Lines around the block for cupcakes and a boom year for a flower shop, but a shoe shop for the stars is calling it quits, one of several COVID-19 casualties.
The fund, signed into law by President Biden, will provide billions in relief to qualifying business owners. The application deadline is Monday, May 24.
The owner of Red Door Catering will be sharing a 5,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in West Oakland with other Black-owned food businesses.
City mandated grocery worker hazard pay laws don’t cover TJ’s Lakeshore location, but Rockridge and Berkeley workers will keep an extra $5 per hour.
Service workers in Oakland are part of a statewide campaign for better working conditions at fast food restaurants.
Oakland’s policy director Warren Logan, who has overseen the outdoor dining program since its inception, speaks about its future.
The DEEP Grocery Co-op was started to bring fresh and healthy food to deep East Oakland, a designated “food desert.” But their new online grocery service is open to all.
Health inspectors say La Perla’s owner, Jose Ortiz, needs to fix the kitchen floor. Ortiz says he doesn’t have the money to do it.
Oakland grocery workers are getting a substantial hazard pay raise starting immediately.
Political turmoil in Cambodia split the Do family apart. Running a restaurant in the East Bay helped bring them together.
The pop-up cooks healthy meals for residents at an East Oakland trailer park community.
Chef Jose “Cheo” Ortiz and his sons also hope to expand their business, while staying rooted in Oakland.
Eva Saavedra and her husband Juan Chavez used to sell food out of their garage in Fruitvale. Twenty years later, Eva and her daughter Mayra are keeping the business afloat.
Keguang Zhao never imagined his son Dan would be in the food business like him. Now the two are running a restaurant together in East Oakland.
With the help of her sisters and other family members, Malinda Bun is serving up traditional Cambodian street delicacies in East Oakland.
Pop-ups are offering some chefs a unique opportunity to launch businesses during the pandemic.