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Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?
March 8, 2016

Has Measure A Outlived Its Usefulness?

Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.
March 8, 2016

Tipping’s Days May Be Numbered

Oakland’s minimum wage hike prompted more area restaurants to eliminate tipping. Is this the beginning of the end?
March 4, 2016

Has Oakland Reached Restaurant Overload

The answer depends on rent, jobs, more residents, and a host of other factors.
March 3, 2016

Choppy Water at the Alameda Marina

Early discussions about adding condos, townhomes, and light business have coincided with one resignation, a termination, and a tenant eviction.
March 1, 2016

Renters’ Fears Spiraling in Alameda

As rental advocates embark on bolder tactics to keep rents more affordable, city leaders respond with relief, but is it enough? Rent control may be the next big battle
January 1, 2016

Beth Woulfe Talks About Her Crispian Bakery

A literary baker who loves pies and her bread-loving partner bring a French-inspired take to Park Street.
December 25, 2015

Rent Hikes Hit Raw Nerves

Scuffle in council chambers typifies tensions in Alameda and elsewhere in the Bay Area regarding rental prices.
December 8, 2015

Rebranding Launched for Downtown Alameda

The Park Street Business Association updates its name, choosing Downtown Alameda Business Association to reflect its constituency.
October 16, 2015

Kaiser Auditorium Renovation Underway

Emeryville’s Orton Development gets the go-ahead to mastermind the revival of the 101-year-old venue that’s been dormant for a decade.
September 26, 2015