For years, the Kwik Way drive-thru on Lake Park Avenue has been in limbo, as businesses come and go. Now, it will turned into affordable housing.
For organizers of the Eastlake district’s Night Market and Moon Festival, the event was a way to invest in community and local business.
The jury considering allegations against two men connected with the 2016 Ghost Ship fire reached a verdict on Thursday afternoon, acquitting Max Harris, a former tenant and creative director of the Ghost Ship, of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. But after the jury deadlocked, Judge Trina Thompson declared a mistrial regarding identical charges against Derick Almena, the Ghost Ship’s primary leaseholder, who now faces a possible second trial. The fire broke out on December 2, 2016, at a party at the…
Historically, Oakland was a hotbed for producing African American baseball talent for Major League Baseball. However, the face of baseball has changed. Today, blacks only account for a tiny percentage of professional players. Click on the video above to take a look at the reasons that have caused the decline, both among young Oakland players and in pro sports.
The historic Parkway Theater has sat vacant for 10 years, but an effort—led by Bill Koziol— is underway to transform the space into a cannabis lounge.
Gardeners in the Northern California region would be replaced by landscape contractors, possibly displacing 60 full-time workers from their jobs.
Oakland’s Vietnamese community hopes to memorialize their homeland and attract tourists to a little enclave of businesses in East Oakland with the creation of a Business Improvement District called “Little Saigon.”