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Tales of Two Cities #6: Music in the East Bay

Today’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast is all about music! From innovative music education programs in Oakland, to the Contra Costa Chorale in Richmond, celebrating their 50th anniversary, it’s clear that music...
Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California public school system. (Gif by Mahlia Posey)

Credentials rules leave some East Bay dance instructors unable to teach

Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California...
Tales of Two Cities will bring you audio stories about Oakland and Richmond. Stay tuned. Design by Angelica Casas.

Tales of Two Cities #3: Hobbies

This week on Tales of Two Cities, we talk about hobbies! From contributor Lacy Roberts, we’ll hear about a dedicated group of fantasy role-players in Oakland. Reporter Libby Leyden introduces us to a local man who...
Tales of Two Cities will bring you audio stories about Oakland and Richmond. Design by Angelica Casas

Introducing the Tales of Two Cities Podcast, radio stories from Richmond and Oakland

Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy...
In eight to ten years, bikers will be able to ride from San Francisco to Oakland across the Bay Bridge in about 45 minutes. (Photo by Sam-Omar Hall)

Bay Bridge bike path on track—to be finished in 2025

Plans to build a bike/pedestrian path on the west span of the Bay Bridge—connecting San Francisco, Treasure Island and Oakland—are moving full-speed ahead.
A pamphlet with the main ideas that support district elections is being circulated through the community to help voters understand the ideas behind the proposal. (Photo by Robin Simmonds)

District elections proposal heads to city, aims to give neighborhoods a voice

A push to change the way City Council members are elected appears to have resurfaced in Richmond. If successful, the initiative would draw six new districts in the city, each with an elected representative.
Bay Area Derby Girls  kicked off their Season Opener on March 14, 2015. Photo by Nicole West

Balancing life as a roller derby girl

Huck Sinn’s life was falling apart, including her relationships. After she stopped going to grad school, she moved from San Francisco to the East Bay, where she started “dating herself.” “I was taking myself out....
Volunteers with the non-profit Grid Alternatives install solar panels on a house in Atchison village, Richmond, in early March 2015

With increased demand for solar power, green job opportunities return

It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...