Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.
Philz Coffee wants to take its brew beyond the Bay Area and go nationwide.
In Oakland, unemployment is down, but still high. Homicides are down, but home invasions spiked. Now, questions about affordability are creeping into the conversations about Oakland.
Shopping for Christmas gifts at local malls can get infuriating. Between the lines, the crowds, and the madness over this year’s hot on-sale item, it’s almost enough to make you give up on playing Santa.
The owner of a 30-year old business in Oakland says a Caltrans construction project is running him out of town.
Rule changes to the Mega Millions draw and a the introduction of Powerball in California have led to some of the biggest jackpots in history lately. Is there a method to the madness? A way to find an edge on other ticket-holders? Probably not, but that won’t stop us from trying.
A Subway sandwich shop in Belmont was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night, a police spokesman said.
In the market for a new bicycle? Go to a shop that offers great service, because prices for new bicycles don’t vary much from store to store, according to a report by Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook.
California’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.
Nobody beats San Fran for skate shops, but finding the right fit is paramount for anyone who loves the skateboarding life. Shops like the best five here provide a tight-knit community that keeps every boarder up to par in addition to sending shoppers home satisfied.