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Tag Archives: Oakland

Oakland punk rockers serve up lunch and clean needles

By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter —   Beneath the thrum of freeway traffic, Michele Magobet shuffles past a foldout table. Pausing to examine plastic tubs, she picks … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Working warriors

They are the public servants and barkeeps, the Lyft drivers and hot-dog vendors, the parking attendants and security guards. While the glory all goes to the millionaire superstars on the court, quite a few ordinary workers are racking up their own NBA records — even if it’s only for overtime earnings and barroom sales posted during the Finals. 

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

For some, 40 hours a week is not enough to pay city’s soaring housing costs

By Ekevara Kitpowsong, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter — Except for those with sponsors or the status of a Keith Haring, it’s a given that artists need another source of … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Housing prices drive up commute time, but shrink family, social time for a far flung workforce

By Patrick Cochran, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Ask commuters rushing to catch a Pittsburg-bound BART train at the end of a busy work day to describe their twice-a-day trek … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

New profit-sharing coffee spot to open in October, offering ‘jobs with dignity’

By Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — At an Uptown construction site, the din of trucks will soon be replaced by the low roar of coffee grinders. Baristas will … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parade Day in the Bay as Warriors Win it All

By Patrick Cochran, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Fans on both sides of the Bay may feud over their Giants or their A’s, but when it comes to the Golden … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment