West Oakland food desert blooms with a single produce market

By Rob RothPublished 2 days agoOaklandKTVU FOX 2 West Oakland’s food desert blooms with single produce market The opening of a community-oriented grocery store in West Oakland was the first time in 50 years that a market selling fresh fruits and vegetables had opened in the neighborhood. For most people living in West Oakland, the Community Foods …
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Oakland’s Food Divide

In the flatlands, where the median household income is $32,000, there’s an average of one supermarket per 93,126 residents, according to a 2009 report by the Hope Collaborative, an Oakland-based organization focusing on environmental health and food policy issues. The same report found that in the Oakland Hills, where the median household income is over …
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Map shows the scale of Oakland’s growing homeless crisis as Supreme Court refuses to hear major case on the issue and lets stand a ruling that protects people’s rights to sleep on the street in California

Map shows scale of Oakland’s growing homelessness crisis, which shot up from 1,900 to more than 3,000 Meanwhile, the number of residents living in cars or mobile homes has jumped 131% from 618 in 2017 to 1,430 Data from Oakland shows that nearly 70 per cent of homeless individuals in the city are African American   …
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