Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX—37 words prohibiting gender discrimination in schools—into law. The resulting explosion in women athletes (since then, 1,000 percent more girls participate in high school sports) has reverberated across generations. Three local women athletes—ages 63, 47, and 30—explain how the landmark legislation affected their lives, and what’s still just a dream for female athletes.Read More
Volunteers have long been plugging the holes in public schools. Now, average citizens are rolling up their sleeves to do even more. With programs like Adopt-a-Spot, Maintain-a-Drain, and the Oakland Rose Garden’s Dedicated Deadheaders, cities like Oakland, Albany, Berkeley, and Richmond are turning to residents to weed medians, clean storm drains, maintain parks, and more.Read More
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we asked three senior East Bay couples to share their decades-long love stories. Though their lives differ in many ways, all three pairs seem to have found marital bliss through good luck, hard work—and a superhuman lack of whining.Read More
Faces of the East Bay
The pandemic created the urgency for many East Bay families to set up an estate plan. Richmond Estate Planning Attorney, Sara Diamond answers questions about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives.
Jacomena van Huizen Maybeck’s life began in 1901 on a Javanese sugar plantation and ended ninety-five years later in her house in the Berkeley hills. I met her in 1977, as my boyfriend and I followed the rumors of a unique cottage for rent. From the time of our first...
Ray Darten means for its color clothing to be worn.
A Cal psychologist has a simple prescription for race relations.