Economy

Patchwork sign

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.
Dozens of speakers lined up at Tuesday night's Public Safety Committee meeting to speak out against a proposed youth curfew in Oakland.

Councilmember Noel Gallo’s push for city-wide youth curfew shot down Tuesday night

Oakland City Councilmember’s Noel Gallo’s appeal that “Every city in the U.S. has a curfew” drew boos and yelling from the packed council chambers as his controversial anti-crime strategy was roundly condemned by citizens and...
Participants at CityCamp Oakland packed the City Council chambers for an all-day "unconference" connecting technology and local government.

CityCamp Oakland bridges the divide between tech and local government

Saturday’s “unconference” at Oakland City Hall featured more than a dozen workshops ranging from the city budget, to neighborhood crime issues, to the digital divide, and open data. Over a hundred technology professionals, city staff,...
A photo of an activist screaming at the police.

Port of Oakland seeks injunction to curb truckers’ protests

Port officials said the measure is necessary to prevent protesters from interrupting cargo operations, while truckers called the injunction a scare tactic.
Ayodele Nzinga speaks at "Here.Before.Art From a Contested Space." Photo by James Reddick.

Gentrification photo project sparks debate on West Oakland’s future

When the photographer epli came up with the project “Here. Before. Art From A Contested Space,” she had one goal foremost in mind—to spark an honest conversation about gentrification between new residents of West Oakland...
A photo of a protester holding a sign.

Port of Oakland truckers promise to keep working through negotiations

After forcing a one-day closure of the Port of Oakland over regulatory and wait-time complaints last week, independent truckers say they are pursuing negotiations with the California Air Resources Board, and have promised no further...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors’ Chinese website makes global, not local impact

Prior to leaving for China as a part of the NBA’s Global Games, the Golden State Warriors went global with their brand and marketing campaign by launching their official Chinese website and a Weibo social...