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.
Openings include Augie’s, Huangcheng Noodle House, Roasted and Raw; while iSlice Berkeley, R’Noodles and several others closed.
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.
Plus: more on Huangcheng Noodle House, Califas Greens, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, East Bay Good Food Award winners, Casa Barotti, more.
A College Avenue rug shop, run for decades by the son of Armenian genocide survivors, is in its final days, prompting discussions about land use and history.
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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.
Ex-workers allege that the Depot’s management used the pandemic as an excuse to purge them. Management says they had no choice.
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.
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.
Plus: Oakland Restaurant Week returns; Popoca aims for a brick-and-mortar; Square Pie Guys is coming to Oakland; more East Bay food news.
Immigrants often face disadvantages in the food industry. This nonprofit is working to change that.
Devoted regulars are banding together and fundraising to save the historic Grand Avenue bar.
Along with her firm, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer, Jayme Walker is championing justice and advocating for greater compassion in the legal sector.
Plus: June Taylor is closing her business at the end of the year; the Elmwood Theater offers popcorn takeout on Sundays and more East Bay food news.