Economy

On Wednesday night, community members interested in teaching in Oakland attended a recruiting event hosted by non-profits Educate 78, Education for Change and the Oakland Unified School District.

Recruitment fair hopes to engage new teachers, addressing Oakland teacher shortage

On Wednesday night, community members interested in teaching in Oakland attended a recruiting event hosted by non-profits Educate 78, Education for Change and the Oakland Unified School District.
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Historic deli faces closure from increased rent

The Genova Delicatessen, located at 5095 Telegraph Avenue, has been part of the famous Temescal Plaza since 1926. When it first opened it sold mostly just pastas and sauces but in the late 1960s the...
Alex Masi of Sacramento and her Star Wars-themed Bernie Sanders poster.

Hundreds rally for Bernie Sanders in Oakland as Super Tuesday looms

As voters went to the polls in South Carolina, and with Super Tuesday looming on March 1, about 300 people rallied for Bernie Sanders in downtown Oakland on Saturday. Local group SambaFunk provided a pulsating...
The February 24 school board meeting was heavily attended by families from Vincent Academy and American Indian Model Schools (AIMS).

Performance, charter school renewal are priorities at school board meeting

Wednesday night’s Oakland school board meeting started off sparsely populated; board president James Harris joked that it would be a short meeting. But within two and a half hours, it was standing room only, as...
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director at East Bay Housing Organizations speaks at the Hack Housing event Wednesday at SPUR in Oakland.

Density is key to affordable housing in Oakland, say SPUR speakers

At the Hack Housing forum Wednesday evening, speakers argued for denser housing, impact fees on developers, and more development around BART stations in Oakland. At the forum, three housing experts and one entrepreneur pitched solutions...
Tales of Two Cities will bring you audio stories about Oakland and Richmond. Stay tuned. Design by Angelica Casas.

Tales of Two Cities #2: All about the Benjamins

Howdy Listeners, This week on Tales of Two Cities we take a look at four unique businesses and how they reflect what’s happening in Richmond and Oakland’s economies. From a legendary deli in the heart...
Two attendees outside Mosswood Community Center, where the event was held. Photo by Isara Krieger

BOSS and Albany High School students host homeless resource fair in Oakland

BOSS staffers joined hands with Albany High School students to help some 1,000 people address a variety of health and social needs at their first homeless resource fair held in Oakland. Based on an event...
Teams at OHacks brainstorm in the morning period of the day.

High school students gain computer science skills at Oakland Hacks

Oakland Hacks, or OHacks for short, is the first hackathon run by high school students in Oakland. A hackathon is an event at which people come together to create something through computer programming, from apps...
Molly and Karina started a kickstarter campaign to make their dream of selling their hand blended tea by a mobile truck a reality. (Photo courtesy of Steep Tea Co.)

“Steep Jeep” is bringing a modern take on tea

Revamping an ice cream truck into a mobile tea business is just one part of Molly Gaylord and Karina Vlastnik’s vision for Steep Tea Company, based in West Oakland. They are renovating the “Steep Jeep,”...
Oakland religious leaders from different denominations protested against the transportation of coal through Oakland before the city council meeting on Tuesday.

Clergy coalition continues to fight coal shipping plan

More than a dozen Oakland clergy members held signs that read “No Coal” and “Faith Against Coal” outside the city council meeting on Tuesday to demand that the council immediately stop a plan to ship...
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With 11 marijuana measures in circulation for signatures, pot-based businesses hope for a boom year

Over the past few months, 11 marijuana measures were approved for California’s November 2016 ballot, and Blum Oakland became the first ever publicly traded marijuana dispensary, solidifying Oakland’s title as the cannabis capital of the...
Oakland's Genova Deli

Rent hike spells possible end for Genova Deli

90 - year old Genova Deli Oakland could close its doors for the last time due to rent disputes with its landlord.