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Sunset, Water Street Market Jazz Up Jack London Square

Jack London’s Market Building recently announced big news: the Ferry Building Marketplace developer is in, and Sunset magazine will be a tenant.
July 1, 2015

How Midnight Cinema is Bypassing the Record Industry

Oakland pop rockers Midnight Cinema has a new business model for getting its music out, and at the moment it doesn’t involve major recording studios or record labels.
June 9, 2015

When a Dangerous Sport Became Too Dangerous for Clif Bar

The Emeryville energy bar maker cites riskiness in its decision to dump climbers with the timing coming as Clif Bar presents a highly acclaimed film celebrating the hellions and athletes who pioneered Yosemite climbing.
May 1, 2015

Business Owners May Not Like the Wage Hike, But Fredi Martinez Is Smiling

The young Burger King worker says the extra $3 per hour he gets from Oakland’s new labor law allows him to support his family. Business owners are less enthused.
May 1, 2015

Oakland’s Condo Glut Becomes a Condo Shortage

Almost all the condominiums built as a result of former Mayor Jerry Brown’s push to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown have been sold. And there’s little new in the near-term pipeline.
May 1, 2015

And Now, the Linen Guitar

The lightweight instruments are perfect for traveling, sound great, and have roots traced back to Oakland.
May 1, 2015

Green Businesses Flock to Alameda Point

Natel Energy, Saildrone, and Wrightspeed have followed Makani Power to Alameda Point to create an active green-business incubator.
April 26, 2015

Sears Building May House Tech Workers

Tech’s footprint in Oakland could grow several sizes overnight if Silicon Valley property manager Lane Partners lures in a major tech firm with its $48 million renovation of the Sears building.
April 8, 2015

How Comal and Oliveto Turned to Meyer Sound for Noise Control

Comal and Oliveto owe soothing sonic solutions to Meyer Sound of Berkeley and the company’s revolutionary computer-controlled Constellation electronic sound system and Libra sound-absorbent wall panels.
March 15, 2015

Gais GPS, AllTrails, MapMyHike and Other Apps Make Navigating Easier

When you take off for a hike, make sure you go prepared, particularly for longer treks. And don’t forget your phone—and one or two of these apt mobile apps.
March 3, 2015