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Nearly 1.5 million California seniors could get help to buy food, but don’t. Here’s why
Kori Suzuki reports the latest in our coverage of Aging in American
‘Villages’ for the aging coming to more Black communities
Myah Overstreet reports on the Kingdom Care Senior Village in the latest from our Aging in America Project.
Doulas hope to regain momentum as Covid restrictions ease
Sarah Hoenicke Flores ('19) reports on how Covid restrictions have affected doula care. Photos by Stephanie Penn ('21).
Hope and disappointment for the homeless in Oakland
Brett Simpson ('21) reports for The New York Times on a homeless couple's yearlong odyssey to find permanent housing in Oakland.
COVID changed Chez Panisse, but Alice Waters is still taking care of local farmers
Amalya Dubrovsky ('21) reports how COVID impacted Chez Panisse and founder Alice Waters rallied to take care of local farmers.
Oakland’s Chinatown business owners struggle to weather the pandemic
Tamera Moore and Qinghui Kong ('22) report on the many ways small businesses in Oakland’s Chinatown are hurting.
Organizing for change: How some activists are responding to police violence
Bashirah Mack ('22) reports from a pop-up protest sign exchange to the defund police campaign, Black organizers in Oakland are working hard to change the status quo.
Why did Oakland’s Measure QQ fare so much better than other youth vote propositions in California?
Elena Neale-Sacks ('22) breaks down why Measure QQ passed when other youth voting measures failed.
In LA, smooth voting (so far) after primary stumbles
Elena Neale-Sacks ('22) reports on in-person voting and preparing for potential protests in Los Angeles.
California facing a “moderate” risk from right-wing militias
Nahima Shaffer ('22) reports on the threat level of disruptions by right-wing militias around Election Day.
In the Bay Area, hope and anxiety
Brian Howey and Steve Rascón ('22) report on the gloom and anxiety of post-election limbo.
Voting at 17? Not so fast
Elena Neale-Sacks ('22) explains the failure of Proposition 18, despite high-profile support and funding.
A debunked theory fuels a Trump lawsuit
Steven Rascón ('22) reports on #sharpiegate and how the conspiracy theory spread in California.
As Election Day neared, conflict in Bakersfield between Trump and BLM groups intensified
Freddy Brewster, Dereka Bennett and Injeong Kim ('22) report on a running conflict in Bakersfield, CA between a pro-Trump group calling themselves 1776 Patriots, and BLM protesters.
A free ride, and a chance to vote
Eliza Partika ('22) reports on free bus service from Vallejo and Benicia to polling stations in Solano County.
Epizootic: How Infectious Disease Can Move From Wildlife to Humans — and Back to Wildlife
Daniel Roman (‘21) and Prof. Elena Conis explain how Infectious disease can spread from wildlife to humans. Plague’s story in the U.S., they write, may teach us something about COVID.
Business and government leaders divided on Measure U
Joey Horan and Ande Richards ('22) report on Measure U which would change flat-rate, per-employee payroll fees to percentage of gross receipts.
Ballot measure could increase OUSD teacher diversity, draw legal challenges
Ari Sen ('22) reports on Proposition 16 which would repeal state’s existing law and allow for preference to be given to members of a certain sex or racial group in public employment, contracting and K12 and higher education.
Oakland voters weigh in on rent control
Qinghui Kong ('22) reports on Proposition 21, which would allow cities to set and manage rent control provisions.
California leads the nation in QAnon-supporting congressional candidates
Dylan Svoboda ('22) reports on the five QAnon-supporting candidates who are on the ballot in California.
Oakland to vote on stronger police oversight
Noah Baustin ('22) reports on Oakland Measure S1 to strengthen the Oakland Police Commission, the civilian body that oversees the Oakland Police Department.
Prop 17: Should California allow parolees to vote?
Melissa Perez Winder ('22) reports on Proposition 17 which would amend the California Constitution to allow parolees the right to vote.
The last of the early voters
Zachary Fletcher and Ley Heimgartner ('22) report on people in San Diego and Los Angeles counties opting to vote in person.
Pro-Trump caravans draw crowds and concerns
Freddy Brewster and Katie Licari ('22) report on communities that felt threatened by Trump caravans.