Business

ITT Tech's Oakland campus has been closed since the company announced it would be ceasing operations nationwide on September 6. Photo by Rosa Furneaux

ITT Technical Institute shuts down, leaving 40,000 students in limbo

Students in Oakland were among thousands nationwide who found their dreams postponed last Tuesday, when one of the country’s largest for-profit technical colleges, ITT Technical Institute, closed its doors.
Oakland City Council chambers in City Hall. (Laura Newberry)

Small businesses call for better communication with City Council

Next spring, Spoiled Boutique owner Mika McCants’ lease will be up for renewal. She’s already paying $2,000 a month for her 400-square-foot storefront in Uptown Oakland, and she’s unsure how her shop will be affected...
Universal Beauty Supply and Salon, which has operated on Telegraph Avenue for 35 years, worries its longtime customers can't find parking in busy Temescal

Temescal business owners see effects of neighborhood change

Adnan Ahmed, a Pakistani immigrant in a blue plaid shirt, looks gloomily around the 41 St Discount Store, just south of 41st Street on Telegraph Avenue in Temescal. At 10 a.m. on a recent Wednesday...
Burma Superstar full of customs late at night.

Employees file lawsuit against popular Bay Area restaurant

About 100 current and former employees of the popular Bay Area restaurant chain Burma Superstar have filed a lawsuit claiming pay and benefit violations. The workers claim that Burma Superstar—in its three restaurants in San...