Business owners, residents, and officials debated ways to reduce gun violence, robberies, and other dangers.
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.
Navigating Oakland’s dangerous routes to school
Getting to school should be safe. We followed two families to experience the problem infrastructure and dangerous driving they deal with daily.
Helping Oakland’s immigrant business owners get online—and get to the next level
Unity Council’s Onward Oakland: Adelante Oakland program helps Fruitvale entrepreneurs build their digital presence, apply for permits, and more.
Longtime Fruitvale restaurants cook their treasured family recipes for select Oaklanders
3 establishments—Los Cocos, Otaez, and El Huarache Azteca—were invited to make “off the menu” dishes to celebrate restaurant week in Fruitvale.
Fruitvale’s Día de Los Muertos festival is back in person this weekend
This year’s focus is on Oakland small businesses and a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
En El Huarache Azteca, una madre y una hija de Oakland sirven delicias de la Ciudad de México
Eva Saavedra y su esposo Juan Chávez solían vender comida en el garaje de su casa en Fruitvale. 20 años después, Eva y su hija Mayra mantienen el negocio a flote.
Small business COVID relief grants are still available. But will they be enough?
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.