Eastmont Town Center http://kalw.org en Hear Here: Dr. Pamela Alston treats East Oakland's teeth http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-dr-pamela-alston-treats-east-oaklands-teeth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pamela Alston was raised in Emeryville along with her eight brothers and sisters. She noticed something particular about the place where she was growing up.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“In my neighborhood, it seems to me the most prevalent health problem was bad teeth. Missing teeth, rotten teeth. And I felt like if there was anything I could do help my community, it would be to treat their teeth,” Alston says.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:03:55 +0000 Audrey Dilling & Anne Huang 35802 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Dr. Pamela Alston treats East Oakland's teeth Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services http://kalw.org/post/bringing-storytime-long-wait-social-services <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">A One-Stop Shop for Social Services</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many, the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Town Center in East Oakland is the go-to place to apply for food stamps, get medical coverage, find childcare, and get job assistance. It was once the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall, but as income dropped and crime rose in the surrounding area, Planned Parenthood and the Oakland Public Library moved in, </span>Mervyn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became the Oakland Police Department, and </span>JC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Penney’s became the social service agency.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:56:42 +0000 Holly McDede 31565 at http://kalw.org Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services