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Visitors discuss their business ideas at the Latinx Tech Conference in Oakland. Photo by Craig Hickerson.

Latinx Tech offers mentorship to new Latino entrepreneurs

Facing a crowd of over 100 people, Nilton J. Serva, a 19 year-old Latino entrepreneur, pitched his idea for an app that connects career mentors with Latinos and Latinas. An audible “Wow!” was heard from...
Isaiah Rivera says that working at the Town Kitchen has "saved my life". (Photo by Martti Penttilä)

Oakland small businesses honored at Work Local Awards party

Last Thursday, The Town Kitchen was awarded the “Most Community-Oriented Employer” at the Work Local Awards party. The award aims to recognize and celebrate the best employers in the Bay Area.

Oakland florist celebrates Valentine’s Day with business anniversary

Mike Saidi has never received flowers from his wife on Valentine’s Day, but he would not mind it if he did. After all, Valentine’s Day is his favorite holiday and flowers are his favorite plants....

At Tech Liminal, digital workers find a place to connect

Tech Liminal in downtown Oakland bills itself as a tech “hotspot and salon.” It's a shared office space for professionals who work at home and a DIY workshop for office workers. Tech Liminal is one...
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...