While partygoers dance under its octagonal dome, the hedge fund that owns the once-prized property is silent about its future.
Ransomware attack: some city of Oakland services are back online while recovery work continues
The city remains tight-lipped about the cyber attack.
Ransomware attack causes Oakland to declare local state of emergency
A cyberattack that began Feb. 8 has taken several of the city’s non-emergency systems offline.
Highland Hospital needs your help naming its resident red-tailed hawks
The giant birds have delighted staff and patients with their presence, and now the hospital wants your help naming its feathered celebrities.
Bancroft Avenue in East Oakland could get a bike and pedestrian greenway
Oakland seeks millions in state funds for new paths and protective boulders on one of our most dangerous streets.
Laurel’s Mischief gives local BIPOC artists a place of their own
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.
San Pablo Avenue’s massive redesign is entering a new phase. Here’s where it stands
New bike and bus lanes in Oakland and Emeryville, and upgraded bus stops in Berkeley, are among the new features being planned for the thoroughfare in Alameda County.
Broken elevator at Oakland Main Library probably won’t be fixed until summer
People who rely on the lift haven’t been able to easily access the 2nd floor for 3 months. Global supply chain issues and the cost of repairs are to blame.
More liquor stores in Oakland are selling fresh produce, with help from Saba Grocers Initiative
Organizing within Oakland’s Arab and Yemeni communities sparked the initiative, which is now helping convenience store owners stock their shelves with healthy food options.
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.
Meet the mother-son duo delivering cannabis and building community in Oakland
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.
How community members are rallying to save Oakland’s only Black-owned hemp shop
Kim McAfee opened “All Things Hemp” in 2019 and did well, but the store has fallen on hard times during the pandemic.
Business improvement districts are all over Oakland, but what are they?
BIDs are an important part of the city’s economic life and often come up in our reporting, so we wrote this explainer.
East Bay Afghan residents process grief amid rush to resettle refugees
In addition to transportation, immigration, and housing, mental health services are needed by many fleeing the Taliban.
Oakland is hosting free workshops to help small businesses apply for federal relief money
A new round of federal COVID-relief grants—up to $15,000—is available for small businesses in low-income areas. Here’s how to see if you qualify.
‘Retired from the waterfront, but not from the struggle’: Clarence Thomas’ new book on port labor activism
“Mobilizing in Our Own Name: Million Worker March” sums up decades of longshore worker organizing in Oakland and beyond.
Hella Plants Market gives budding plant entrepreneurs a space to grow
The pop-up event this Sunday will feature plants and plant-based products from Oakland vendors.
A new Oakland-based incubator helps small businesses step up their game
The Port Product Lab is a free program focused on helping business owners improve their products.
Live show venues in Oakland can now apply for emergency funding
A new federal assistance program will provide over $16 billion in grants to entertainment venues that lost revenue during the pandemic.
Small business owners now have extra time to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan
The Biden administration extended the deadline to March 9, and opened the program to people who didn’t qualify before.