Francisca Sánchez never imagined she’d hear gunshots after leaving Mexico, but that changed during the pandemic.
Tag: East Oakland
‘Envios de dinero’: The importance of money transfer businesses in East Oakland
Dozens of international delivery shops line the Fruitvale district. It’s a service that has remained despite the neighborhood’s shifting demographics.
‘Oakland was just heavenlike’: Earnestine Hayes, 100, reflects on her years in The Town
Hayes, who celebrated her birthday this week, shares her advice for living a long, fruitful life.
‘A nice place’ where gun violence is too common, neighbors say after East Oakland mass shooting
We spoke to people who live and work near the Valero gas station in Millsmont where a shooting Monday night resulted in one death and several injuries.
Fast food franchises have a tight grip on Eastmont. The city wants to change that
Oakland is hoping to persuade McDonald’s and Taco Bell to remove a deed restriction so the Black Cultural Zone’s market hall can succeed.
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.
Election 2022: Meet the 4 candidates running for Oakland City Council District 6
A Peralta trustee, a real estate agent, a tax consultant, and an IT consultant are running to fill the seat vacated by mayoral candidate Loren Taylor.
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.
Election 2022: Who’s running for Oakland City Council District 6?
4 candidates want to represent the East Oakland district, which includes the Coliseum, Mills College, Eastmont, and the hills.
Oakland rapper Bryce Savoy pays homage to his late grandmother in new music video
The visuals for the song “Granny Said” depict his admiration for his grandmother Isabelle Payne-Brown, who passed away this year.
Oakland City Hall in conversation: Loren Taylor
The District 6 representative, who is running for mayor, talks public safety, East Oakland’s needs, and his deep roots in the city.
Photos: A new annual block party kicks off in deep East Oakland
The first-ever East Oakland Futures Fest took place over Juneteenth weekend, a celebration of culture and neighborhood featuring scraper bikes, food vendors, art, and live music performances.
‘What Jun did here will not disappear’: Community members mourn slain restaurant owner, call for justice
Lucky Three Seven co-owner Artgel “Jun” Anabo was shot outside of his East Oakland restaurant one week ago. His friends and family gathered there today to honor his legacy.
In East Oakland, a garden reconnects Laotian elders with their past
Local elders have been growing mustard greens, sugar cane stalks, and snap peas at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park since 2003.
In Eastmont Hills, mixed reactions to plans for new neighborhood stairways
Some fear the pathways will increase crime and violence nearby. Others support connecting neighbors and building community.
Parklets are here to stay. Will East Oakland get to enjoy more of them?
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.
A low-cost commercial kitchen is in the works for East Oakland
The City Council agreed on Tuesday to create a commercial cooking space at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center, funded by a $100,000 gift from Google.
The Oakland reverend using hip-hop to talk about gun violence
Reverend Harry “OG Rev” Williams talks with The Oaklandside about his urban ministering career and connecting with young people.
‘Things are going to turn around’: Oakland hair salon owners are grateful to be back at work
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.
Sammy’s Pupusas serves free vegan food to unhoused seniors in East Oakland
The owners of the pop-up, Samar Nassar and Raul Jacobo, cook healthy meals for residents at Operation HomeBase, a trailer park community.