On election night, protesters gathered in downtown Oakland after midnight yelling angry things like “Not my president!” and “Fuck Trump!” in the quiet streets. Others took it a step further and lashed out against nearby...
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For the second night in a row, on Wednesday protesters took to Oakland's streets to demonstrate against the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States. What started as a series of...
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On his lunch break on election day, James Chen walked into Plank, the bowling alley, beer garden and arcade in Jack London Square in Oakland, and asked for a free game card worth $10. Chen...
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Reaching for the moon was the theme for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s annual State of the City address on October 14, as she introduced the “Oakland Thrives Moon Shot,” a slate of goals to guide...
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Facing a crowd of over 100 people, Nilton J. Serva, a 19 year-old Latino entrepreneur, pitched his idea for an app that connects career mentors with Latinos and Latinas. An audible “Wow!” was heard from...
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Piles of dishes clatter behind the red big curtains and dozens of waiters, as chefs and their assistants try to move around the small back room, quickly coming in and out of the kitchen. Assembly...
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A brown building with tall doors opened to the ringing sound of sewing machines. Inside were racks of red-and-white leather jackets with pieces of the Cadillac logo, multicolored wrist wallets and leather bags. It was...
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Local chefs take over Steel Rail's kitchen on Friday nights for the restaurant's fall series, Off the Rails.
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Fruitvale is the first to be featured in a city-sponsored tourism campaign launched in early October that aims to showcase Oakland's diverse neighborhoods.
Beverage makers receive another cease and desist letter regarding advertising in their campaign against proposed soda taxes in Oakland and San Francisco. The latest notice is from Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Corner stores in Oakland worry about the effects of Proposition 56.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland can add one more item to its list of achievements: a $1.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.
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Schaaf opened her State of the City speech with a clip of President John F. Kennedy’s famous “moon shot” speech at Rice University in 1962, during which he promised Americans that the United States would...
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Kapor Capital hosted a hackathon competition this weekend to “hack bias” out of the workplace. Dozens of coders, designers, recruiters and advocates—the vast majority of whom were women and minorities—competed in teams to build tech...
“I don’t care darling. I just serve my customers. Plastic or paper, I don’t care,” said Nikki Yi, the owner of the Fat Cat sandwich store on Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, while preparing a...
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A lawsuit filed against a popular restaurant, Burma Superstar, sheds light on labor practices in Bay Area restaurants.