The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a non-profit organization, travels to a hundred different cities around the country each year offering free foreclosure counseling.
The program, which gets funds from the Port of Oakland, integrates information on the industrial history of the bay with lessons on stewardship of its ecology.
Rob Spiro and Alon Salant founded Good Eggs, a website where local food producers can sell their products in the Bay Area. On this site, food shoppers can load up their virtual shopping cart with anything from locally-caught fish and fresh produce, to vegan pastries and baby food, which they can have delivered to their door step or ready for pick up from various locations in their area.
When BART unions went on strike Friday at midnight, San Francisco Bay Ferry workers jumped into action four hours later in anticipation of the increase in ferry commuters.
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 loan.
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.
Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s image was sent by Judi Quach Rivas. Rivas writes, “I didn’t even know the Oakland Grand Prix existed, or was happening! Just stumbled upon it while walking to the park. Great surprise!” If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg…
After just a few days on the job, Brian McAndrews, the new Chief Executive Officer of Internet radio giant Pandora, is already faced with a serious challenge. As of Wednesday, the company is competing with Apple’s new iTunes Radio service, which many analysts believe could end Pandora’s long-standing domination of the Internet radio market. McAndrews’ arrival comes at a challenging time for the 740 person company. iTunes Radio has 27 million tracks in its catalog compared to Pandora’s one million. …
In May, Oakland became the first and only U.S. city to partner with Kiva Zip, with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs who might not otherwise be able to get a loan.