The loss of First Fridays has been rough on Telegraph Avenue’s bars, restaurants, salons, and markets.
In our new series, we’re talking to people like Itzel Diaz-Romo, who watched several members of her family contract COVID-19, about how they decided to get the shot and how they got an appointment.
The Biden administration extended the deadline to March 9, and opened the program to people who didn’t qualify before.
Over 180 professional certifications can be obtained through the online learning platform.
We spoke to several shop owners in the neighborhood to see how they’re faring nearly one year into the pandemic.
Local psychics are struggling due to COVID-19, but we spoke with two who’ve found success.
Las peluquerías y los salones de belleza han pasado por un sube y baja emocional desde el comienzo de la pandemia. Platicamos con dos estilistas del este de Oakland para ver cómo les está yendo.
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.
Eva Saavedra y su esposo Juan Chávez solían vender comida en el garaje de su casa en Fruitvale. 20 años después, Eva y su hija Mayra mantienen el negocio a flote.
Problems with the state’s website prompted officials to extend the application deadline to Jan. 13.
Eva Saavedra and her husband Juan Chavez used to sell food out of their garage in Fruitvale. 20 years later, Eva and her daughter Mayra are keeping the business afloat.