Tales of Two Cities: Election Special

With less than a week before the big day, the Tales of Two Cities podcast is back with an Election Special episode. Our reporters went out and talked to people who’s voices often go unheard during election season.

Nurses hold town hall to oppose closure of Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley

In the light-filled atrium of the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, nearly 200 people gathered for a town hall meeting assembled by the California Nurses Association (CNA). Over half of the attendees were outfitted in red scrub tops and t-shirts that distinguished them as nurses’ union members, but all were there to rally against the closure of the Alta Bates Campus in Berkeley. Sutter Health, which runs the campus as part of its Alta Bates Summit Medical Center based in Oakland,…

RYSE brings “Fairytale” about teen dating violence to the stage

Love and heartache are coming back to center stage in Richmond. The Richmond-based nonprofit RYSE is producing Fairytale, a theater production, this weekend in El Cerrito. Fairytale is the second theatrical production from RYSE, following on the heels of their success from the 2013 production of Te’s Harmony. RYSE’s mission, according to their website,  is to “create safe spaces grounded in social justice that build youth power for young people to love, learn, educate, heal and transform the lives and communities.”…