Tag Archives: Business

Muslim Businesses Find Ramadan Fast Favors and Foils

By JORDAN CONN He hadn’t eaten in nearly twelve hours, but Alhambra Halal Meat Market owner Mohamed Hebbar couldn’t stop smiling as he prepared for Wednesday afternoon’s Ramadan rush. It’s easy to sell meat when your customers are famished. “We sell at least two to three times as much food during Ramadan,” Hebbar said, referring to the Islamic holy month...

A Different Kind of Education

By SHALWAH EVANS Dressed in an outfit channeling menswear chic and sporting a no-nonsense buzz cut, class speaker Maricar Lagura addressed Thursday’s graduates of the Women’s Initiative with the same edginess of her clothes. “I come out of this class like I can do this,” said the 42-year-old graduate of the twelve-week program to help low-income women get the skills...

Beauty School

If there ever were a sidewalk crying out for glamour, the San Francisco College of Cosmetology found it. In from the grime and stench of the 16th Street BART station, aspiring cosmetologists learn all about making people beautiful.