Economy

Jean Quan

Quan depicts rising Oakland with 10K Two plan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan painted her vision of Oakland rising, with her 10K Two plan for new housing, a rebuilt police force in progress, and the retention of its beloved sports teams.
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Bicycle Coalition Plans Controversial Cycling Lane for Telegraph Avenue

The East Bay Bike Coalition is currently in the planning stages of a potential bike lane for Telegraph Avenue. As they consider several designs to help keep cyclists safer, however, they are finding themselves running...
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For some port truckers, the new year brings new worries over work

For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
A terminal at the Port of Oakland

Pollution cuts at the port promise a breath of fresher air for West Oakland

In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
Lance Winters of St. George Spirits discusses distillation in front of a copper distillation system.

Local distilleries toast new law allowing charging for spirit tastings

This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
Compound Gallery co-owner Matt Reynoso acts as the Art in a Box mascot.

Art in a Box curate collections by sending art in boxes

Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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Patchwork handmade festival showcases Oakland’s DIY culture

The Jack London Market Square building was transformed into a showcase of Oakland’s ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) culture at the Patchwork handmade festival.
At the Oakland Sustainability jam, a team creates the prototype for a universal language.

Oakland’s first sustainability jam creates solutions using design thinking

Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
An activist brandishes a picket in front of a passing tractor-trailer.

Despite a roar of support, Port of Oakland truckers meet resistance in negotiations

Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.