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Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly pop-up restaurant menu. Ibarra, 32, is often at Lake Merritt. With her brown curly hair thr...

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The people have spoken and legislators listened, finalizing a California law that will set the minimum wage bar high for the rest of the country. On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 dollars by 2022. The state minimum wage is currently $10 and is one...

Agreement moves California closer to $15 minimum wage

Agreement moves California closer to $15 minimum wage

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

A tentative compromise between labor unions and legislators was reached on Saturday that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15, according to an article published by the Associated Press. Sen. Mark Leno D-San Francisco told the Associated Press on Saturday that this will be presented to t...

Walmart closes Oakland store

Walmart closes Oakland store

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

In October, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced the store would undergo changes and he was right. Walmart hasn’t given any specific explanations, but officials announced on Jan. 15 they would close 269 stores worldwide, which includes the East Bay superstore in Oakland. The one stop shop has ...

Minimum wage to increase in the Bay Area

Minimum wage to increase in the Bay Area

Erika Myers,
Contributor

February 26, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

With minimum wage increase measure Proposition J now in place, the minimum wage in Bay Area cities is on the rise since the beginning of this year. Prop J made the November ballot after the proposal by Mayor Ed Lee. Voters put this proposition into effect and surrounding cities of the Bay Area followed...

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