Café Gratitude espouses a raw food diet and a philosophy of self-transformation. But some current and former employees say it's left a bad taste in their mouths.
by Sam Levin | Aug 5, 2009
White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report "suspicious activity" about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.
by Sam Levin | Oct 7, 2015
A growing number of Oakland families are making the switch from private schools.
by Sam Levin | Jun 10, 2009
Merchants say the city's new parking fees are driving business elsewhere.
by Sam Levin | Aug 12, 2009
Charlie Ballard, an Oakland-based Native-American performer, will be a host at the massive Gathering of Nations Powwow — and this time, he's doing it in drag.
by Sam Levin | Apr 23, 2014
California prisons fail to help abuse victims and the mentally ill rehabilitate behind bars — and refuse to grant them parole so they can turn their lives around with loved ones on the outside.
by Sam Levin | Jan 13, 2016
California wastes tens of millions of dollars a year keeping people in prison long after they've been rehabilitated — denying parole for arbitrary reasons and destroying lives in the process.
by Sam Levin | Jan 6, 2016
In her new book, We Have The Technology, the Oakland journalist investigates the wildest innovations of sensory science and challenges fundamental notions of human perception.
by Sam Levin | Dec 30, 2015
High school students spearheaded successful protests and rallies throughout 2015 — shaping local social justice movements and forcing administrators to rethink controversial decisions.
by Sam Levin | Dec 23, 2015
by Sam Levin | Dec 9, 2015
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