Economy

Tom Radulovich, BART board president, speaks to press shortly after the unions announced they would strike at midnight. Photo by Jason Paladino.

BART negotiations disintegrate into strike threat

Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to commence at midnight Thursday.
People sit at a desk.

Finance fair offers free advice to combat foreclosure

This Thursday kicks off the American Dream Event, a free, five-day financial fair for homeowners who are looking for ways to lower their monthly mortgage payments and for homebuyers who want to take out a...
"G Street is world famous," said Peter Dunlap, with Oakland Public Works. The illegal dumping piles on G Street are some of the largest and consistent in the city. This one is at the corner of G Street and 89th Ave.

Oakland looks for solutions to curb illegal dumping

In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice...
A fire station in Temescal

During peak fire season, Oakland fire stations still having rotating closures

Fire stations throughout Oakland are shutting down for days at a time in response to a cost saving measure that came out of City Hall last year.
BART union workers attend a rally on Tuesday. Photo by Yolanda Martinez.

Proposed legislation would ban future BART strikes

As drama continues to build around BART contract negotiations, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is pushing legislation forward that would make a BART strike illegal while Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer works to gather support...
Two women on stage.

Conference seeks to connect venture capitalist with minority entrepreneurs

The Bay Area attracts 40 percent of all venture capital in the United States, but minorities in the area are missing out. The Capital Connections Conference hopes to change that.