Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – has been at civil war for 60 years, but it’s only been in recent years that the U.S. instituted a policy of accepting its refugees. 400 hundred such refugees now live in east Oakland.
Economic development has been slow in Oakland. The city has been plagued by a down economy and high unemployment and foreclosure rates. But a new popup neighborhood is evolving, filling vacant storefronts in Downtown Oakland.
Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.
In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Doug Sovern takes a look at how a family is still feeling the pain of “The Firestorm,” which scorched the Oakland and Berkeley hills, 20 years later.
There are still far more foster kids who need a home than there are people willing to take them. Whether a child lands in the right environment is often just the luck of the draw, but one home is Newark is doing it’s best to improve the odds.
In this weeklong series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern takes a look at the foster care system in California. He starts out with a look at how a young woman has finally found some stability in Oakland.
Amid all the tragedy on September 11th, 2001, one 13-year-old Vacaville girl got a life saving heart transplant at Packard Children’s Hospital.
A boxing club founded in East Palo Alto to give young people an alternative to getting involved in crime has its sights set on sending a former gang member to the 2012 Olympic Games.
On Friday, the Willie L. Brown Jr. College Preparatory Academy is closing its doors in the Bayview district of San Francisco.
Talk about hitting a high note. A mezzo-soprano has beaten the medical odds, surviving and finding the value of friendship and love in the process.