Oakland Effect: Leadership will help alleviate city's violent crime
Minister Mustafa Muhyee lives in East Oakland. He runs a small church out of a modest white house at the end of a dead-end street where he tries, with varying degrees of success, to improve his little corner of the world. It's a mission that takes him out into the streets every day, and very often it's this world he sees reflected back at him that tells him what needs to be done.
Oakland Effect: PTSD untreated can lead to devastating effects
In case you didn't know already, the month of June is PTSD awareness month in America. The theme this year is "Take the Step," which the National Center for PTSD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many other groups hope translates into a broader knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects an estimated 25 million Americans at some point in their lives.
Oakland Effect: Plenty of feedback from "30 days" in an East Oakland neighborhood
I wanted to follow up on the piece I wrote Sunday, in which I summed up some of my thoughts and observations about living in East Oakland. Many people have written in over the last several weeks sharing their own observations and experiences. I wanted to pass some of those along today.
Oakland Effect: Two boys trying to avoid trouble in tough neighborhoods
I spent some time recently with a couple of young kids from the neighborhood. Joseph was 15, John was 18, both were African-American. In different ways, these two boys are grappling with challenges that are both unique to their neighborhoods and their families but also common to many of us.
Oakland Effect: Police say "Melrose and 50th is one of the hot spots this month"
Month on month, crime is up in our hot spot. With one murder, seven robberies, one shooting and seven residential burglaries, every category saw an increase since the last Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council for police District 27 met.
President Obama took a selfie and the Internet went crazy
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How Miley Cyrus landed MTV's Best Artist of 2013 honors
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