When the pandemic closed offices and breweries, Kolobok started serving its “Russian soul food” to apartment complexes and offering delivered holiday meals.
Peter Kemel has used every penny of his retirement money to keep Model Shoe Renew afloat during the pandemic. His loyal customers are grateful.
Revenue is down at 1951 Coffee by 90%, but the nonprofit is hopeful it can survive the pandemic and continue helping refugees through its barista training program along the way.
These Berkeleyans are crafting beautiful messages outside their homes — sharing information and offering hope.
Sonny Han, owner of Payn’s Stationery on Solano Avenue, talks about survival and his fortuitous decision to install mailboxes before the pandemic lockdown.
Berkeley’s Noodles Fresh serves a wide selection of dishes from all over China; once indoor dining resumes, it will also focus on tea.
For $50, the Berkeley-based sake brewery gives attendees five different sakes and a one-hour live Zoom lesson on drinking and pairing sakes.
Immigrants often face disadvantages in the food industry. This nonprofit is working to change that.
Renowned for its fresh dim sum and seafood, the eatery is also a social hub for Oakland’s Chinese community.
The celebrated Oakland chef was the first Native contestant to appear on the Food Network’s ‘Chopped.’
Joan Gallagher’s company Nourish You made hot lunches for students at three Berkeley schools, but since the pandemic, she’s found a new calling feeding low-income, senior and homeless communities.
A therapist, photographer and hairstylist have innovated to continue their practice in quarantine.
The Kensington neighborhood market is doing double its normal business. Along with its regular customers, some of whom have been shopping here for 30 years, the store is attracting many new shoppers.
Monster Pho owner Tee Tran views the crisis as an opportunity to repay the community and country where he found a home.
Ohlone natives have been practicing some of the measures we’re using to prevent COVID-19 for many generations.
With revenue down by 75%, some are trying new methods, others are just hanging on for better days.