January 29, 2011

Grubb & Ellis Ranks Oakland in Top 10 for U.S. Office, Industrial and Multi-Housing Markets in 2011-15 Forecast
January 3, 2011, PR Newswire

Peralta Community College District Goes Solar
December 22, 2010, Earth Times

Media Advisory – Grand Opening of The Altenheim brings 174 Senior housing units online
December 16, 2010

Feds shifting jobs from S.F. to Oakland
December 15, 2010, Oakland Tribune

Small specialty food companies moving into Oakland’s factory spaces
December 13, 2010, Oakland North

MacArthur project gains speed
December 10, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

FBI collars biggest Oakland lease of 2010
December 10, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

Sungetivity moves to Oakland
December 6, 2010, Oakland Tribune

Pet Food Express Moves Headquarters to Oakland
December 3, 2010, KGO-TV ABC 7

Business Leaders Talk Up Oakland
In these short video clips, hear what some of Oakland’s most innovative business owners have to say about the city they call home.

Divco West eyes Jack London Square
November 26, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

On November 26, 2010, the San Francisco Business Times published their annual supplement entitled Oakland Structures: Oakland Unwraps the Future. The insert highlights the ongoing investment and economic growth in Oakland. Articles included:

Oakland firm behind world’s largest solar-thermal plant
October 25, 2010, Oakland Tribune

Mayor Dellums makes remarks during the ground breaking ceremony for BART Oakland Airport Connector
October 20, 2010, Good News in Oakland

The New Presence on Oakland Streets
September 30, 2010, Wall Street Journal

Oak Street and Lakeside Drive, Oakland
September 29, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland Turns Over a New Leaf
September 16, 2010, Wall Street Journal

Oakland to streamline project approvals
September 10, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

Highland Hospital to Start $668 million Rebuild
September 3, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

Oakland Restaurant Design Adding More Style
August 26, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

Polishing Oakland’s Crown Jewel: Lake Merritt Reborn
August 20, 2010, KQED

In Oakland, a Second Chance for a White Elephant (City Walk reborn)
August 17, 2010, New York Times

Cargo Volume Rebounds at Port of Oakland
July 31, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

Major Grocery Chain to Open Two Stores in East Oakland
July 16, 2010, Oakland Tribune

Oakland Areas Bloom with Community Benefit Districts
July 9, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

CBRE Investors closes on Oakland City Center portfolio
June 30, 2010, San Francisco Business Times

Oakland’s restaurants find strength in numbers
The formation of the Oakland Restaurant Association is highlighted in this article which appeared in the June 25, 2010, issue of the Oakland Tribune.

Void left in Oakland by APL quickly filled by others
This Oakland Tribune article talks about the quick absorption of nearly 115,000 square feet of office space. Click here to read the June 25, 2010, article.

Oakland Ellington tower achieves vacancy milestone
This Oakland Tribune article announces that The Ellington residential tower has exceeded the 50 percent sold milestone and how this signals a more robust sales environment. Click here to read the June 10, 2010, article.

West Oakland rolls
The San Francisco Business Times details how West Oakland’s Central Station housing is helping to transform West Oakland. Click here to read the June 11, 2010, article.

Shorenstein to sell Oakland City Center for $360M
The San Francisco Business Times announced that Shorenstein has tentatively agreed to see 1.5 million square feet in Oakland City Center to CB Richard Ellis Investors for $360 million. Click here to read the June 4, 2010, article.

Development restarts at stalled City Walk
Construction resumes in June 2010 on the City Walk residential project that has been stalled since 2007. Click here to read article that appears in the June 4, 2010, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

Oakland’s Restaurant Industry Continutes Growing
Oakland continues to experience growth in its restaurant industry as venues continue to open up throughout Oakland. Click here to read an article from the May 27, 2010, issue of the Oakland Tribune entitled “Business booms at hip new Oakland eatery.”

Tagami Interviewed on the 2010 Northern California MegaRegion Summit
Click here to see an exclusive interview of California Capital & Investment Group’s Phil Tagami by Good News in Oakland. The 2010 Northern California MegaRegion Summit brought together business, government and community representatives for an intensive discussion about goods movement in the region.

Jack London Market scores tenant
Click here to read this article that appeared in the May 21, 2010, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

Shorenstein shops Oakland City Center portfolio
Click here to read this article that appeared in the May 14, 2010, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

Spring 2010 issue of Opportunities Newsletter Available
The Spring 2010 issue of Opportunities, our economic development newsletter, has been released. Click here to read the latest news on new development, economic growth and valuable programs available in Oakland.

Spring 2010 issue of Redeveloping Oakland Available
The Spring 2010 issue of the Redevelopment newsletter has been released. Click here for the English version. This issue looks at the facade and tenant improvement grant programs, commercial lending, Project Area Committees (PACs), and how Redevelopment makes neighborhoods greener.

New York Times Writes about Oakland’s Vibrant Art Scene
Click here to read the article from the April 30, 2010, issue of the New York Times which focuses on Oakland’s vibrant arts scene and its role in the transformation of our city.

Tim Westergren, founder of Oakland-based Pandora, Named to TIME‘s Top 100 List
Westergren named among top 100 people that most affect our world by TIME magazine. Click here to read the article.

Oakland’s Pandora is featured on ABC News Nightline
Click here to see the five-minute segment on Oakland’s own online pioneer Pandora.

City Seeks Community Input on Future Development of the Lake Merritt BART Station Area
The City of Oakland invites the public to the first community workshop on the Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan slated for Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Running from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the workshop will be held in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street in downtown Oakland. Community goals and keys issues of concern for the planning area will be discussed at this workshop. Click here to read the full release.

Port of Oakland sees surge in passenger, cargo volume
Click here to read an article from the April 9, 2010, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

City to Host Community Workshops on Draft Citywide Zoning Changes, Maps
The City of Oakland invites residents, property owners, business owners and developers to attend one of three upcoming workshops on the draft residential and commercial zoning regulations and maps. At these workshops, City staff will highlight proposed residential and commercial zoning changes for different areas throughout the City. Click here to read the full release.

Oakland Honored by Statewide Association
The Oakland Redevelopment Agency was awarded the California Redevelopment Association’s Award of Excellence for the Fox Theater renovation. The California Redevelopment Association gives Awards of Excellence to recognize redevelopment projects from around the state that have significantly benefited their communities. Award nominees are evaluated based on their efforts to improve physical conditions in their communities; the extent of community participation in and benefit from the project; the economic viability and fiscal stability of the project; and unique, effective project design solutions. Click here to read the full release.

Fruitvale development ripens
Click here to read the February 19, 2010, article from the San Francisco Business Times about Oakland’s bustling Fruitvale district.

Business Survey Underway
The 17th Annual Business Survey is underway. Working with contractor Purple Lynx, a local consulting firm, the Community and Economic Development Agency intends to assess the opinions of businesses located in Oakland, beginning with the commercial-industrial sector, to identify business retention opportunities. To take the survey, click here.

Winter 2010 issue of Redeveloping Oakland Released
The Winter 2010 issue of the Redevelopment newsletter has been released. Click here for the English version. This issue looks at how the Redevelopment Agency helps build healthy communities, new projects on tap for 2010, the Business Assistance Center and more.

Port of Oakland Stands Tall in Tough Economy
Changes to Accommodate Shippers and Exporters Are Helping Facility Fare Better Than Southern California Rivals. Click here to read an article that appeared in the December 31, 2009, issue of the Wall Street Journal.

December 2009 issue of Opportunities e-Newsletter Released
Click here to read the December 2009 Economic Development newsletter Opportunities.

Oakland retail sites spark 13 proposals
The RFP for 10 City-owned parcels generated 13 responses. Click here to read an article that appeared in the December 11, 2009, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

Oakland’s Temescal District Featured in the Wall Street Journal
The December 3, 2009, issue of the Wall Street Journal includes an article on Oakland’s Temescal district. Click here to read the article entitled, “Oakland’s Temescal Goes From Rundown to Reborn.”

Continued leasing activity lights up Oakland nightlife
Learn about the robust leasing activity in downtown Oakland where “10 new retail, restaurant and bar leases have been signed.” Click here to read the full article that appeared in the November 13, 2009 issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

Food-processing plants make comeback in Oakland
Learn about Oakland’s “edible economy” in this article which appeared in the October 24, 2009 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fall 2009 issue of Redeveloping Oakland Released
The Fall 2009 issue of the Redevelopment newsletter has been released. Click here for the English version. This issue looks at how the Redevelopment Agency partners with non-profits to build a model city, how foot patrols are used for public safety and highlights City or Agency owned sites ripe for development.

New Oakland business center aimed at helping the little guy
Read about the how the Oakland Business Assistance Center is helping businesses thrive in Oakland in this article which appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 18, 2009.

Oakland gets a taste for gourmet
Learn about the wave of restaurants that now call Oakland home in this article which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on October 18, 2009.

Oakland Featured on KPIX’s Bay Sunday
KPIX CBS5 devoted its entire August 23, 2009, Bay Sunday show to the resurgence of Uptown in downtown Oakland. Click here for the segment on Downtown Oakland Resurgence featuring Gregory Hunter and Samee Roberts from the City of Oakland. Click here for the segment on Oakland Arts and Entertainment featuring developer Phil Tagami and Armando Ramos owner of SOMAR. Click here for the segment on Downtown Oakland’s Dining Scence featuring Michael LeBlanc from Pican and Gloria Dominguez from Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana. Click here for the segment on Downtown Oakland Small Business featuring Bakesale Betty and Marie Deleris fom Entrez! Open House.

Summer 2009 issue of Opportunities e-Newsletter Released
Click here to read the Summer 2009 Economic Development newsletter Opportunities.

East Oakland Rising
Click here to read an article by Bianca Torres that appeared in the August 21 issue of the San Francisco Business Times that talks about development in East Oakland.

Summer Issue of Redeveloping Oakland Newsletter
The Summer 2009 issue of the Redevelopment newsletter has been released. Click here for the English version. This issue looks at Redevelopment investment’s in neighborhoods, the facade and tenant improvement programs and Oakland’s hot dining scene.

Discover Oakland’s New Arts, Entertainment District during Uptown Unveiled!
Uptown Unveiled!, a free street fair on Thursday, June 18, 2009, will offer a glimpse into the hip, happening Uptown District. Also the launch event for Oakland’s two new greater downtown community benefit districts, Uptown Unveiled! is the perfect way for foodies, families, fun-seekers and urban dwellers of all ages to celebrate the start of summer! Click here to read the full release.

Oakland bars tap into demand
Click here to read Sarah Duxbury’s article on the growing nightlife scene in downtown Oakland that appeared in the May 29, 2009, issue of the San Francisco Business Times.

S.F. entrepreneur likes the look of Oakland, and five times over
Click here to read Jim Gardner’s Talk of the Town column from the May 22, 2009, issue of the San Francisco Business Times that talks about Michael O’Connor who is poised to open five businesses in Oakland in the coming months.

It’s Happening In Oakland
Read Michael Bauer’s May 8, 2009, blog entry for Between Meals on sfgate.com where he writes about Oakland’s thriving dining scene and says “the city has come into its own as a dining destination.”

Oakland Featured in New York Times
36 Hours in Oakland, Calif. Click here to read the full article from the May 3, 2009, edition of the New York Times.

Join us for Mayor Dellums’ 3rd Annual Oakland Partnership Economic Summit
Please join us at Mayor Dellums’ 3rd Annual Oakland Partnership Economic Summit on Friday, May 1st from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Keynote speaker is George Zimmer, founder and CEO of Men’s Wearhouse. New this year is Showcase Oakland! An expo of Oakland businesses that were selected to represent Oakland’s many leading-edge companies that are putting Oakland on the map! The Summit will provide updated information about Oakland’s economy, business activities and why companies are choosing to locate in Oakland. Click here to view the event flyer.

Premier Issue of Opportunities, City’s new Economic Development Newsletter
Welcome to the premiere issue of Opportunities, a publication of the City of Oakland’s Economic Development Division. Our mission is to foster investment and development in Oakland that contributes to its growth, vitality and sustainability. Click here to read the Spring 2009 issue.

Emerging From the Shadows of San Francisco
Oakland, Calif., has made headway in recent years to throw off its gritty image and emerge from the shadow of San Francisco. Click here to read the whole story which appeared in the April 30, 2008 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

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