Rita Forte used to DJ in Oakland’s Hyphy scene. The East Oakland native now owns Olive Street Agency, a graphic design business.
Couple Michelle Walton and Wesley Dawan want the community to keep their dollars in The Town.
We’re highlighting Laurel businesses like LuTillian Hudson’s 30-year salon, a magnet for longtime residents.
Co-owner Don Johnson always dreamed of owning a business in the neighborhood he grew up in. Now, he and his wife Tiffany are living out that dream together.
Before the pandemic forced it online last year, the festival had quickly grown to be one of Oakland’s largest outdoor celebrations.
Tee Tee Brown and Bryce Savoy opened Euphorium Oakland with the help of Oakland’s Cannabis Equity Program. Now they’re giving back through a nonprofit, The Black Neighborhood.
Kim McAfee opened “All Things Hemp” in 2019 and did well, but the store has fallen on hard times during the pandemic.