Since 2009, I’ve freelanced as a writer, photographer and data visualization designer. My work has appeared in publications in Humboldt County, the Bay Area and on websites across the Internet. In 2014, I started developing WordPress websites on the side, along with themes and plugins, some of which can be found in the Web Development […]
The Occupy Movement defined 2011. In major cities throughout the US, following the wave of revolts in the Middle East and Northern Africa, Americans distraught about the Great Recession, growing economic inequality across the board and the lack of any real action by the federal government to alleviate these issues, particularly holding Wall Street accountable […]
Also published in the East Bay Express If money given to candidates is an indication of how important the 2014 Oakland mayoral race is going to be, then this election is gearing up to be a serious clash of perspectives in how to tackle Oakland’s biggest issues. Check out my data-driven web app showing the […]
Craft breweries are reclaiming the can. In what is a growing trend, canning craft brews is becoming a win for breweries, consumers, and entrepreneurs.
In a time of dwindling city revenues, austerity, and the end of the cash cow that was redevelopment, cities are continuing to explore ways to plug gaping budgetary holes and raise cash for projects.
After members of Occupy Oakland’s Media Committee character assassinate one of their own, Occupy Oakland overhauls their policies.
As the Alameda County District Attorney turns to controversial stay-away orders to combat Occupy, her political neutrality is questioned.
From the outside, Occupy Oakland appears to be one large organization. But there are at least 25 active committees working under the Occupy Oakland umbrella, and each generally acts on its own volition — unless it needs the backing of the entire coalition.
Oakland officials have filed a complaint for damages against Cesar Aguirre, a 24-year-old Elk Grove resident who was arrested on the night of the November 2 General Strike in Oakland after officers say they saw him destroying property near Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Glenda Barnhart and her partner Clay Wagers dreamed of opening a bicycle shop. In 2008, as the economic meltdown started to spread nationwide, she feared that she would lose her income as a consultant and noticed that a bike shop was for sale around the Valdez Triangle. She took one look at bike shop and walked out. The area also known as Upper Broadway — failing auto dealerships, vacant storefronts, desolation — reinforced the thought it would be a horrible idea to buy that shop.