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Oakland's Costly Campaign

This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.
September 26, 2016

Berkeley Flea Market Future in Doubt

Gentrification, a lack of housing, and fewer customers play into the future of the longtime Ashby BART outdoor bazaar.
May 17, 2016

Kiva Oakland and Others Partner to Make Small Business Loans

The microfinance company, the city, the Oakland Business Center, Capitol One, and the Miller Foundation up their efforts to make 0 percent interest loans for small business entrepreneurs.
May 10, 2016

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.
April 30, 2016

Apps Worth Checking Out

A roundup of how Oaklanders are connecting.
April 13, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Going Mobile

Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.
March 27, 2016

Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?
March 8, 2016

Has Measure A Outlived Its Usefulness?

Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.
March 8, 2016

Tipping’s Days May Be Numbered

Oakland’s minimum wage hike prompted more area restaurants to eliminate tipping. Is this the beginning of the end?
March 4, 2016

Has Oakland Reached Restaurant Overload

The answer depends on rent, jobs, more residents, and a host of other factors.
March 3, 2016