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[15 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Robberies, Economy Hurt Restaurant Sales | ]

By Adelaide Chen
The nightlife in Oakland’s Eastlake area has never thrived, but it existed quietly. Among the local businesses today, many of the Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants close early, before 8pm.
If it wasn’t enough that the a string of robberies scared away customers in the evenings a few months back, business for the 20 or so restaurant owners have been hit by another factor–the downturn in the economy.

Education, Oakland »

[29 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on Oakland high school just trying to survive | ]

By: Linsay Rousseau Burnett
“This was a great week,” exclaimed Thomas Hardy, Vice Principal at Ralph Bunche Continuation School in Oakland, “Kids showed up.” Designed for students who have flunked out of other Oakland high schools, the continuation school employs an expedited curriculum to help the 250 16 to 18-year-olds obtain the necessary credits to graduate.