News Brief:

Monday, Sept. 14 2020

Major COVID testing event postponed due to unhealthy air quality

Amidst devastating unemployment, community works together

KQED reports on how COVID-19 has impacted Victor Moreno’s employment situation, one that isn’t that much different from other residents in the Fruitvale. Many community members are considered essential workers with a large portion working in the restaurant industry, an industry that has had to make major employment cuts.

Enforcing COVID-19 guidelines results in stabbing

A Quikstop store clerk was sent to the hospital after being stabbed by a group of men in the Fruitvale last Monday. The stabbing is said to be provoked by a dispute that occurred after the store clerk asked the group of men to wear their masks, KTVU reports.

The city of Oakland opens respite centers

As raging wild fires continue to burn in various parts of California, heavy smoke and unhealthy air quality become worse in the Bay Area. In response, Oakland has opened two additional locations to provide relief, NBC Bay Area reports.

Liberating outdoor market in East Oakland promotes healthy living

Read more about the Akoma Outdoor Market, founded by the Black Cultural Zone in partnership with Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor. A variety of goods are sold by local Black and brown vendors, Post News Group reports.

Published by amayaee

I am currently a photojournalism major at San Francisco State University in my junior year.

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