A tiny girl, her hair in neat pigtails, stops to gape open-mouthed at the bright orange nebulas swirling above her.
Gompers High School students celebrated a victory last week when the Richmond City Council awarded them $1,000 to restore a mural that was painted out by the city’s graffiti abatement team.
Crowded in the back of St. Vincent de Paul’s community center in downtown Oakland, dozens of people paint an extensive wood panel with a mosaic of images—trees, faces, buildings and flowers and words like “peace,” “love” and “kiss.”
Oakland-based solar company, Sungevity has generously donated solar panels to be installed by volunteers on Oakland’s Green Youth Arts & Media Center to celebrate the occasion, and to show that Oakland is a leader in solving environmental challenges, as well as answering the call to serve our low income youth.
FreshFest Brings Peaceful Vibes, Conscious Hip- hop and Eco-sustainability to Oakland ’s Mosswood Park
Oakland is known nationwide for its reputation as one of the toughest, most urban, and unfortunately crime-ridden cities in America . Yet predicable newspaper headlines announcing the latest outbreak of violence paint a picture of “The Town” which only tells part of the story.
Local volunteers recently converged on a vacant lot at Seminary and Macarthur to install a native wildflower garden under the benevolent gaze of the freshly painted Egyptian deity Ptah Hotep.