Tag Archives: Oakland

Demonstrators outside Oakland City Hall took part in the national Renter's Day of Action.

Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Demonstrator's outside of Oakland City Hall participated in the national Renter's Day of Action on September 22, highlighting the Oakland City Measure JJ that would introduce stricter regulations on landlords.
Oakland City Council chambers in City Hall. (Laura Newberry)

Small businesses call for better communication with City Council

Next spring, Spoiled Boutique owner Mika McCants’ lease will be up for renewal. She’s already paying $2,000 a month for her 400-square-foot storefront in Uptown Oakland, and she’s unsure how her shop will be affected...
Erin McElroy, co-founder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, welcomes guests to the presentation of the oral history map.

New oral history map shows Oakland eviction data

After a year of collecting eviction data and personal accounts, members of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project unveiled their latest oral history map and urged supporters to take action by protesting and raising awareness of evictions.
Burma Superstar full of customs late at night.

Employees file lawsuit against popular Bay Area restaurant

About 100 current and former employees of the popular Bay Area restaurant chain Burma Superstar have filed a lawsuit claiming pay and benefit violations. The workers claim that Burma Superstar—in its three restaurants in San...
LearnTech Labs co-founder Jordan Hart (Olivia Rempel)

Learn Tech Labs: Silicon Valley skills for all

For years, Oakland-based Learn Tech Labs co-founders Bella Baek and Jordan Hart heard the same complaint from employers and jobseekers in tech fields. Colleges weren’t teaching graduates practical skills, and coding bootcamps weren’t offering the...