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West Oakland Edition: February 9, 2021

West Oakland Edition

KALW’s Health & Equity reporting project will focus on five Bay Area communities – West Oakland, East Palo Alto, SF Bayview, Fairfield, and Richmond. Today, we begin with West Oakland. Alameda County opened vaccine eligibility this week to essential workers in the fields of education and childcare, emergency services (including law enforcement), and food and agriculture.

Check out California’s state-wide Covid-19 vaccine scheduling website to find appointments near you or register to be notified when appointments become available: MyTurn.CA.GOV.

Oakland’s The Crucible needs your help finding youth for its free Earn-A-Bike program – it will teach youth ages 10-18 the basics of bike mechanics and bike repair, as well as give them a bike to keep. Youth from Oakland can apply for the program on this website: https://www.thecrucible.org/earn-a-bike-apply.

Click the play button above to listen to the live newscast with info & resources in West Oakland.

Sonia Narang is the editor and project manager for KALW's Health & Equity series. Before that, she managed elections coverage for the station. Over the past decade, Sonia reported social justice stories from her home state of California and around the globe for PRI's The World radio program, NPR News, The Washington Post's The Lily, and more.
Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.