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Oldest Family Run Businesses in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. After the Chinese first settled in the area in the 1850s, many businesses started to appear. Although none are still around from the 1850s, there are still some that have been in the area for over 140 years…

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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. In the 1850s, the Chinese were the first Asian groups who traveled to California to help build the Central Pacific Railroad. Many of Chinese migrants first settled near the Oakland Estuary at 1st Street and Castro, after previous several…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's History Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs, listed in alphabetical order, have inspired women from Oakland and beyond, by being an example of excellence in the business industry. …

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Invented in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always attracted and embraced creative, innovative people. Here are a few contributions to the pop culture landscape, straight out of Oakland…

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Faces of Travel in Oakland, CA

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week we are celebrating the Faces of Travel in Oakland. Here are 5 members of our industry who havebeen nominated for their dedication to making Oakland a great place to visit. …

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