The nonprofit has provided housing assistance for Oakland teachers of color, and is now extending its help to all the district’s teachers.
The Hidden Genius Project gets a hand from Comcast
East Bay program to support young Black men in technology visited by Broderick Johnson, a Comcast executive and former member of the Obama Administration.
One of Fruitvale’s only optometry practices faithfully serves its patients
Payam and Genesta Zarehbin Irani run Fruitvale Optometry, a bilingual business that caters to the neighborhood’s Latino communities.
Age discrimination laws protect those 40 and older
Oakland law firm is kept “very busy” litigating cases involving workers targeted by employers due to their age.
Why does financial literacy matter?
Learning about spending, saving, investing, borrowing and protecting your money allows you to meet goals like buying a home or taking vacations.
Oakland Chamber of Commerce wants City Hall reopened and more police and security patrols downtown
Business groups aren’t satisfied with the city’s current efforts to reduce crime and bring pre-pandemic vibrancy back to downtown.
Is your landlord sexually harassing you?
Attorney shares the steps for documenting and reporting, before taking legal action against a harasser.
Good fortune comes to fortune cookie company
Third-generation bakery earns a $10,000 grant from Comcast RISE. Applications for more such grants are due this month.
Here are two Oakland fundraisers for Puerto Rico hurricane relief
An Oakland-based Puerto Rican restaurant and a Bay Area DJ collective are raising money for Puerto Rican residents still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.
A meat-eater hits the Vegan Trail in Oakland and finds a goldmine of delicious dishes￼
The restaurants cover an array of cuisines and range from burgers to vegetable-centered meals.
Oakland wants a WNBA team
The women’s basketball league is expanding. The Oakland City Council officially called on the league to give The Town a team.
For Temescal’s only tailor, craft is culture
Bolivian-born Gabriel Escobar’s father, mother, and grandfather were expert tailors. He continues their legacy in his North Oakland shop.
Will Oakland’s old Parkway Theater be reborn as a pot-friendly movie lounge?
Ivy Hill Cannabis, which currently operates a dispensary at the former theater east of Lake Merritt, is hoping so. But legal troubles have slowed the process.
Owners of Rent-A-Relic, North Oakland’s quirky car rental agency, reflect on 30 years of business
With its iconic dinosaur mascot and niche market, the Temescal company has managed to outlast giant national competitors.
A Black and woman-owned screen printing shop opens in East Oakland
Rita Forte used to DJ in Oakland’s Hyphy scene. The East Oakland native now owns Olive Street Agency, a graphic design business.
How are Oakland’s Latino businesses doing?
Fruitvale is bustling, but Latino businesses still need help, says the president of the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce.
A Sri Lankan chef says goodbye to her longtime Oakland cafe
Chef Anula Edirisinghe said she’s closing her downtown Oakland restaurant due to rising rent and slow foot traffic in downtown.
Local groups aim to build a ‘prison-to-tech pipeline’
Job discrimination against formerly incarcerated people in Oakland and elsewhere is rampant, despite California’s ‘Ban the Box’ law.
Parklets: Oakland seeks public input
The city wants feedback on its rules for when, where, and how businesses can convert parking into outdoor amenities.
A North Oakland game shop builds community through a love of playing
It’s Your Move Games thrives by hosting game nights and summer camps.