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Oakland businesses oppose compost rate hike

The rates rose this summer after the city council granted the national company Waste Management (WM) the city’s sole contract for the collection of organic waste and trash.

City of Oakland supports President Obama’s immigration reform plans

Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Attorney Barbara Parker announced last Monday that Oakland has joined the Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA), a national coalition that supports President Barack Obama’s appeal of a federal district...
The Scott brothers were busy selling bagels at last week's Kiva Zip event.

City celebrates new Kiva Zip-funded local businesses

The Authentic Bagel Company was one of 12 Oakland-bred businesses honored last week at a party for a special program that helps entrepreneurs gather zero-interest startup funds through online crowd-funding. Other entrepreneurs at the party...
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...

City Attorney files lawsuit against illegal auto repair business

The Oakland City Attorney has filed a nuisance lawsuit over a residential property in West Oakland claiming that the residents there have been illegally operating an auto repair business out of a three-story home in...

Free summer lunch program for kids and teens begins in Oakland

This year’s Free Summer Lunch Program for kids and teens begins this week in locations throughout the city of Oakland. The program was established to provide breakfast and lunch to people age 18 and under...
The Oakland Gift Card can be bought and redeemed at 19 local businesses.

Retailers launch Oakland Gift Card to help people shop locally

A small group of local businesses kicked off the holiday shopping season this month by introducing a new gift card program intended to keep retail sales dollars in Oakland. The “Oakland Gift Card,” which is...
How much did Occupy Oakland cost the City of Oakland?

As Oakland struggles with budget crisis, Occupy protests have cost the city at least $2.4 million

INFOGRAPHIC: How much did Occupy Oakland cost the city? And was it worth it? Using information released by the City Administrator’s Office, city budget reports and our own reporting, Oakland North reporters have created an...