We asked small business owners and city officials whether they think the COVID-19 business initiative will continue beyond the pandemic.
A recent study found that Black-owned businesses are “under-utilized” by the city. New rules aim to change that.
Health inspectors say La Perla’s owner, Jose Ortiz, needs to fix the kitchen floor. Ortiz says he doesn’t have the money to do it.
The Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will host a “shopping spree” this weekend to support struggling merchants.
Grocery workers are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Advocates say they deserve to be fairly compensated for working in hazardous environments.
Barbershops and beauty salons have been on a rollercoaster since the start of the pandemic. We checked in with two hair stylists in East Oakland to see how they’re faring.
California will give up to $25,000 to qualifying businesses impacted by the pandemic. Here’s how to apply.
Political turmoil in Cambodia split the Do family apart. Running a restaurant in Oakland helped bring them together.
The owners of the pop-up, Samar Nassar and Raul Jacobo, cook healthy meals for residents at Operation HomeBase, a trailer park community.
Chef Jose “Cheo” Ortiz and his sons also hope to expand their business, while staying rooted in Oakland.