Abandoned Victorian House by Daniel Ramirez is licensed under CC 2.0 Share

Know Your Housing Rights, Part 2: Eviction

  "Eviction Notice" by Aazam Yaqoob is licensed under CC 2.0 If you live in Oakland, you probably know someone who has faced or is facing eviction, legally or not. That's because last year alone,...
BRT near Seminary Avenue and International Boulevard, Oakland. Rendering courtesy of AC Transit. Share

New BRT rapid transit line may help seniors age in place in East Oakland

As AC Transit begins construction on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on International Boulevard in Oakland, we wanted to take a moment to consider the impact of the new transit design on one population that relies...
header2-1024x759 Share

Best of 2014: Top 5 innovation stories

Oakland has long been an innovative city, but lately, the outside world has finally started to catch on (as evidenced by frequent New York Times coverage, Oakland ranking 9th among U.S. cities attracting tech...
FullSizeRender (3) Share

Use your winter break to retool your pitch

By Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum and Dan Cohen We are often in meetings with talented entrepreneurs who have great ideas but also have a hard time communicating them. This isn’t uncommon. Founders often have...
"Wing Sang Building" by jmv is licensed under CC2.0: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmv/65024745 Share

Know Your Housing Rights, Part 1: Tenant Protection Ordinance

"A House in Oakland" by andaley Alex Case has lived in his current home for eight years. When his two former roommates moved out, his landlord took the vacancy as an opportunity to tear his house apart to...
Urban Stitch Telegraph Share

Urban Stitch weaves together fashion and community

Photo by Tessa Love It was love at first sight when Alanna Rayford first entered the sprawling, light-filled second story space spanning the length of 17th St between Telegraph and Broadway. With...
John Vanderslice at his studio, Tiny Telephone, photo by Jim Merithew/Wired.com licensed under Creative Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredphotostream/6334672455 Share

Tiny Telephone’s John Vanderslice on Oakland

John Vanderslice is the music producer and owner of Tiny Telephone, a recording studio in SF that’s worked with some great indie artists such as Spoon, The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields,...
"Oakland Skyline" by Daniel Rameriz is licensed under CC 2.0: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danramarch/2917912282 Share

Oakland businesses claim 7 spots on Inner City 100 list

Seven Oakland businesses have won prestigious spots on the annual Inner City 100 list, a list that identifies and ranks the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America's inner cities. The list is...
"Fruitvale Bart Entrance" by Payton Chung is licensed under CC 2.0: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paytonc/1321711571 Share

Oakland organizations help small businesses thrive

When Chef Jason Henry first decided to open Pop Art Bakeshop at 23rd and International, he had dreams of bringing good food to a place with few choices. But he quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of...
Holiday presents Share

Made in a Free World guides your (slavery free) holiday shopping

A radical shift in consumerism towards a global economy rooted in freedom rather than exploitation is setting a new standard of how we do business. On December 1st, Made in a Free World (MIAFW), an...