameda County, AC Transit bus riders are also waiting – to find out whether the agency will raise fares for the second time in two years. Like many transit operators, AC Transit has suffered from a severe drop in state funding, and it’s facing a $21 million deficit for next year. Raising fares...
For young people who were in elementary school on 9/11, they've grown up hearing about Osama bin Laden and came of age during the War on Terror. So, was he their generation's boogie man? Youth Radio reached out to young adults in three cities to find out. *      * ...
Sisters Ritwika and Radhika Mitra are 16 and 18 years old. They started a nonprofit called “Renaissance Now,” based in their Fremont home, and they provide underprivileged artisans in their native Bengal, India with the tools they need to make the art that is their livelihood, and in some cases, it...
Do you remember Janis Joplin? Do you remember her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company? If so, then you may remember Dave Getz. He was the first drummer with that band. Getz has been playing jazz for nearly a decade now, and he's performing again this Sunday, May 8, at the 19 Broadway club in...
Kadie Kelly was a stay-at-home mom when she first went back to school. She graduated from Oakland’s Mills College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy. The job market was so tough, she immediately returned to school to get a Master’s in the same field. Since earning her degree, Kadie...
The Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco will be taking part in the "Sundays at Four" music series at Berkeley's Crowden Music Center on May 8. It won't surprise you to hear that performances start ... Sunday, at 4pm.
Being diagnosed with an illness connected to death – like cancer – can be life shattering. Or, it can be a reason to reflect on life, and for many, that in itself is healing. That's what Darlene Harris did. She’s a certified massage therapist at Peace of Body, Peace of Mind in the city of Richmond...
West Oakland is a community of about 24,000 residents, and about a quarter population living below the poverty level. It’s bordered on three sides by freeways, so West Oakland is an island of pollution, and it has one of the worst air quality zones in the state   West Oakland residents...
The music of The Blank Tapes has been described as "sunny," but judge for yourself this Wednesday evening, May 4, when they play The New Parish in Oakland. 
This weekend it might finally feel like Spring is in the air – the weather report is calling for sunny skies. So grab your sunglasses and get out of the house, because it’s time for your Arts/Culture/Weekend: ONGOING Jewels in the Square // This series of free outdoor performances in Union Square...
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