For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.
Rent, online shopping, regulations, and a higher minimum wage reduce the brick-and-mortar presence.
Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.
After losing his restaurant in a fire, Chef Pat started cooking for a new clientele: Oakland’s homeless population.
A small live-aboard community in a picturesque setting in Richmond is facing huge rent hikes, while the harbor’s owners are looking at millions of dollars in upgrades.
But not everyone is benefiting.
After leaving newspapers behind, Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II now helm a subscription-based internet site that’s off to a fast start.
The longtime columnist talks successors, free speech, and Trump.
Retailer West Elm is teaming up with Signature Development Group to build a new Uptown hotel that celebrates Oakland’s resurgence.
A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.