economy

02 Feb 2021

The Oakland Homicide Rate is Not All That Sudden or Unique

Oakland is experiencing an alarming spike in violent crimes. The city recorded 15 homicides in the first month of 2021, a stark contrast from the one murder in all of January 2020. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released ShotSpotter for the last week of January, reflecting a 137 percent increase

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26 Jan 2021

Madam Secretary: Who Is Janet Yellen and Can She Save Us From Economic Demise?

Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the 78th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. In the hallway of portraits depicting every person who’s held that title, beginning with Alexander Hamilton, Yellen’s will stand out as the first woman on that esteemed wall. The 74-year-old Brooklyn-born economic phenom is no stranger

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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17 Oct 2019

What $50,000 Doesn’t Buy You in San Francisco

by Shayan Saalabi As I hurtled toward my college graduation earlier this year, I became consumed by a ceaseless anxiety. I would no longer be a “student” (an English major, no less, floating without aim from semester to semester) but a part of “the workforce.” You know, the unemployed part

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02 May 2011

Curbing Consumption: A Money-Saving Lecture for Broke Asses

Despite its annoying, clipboard-carrying solicitors stationed on the sidewalk outside every grocery store in this town, Greenpeace’s heart has always been in the right place. So it’s fitting that former Greenpeace CEO Paul Gilding is the brains behind tonight’s talk, “Curbing Consumption: Forming a New Economic Model,” sponsored by the

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02 Jun 2009

Broke-Ass of the Week – Kate Kotler

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit…probably not.

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