From safety concerns to better outreach, shop owners along MacArthur, International, and other East Oakland corridors reflect on why Flex Streets aren’t as popular near them.
Shop owners questioned AG Rob Bonta, Chief LeRonne Armstrong, and councilmembers Sheng Thao and Noel Gallo about longstanding problems like property crime, and the recent spike in shootings.
The program has helped local businesses stay afloat during the pandemic, but it’s been less active in East Oakland.
The project will turn Antioch Court from a regular street into a semi-permanent community space.
Everyone is welcome at the 106-year-old Oakland Produce Market, but a tech company’s efforts to buy up vendors might change everything.
From the kumquat trees at Kelly Smoke Shop to the bahn tet at Pho Vy, local businesses have been a big part of many Oaklanders’ celebrations.
With $40 million in city paving contracts up for grabs, minority biz owners say dropping the rules now would make existing inequities worse.
La Guerrera’s Kitchen opens this month with lunch, dinner and brunch service and an expanded menu of Guerrero-style dishes.
The most recent wave of thefts in November caused an estimated $5 million in damages and lost inventory for one of Oakland’s most important industries.
Cafe Gabriela serves up resistance and resilience alongside its menu of salads and sandwiches.