East Oakland

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5:21pm

Mon March 16, 2015
News

Living wage fight explodes in East Oakland

The proposed site for the new development.

If you want to hire a worker in Oakland, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more these days. At the beginning of the month, Measure FF, overwhelming approved by voters last November, finally became law. It raises Oakland’s minimum wage to $12.25 an hour.

But Oakland is a little bit different from Seattle, San Francisco, and dozens of other cities that passed minimum wage hikes last year. It already has a living wage ordinance on the books that requires employers benefitting from city subsidies to pay $14.10 an hour.

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6:17pm

Mon March 2, 2015
Arts & Culture

Tacos and Banh Mi: A match made in heaven

Co-owner Tony Torres cooking Shrimp a la Diabla
Olivia Cueva


On the corner of 14th Avenue and International Boulevard in East Oakland, there's a strip mall with a mini-mart, a laundromat, and then there is Saigon Deli.   

"Welcome! Welcome home," co-owner Tony Torres calls out as people walk in the door. He greets all of his customers this way. 

Behind the counter, his partner, Dieu Ngo, takes orders. 

"Here we have the taco. And the sandwich. Vietnamese sandwich," she tells a first time customer. 

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5:37pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital

Beneca Curry and Zhonnet Harper
StoryCorps

From time to time, the StoryCorps team goes mobile, and collects interviews at different sites around the Bay Area. One of the places they visited was Highland Hospital in East Oakland. The public hospital has been around since 1927, and has since served thousands of patients from all walks of life.

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6:00pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Education

The debate over more charter schools in Oakland

Yolanda Castillo and her three children

Betsy Rubio is seven years old, and lives on MacArthur and 77th in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland. But she attends Urban Montessori school, about 30 minutes away by bus. She told me about her first week of second grade. "First we go to morning circle, to figure out some rules. And then something called read aloud, where the teacher reads and we draw."

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