Business

Making It: Artists, craft fairs, and the holiday season hustle

Craftspeople all over the country are busy preparing for holiday sales. Many will make half their annual income in these final two months of the year. Hopefully, it's enough to make it through the slow...

Shrimp Falafel Mix: how one family-run food truck thrives in Oakland

The city of Oakland implemented a new food vending program in 2017. But, how accessible is the industry to immigrant communities? And how does one family go about creating community through a food truck business?

An unlikely entrepreneur: The Bay Area teen trying to help foster youth through tech

Only about half of foster youth graduate from high school, and of those students, only 20 percent make it to college. Franco’s goal for FConnect is to help them learn about resources that will help...
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Tales of Two Cities Podcast: Repurposing

Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.

Measure W proposes a tax on vacant properties in Oakland

Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.

Animal rights activists clash with Whole Foods Market over free speech 

Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere protested in Oakland after Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon, filed a temporary restraining order against the group.
Two different flavors of Oaktown Crickets are sold at Oakland A's and Raiders games at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo courtesy Jared Ginn, Tiny Farms

The Oakland Coliseum serves up locally raised crickets as new stadium snack

Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as...
Posters and artwork honoring Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART station in July, are still posted two months later as BART officials figure out how to strengthen security without violating riders' civil rights.

BART officials face pushback due to newly proposed security measures

BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.