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Sarah Hoenicke Flores ('19) reports on how Covid restrictions have affected doula care. Photos by Stephanie Penn ('21).
Brett Simpson ('21) reports for The New York Times on a homeless couple's yearlong odyssey to find permanent housing in Oakland.
Amalya Dubrovsky ('21) reports how COVID impacted Chez Panisse and founder Alice Waters rallied to take care of local farmers.
Tamera Moore and Qinghui Kong ('22) report on the many ways small businesses in Oakland’s Chinatown are hurting.
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.
Elena Neale-Sacks ('22) reports on in-person voting and preparing for potential protests in Los Angeles.
Nahima Shaffer ('22) reports on the threat level of disruptions by right-wing militias around Election Day.
Elena Neale-Sacks ('22) explains the failure of Proposition 18, despite high-profile support and funding.
Steven Rascón ('22) reports on #sharpiegate and how the conspiracy theory spread in California.
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.
Eliza Partika ('22) reports on free bus service from Vallejo and Benicia to polling stations in Solano County.
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.
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.
Qinghui Kong ('22) reports on Proposition 21, which would allow cities to set and manage rent control provisions.
Noah Baustin ('22) reports on Oakland Measure S1 to strengthen the Oakland Police Commission, the civilian body that oversees the Oakland Police Department.
Melissa Perez Winder ('22) reports on Proposition 17 which would amend the California Constitution to allow parolees the right to vote.
Freddy Brewster and Katie Licari ('22) report on communities that felt threatened by Trump caravans.
Aaron Leathley ('21) reports county election departments say they’ll have their first results by 8:30 p.m. or earlier, depending on the county.