We’ve compiled a list of Oakland gift guides, and a few ideas of our own, to help you support neighborhood businesses in a tough year.
Keguang Zhao never imagined his son Dan would be in the food business like him. Now the two are running a restaurant together in East Oakland.
With the help of her sisters and other family members, Malinda Bun is serving up traditional Cambodian street delicacies to hungry Oaklanders.
This month’s holiday-themed Akoma market will feature local farmers, food vendors, artists, and retailers selling their wares in a festive—and COVID-safe—environment.
Alameda County is accepting applications for its latest round of CARES Act small business grants. But some struggling Oakland business owners fear they may still be forced to close.
City officials will collect feedback to see whether the market met vendors’ needs, defused conflicts along Lakeshore Avenue, and was COVID-safe.
The city’s OakWiFi public network will be available downtown and in West Oakland within weeks, expanding to East Oakland early next year.
After three short weeks, indoor dining is once again closed in Oakland as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases and Alameda County returns to the purple tier.
Petit Cafe adds a dining option dedicated to good and healthy food in an area that simply didn’t have one before. (Sponsored.)
Kid-friendly venues? Great outdoor eateries? Late-night bites? We made a list so you can find the dining experience you want.
Pop-ups are offering some chefs a unique opportunity to launch businesses during the pandemic.
Oakland-based firm Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer stood by the 6 female plaintiffs, when others were ready to throw in the towel. (sponsored)
Brett Rounsaville and April Underwood started Keep Oakland Alive to provide a local online shopping alternative to Amazon.
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights is offering free advice in November and December to small biz owners impacted by the pandemic.
The Temescal retail district is encouraging shoppers and diners to return starting Oct. 25 with a series of ‘Flex Streets’ events.
High-end coffee companies that prioritize equity on a global level are looking closer to home to resolve racial bias in the coffee world.
If a union forms at Amazon’s San Leandro distribution center, where many Oakland residents work, it would be the first of its kind in the nation.
Grants of up to $33k and two new shared manufacturing kitchens will help, but equity advocates say there’s more to be done.
Thanks to COVID, more Oaklanders are interested in food entrepreneurship. A state law already makes it easier—Alameda County just hasn’t adopted it yet.
As people take comfort in gardening during the COVID-19 shutdown, these local businesses are finding ways to thrive.