“Three Oakland Children Slain in One Year” A saga of three historic Oakland deaths, all children under the age of five.
“Non-revocable Parole Status Questioned” (10/18/10) California Questions Non-Revocable Parole Status After Several Recent Assaults.
“Combat Areas Can be Safer than U.S Streets” (10/21/10) Life on Oakland’s streets can be more dangerous than a U.S military base in Afghanistan.
“Oakland Prepares for Mehserle Sentencing” (11/4/10) On Friday a Los Angeles judge will sentence police officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting of Oscar Grant. Oakland prepares.
“Oakland Continues to Fight Child Trafficking” (11/10/2010) Alameda County ramps up efforts to fight child trafficking in the Bay Area. Oakland is a particularly problematic city.
“Church Mourns Death, Celebrates Grant” (11/17/10) An untimely death hits Oakland’s Allen Temple Baptist Church — just as it receives money to fight violence.
“Crack’s Destruction Widespread, America Still recovering” (1/15/11) The crack epidemic is no longer what it once was, but the effects are still visible across the country.
“The Splintering of Black America” (1/15/11) Is the black middle class failing the urban poor in places like Oakland? How black America is changing.
“The Return of ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross: Drug Kingpin who Ignited Crack Epidemic” (1/15/11) A lengthy profile of Ricky Ross.
“Elder Black Americans Say Younger Generation Detached From Their History” (2/1/11) At the start of Black History Month, an older generation reflects on the past.
“McCullum Youth court may close due to lack of funding” (2/4/11) A successful diversionary program is at risk of closure after a federal funding stream dries up.
“Transforming Bay Area Lives Through Life Saving Program” (2/20/22) From felony convictions to first aid — an Oakland program is helping at-risk kids change their lives for the better.
“Oakland City Council Members, Activists Blast Banks for Blight” (2/19/11) Many say the banks are to blame for creating — and sustaining — Oakland’s problems with urban blight.
“Scores Rally To Protest Gang Injunction” (3/3/11) Hundreds of protestors marched through Oakland to protest an injunction targeting alleged members of the Norteno gang.
“State raiding federal matching funds would hurt trauma centers in Oakland” (3/27/11) Trauma doctors worried that California’s budget problems will put their jobs in danger, and hurt Oakland’s violent youth.
“Oakland Family Traumatized by Violence, Death” (3/30/11) — A year in the life of an Oakland family grappling with death and the lingering effects of chronic trauma.
“Scientists Seek to Treat Chronically Traumatized Brains” (3/30/11) — What neuro-scientists and therapists are learning about how chronic trauma affects the brain, and what to do about it.
“Mindset of the Madness: Mack God Rules the Streets” (3/31/11) — How the psychology of trauma looks to the kids caught up in the nightmare of street violence.
“Charter Schools Topic of Discussion at Forum” (4/27/11) An education forum focuses on the role of charter schools in Oakland, the budget crisis and the future of higher education.
“Bin Laden’s Death Reopens Painful Memories” (5/5/11) Osama bin Laden’s death revives the collective trauma of 9/11 and opens a new chapter of self-examination.
“Skepticism lingers about alcohol ordinance” (5/9/11) Local residents doubt the veracity of ties between alcohol sales and violent crime.
“Oakland Latino gangs defined by the colors they wear” (5/19/11) A short history of Latino gang culture in the Bay Area.
“Elements of racism among Latino gangs in Oakland” (5/20/11) How race and identity shape gang life in Oakland.
“Adam Williams death leaves void in family” (5/29/11) The death of an innocent bystander shatters a family and leaves a 5-year old boy fatherless.
“Raids Target Central Valley Gangs” (6/8/11) Massive police raid nets 75 gang members with ties to Nuestra Familia prison mafia.
“An Unorthodox Advocate” (6/10/11) A profile of Cesar Cruz, a local activist, teacher and full-time radical.
“Transnational gangs form alliances with Mexican cartels” (6/19/11) Mexican cartels are sharing intelligence and cooperating with California gangs in a dangerous new partnership.
“Former Drug Dealer Speaks Out” (8/26/11) Darryl “Lil D” Reed used to be a crack kingpin. Now he’s in prison and wants to help stop Oakland’s violence.
“Children Affected By Violence Suffer Mental Injuries” (9/6/11/) Witnessing violence can have catastrophic effects on children and their communities, experts say.