BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
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.
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 the Allen Temple Baptist Church — just as it receives money to fight violence.
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: The Man Behind a Crack Empire” (1/15/11) A lengthy profile of Ricky Ross.
At the start of Black History Month, an older generation reflects on the past.
A successful diversionary program is at risk of closure after a federal funding stream dries up.
From felony convictions to first aid — an Oakland program is helping at-risk kids change their lives for the better.
Many say the banks are to blame for creating — and sustaining — Oakland’s problems with urban blight.
Hundreds of protestors marched through Oakland to protest an injunction targeting alleged members of the Norteno gang.
Trauma doctors worried that California’s budget problems will put their jobs in danger, and hurt Oakland’s violent youth.
A year in the life of an Oakland family grappling with death and the lingering effects of chronic trauma.
What neuro-scientists and therapists are learning about how chronic trauma affects the brain, and what to do about it.
How the psychology of trauma looks to the kids caught up in the nightmare of street violence.
An education forum focuses on the role of charter schools in Oakland, the budget crisis and the future of higher education.
Osama bin Laden’s death revives the collective trauma of 9/11 and opens a new chapter of self-examination.
Local residents doubt the veracity of ties between alcohol sales and violent crime.
A short history of Latino gang culture in the Bay Area.
How race and identity shape gang life in Oakland.
The death of an innocent bystander shatters a family and leaves a 5-year old boy fatherless.
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.
Mexican cartels are sharing intelligence and cooperating with California gangs in a dangerous new partnership.
Darryl “Lil D” Reed used to be a crack kingpin. Now he’s in prison and wants to help stop Oakland’s violence.
Witnessing violence can have catastrophic effects on children and their communities, say experts and psychologists..